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by Sylus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 345
Views: 36444

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

The market has probably grown since then a NZ have shown by using a 789 albeit with lower frequency, however it seems fairly unlikely that NZ would add a CHC-ADL A320 either, more likely boost AKL which gives more options for those going to North America. Sort of agree and disagree. Yes, it would b...

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by Sylus
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 71485

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The HKG decision courtesy of HNA/HX is now closer to untenable (if not untenable). NZ is a very marginal market for VA, although the NZ operation as a whole is loss making with the NZ spat not helping them. At most VA should really be keeping East Coast-AKL, BNE/MEL-CHC and BNE-WLG as part of their...

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by Sylus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 31288

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Surely these are routes that need a bit of frequency though? 1 daily JQ A320 vs NZ 8-10 daily ATRs. If you look at Australia and towns that are similar to NPE they only get 1-2x daily services from someone like JQ which seems todo ok. Maybe the F100's would be better off with JQ doing an twice dail...

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by Sylus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 31288

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

So where's Shane Jones now? Does this prove anything to the regions? Maybe that $49 tickets on Q400's just don't cover the operating costs long term! I think Shane Jones and the regions could be doing more together with Jones money to support higher frequencies and/or larger services which would he...

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by Sylus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 31288

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Or perhaps TT could take over all those ex VA ATR's in NSN and use them for the same routes. ATR is bigger so probably better to run as a LCC vs Q300 plus they could learn from JQ regional's mistakes. Use already existing Swissport ground crews in the current regional JQ ports plus some new ones (I...

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by Sylus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 31288

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 Sylus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28869

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is definitely a New Zealand route in the offing - but not listed above. Not AKL-DFW? How about something left field like CHC-LAX? That was my thinking as well actually as I have heard rumblings about something like that in the works for CHC. A 3-4/weekly 788 summer seasonal wouldn't be the mo...

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by Sylus
Mon May 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 44180

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I must admit I didn't see the 787-10 coming. I supported the A350-900 on the basis that it was closer in size to the 777-200 being replaced, but didn't think the 787-10 would have the range NZ desired. (I did suspect GE engines would've been chosen, though, given the RR-engine grief.) I've found NZ...

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by Sylus
Thu May 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 44180

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

VA to drop CHC-SYD to seasonal from year round. Sep-Apr

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by Sylus
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26417

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

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Air Chathams to start AKL-NLK once per week on Fridays starting 6 September using CV580.
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2019/04/ ... l.html?m=1

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by Sylus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 26283

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

NZ to commence 5 per week direct AKL-IVC During second half of 2019 using A320. https://whatsoninvers.nz/air-nz-to-trial-jet-flights-from-invercargill-to-auckland/ Interesting that they are calling it a 'trial'. Fairly ok timings for business. In at 9.30pm, back out next morning at 6am. Mondays,Tues...

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by Sylus
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 38222

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Was it NZ or VA that used to (maybe still does) CHC-RAR? Both IIRC. VA still operates the route (which it commenced in June 2016), seasonally. This year, it ran from 30 June to 12 October. Hopefully it'll return next year. AFAIK, NZ dropped the route, and now only serves NAN in the Pacific Islands ...

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by Sylus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 33038

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Interesting opinion piece suggesting there could possibly be a market for direct AKL-BOB flights given the recent news Air Tahiti was looking at acquiring jet aircraft. https://simpleflying.com/auckland-to-borabora-direct/ Granted, the author is using a very rudimental method of calculating potenti...

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by Sylus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 33038

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Interesting opinion piece suggesting there could possibly be a market for direct AKL-BOB flights given the recent news Air Tahiti was looking at acquiring jet aircraft. https://simpleflying.com/auckland-to-borabora-direct/ Granted, the author is using a very rudimental method of calculating potentia...

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by Sylus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 9253

Re: Mariner has passed away

RIP Mariner. Your discussion, particularly in the NZ forums will be missed.

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by Sylus
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 26762

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Air NZ would know exactly how many people are already doing IVC/AKL via intermediate points, and it would certainly fend off any moves by Propstar to enter the market. I imagine it would also allow some IVC ATRs to be pulled and put onto shorter routes. If they've got the A320 capacity it may end u...

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by Sylus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41910

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Virgin executive Rob Sharp has said Virgin Group is looking at bringing tiger to trans-tasman. https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/104529400/worlds-cheapest-airline-tigerair-could-land-in-new-zealand Could see tiger being reasonably successful on the more lesuire based routes in NZ i.e CHC-BNE, AKL-OO...

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by Sylus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41910

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Unsure about ZQN, but QF ground services are contracted to PlaneBiz in CHC and WLG. And as for NZ at CNS - they use Aerocare. Maybe someone else on here can fill in the rest of the blanks? PlaneBiz being majority owned by Menzies anyway, correct? (it's hard to find much info about them) Yes, to the...

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by Sylus
Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37914

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Bad Weather Day in ZQN today. Very strong winds, around 60-70kmph, low cloud and rain. JQ220 Cancelled QF 121 Diverted to IVC , QF122 Cancelled All NZ ATRs Cancelled Delays Interesting to note QF 121 using IVC as their alternative. A customs and mpi team will travel to IVC to clear passengers before...

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by Sylus
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58435

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Something like this (had to put the 60min ETOPS/400nm around NLK manually): http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AKL-HBA%2FCBR%0D%0ANLK&R=400nm%40NLK&MS=wls&DU=mi&E=60&EV=397&EU=kts Could LDH work as a diversion airport? I'm aware it's not very big and its only about 900m long but a...

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by Sylus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37077

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

It's great to see that DUD is keeping its options open, and talking to both VA and NZ regarding DUD - BNE. See: https://blueswandaily.com/dunedin-airport-in-talks-with-virgin-australia-and-air-new-zealand-about-brisbane-route/. IMO, NZ won't take on VA on DUD - BNE. The route is likely not reliant ...

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by Sylus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37077

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I feel that the biggest problem currently with that flight is the diabolical timing - not encouraging more premium customers. It was better a few years ago with a departure sometime around 5pm. I flew it then. Yes this is true. The crew now overnight in DUD (which they seem to enjoy after speaking ...

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by Sylus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37077

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I assume that NZ will recommence services on WLG-BNE, ZQN-BNE etc that are currently the sole preserve of VA when the alliance terminates. Yes - what's more interesting though is DUD - BNE. Will VA drop that route now? Will NZ pick it up? It has to be quite a marginal flight. C. NZ served the route...

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by Sylus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58435

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

BITRE out for Jan 18 I know we talk about it every month but VA's BNE-POM was 28% inbound, 37% outbound... While this is bad, the J loads on this route are quite high with many flights going out with a full J cabin. Speaking of high loads, today's JQ 224 ZQN-SYD left with 180 passengers - a full lo...

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by Sylus
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 40706

Re: New world Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

JQ's WLG-ZQN resumed today. Inbound came in with 170 pax and left ZQN with 150.

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by Sylus
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 40599

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Air New Zealand open their new lounge in Perth on the 5th which will be open to star alliance partners south african and thai airways https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zealand-opens-new-perth-airport-business-class-lounge Curious to see if the Lounge opening will bring any route developments, maybe ...

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by Sylus
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

It used to be the Taieri Aerodrome, but that was declared "unsafe" in 1948, presumably because it is too close to terrain (Three Mile Hill rises to 600m around 7km to the east). There really aren't a lot of places nearby that are sufficiently far away from terrain and rivers. Maybe someth...

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by Sylus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Singapore is now the fastest growing market for FCM's corporate travel ex-New Zealand. Umm no, Japan (and PNG) had a significantly higher growth rate from the article you quoted. I stand corrected - thank you! I'm absolutely all for adopting Te Reo where possible. But let's be honest, wherever you ...

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by Sylus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Whilst I do agree that it is nice to hear a Kia Ora on an NZ flight, I don't necessarily agree with Te Reo being spoken in full on NZ flights. You certainly can't compare it to listening to French, Arabic, Spanish etc on foreign carriers. I mean although it is one of our official languages, a very ...

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by Sylus
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Whilst I do agree that it is nice to hear a Kia Ora on an NZ flight, I don't necessarily agree with Te Reo being spoken in full on NZ flights. You certainly can't compare it to listening to French, Arabic, Spanish etc on foreign carriers. I mean although it is one of our official languages, a very s...

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by Sylus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

ZK-NBT wrote:
Can the A321 even operate out of ZQN?.


Runway wise, yes, but currently the apron isn't actually wide enough to accommodate the 321's extra length. Work is being done to widen the apron before the 321's enter into service.

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by Sylus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Oh how I'd love to have had the M80 in NZ. Loved flying that plane in the US. But that time is gone. And used 717s are as scarse as hens teeth these days. Cs 100 would be great opportunity here but I don't see any likelihood in the near future. Don't see NZ going this way. Maybe QF for 717 replacem...

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by Sylus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

The secondary airport international service discussion is my favorite - something I'm very passionate about. I actually plan to do my masters (Aviation Management) thesis study around the viability of these services. My home town airport, DUD, has seen periods of big international presence. For exam...

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by Sylus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

CHC - PVG (New Zealand summer season) If NZ sticks to its guns and decides not to expand to other destinations in China (like CTU), it could expand its presence at PVG, taking advantage of its crew base and brand recognition there. CI have established seasonal CHC flights, CX are about to establish...

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by Sylus
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I see PR used an A333 on today's AKL-CNS-MNL. Testing the waters for direct or will that be an A343?

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by Sylus
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27349

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

The Fokker family isn't ETOPS certified, so neither would be able to operate the route. Last decade Norfolk Jet Express used to have an F100 (operated by Alliance) flying between Norfolk Island and Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney - wouldn't the legs from Norfolk to Australia be a bit beyond 60 minute...

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by Sylus
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27349

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

I see PR is operating an A321 on their MNL-CNS-AKL service today. Is this a one off or has there been any upgauge I missed?

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by Sylus
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 27624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

I just noticed today that NZ flights 28/29 from AKL to IAH will be switching from 77E to 789 equipment beginning in December of this year. The plane will also be spending less time on the ground in Houston, leaving at 8pm for an arrival into AKL at 5:55am. This might be good for connections to Aust...

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by Sylus
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 27624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any word/confirmation on JQ getting Q400s? Heard a rumour hat 3x Q400s have left the QF fleet and are joining JQ. All 3 getting painted next week apparently. ROT has appeared on the JQ destination page also in the last few days! Can vouch for this, some of my contacts have confirmed this will happe...

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by Sylus
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 21993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

If EK was to drop Tasman flying entirely, including CHC-SYD, could CHC support a direct DXB flight?

I'd imagine if so if would be with a 77L?

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by Sylus
Mon May 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

Hi Everyone I was just thinking about Air NZ flight to EZE and would it make sense for them to continue the flight to JNB. I know MH used to do it with 5 freedom rights, do you think they have considered the possibilities. Just a random though on a monday evening. Can't imagine there would be any i...

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by Sylus
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 21648

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

zkncj wrote:
LamboAston wrote:
JQ198 is op by a 788 today. Good to have a better trans Tasman product than the A320 from JQ. It arrived in AKL on time and left 3h late. Anyone know why?


Isn't being late normal for JQ ;)


Well if you're a journalist for stuff then well, yes.

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by Sylus
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20910

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/grant-bradley/news/article.cfm?a_id=351&objectid=11826438 It didn't take long. New Zealand-China traffic rights have increased from 49 weekly flights to 59 and will also allow Chinese airlines to operate an onward domestic sector (assuming no traffic rights). Has a for...

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by Sylus
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20910

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Quite surprised that a 763 can fly for 7h out of DUD's short rw. (That's how long the media said the flight would be) The flight will not be full - only 130 people. I've actually stood at the end of the runway at DUD and witnessed a 763 take off to WLG for a charter and it only used just over half ...

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by Sylus
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20910

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

With ADL now getting an 3x weekly 789 service, could we see OOL get one too? Interesting that they never consider CHC-SYD/MEL/BNE for wide bodies. Nothing annoys me more than earning an upgrade through Airpoints silver or gold and not being able to ever use it as most of my trans-tasman flights are...

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by Sylus
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21251

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

It would be a good temporary solution to overcome the WLG runway limitations, and if the service went well and the runway extension happened they could look to decouple in the future as HKG-CHC and HKG-WLG. As a matter of interest, in an earlier tech/ops thread Zeke argued that an A359 could operat...

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by Sylus
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30444

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

I have always thought CHC-LAX could be a real possibility given they operated it in 2005~ with a 744 3 x weekly. A 787 is lower capacity and the market has grown significantly. Perhaps a year round service could be even possible, rather than a seasonal. A 788 seems like a good sized aircraft for the...

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by Sylus
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of increased flights activity between Fiji and Tuvalu ?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Any chance of increased flights activity between Fiji and Tuvalu ?

Actually it's three times per week at this point , Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday SUV-FUN 9.00-10.35 FUN- SUV 11.20-14.50 Flight time is about 2.30hr on an ATR 72-600 You could go on the Saturday and come back Tuesday or go Tuesday and come back Saturday. Pretty small country of around 9,000 people s...

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by Sylus
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22169

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

AKL-DPS is about 9 hrs, way to far for the 321LR, even PER would struggle I think with anywhere near a full load. RAR-SYD would be in the same boat. PPT stays a wide body due to lack of alternates I wonder weather the 321LR would change that? AKL-DPS is around 3650NM, range of the A321LR is 4000nm....

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