Ok - here's a curve-ball! If QF are really considering the A350-1000 with ULR capability (i.e. extra fuel tanks) could NZ extend their relationship with our Aussie cousins and select the same aircraft?? It may well have benefits for both carriers by combining an order for scale of discounts that may...Jump to post
As I recall, Malmo Aviation used to operate several daily services between Malmo in Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark with BAe146s. It was touted as the shortest international flight in the world at the time with a distance of 44.4 kilometres. No longer operates.Jump to post
The inaugural service AKL-FRA departed AKL on 30 Oct 87 via HNL and LAX using a B747-219B. It was initially a weekly service and the 2nd weekly service commenced on 29 Oct 1991. These 2 services departed AKL on Tuesdays and Fridays. The 3rd service commenced on 4 Nov 1993 with a B747-419. On 18 Marc...Jump to post
Air New Zealand's final A320ceo ZK-OXM Msn 7362 is due in Auckland tonight at around 11pm on its delivery flight from Toulouse France. This will be the 32nd A320 delivered to Air NZ and will bring the current A320 fleet to 30 aircraft. (ZK-OJJ was sold off as soon as it was delivered, and ZK-OJL was...Jump to post
Apart from a few "tweaks" over the years, QF aircraft still carry the basic livery that was introduced on the B747-300s over 30 years ago! I really thought QF would come up with something stunning for the introduction of the Dreamliners, but alas, that was not to be! I think there has been...Jump to post
As I write this at 7.03pm Wednesday 26 Oct AEDT, QF A330 VH-QPJ departed VCV 2 hours and 15 minutes ago at 22:44 hours California time and is due at Kona in 3 hours and 19 minutes.It will be VERY interesting to see perhaps a new/updated/alternative livery to coincide with the delivery of the B787-9s...Jump to post
…mmmmm not a good idea to charter from NZ - they don't have aircraft just sitting round waiting to be chartered by the RNZAF. The next thing we'd have would be NZ commercial flights being cancelled at short notice because the airforce suddenly wants a jet for the day!! The government should buy a fe...Jump to post
Well the way the Philippines President is speaking to/about President Obama lately, it may be some time (read never!) before a US legacy carrier starts regular service to Manila.
Don't hold your breath waiting!!
In response to Luftaom, the agreement covers a lot more than the SYD/MEL-DXB-LHR routes.
EK code shares with QF on all Trans Tasman flights between Australia and New Zealand and QF code shares with EK flights from DXB to many European cities as well.
It's probably not a great idea to have 'all your eggs in one basket' for an airline the size of United, and this could be why they have chosen 2 similar types going forward. In the 1970s when the DC-10s were grounded world wide, some airlines (e.g. Air New Zealand) had a mainly DC-10 fleet and when ...Jump to post
Maybe another solution would be for QF to base a small fleet of their own B787-9s in DBX which could operate DBX-CDG, DBX-FCO etc and do all the long haul operations with the A380 between Australia and DBX. Passengers could then transfer to European flights at DBX as they do now on to EK. If for exa...Jump to post
Air New Zealand have 3 more B787-9s to be delivered in 2017-18.
These are going to be configured 27Business/33 Premium Economy/215 Economy and will be used for yet to be announced International ultra long haul routes.
They should be very comfortable!!
In response to Ditzyboy: When the original Impulse Cabin Crew became Qantaslink cabin crew around 2002, those cabin crew gained the right for career progression into Qantas Mainline, both domestic and International. In order to preserve that right when those same crew arbitrarily became Jetstar empl...Jump to post
This kind of non-sensical nonsense about 13 year old aircraft has been going on in India for years. In late 1992 Goa Way Airline in India contracted with a premium South Pacific Airline to purchase 2 Fokker F27 Aircraft. Both had been operated by this airline for the entire time since they were buil...Jump to post
I can't help but notice how many posts have dropped off on the Australian, and New Zealand Aviation Threads lately! I take a look every day at both, and here I am on a Saturday afternoon and the previous post was made 19 hours ago on the Australian thread! A couple of months ago, new posts were bein...Jump to post
In reply to PA515 ZK-NZI was scheduled for a C-3 (Customer Acceptance) flight on 24 Jul which has been pushed back to 25 Jul.
All things 787 is showing departure from Paine on 28 Jul (and they're usually very accurate) so surprised to see departure on FR24 as 26 Jul!!
Also…Qantas put the Jetconnect Aircraft on the NZ Register in order to be able to employ their crews (both Tech Crew and Cabin Crew) on NZ Industrial Awards rather than crew them with the far more expensive Australian contracts. Air NZ did the same with the formation of ZEAL 320 to undercut the Air ...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see where Eagle's Beech 1900D ZK-EAM ends up. As of today it is still registered as ZK-EAM but the registration holder is Kampala Executive Aviation, British Columbia, Canada. From what I'm hearing, Kampala have purchased a Canadian company so maybe its final destination wi...Jump to post
My first reaction is that the tail looks unusually short!! Maybe that's why the proportions look odd!Jump to post
The aircraft was in the above livery when it was delivered to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> on 16 October 1978. I know the TEAL and NAC logos were put onto the fuselage by the engineering team at Christchurch, but had never noticed that the spacing between the <acronym title="New Orl...Jump to post
In reply to solarflyer22: How much better to have returned safely to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> rather than risk going on eastbound if there was something wrong with the aircraft, and the Captain is certainly the only one to make t...Jump to post
It's interesting to read of the ideas of people as to new routes via the USA/Canada to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. Maybe the time has come to think outside the square and introduce the idea of so...Jump to post
If the aircraft was a Viking 400 (the updated DHC-6 Twin Otter), Tara Air took delivery of 2 aircraft as follows: <acronym title="Trans States Airlines (USA)">9N</acronym>-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> msn 921 registered on 16 July 15 (ex C-GVAT) <...Jump to post
Yes, I'm almost certain those days are correct and yes we operated with 2 <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s - In the days of the F27 it was definitely my favourite duty! The ONLY difference in the catering when operated for <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> was tha...Jump to post
In reply tp PA515: Yes I crewed with Peter - He was a Captain and I was a flight attendant. <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-<acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym> and <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NAO were fitted wit...Jump to post
In reply to csturdlv:
the sharklet equipped examples are CEOs which will be the standard domestic aircraft (fitted with a few more seats than the non-sharklet examples), and the international fleet is being replaced with a mix of sharklet equipped A320/A321 NEOs with deliveries commencing Aug 17.
I used to crew the F27 and subsequent jets from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> to <acronym title="Norfolk Island (NLK / YSNF), Australia - Norfolk Island">NLK</acronym> and return. On a number of occasions we would call at Kaitaia in <acronym title=...Jump to post
Are you sure that photo of the microwave above in in an actual aircraft?? I think not - it's probably taken in a ground training mockup and they simply use a microwave there for speed of heating meals in a training exercise!! Look at all the surround area - it's not an aircraft!Jump to post
In reply to LAXIntl - I work in an airline lounge at <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> and had 2 pax in the lounge who joined that flight!! One of them told me she had been delayed since the aircraft initially went mechanical the day before. At...Jump to post
UA2052 24 January B787-9 wasn't a ferry flight. It carried a handful of passengers who were still in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> following the cancellation of Fridays flight. There were only about 30-40 pax on board. I think it must have ...Jump to post
In reply to Kiwiandrew, the current delivery dates are: <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NZI Line no. 456 15July 16 <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-<acronym title="Santa Ana - El Toro MCAS (NZJ / KNZJ) (closed), USA - California">NZJ</acronym> Line no...Jump to post