A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779 That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 34...Jump to post
I can't see the NZ public accepting the purchase of specialist VIP aircraft for Defence Chiefs or Diplomates. I cannot think of anyone important enough in NZ to use a private jet like this, the PM flies frequently on commercial services with members of the DPS. Foreign leaders who need this type of...Jump to post
I wonder if this what bearing this will have on upcoming fleet purchases? VS has order for 787, A350 and possibly A330neo families. VA must be some way through an assessment of what their fleet is going to look like.Jump to post
They should split the transport plane from the VIP. Just get a second-hand Global express ot G550 for around 15mill and configure it to your own requirements. If they still want a second use of the VIP, make it configurable as a MediVac aircraft at short notice I can't see the NZ public accepting t...Jump to post
This stuff article gives a good account of the battle for New York between QF and NZ. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/113341362/air-new-zealand-and-qantas-neck-and-neck-in-race-to-new-york At the announcement of the new Dreamliner order Air New Zealand chief operations integrity and stan...Jump to post
Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking passengers to HKG? Or would they each take turns operating the entire route? Each carrier operated the entire route (actually not sure if PX operated the route ...Jump to post
I would imagine that the version ANZ is getting is just a limited production run made for ANZ, much like the A359ULR was made for SQ. The cost of modifications is small and did not need a big order to get them built. When you say one thing be sure do not use word "imagine !" There is no c...Jump to post
Air NZ has NOT said the 78X/J/1 or whatever the -10 is called can do all the existing 77E routes for them. It will not be able to do YVR, IAH, ORD to NZ’s spec. The airline has said it will use them on Asia routes and W Coast US.
Stop spreading misinformation.
I wonder if the Trent and MAX issues have focused minds on not having all one's eggs in the same basket, as opposed to the "single type for simplicity" mantra that has become common currency in the recent past. This is what helped drive NZ’s GE choice with the 78J choice according to the ...Jump to post
The Reuters article says reporting was from Seoul. The IATA ‘future of the industry’ meeting is currently underway there so the report may have been informed by a high level source at VS or DL.Jump to post
Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-...Jump to post
So wait, the A350-1000, 787-9 and A330Neo. What does this mean, if anything, for the 787?Jump to post
Asia-Pacific airlines that fly to LAX… NZ TN FJ VA QF SQ PL CA CZ MF MU HU 3U CX HX CI BR KE OZ JL NH (21) To SFO… NZ FJ QF SQ PL HX CX CA CZ MU CI BR KE OZ JL NH (16) Probably a couple missing but not a huge difference between the two West Coast cities. No doubt LAX has more frequencies/larger airc...Jump to post
Passengers can choose not to have seat-back IFE and complementary meal and (alcoholic) drink service trans-Tasman, it costs less.
Domestic, not sure if complementary Koru Hour is still running in the evenings, my work has been putting me on JQ lately.
This could be the end of the A350 program. The ER version of 787-10 has a range of about 7600 nmi but burns at least 10% less than A350-900. Really impressive. Are you posting from a coffee shop in Amsterdam? This kind of flamebait silliness degrades any thread in which it appears. He’s changed his...Jump to post
The B787-10 is the king in the Atlantic and maybe will be a fantastic plane in the pacific too......¿AKL-SFO?...yes...because UA is flying from IAD-PEK....LAX-NRT...etc.... King of the Atlantic? Only UA, BA and KL fly it of that pond. Also, when comparing sector lengths routes over the Arctic do no...Jump to post
There will definitely be 787-10s in the fleet, how many depends on how capable the aircraft becomes. The 787-10s could be good on some of the busier flights between AKL-BNE,SYD,MEL,NAN free'ing up the 77W fleet to have an schedule shack up and find some more room for long-haul flying. The 77W’s are...Jump to post
They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. If they wanted the 359, they would order it :roll: A conundrum for NZ. Maybe consolidating thee fleet around the 787 and 77W at this stage presents more advantage than introducing a new type, despite it offering more of what you require. NZ ...Jump to post
okay... smaller than what? Smaller than then the 778. They don't want all that extra weight. They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. I’ll wait for firm confirmation but I won’t be surprised at all by this decision. What do you mean they want the A359? I mean they want a plane that...Jump to post
FlyHappy wrote:NZ321 wrote:But the clues have been numerous over the past months that NZ wants smaller aircraft and greater frequency is key.
okay... smaller than what?
So Reuters is reporting a leak and that the 77E replacement order has gone to Boeing... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-newzealand-aircraft/air-new-zealand-picks-boeing-for-wide-body-jet-order-sources-idUSKCN1SQ03U Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources PARIS (Reuters) ...Jump to post
Will we also see PER-LAX?Jump to post
SQ 787-10’s are not configured for longhaul. And in reality, couldn’t do a route like that with a meaningful load.Jump to post
The point of NZ flying to NYC is… SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/CNS-AKL-NYC as well as all of New Zealand. NZ has great Australian connections at AKL where transiting is very easy. There are a lot of other places to connect to get to Australia No one wants to sit on a long flight like that to connect. This f...Jump to post
QF’s capacity decrease will hopefully be good for FJ on SYD-NAN-SFO and NZ on SYD-AKL-SFO.Jump to post
What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CASM advantage of the A350-1000 was that significant over the 777-300ER when you consider the purchase price disparity ...Jump to post
I can’t imagine that they would want to tag BNE to AKL. The SYD-AKL-SCL flights have been operating a long time and is probably why it has remained a tag for so long. It was only a matter of time before they delinked (noting also they went to MEL non stop straight away rather than via AKL). There i...Jump to post
Does LA have any plans to start BNE services? And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG. I do wonder and think there is a chance they could announce an AKL-BNE tag when they announce the SYD schedule, quite a few connect in AKL to CX I believe so k...Jump to post
Totally agree with the drop in tourist numbers. We’ve cancelled a large gathering there in August due to insurance issues and work vetoes. I’m sure many others are in the same boat. An incredible insult to injury following the tragic events of Easter. We’d really have liked to support the nation but...Jump to post
If you’re correct, then I agree, the 350 is in the box seat. There’s been a lot of discussion about possible future enhancements to the 789 and 78J but little solid info. But in my own mind I keep coming back to the fact that QF is apparently making PER-LHR work - a route that’s around 200 miles lo...Jump to post
It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete. What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CAS...Jump to post
NZ are going to do what’s best for the airline, of this I’m certain, they’re a well managed business.
I just hope this also meshes with what’s best for the long-haul traveller which I believe is better served by the A350 having flown both options.
Lots of Indian nationals on the island, maybe MAA is not so far fetched. Indian nationals?! You’re clearly confusing Fijian Indians with people from the sub-continent. You may want to brush up on your Fijian history and knowledge before chiming in. Inbound visitor numbers from Fiji don’t even regis...Jump to post
I wonder what new destinations we’ll see in Asia? PEK, PVG, ICN must be options. TYO, HKG and SIN are already served. No doubt the A330 will be moved entirely to Asia (plus occasional New Zealand and Australia) while the A350 will focus on SFO and LAX. Maybe a new YVR service too? BTW, the FJ livery...Jump to post
https://i.imgur.com/zzYbUn7.png https://i.imgur.com/06Q6dIB.png https://i.imgur.com/5UFUSbn.png DL load factor figures for LAX-SYD (and vice versa) is just decent at 81%. (Look at United... they're definitely losing money.) How old are these data though? ....it's still listing VA as Virgin Blue/V-A...Jump to post
I have No Idea whether all those issues have been resolved but the fact that they had them might have restricted their ETOPS and EROPS limits and not ONLY on the A350 but the B787 Rolls Royce engines as well. Haven't you got it the wrong way round? My understanding is that it's the RR engines on th...Jump to post
Delta loses 2M per month on SYD according to the last employee round table. Why would they invest in a market that is a money hog. I’m actually surprised it has not moved seasonal or dropped over to VX fully. US$2-million? Year round? That’s serious. Where else could DL deploy their 77L’s that’s no...Jump to post
Utterly ridiculous. I don't care how upset the woman, Frontier needs to clean their planes properly. You shouldn't be deplaned and arrested for complaining about a serious and real cleanliness issue. Absent the pax throwing punches, spitting, hurling racial insults, etc., the seat needed to be clea...Jump to post
My recent NZ flight (PVG-AKL, 787-9) differed somewhat in service quality to what I recall from when I used to do a lot of flying on NZ (2014-16), albeit typically on US routes, and I'm wondering whether this is the new normal or unusual and therefore worth passing onto Air NZ. These were my concer...Jump to post