Anyone know the advanced bookings in AKL-ORD? A good place to look for answers to questions like this is an airline's results centre, online. To answer your question, according to NZ's 'Annual Results Investor Briefing' from August, "Bookings for our new Chicago route are performing really wel...Jump to post
NZ is looking at NASA's experiences for ideas with its new seating products.
See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12140717.
IMO, cool, but they need to be focused on more pressing issues, like lounges.
What is the solution to the lounge drama?
- NZ gets a second lounge, in Pier B, perhaps for USA flights with US CBP?
- NZ takes over EK's lounge, refitting it as a lounge for Koru members only?
- NZ expands its existing lounge, perhaps adding another level (if possible)?
PVG - AKL might make sense. Star Alliance partner NZ has been trying to get a second daily PVG flight going, but I presume can't because of slots at PVG. As PVG - AKL qualifies for a second Chinese carrier under the changes last week to 'one route, one airline', Juneyao could perhaps step in and pro...Jump to post
TK might as well go scheduled A330 with one of their rotations at this stage . Turkey seems to be on edge at the moment - very difficult economic times there? Seems a bit risky to forecast sustained demand on a route of less importance, like IST - DUB? I think we're more likely to see regular wideb...Jump to post
Correct it is over the current valet parking - baremind AKL is meant to get an new domestic terminal in the near future, but this lounge investment might hint otherwise. Well, the domestic jet pier will still go ahead - so in part, domestic will get a new terminal. In terms of regional, that will b...Jump to post
India's Minister for Civil Aviation and New Zealand's High Commissioner in India have met to "discuss direct connectivity" - a prelude to ASA re-negotiations, with NZ being given the rights to fly to DEL (even if they don't use them for a few years)? See: https://centreforaviation.com/news...Jump to post
Fly Niu Airlines (Tongatapu) is hoping to restart operations after a 14-year hiatus and fly between Tongatapu and Auckland, Kaniva Tonga News has reported. The Auckland-Tongatapu route is currently operated 6x weekly by Air New Zealand and 3x weekly by Virgin Australia International. They should tak...Jump to post
Some updates in the regional space:
- Air Auckland is supposedly going to fly Ardmore to Whitianga and Great Barrier.
- Sounds Air has sold a Grand Caravan to Barrier Air, now registered as ZK-SDD.
Neat to see SQ do a 'pop-up' 359 display area at CHC, in preparation for the new 350 flights from January. https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43007677_2060735473990370_3332168634784022528_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=8d4ff77d0112d214dcbef875b343c46b&oe=5C1839E6 See: https://www.facebook...Jump to post
More redevelopments have opened at AKL of late - great to see more of a focus on eateries this time around, as opposed to luxury retail. https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43722716_2011853465541086_540733809880989696_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&oh=216e6b7401f99e4d78c408be0747df39&oe=5C48A...Jump to post
A new bar has been announced for AKL, along with a naming competition - should have some good views of the runway for spotters! https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43667928_2011892038870562_6309590069183250432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=af746482497afa9dad6717409c57568e&oe=5C5EEB93 See:...Jump to post
Nelson Airport has opened its new terminal after completion of the first phase of its redevelopment project. The new terminal is the first stage of the redevelopment project that is scheduled to be completed by October next year. The terminal is part of a NZ$32m ($20.6m) project that will enable the...Jump to post
The new AKL regional lounge will look cool! https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-nz-building-new-regional-lounge-at-auckland-airport/_jcr_content/par/image.dynimg.full.q75.jpg/v1536811260528/AUCKLAND-REGIONAL-LOUNGE-DNHT-1120.jpg See: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/air-nz...Jump to post
As per TravelTalk, Air New Zealand has rebranded its flexiplus fare option as flexidate in a somewhat strange move that will no doubt lead to some customer confusion around the product. The airline previously offered four fare types on all domestic flights - ranging from a seat only option, seat+bag...Jump to post
Surprised not to read much on here about the latest lounge dramas at AKL - NZ's AKL international lounge is too crowded, so the airline is diverting selected customers (based on an unknown formula) to the Strata lounge (widely perceived to be lower quality). I have mixed feelings about this - in par...Jump to post
Great to have a nonstop Dublin - Calgary added!! Should do well.... and cool to have WS B789 on the route too! Can I ask - why should this route do well? The 789 is a relatively big plane, and I would've thought that this local market is small? Am I missing something? Is it tourism? Or, connections...Jump to post
@EK413, @VHZNE and @TN486 points noted. Im not having a go at anyone here, least of all @QF789 who does so much around here, but just raising my opinion on these. As suspected I am a small minority it seems so I will live with it. I personally have no interest in those posts about the odd delay her...Jump to post
Because QF make more money out of a codeshare with KL out of SIN as the segment to SIN is flown with QF metal vs a codeshare with EK which is flown exclusively on EK metal. 1) QF doesn't need AMS traffic on its SIN flights - those flights are doing just fine already, and 2) establishing and maintai...Jump to post
Qantas and KLM to partner for flights to AMS via SIN https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-and-klm-partner-for-flights-to-amsterdam?utm_source=hero Why? Don't they have EK for that, with EK offering a far superior product to KL? I kind of get the AF/CDG partnership - CDG is a much more important market t...Jump to post
Hamilton might start to get bigger again? Perhaps int’l flights again sometime soon? Yes - very interesting. I would be interested to hear thoughts on JQ launching and/or VA re-launching HLZ. HLZ - WLG is something JQ could look at doing either with the Q300's or A320's - is there spare capacity? C...Jump to post
3C has ran into some regulatory issues with launching NLK - a launch is still on the cards, but not until 2019.
Here's hoping it all works out!
See: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international ... ce-delayed.
Question about Vanuatu - does NZ plan to return at any stage? I am planning to go in Oct 2019 and would have preferred to fly with NZ. Surely the runway at Port Vila is fixed up by now? No. The project to upgrade VLI, expected to have started last year, was delayed and only started in March (due to...Jump to post
While I hear what you are saying, and I do hope they do move quite rapidly in building the jet pier and then the regional pier right away after it, there are some very good reasons why they can’t easily do it all at the same time. If you look at the renderings available at https://corporate.aucklan...Jump to post
NZ has secured engine overhaul contracts from the US Navy - great to hear, and a testament to the quality of NZ's offering and work in this area. The work will be carried out at the airline's gas turbines facility in Auckland and is expected to commence in October. See: https://www.finchannel.com/to...Jump to post
I have mixed feelings about this massive retail expansion at CHC on the cards - really hoping they don't turn into AKL.
See: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1810/S ... irport.htm.
NSN's new terminal will open next Tuesday - 9 October. Looks like it'll be a fantastic addition to the NZ aviation space. https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42186132_2181459158792469_6167562939587887104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=bbb51e353369307b17dafdd3e89f6aab&oe=5C514E15 See: https...Jump to post
The Nelson Airport walkway is open again. Following the storm surge earlier this year that forced the closure of the walkway, remediation works have now been completed. Great to hear. See: https://www.facebook.com/NelsonAirportNZ/photos/a.1600897993515258/2188707241400994/?type=3&theater. Cheers...Jump to post
Australia is renegotiating its ASA with the Philippines - any thoughts on what potential airline expansion we may see?
See: http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... agreement/.
Australia and Fiji are renegotiating their ASA, and there will be a 20% increase in designated capacity. Really interesting. Could this pave the way for FJ to launch PER? Or maybe a SUV - MEL service? I assume this is more of an FJ thing rather than a VA/JQ thing, given that Fiji previously said it ...Jump to post
Minister for Justice Andrew Little has affirmed that the government is keen to make progress on direct flights between New Zealand and India. Mr Little further said, “Delhi is the principal port we would be looking to have a direct flight.” Interesting - I read the DEL comment as being NZ's definiti...Jump to post
Any insight as to why NZ's GC is leaving the company after such a short period (less than 2 years) in the role?
See: https://centreforaviation.com/news/air- ... ata-845843.
Interestingly, we may see some movement in the Auckland - Shanghai market. Under changes to China's 'one route, one airline' policy which took effect this week, routes to China which see i) 14+ frequencies per week, and ii) Chinese carriers controlling less than 70% of the market, will now be allowe...Jump to post
Does anyone know how CA's PEK - AKL service is doing? I ask because visitor arrivals from Beijing are a massive outlier in Chinese visitor arrivals - they're growing only by 1-2%, compared to double digits for Shanghai and Guangdong. I hope CA doesn't drop AKL and/or make it seasonal, like it did wi...Jump to post
Milford Sound flights look set to be rolled back - the number of aircraft landings there is about to be stripped by about 2500. In addition, landing fees at Milford will increase from $15 to $19 next year (effective January 1, 2019) then jump to between $45 and $200 the following year, based on the ...Jump to post
HKG being downgraded from a 300+ seat 772 to a 275 seat code 2 789 - fleet resourcing issues, or is there something more to this? HX has dropped back its AKL presence, so that should be supportive of NZ at HKG. Could a 3rd daily year-round flight be on the cards? See: https://www.routesonline.com/n...Jump to post
Is this a joke? A new proposed airline for New Zealand, with flights to Australia - Oceania Air. We are in the process of starting a New airline in New Zealand to provide reliable transport at cheap prices thought New Zealand and across the Tasman to Australia! People are sick of paying to much for ...Jump to post
Very disappointing, but understandable I guess - Originair have shelved their new Palmerston North - Napier service.
See: http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2018/10/ ... -show.html.
Does anyone know why EK continues to have crew-layovers in CHC, and not require its crew to do same-day return SYD - CHC - SYD rotations? CI, D7 and LA all do same-day return rotations. It must add quite a lot of cost to the CHC tag? Hope it remains viable!
Have you tired using Berlin Tegal (TXL)? it makes AKL Domestic look like luxury. While its bad, in some sense there is much wrose out there around the world. I actually don't care - running a business (or country) on the platform that, even if you are significantly below average, there is much wors...Jump to post
With CX announcing that they are cutting service to CPH, does anyone know how well DUB is performing? DUB is in a different league to CPH, IMO - and from what we've heard, DUB is doing well for CX. Speaking in Dublin on Wednesday, Mr Ginns described advance bookings for the service as “very encoura...Jump to post
My understanding is that the plan has always been that when the domestic jet pier gets built, the regional airline end of the terminal will remain more or less as is until a future date where a regional airline pier is built, connected to the same landside building as the domestic jet pier. My god ...Jump to post
Dave the goose making a return to NZ. I'm personally not a fan of the talking animals that NZ has used over the years, but as the article notes - supposedly - "Winning Aussies’ hearts and a swag of awards, Dave has since starred in five of the airline’s Australian campaigns." See: http://w...Jump to post
The NZ and SQ alliance has been approved for extension through 2024. Very interesting that CHC was less supportive of this than AKL was. It would be nice to see SQ boost CHC to 10x weekly year-round, boosting connection opportunities (particularly to/from Europe). See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bus...Jump to post
Very interesting to see LA codesharing with TN now on PPT - AKL. I'm not sure what the point of this is - IIRC, the IPC - PPT and PPT - AKL flights don't connect well, and I doubt many Aussies and Kiwis would be going to Easter Island this way? Am I missing something? See: https://www.routesonline.c...Jump to post
HKG being downgraded from a 300+ seat 772 to a 275 seat code 2 789 - fleet resourcing issues, or is there something more to this? HX has dropped back its AKL presence, so that should be supportive of NZ at HKG. Could a 3rd daily year-round flight be on the cards? See: https://www.routesonline.com/ne...Jump to post