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by 777ER
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 17020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Ewan Wilson (Kiwi Air) is standing for Hamilton City Council and is running on a proposal to make HLZ landing fee free for 2 years for all new international carriers. He is using pictures of a Kiwi B752 outside HLZ in his campaigns.

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by 777ER
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 17020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

FJs leased Miami Air B738 ended last month and now a Malindo Air B738 is being used on the same routes.

FJs first A350 is out of final assembly

Source: Fiji Airways

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by 777ER
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 17020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

NZ6 wrote:
Another entitlement change coming up shortly... will be unpopular.

My money is on making it harder to reach Gold/Gold Elite. If it is then its to help relieve the pressure on the AKL Intl lounge

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Maybe CHC-PPQ then? Totally forgot about PPQ-CHC! Yes PPQ-CHC was the last domestic route that wasn't launched as a trial/seasonal I hadn't thought about it either until I saw your post, easy to forget about that one. CHC-PPQ-CHC operated between November 2013 - February 2016 when another AKL-PPQ-A...

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know? Either AKL-Masterton with the 1900D or AKL-PPQ with the Q300. Pretty certain it was AKL-PPQ. Maybe CHC-PPQ then? Totally forgot about PPQ-CHC! Yes PPQ-CHC was the last domestic route that wasn't lau...

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

jimmyah wrote:
With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know?

Either AKL-Masterton with the 1900D or AKL-PPQ with the Q300. Pretty certain it was AKL-PPQ.

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by 777ER
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

"Speculation is swirling that Jetstar may stop regional services, including Hawke's Bay, after it was revealed the carrier is making a loss on provincial services." So no confirmation - just speculation and rumour, at this stage. See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/artic...

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by 777ER
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

There’s 2 sides to that coin... 1) Qantas (Kangaroo) isn’t a natural choice for kiwis being obviously Australian vs Jetstar which is more neutral despite being owned the same and having the appearance/appeal of looking cheaper by being a LCC. 2) Conversely, JQ doesn’t appeal to business travelers o...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Hey guys, Jetstar is pulling out Hawkes Bay Airport, they say, New Plymouth, other services they have for domestic airports could be possibly affected. Source for this rumour? "Speculation is swirling that Jetstar may stop regional services, including Hawke's Bay, after it was revealed the car...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

tu2130 wrote:
Hey guys, Jetstar is pulling out Hawkes Bay Airport,
they say, New Plymouth, other services they have for domestic airports could be possibly affected.

Source for this rumour?

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by 777ER
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Any information of monthly one way passenger movement from Wellington to Singapore taking SQ 247/248? Sadly this information is next to impossible to gather as I don't believe New Zealand does certain airport to airport movements compared to Australia (via BITRE) which lists load factors for every ...

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by 777ER
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

DavidByrne wrote:
NZ6 wrote:
On that note, is there any prospect of RNP-capable 787s operating from Australia to ZQN in the winter peak? The runway length should be enough, but not sure whether the terrain or terminal would cope.

Pretty certain ZQN can only handle upto B737/A321 due to the mountains

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Looks like from an AA route announcement post, AA is making an Oceania region announcement next week

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

They're buying more 787s anyway, so that will take up some staff with a reasonably small amount of retraining. Presumably a reasonable amount of the 787crew are qualified (though lapsed) on the A320 as that will have been the training pathway since the decline in 737s. Think you'll find the 787 cre...

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by 777ER
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 32041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Was a very bad morning at WLG. Pretty much a ground stop due to severe thunder storms with muitple arriving JQ/NZ flights trying to avoid the front.

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 32041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Was doing a quick search last night for WLG - DTW fares for June next year to see if any UA flights were still scheduled for B757s. Some days only one flight via IAH came up, with other dates via IAH and LAX. Didn't see any ORD flights comes up. What surprised me was RAR came up as a booking option...

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by 777ER
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14976

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

This thread is going off topic quickly and moving towards software issues. This order was also never firmed as other members have pointed out, so its not really an order cancellation.

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by 777ER
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 32041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Was doing a quick search last night for WLG - DTW fares for June next year to see if any UA flights were still scheduled for B757s. Some days only one flight via IAH came up, with other dates via IAH and LAX. Didn't see any ORD flights comes up. What surprised me was RAR came up as a booking option ...

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by 777ER
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 32041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

I'm hearing rumours that JQ are planning to pull out 2 aircraft from New Zealand. Not sure whether they are both A320's or one of each. I presume the CHC-SYD cancellation is part of that. Anyone know any more? Mainly a Tasman reduction replaces by QF maybe? Or use Australian based aircraft instead ...

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sales on NZ18/19 between AKL-LAX are typically locked down to offer no availability unless looking at a journey that starts of ends in RAR, at least by default. Air NZ doesn't want passengers being booked onto AKL-RAR-LAX when there is sometimes 2x daily direct, it creates a terrible customer exper...

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I just wanna point out that from Air NZ's website booking system, the only way to get on the RAR-LAX leg of NZ18/19 is to search specifically for RAR-LAX, either directly or via multistop (like AKL-RAR-LAX). The RAR-LAX leg is not available to be booked as an AKL-LAX or LAX-AKL journey. I think thi...

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by 777ER
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

It seems we could have the return of Nauru Airlines to NZ skies as early as November on behalf of Real Tonga. X2/weekly TBU-AKL with the goal of x3/weekly as quickly as possible. Good luck to them, certainly a far less ambitious schedule to begin with than their Samoan counterparts. https://matangi...

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by 777ER
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing some rumours from a (normally) reliable source that SQ are looking to introduce the A350 to Wellington services. The talk is they will be seen from August. Not sure if that will be the end of the 772's or whether we might see a mix for a while. Anyone heard anything similar? I believe all 7...

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by 777ER
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

The B757 serves a unique purpose similar to the AS B732C/B73GC with the capability of having half freight/medical/disaster relief supplies and half passenger loads. I've seen the B757s loading after the CHC/Kaikoura/Seddon earthquakes at WLG in combi mode. IMHO the replacement will also be a combi m...

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by 777ER
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Agree - this has to be the front-runner for any new AA service here. The connections through DFW are growing - like with AA's new DFW - DUB flight, launching this week. Cheers, C. I suspect CHC-LAX with AA is part of the deal to get regulatory approval here in New Zealand for the JV (just as I susp...

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by 777ER
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the QF/AA JV having received its interim approval by the USDOT, what could we see here from AA/QF? Obviously AA AKL-LAX will receive a boost, but could there be a possibility of say AKL-DFW?

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

The first A320NEO International service for WLG arrived yesterday from BNE. Today -NHA operated WLG-MEL-WLG-BNE.

A321s scheduled to operate Saturday's WLG - NAN - WLG for 11 weeks from August and Sunday's WLG - MEL - WLG also from August for 11 weeks.

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by 777ER
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28411

New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

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by 777ER
Tue May 21, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 43825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

The last SQ 772 leaves the fleet in 10 months, so the WLG route announcement will need to be made in the next few months

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by 777ER
Tue May 21, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 43825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

... rapid transit in Wellington. On a slightly related note, have heard a rumour that the Airport Flyer bus will be discontinued. The cost from the CBD is something like NZD 12, when you can often get an Uber for something like NZD 17-18, so it wouldn't surprise me. Also - relating to Wellington - ...

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by 777ER
Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 43825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019. Original source posted purchasing with the assistance of the Fiji Government Well that's not the Case. This would also indicate that this might be to see whether this...

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by 777ER
Thu May 02, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 43825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

JQ321 wrote:
777ER wrote:
FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion.

Source Fiji Airways

They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019.

Original source posted purchasing with the assistance of the Fiji Government

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by 777ER
Thu May 02, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 43825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion.

Source Fiji Airways

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

VAs new WLG lounge has opened. Located above gate 46 with views over the northern runway and tarmac. Catering is by the Rydges Hotel

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/111767169/air-nz-pours-cold-water-on-suggestions-its-planning-new-regional-jet-services Air New Zealand says it has no "current plans" to introduce jets on routes serviced by turboprop aircraft but one aviation leader says he's heard otherwise. ...

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by 777ER
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

TheLifehouse wrote:
ZK-OJN wasn't painted white like the others, It's logos were removed instead. I wonder why.

Image

Operational spare like one of the ATRs has become?

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by 777ER
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Much agreed. Thanks for doing this Well, I disagree strongly. I personally find endless discussions which big twin NZ will order next a bit boring, especially in the context of no new information. But I wouldn't try and stop others having the discussion, nor impose my own definitions of boring on o...

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by 777ER
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Please keep these threads on topic and stop discussing your personal love/hate of airlines in the way that has been happening. This isn't the thread to do it in. Muitple posts have been deleted with warnings given and bans will happen next if it doesn't stop. All these posts are getting boring and i...

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by 777ER
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Do you have some actual knowledge on this, or is it just speculation? What does suspecting mean? Obviously I don't have proof hence why I said suspecting! NZ have upgauged their fleet effectively over the last few years and have openly talked about retiring the Q300s and just having the ATR fleet. ...

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by 777ER
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. Do you have some actual knowledge on this, or is it just speculation? What does suspecting mean? Obviously I don't have proof hence why I said suspecting! NZ have upgauged their fleet effectively over the last few year...

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by 777ER
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could the fleet review include any hints of the Q300s which are now approaching the 10 year old mark... Crazy how a few of the Q300's still carry the old livery, IMO - what's the reasoning behind that? Cheers, C. I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. This ...

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by 777ER
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Interesting the domestic A321s start arriving from July, thought they were next year Think that be referring to FY, rather than 2020? Must be FY2020 as I thought the A321Ds started arriving from July 2020, but not according to PA515s post above which is copied here Seven Domestic A321-271NX (owned)...

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by 777ER
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could the fleet review include any hints of the Q300s which are now approaching the 10 year old mark... I'd imagine they'll want to keep the Q300s for as long as possible given the lack of alternatives out there. Do they have a longer lifetime given they're presumably designed with short trips in m...

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by 777ER
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2805

Re: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?

AC has already stated they will be working with NZ but it won't be a full JV.

NZ will effectively just be daily over the peak season with AC providing the extra capacity.

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by 777ER
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

The Jetstar 788s would struggle with transpac range also It should be fine via AKL though, it could do what QF used todo with the MEL-LAX service an operate via AKL or even NAN. Or maybe operate a AKL/WLG/CHC - RAR/NAN - LAX with a FJ codeshare if via NAN? If done via WLG or CHC then it provides an...

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by 777ER
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Rumours are circulating re EY joining Star Alliance next month with a UA sponsorship. What impact could this have on NZ and could we possibly see EY here?

I'm planning a JNB trip next year so this would be amazing

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by 777ER
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wonder what happened to NND as it didn't squawk anything while returning

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by 777ER
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Compared to November 2017 VA was the only one to see a huge drop in load factor as well. VA was 67% in Nov 2018 compared to 81% in Nov 2017. NZ was slightly lower by maybe a point or two. JQ was almost identical. QF improved by maybe a point or two. VA’s additional capacity is definitely not being ...

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