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by NZ321
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 157
Views: 32065

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I hope we will see a more coherent strategy with MH going forward. The current situation is hardly sustainable for obvious reasons. Apart from network review I hope we will see a coherent product for market strategy focusing on trimming unnecessary expenditure and focusing expenditure to drive reven...

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 157
Views: 32065

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I hope we will see a more coherent strategy with MH going forward. The current situation is hardly sustainable for obvious reasons. Apart from network review I hope we will see a coherent product for market strategy focusing on trimming unnecessary expenditure and focusing expenditure to drive reven...

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18992

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Can someone tell me why doesn't Air NZ or any other airline start a AKL- KUL- AKL service? Is there simply not enough pax to justify it? The reason I ask is, Malaysia Airlines product is so bad on this route now that they are using the Ex Berline A330-200s product on this route. Their business prod...

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18992

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

I looked at NZ both in September and early December and the business cabin was already full on a number of dates. Seems they don't have the fleet mix quite right. I would suggest that SIN warrants code 2 in that instance. But it wasn't showing. Let's hope.

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

GW54 wrote:
Further to OKE. Also noticed 787 NZI positioned Akl-Sin last night. Anybody know the reason, maintenance perhaps?


Could also be a military charter connected to current ops in Australia. NZ sometimes does these... or at least it used to.

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by NZ321
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7465

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

It seems that HX is sinking fast. Hard to imagine this airline will survive another year.

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Often Townsville is Military charter - NZ or Singapore if I recollect.

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 55
Views: 10226

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Project Sunset.... it's been and gone and the rumour amounted to little. Bring it on I say.

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10593

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

If you had access to BA timetables from the past, you could construct a series map - in intervals of years (or more) to show the relative deployment of the 747 across the network. It was very extensive for many years, but frequency was nothing like today of course. I think this information is availa...

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by NZ321
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Also thinking that NZ might try New York as a tag from LAX? Maybe we could see CHC/AKL - LAX - EWR? I do wonder if NZ’s 77W could reach EWR, with maybe an small enhancement package from Boeing that might of been included in the 787-10 deal. Barring in mind that NZ’s 77Ws have an pretty low seat cou...

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23238

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Moderators - this thread is full of unsafe and blatantly off topic discussion and I suggest it is shut down.

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

I am glad to see that common sense has prevailed. Not a good day for GA.

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by NZ321
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

KIX Speaking of KIX, does anyone know how it is going for NZ - or have any speculations on this? Japanese visitor arrivals to New Zealand are down about 1% in the past 12 months. However, inbound tourism to KIX is booming; it surged five-fold between 2012 and 2017 - for TYO, it was only three-fold ...

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Something is not right about the above. Too many frames inoperative unless there is MX due. The 772 have been stepping in for the 789 for some time with all the disruption so perhaps that explains it.

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7268

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

The shortest route between CDG-PPT goes almost directly over YVR,. [...] But almost directliest over LAX. :scratchchin: True, but LAX has the disadvantage of having to pass through immigration which takes up several hours. Immigration in Los Angeles is one of the worst in America, when I was there ...

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 12023

Re: Delta at LHR

Another reason I'd point out for DL being smaller at LHR than AA and UA is that while its competitors have been flying to LHR for close to 30 years, DL was legally barred from serving LHR until 2008. Everything it has there, it's acquired in just over 11 years, while up until then it was free to bu...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23238

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 58
Views: 10049

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

New York could happen (via Los Angeles) but it hasn’t. Frankfurt (via Los Angeles) has yet to be reinstated, so perhaps, ANZ is simply taking a conservative approach. Air NZ's strategy is simple: non-stop flights from AKL mainly to Pacific Rim countries. No more multi-sector flights - the two excep...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 31621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

From what I can gather PAL is an underrated carrier struggling to shake off their old reputation but making leaps and gains and I am looking forward to trying them soon on a flight to NZ. Super glad they have found a solid market in NZ. All credits to them.

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 66
Views: 10350

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Have to say folks that this product update is needed - but not wow about the look of the cabin. It looks dark and boxy. Having flown ANA in business class long haul numerous times in the past 3 years I can honestly say that the product is good but not amazing. The food looks good, but is not as cons...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I do fully understand why it doesn't happen (even if say an A320 connected) and yes a substandard airport wouldn't look good for NZ even when it isn't the airlines fault. An A320 connected? This happens multiple times daily via AKL albeit with a change of terminal which I’m aware you are well aware...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 5753

Re: Flight Numbers

A number of airlines have had the practice for many years of assigning east travelling flights to even numbers and west travelling flights to odd numbers; similar for northbound (even) and southbound (odd). I note that in recent years many have departed from this convention yet it remains predominan...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13690

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

As someone who enjoys flying the 300 series ( and tolerates the 100 series) I sadly don’t see a resurrection of either... 50 seats isn’t appealing, especially a slow turboprop and if you upgrade the engines it gets heavier. So what precisely are airlines who operate small sector regional routes to ...

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by NZ321
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

What about an Air NZ A321N-LR order folks? Could it be a goer for HNL, DPS and PER? 10-12 lie flat seats at the front and the rest in the standard config. Lots of customers lining up.... and Pacific revenues and the like. Is it a goer?

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66928

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I reckon Boeing will book at least 1 777x customer and 1 - 2 new 787 customers and a couple of 787 top ups including new customer for 78J. I also think Airbus will get 1-2 new A350 customers including an order for A35K and possibly more A330 Neo customers onto the books. I would predict 2-3 airlines...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 4629

Re: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

Given the announced China Southern - American tie up I would have thought that CAN would be more on AA's radar than UAL.

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 4629

Re: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

910A wrote:
Headline is confusing, UA has never serve CAN..


I thought so! I also cannot recollect a UA service to CAN any time in my living memory since 1969. Those in the know please elaborate.

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12578

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

WHAT DL will do if and when they eliminate NRT is a question nobody is in a position to answer

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12578

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

SIN is primarily about US military presence in SIN IMHO which is still substantial

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70241

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

This can hardly be unexpected. Normal for leading edge technology we would all agree no doubt. I would imagine we could see further delays. Based on the record of both Boeing and Airbus recently. So let's please not jump to judge but rather try to understand what it is that is unfolding in this incr...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/113223106/west-auckland-airport-seeks-airport-authority-status-in-order-to-shake-rural-zoning-tag An interesting read, if you accept from Westgate to Parakai it's a 30-minute drive without any road improvements and it's a similar time from Silverdale area...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Does anybody know what config PR are using on the A330 to AKL? Is it the 9-abreast or 8-abreast economy? Actually, I am hunting business class config but it seams the two are linked. Any help gratefully received. After Sam Chui's review I am keen to try but only in the new config. It's the 8 across...

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by NZ321
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Does anybody know what config PR are using on the A330 to AKL? Is it the 9-abreast or 8-abreast economy? Actually, I am hunting business class config but it seams the two are linked. Any help gratefully received. After Sam Chui's review I am keen to try but only in the new config.

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4809

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

Let them try. Good on them. I am eternally grateful for Air Asia Malaysia, frankly. Can't say I feel the same way about their affiliates but AK sure go about their business well and with a high level of consistency. I have noticed they struggle to maintain product consistency on routes over about 4+...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4809

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

This is pure nonsense. Why do we waste time on this sort of drivel? Bottom line is that AK do not have a plane and nor is there one in the workings that could heave the necessary fill of passengers between KUL and NYC and, even it it could, who'd want to take it? 9 abreast A339 from KUL through NRT ...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35424

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Not to mention environmental efficiencies which will be weighing heavy on decisions around future more efficient design. This aspect is notably absent from above discussion yet sure to be a factor in any decision. From my perspective, more stringent regulations need to be brought forward in relation...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

What about AA or QF doing JFK - AKL? NZ/UA beat QF/AA to ORD - Australasia, so maybe QF/AA want to beat NZ/UA to NYC - Australasia? Cheers, C. Other than JFK-TYO I don’t think AA do any long haul ex JFK only 6-8 hrs to Europe, very little chance that they would consider a 17.5 hr flight to AKL, the...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26492

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

If the 777x really is out then I am picking a 35K order for 777-300 replacement with more 787s including 78J to replace 772s and A330s. So yes, that means RR if the 35K is in. Fingers crossed.

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9089

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

One of the benefits of LAX’s now antiquated design is the short curb to gate time/walk. Moving to the center field concourse adds a much longer walk and TBIT security (I don’t recall if this is being expanded or altered - I’m sure someone will clarify). They’re probably concerned about the inconven...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9089

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

Trk1 wrote:
who really cares. One terminal thru LAX on UA,AA,DL will be jus fine. Who needs to connect from jet blue with so many other choices


"So many"? Pray, tell. I am all ears. :)

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32721

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The A333 CEO costs 80-85 million per plane to build after years of Airbus aggressively bringing down production costs. The A339 has not had that happen yet. My guess would be 90-100 million per plane with such a slow production rate (5-6 planes per month). The neo follows on from the ceo production...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 157
Views: 32065

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

The A380 decision / order was nearly a decade ago. Please let's move on. New government is working hard to clean up its act on corruption. If you live here you know that. It impacts life on multiple levels especially banking. We are all paying the price for the behaviour of a few. And the rationale ...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28248

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

AA don’t have any other reasonable international hubs. AKL - MIA? It would be shorter than AKL - ORD. :lol: :lol: Cheers, C. Yes indeed - AKL-MIA would be quite possible. But likely? AA is not one for ultra long haul flying. It might be possible if it tags on across the ditch to Sydney or similar -...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54069

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I think this recent improve 787-10 rumors is truly incredible if true. The current 787-10 has identical payload-range to that of 268t A359. Improving -10 could be a huge sale. It could pretty much do most of the A359 missions (FYI most flight do not take off at MTOW) while being lighter frame which...

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by NZ321
Fri May 31, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I am hearing on some websites behind paywalls (The Air Current) that Boeing have boosted the 787-9 and 787-10 mtow to 260 tonnes

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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20207

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

They are only old technology once the 797 is launched and Boeing redefine the parameters. Until then it's open game and Airbus seems to be playing it well at the moment for minimal expenditure. I wouldn't define either the A321 or the A330 as a "pig". What's your point?

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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

If the current chat about the 789 is correct (a bit of weight reduction, a minor MTOW increase, a high-premium version for NZ for ULH...) is correct and if that sets the parameters for 787-10 improvements then we're only talking about the -10 having legs to do full pax on LAX/SFO-AKL. NZ will alway...

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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I don't know. I think there is a case for something bigger than a 787-9, as NZ has a chunky presence to quite a few slot-restricted ports, which I can't see it being able to simply expand at, through additional 787-9 frequencies. I'm thinking of HKG, PVG, HND, LAX and others. Sure, JVs can help wit...

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by NZ321
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43688

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 Does it? This document - https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Investor-Relations/Financial-Results/presentation/slide-analystbriefingq4fy1819.pdf - has 1 777-200 and 1 777-200E...

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by NZ321
Mon May 20, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54069

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I doubt we will see a decision about 778 or 9 in this order. Just a top up for 787s with flexible options is my guess. But the clues have been numerous over the past months that NZ wants smaller aircraft and greater frequency is key. So I doubt the 777-9 is on the list. We shall see shortly.

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