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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17055

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of 321NEO's and XLR's, I know it's a long shot, but wouldn't it be interesting if NZ did more at WLG with the 321NEO's, like seasonal WLG - DPS / PER / RAR flights? Would the former two require 321XLR's, given WLG's runway?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12221

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Interesting to see SEA not featuring in QF US expansion plans now - I wonder how the AA JV will impact on QF's codesharing with AS. Cheers, C. The previous JV applications would have killed any AS codesharing (although perhaps not interlining or single-fare-component mixed-carrier journeys). The re...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17055

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
AA don’t have any other reasonable international hubs.

AKL - MIA? It would be shorter than AKL - ORD.

:lol: :lol:

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17055

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
AA service AKL-DFW is quite likely.

Agree - this has to be the front-runner for any new AA service here. The connections through DFW are growing - like with AA's new DFW - DUB flight, launching this week.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17055

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

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 most high risk option out there. Add the increased likelihood of AKL-LAX going y...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17055

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.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 151
Views: 15508

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Does anybody have any idea on how HU’s doing on the SZX route? I remember one Weibo user reporting the route reaching a sub-10% LF around March...... I really doubt it will ever yield profit. If they were smart, they would try to time the flight to connect with HU's SZX - Australia and New Zealand ...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12221

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Interesting to see SEA not featuring in QF US expansion plans now - I wonder how the AA JV will impact on QF's codesharing with AS.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 27, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12234189.

Cheers,

C.
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x1234 wrote:
I see the addition of EWR & GRU in their network with the GE powered 789's. No other expansion.

Reports saying they are considering Toronto (YYZ) too.

See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12234189.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sun May 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3917

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

A more premium 789 could also possibly open up new routes, such as EWR - AKL, given the lower weight and greater range?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 4929

Re: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans

Looks like they will have to find a replacement quick for WLG-MEL-SIN as they will only have 1x B777-200 left by end of march 2020. ... and there's still that tantalising question of whether they could/will shift to a non-stop 359 service to Wellington when they replace the 77E A 359 could do MEL -...

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53260

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

NZ may prefer to start using smaller jets to more cities at higher frequencies. As a longer-term model. That may not work work longer term, as many of the ports are more and more slot restricted - HKG, PVG, HND - LAX also isn't easy to optimise. They can mitigate some of this by using JV partners, ...

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53260

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

We're really only talking about EWR and GRU for the ULH plane being needed. But, what if NZ has a strategy to deal with that, which doesn't require getting a dedicated ULH sub-fleet? Think NZ's JVs. Could they get UA to fly their more premium 789s on EWR - AKL, and maybe SQ, CA, CX or someone else t...

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

... rapid transit in Wellington. On a slightly related note, have heard a rumour that the Airport Flyer bus will be discontinued. The cost from the CBD is something like NZD 12, when you can often get an Uber for something like NZD 17-18, so it wouldn't surprise me. Also - relating to Wellington - ...

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by planemanofnz
Mon May 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

For a country with the population New Zealand the 787 makes perfect sense. 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 frequen...

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by planemanofnz
Sun May 19, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Interested to hear whether people think Sounds Air could expand further north than TUO?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 21004

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

The problem with Wellington is its runway restriction which can only be overcome by launching a 5th freedom flight from a nearby city that also has open sky agreement with Hong Kong (like SQ did with CBR and now MEL). WLG could also be done in a triangular, with CHC. Take-off is the main issue for ...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Actually, Munda will be the route that will start AKL. The airline and country are investing heavily in tourism which is HQ’d in their Western Province. Much of the rest of the country has been devastated by forestry and mining. A Solomon Airlines route will likely start as a triangular one AKL-MUA...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

What I do think will be interesting is, down the line, whether we see NZ start to develop JVs with BR to TPE, and OZ to ICN, with BR and OZ 'topping-up' NZ capacity (like UA does on the AKL-SFO route). Agreed, and I think this is a strategically sound approach, particularly for destinations with si...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

NPL8800 wrote:
Interesting that Munda airport in the Solomon Islands is looking to add AKL flights.

You would imagine we would see Port Moresby and/or Honiara, before we see Munda.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

OZ had been mentioned recently about an ICN-AKL flight, which made sense, I’m not sure it does now, maybe a codeshare with NZ, I expected the other way around. OZ has had a shortage of suitable long-haul planes, with its 359s only now coming online. OZ has also had financial issues, and scandals. N...

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by planemanofnz
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

... given KE’s dominance in the market. Market growth in recent years has come through the one-stop options (e.g. via China), and not through the non-stop KE option. KE is increasingly less dominant, and facing scandal after scandal. Now, more than ever, NZ is in a solid position to take on KE. Che...

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by planemanofnz
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25863

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

thekorean wrote:
Very excited about ICN.

Me too. :bouncy:

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ launches AKL - ICN
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: NZ launches AKL - ICN

hoons90 wrote:
This will be a year-round service, correct?

Yes - 3x weekly low season, 5x weekly high season.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ launches AKL - ICN
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: NZ launches AKL - ICN

Armaghman wrote:
No mention of code share with Asians?

I expect that will come, eventually. When NZ launched AKL - TPE last year, a codeshare deal with *A partner BR wasn't announced until after the launch.

I could also see codesharing on this route with a few LH Group carriers.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ launches AKL - ICN
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

NZ launches AKL - ICN

The new direct service between Auckland and Seoul will be launched in late November with three flights per week to Seoul's Incheon International Airport from November 23 and up to five flights a week during the peak holiday period from late December to mid-February. The proposed schedule would depar...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I don't see the Q300s going anywhere for at least another 7-8 years. In that regard, they probably won't be replaced by anything currently available. It's been 6 years already, and there are still so many with the teal scheme. If they're sticking around for another 8 years, you'd imagine they'd re-...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

Re: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO

Christchurch, even seasonally is also very unlikely. More likely a "seasonal" candidate for NZ on their 789s as part of the UA/NZ JV. In NZ's JV's it tends to be the foreign carrier that serves CHC - like in the NZ-SQ JV, and the NZ-CX JV - so I see SFO-CHC (or LAX-CHC) as more of a UA me...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I'd imagine they'll want to keep the Q300s for as long as possible given the lack of alternatives out there. Unless they dump the ~50 seat market, and just keep the ATR 72's for key regional centres (like HLZ, TRG, NSN, etc). 3C or someone else could pick up the more minor ports (like GIS, HKK, TIU...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

zkncj wrote:
Could the fleet review include any hints of the Q300s which are now approaching the 10 year old mark...

Crazy how a few of the Q300's still carry the old livery, IMO - what's the reasoning behind that?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

Re: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO

I wonder if they would consider taking on EI on SFO - DUB, getting some of the tech contracts/traffic?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: Will UA relaunch LAX-AKL/HKG with 787.

ZK-NBT wrote:
I could see LAX-AKL at some point depending on which way partner NZ go with a 77W replacement, I could potentially see a seasonal UA service to top up NZ’s as part of their JV.

Or maybe LAX - CHC, similar to how the CX-NZ JV launched HKG - CHC?

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

It’d be good to know if the 78X could uplift significant enough cargo to Asia as well as pax/bags to make it worthwhile. Hmm, the way I see it is that yes, the airline has mentioned the 78J as a possibility, but I don't think it's a realistic one for Asia because the airline has also made clear tha...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

NZ6 wrote:
2x 789 Code 3 (NYC/GIG)

They'll go to GRU first - not GIG.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Also, I heard today from someone who had been advised in their professional capacity that a third carrier after D7/HX will announce they are withdrawing from the New Zealand market publically very shortly. I'm not sure whom, they weren't allowed to say. Another casualty of a market marred by poor y...

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by planemanofnz
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11743

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

Dominion301 wrote:
A JV might get approved on the basis of there being some non-NZ connecting options via US hubs for Canadians.

Outside of NZ JVs, the only options are QF through SYD or AA through LAX, both of which are only seasonal.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30728

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
Do they need the 78J for Asia when as said by NZ6 it is moving to frequency more ...

HND, PVG and HKG each have their own slot-related pressures, potentially affecting that so-called frequency strategy in the medium-term.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Given the NF A220 orders, what do people think the odds are of seeing NF expand to WLG and/or CHC? Or AKL - SON? They did say in the order announcement that they plan to expand their network.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

PMR-HLZ That is the only route in the NZ domestic network not connected to one of the hubs (AKL, WLG or CHC), right? I wonder if a) the route will last, and/or b) other non-hub routes may develop (e.g. ROT - ZQN or HLZ - DUD)? AC back to AKL I'd be interested to know whether this is the result of a...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Rumours are circulating re EY joining Star Alliance next month with a UA sponsorship. What impact could this have on NZ and could we possibly see EY here? I'm planning a JNB trip next year so this would be amazing Interesting development. I read elsewhere on here that their Australian flights weren...

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by planemanofnz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 3465

Re: HX to end HKG-AKL effective May 2019

I do wonder if EK or QR would be interested in extending one of their HKG flights to AKL.

EK particularly so, if DPS - AKL doesn't work out, and rights via other ports aren't secured.

Cheers,

C.

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by planemanofnz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20187

Re: Irish 2/19

In the case of a hard border with Brexit, could BFS and BHD see a boost in traffic as Northerners who used to go South to get cheaper fares and/or a wider variety of destinations, seek out less complication by staying/using local? Would any boost in this respect be offset by the economic downturn ar...

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by planemanofnz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to Australia nonstop
Replies: 68
Views: 10197

Re: SEA to Australia nonstop

With QF, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the issue that their 789 hub is at BNE, and that any SEA - Australia service would likely be via SYD? I do think NZ will beat them to the punch first. Without feed from either AS or DL that sounds like a tall order. Is there any sort of robust local demand...

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by planemanofnz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

But WHY? Why would any airline take the risk?? For SQ, because the risk of its WLG service has been mitigated somewhat by: 1. The Wellington Council's subsidy 2. Routing via MEL, with large O&D Broader than that, why even take the risk with those mitigations in place? Well: 1. SQ is coming unde...

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by planemanofnz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

A few questions... thoughts, those are stats showing an improvement WLGMEL, does it show us anything WLGSIN or WLGSIN->Beyond? Is this either... a) Demonstrating WLG's need for long haul travel - something I highly doubt or b) nothing other than Tasman flying Remember the time when EK, MH, TG and o...

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by planemanofnz
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

SQ is still at WLG - they just changed the CBR stop to a MEL one. That change improved loadings. Anything else will be dependent on a runway extension, which we'll find out more on later this year. Cheers, C. Yes significant improvements over last few months. From BITRE released a couple of days ag...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wondering if WEL can get service from Asia again. I remember SQ used to extend SIA-CBR to WEL. Can that be reinstated, or should we get somebody in the Pearl River Delta? SQ is still at WLG - they just changed the CBR stop to a MEL one. That change improved loadings. Anything else will be dependent...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian future
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

Re: MIAT Mongolian future

Seems like they tried and failed many Chinese, Russian, Central Asia, East Asia routes. What might be the cause? There are not many people in Mongolia, and of those who are there, few have enough money to fly internationally. There are not all that many visitors to Mongolia either. In terms of the ...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian future
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

Re: MIAT Mongolian future

An interesting carrier, and great to have a thread about them. I have wondered whether they could compete for some Europe - Asia transit traffic. The new airport at ULN (opening in August), and delivery of new MAX's definitely gives them potential (I think a MAX-8 could do ULN - FRA, but correct me ...

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by planemanofnz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 16849

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

I wonder what the response from KE and OZ will be - particularly KE potentially expanding Jin Air, who already have some long-haul destinations, like Australia.

Cheers,

C.

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