AirlineRatings has some information on the new Virgin Australia crew rates under Bain. Here are some nuggets. * Flight attendant base salary slashed from A$61,179 to A$49,929 with new starters at just A$45,526 * Shifts moving from 9.45 hrs to 12 hrs to allow from transcontinental returns eliminatin...Jump to post
Govt aims to lift the arrivals cap from 4,000 pax per week to 6,000 pax per week, with SYD taking only a relatively small increase compared to other states and airports, plus discussions being held with CBR, DRW and HBA (!) about how they can share the load. Not sure they can do much for airlines t...Jump to post
ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:More staff to go from Air NZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/426 ... cabin-crew
Agreed for long haul travel, I don't see that coming back any time soon. I do however think domestic and short haul demand to and from Australia and the islands to be strong. NZ will fly considerably fewer nautical miles than previous but not necessarily pax. Hence the 3x 77W staying in AKL, in an ...Jump to post
Pretty much, moving to Western Sydney or interstate is just posturing IMHO to renegotiate their current lease. The current building owner will probably see it as precisely that, but would probably still negotiate as if they don't then Qantas might actually start seriously shopping around other stat...Jump to post
I tend to agree with your summary; JVs are off the table whilst VA remains a domestic only operator but most of the previous bilateral alliances and codeshares will remain. Going forward, the only possible new alliance I could see them pursuing in the short to medium term would be a reigniting of t...Jump to post
will the NZ B772s ever fly again ? Couldn't they perhaps be used in some sort of low cost type operation ? Like Jetstar is to Qantas. Looked online & it said B772s maximum seating is 440. Wouldn't that make sense for leisure destinations like Fiji ? The operating cost is to high per seat, you w...Jump to post
Physical distancing requirements will be eased on public transport and planes Mask use will continue to be compulsory "I know this change will make a real difference to Air New Zealand," Ardern said. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/122753974/live-coronavirus-alert-leve...Jump to post
I guess if the Waikato tax payer wants to support it then it may become more realistic but go back and re-read point 3 above and put the two together. The Waikato tax payer would be far more cost effective, investing into an hourly rail service to Manukau and express bus from Manukau Station to AKL...Jump to post
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12364308 SQ to suspend WLG and reduce staff in NZ. I would say the first of many International route cuts for WLG, hopefully they can bounce back in the next couple of years. Sad but understandable. I expect all investment for...Jump to post
SQ to suspend WLG and reduce staff in NZ.
this is the scary line in the article. "SIA Group operating at only 8% of pre-pandemic capacity" It’s the hard part of SQ, when the majority of there traffic was long-haul transit passengers. Which of that large amount would have an Singapore stop over holiday on the way. Pre-Covid SQ had...Jump to post
A lot of media attention over the last day around social distancing requirements on New Zealand domestic flights. Around what the impact of that is, and if it is really needed. It has been stated that NZ is having to operate with 50,000 less seats due to requirement over the coming school holidays. ...Jump to post
I haven't been to TRG for maybe 16+ years, last time I was there there was only a convenience store/cafe which was neither but both. It's more than likely changed in that time too. Its even got an NZ Lounge now too, they expanded the terminal in the last couple of years to handle larger passenger l...Jump to post
Another former Air NZ route taken up but the timings might not be so popular compared with the early morning Q300 schedule. So we know now where their new Jetstream is going. Origin are also looking in to re starting the former Kiwi Air Nelson to Hamilton route. I wonder if they will look at the We...Jump to post
How often are high touch points currently being cleaned on NZ’s Domestic fleet? Flying out of ZQN yesterday, it became apparent that it must not be cleaning touch points between domestic turns. All the aircraft in ZQN were boarding way to quick after the last passengers had left the aircraft. There ...Jump to post
https://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/travel-alerts JQ has extended its cancelation of domestic services until 16th September, togo along with level 2 being extend. How long until JQ just pull the plug on New Zealand? they must be getting over trying to operate within the New Zealand COVID requirements. Th...Jump to post
Thanks SCFlyer and moa999 for answering my question. The dubious nature of the VAi traffic rights will continue by the looks of it! Depends on how International the new VA wants to go, they might be ok on operating the Tasman with the American owners using the SAM (and the US's Open Skies Agreement...Jump to post
I can see the A321NEO being an major part in NZ's fleet over the next 5 years, in there results presentation it was interesting to see that they have still left it option an to take delivery of the deferred A321NEO's in 2021/22. I would say they over the past for months of using on Domestic they hav...Jump to post
- Potential to see 789 fleet to reduce in size too. Wonder if Boeing could come up with an 789BCF option? If that is even possible with an 787 frame, being that the are composite and not aluminium. Could see some of thee early frames be good conversions e.g NZC which was an test frame is an 2013 bu...Jump to post
So sad to see Cam Wallace leaving the company! Another great loss. Very sad to see, there must not be much of an EXEC Team left at NZ now. This last lockdown is going to likely be the lasts straw for allot of the tourism industry in New Zealand. Unless there is government assurance that level 3 and...Jump to post
Vote to decide New Zealand's favourite regional airport https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/09/vote-to-decide-new-zealand-s-favourite-regional-airport.html?fbclid=IwAR2lHeAAbubEdYSyb8FvbwBcrZ7rQwVRfqEqR-RCWGv-XzkOZsNuoIPDMIg This makes an interesting read lots of unique aspects to our region...Jump to post
I’m not sure if anyone has asked this before, so if it has then please direct me to the relevant thread. As far as I understand, with the delays to delivery of the A380, QF were offered both financial compensation as well as a competitive deal to take the A330. My question is did QF ever consider t...Jump to post
While I don't completely disagree with you, JetStar should be refunding people then. They've selected not to operate. It's not like they can't operate. Where's good faith in those who booked knowing we'd be allowed and encouraged to move around in level 2? Jetstar do offer refunds. When my flight w...Jump to post
Emirates closes its daily 777-300 Denpasar to Auckland service https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293372/emirates-closes-denpasar-auckland-reservations-from-late-oct-2020-as-of-26aug20/ Seems far, to be honest it will be the first of many to come. Its hard to think any International ...Jump to post
Looking at the route map for alliance on the executive traveller website, can’t help but think should ZL go ahead with its 737 operations, a partnership with Alliance would give them some decent coverage, and impressive network. Wonder if VA owes Alliance any money? An ZL/QQ merger could make an ve...Jump to post
International airlines joining the call for the federal government "review its 30-passenger cap on incoming flights", saying it could take six months to return thousands of Australians stranded overseas if loads are so restricted. This follows reports that many airlines are prioritising h...Jump to post
Qantaslink are closing their Perth and Cairns Boeing 717 bases. Shifting the planes to the east coast capitals and shuffling around a few Dash-8s. https://www.news.com.au/news/qantaslink-to-axe-cairns-and-perth-air-bases-to-better-reflect-travel-demand/news-story/643be8d82b1d3d1f1ce4fed0b9a11d45 Th...Jump to post
Something interesting happening here: https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ9940/25527dca Looks like it is off to AKL tomorrow before going to ADL then to PER. Taking a charter for a group on AU residents and starting in WLG first? Only one hour scheduled in AKL Maybe an bunch of FIFO workers have been ...Jump to post
While I don't completely disagree with you, JetStar should be refunding people then. They've selected not to operate. It's not like they can't operate. Where's good faith in those who booked knowing we'd be allowed and encouraged to move around in level 2? I did end up getting an full refund onto m...Jump to post
I guess my fundamental issue is that we shouldn't expect private companies to operate at a loss. Unless we're going to subsidise them. If NZ chooses to operate in this environment, good for them. But I don't see how we can blame someone for not wanting to lose money. I’m almost certain that if NZ c...Jump to post
Are JQ pulling the middle finger to NZ again? All the talk of being there for Kiwis and offering affordable pricing yet the moment level 2 restrictions kick in, they pull the plug and stop ALL flights. We want and need domestic tourism and regional travel to occur as much as we can. JQ should auto ...Jump to post
We’ve made this decision in response to the recent Alert level changes across New Zealand. Under Alert Level 2 airlines are required to seat passengers in a socially distanced manner. As a low cost carrier, Jetstar is unable to continue its operations in New Zealand whilst these requirements remain...Jump to post
With domestic travel allowed to/from AKL from Monday, under the new level 2 rules masks are required.
Does the mask requirements, therefore remove the requirement to leave the middle seat empty?
Flight ex-AKL early next week, seem to be getting snapped up very fast.
Seems like Rob Fyfe doesn't have the patience for elimination for the long term and he has been hired by the government as business advisor but not that the government will listen to him more than the medical experts. Which does beg the question, how much longer will NZ hold on to hope of retaining...Jump to post
Singapore is to open up travel from New Zealand from 1 September 2020. You will need to have an covid test upon arrival, and isolate until your test result is returned. Although you will be required to isolation in an managed hotel, and free to explore once your test is returned negative! https://w...Jump to post
Singapore is to open up travel from New Zealand from 1 September 2020. You will need to have an covid test upon arrival, and isolate until your test result is returned. Although you will be required to isolation in an managed hotel, and free to explore once your test is returned negative! https://ww...Jump to post
This may have been asked previously but does anyone know why domestic A320 services out of Wellington were shifted to the international terminal? It's a pain in the butt for pax. It’s an covid saver idea brought to you by AVSEC/WIAL, far cheaper to run the smaller and less socially distanced domest...Jump to post
NZ has been operating AKL-WLG flights with an ATR 72-600! https://twitter.com/CamWallace_NZ/status/1296187014367162368 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Efz7N3hU8AAElPG?format=jpg&name=900x900 That has to be along time since an prop has operated that route on an regular service, Maybe OriginPacific d...Jump to post
Speaking of Origin Air they have a third Jetstream now with the latest one being registered to them as ZK-JSK. Be interesting to see what new route they announce with this perhaps NSN-HLZ or NSN-DUD. http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2020/08/its-official.html I'm not sure NSN to HLZ or DUD would work ...Jump to post
I assume that this is replacing the demand left vacant by VA which stopped flying its 77Ws on US freight services a couple of weeks ago. Organised by Australian Government, once weekly for 8 week period. Full list of organised freight flights is in the links below - including JL's new NRT-BNE fligh...Jump to post
I would have thought there is plenty of capacity back to France now with SQ,EK,QR. Perhaps a charter for the mining industry above the capacity restrictions inbound to AU, with a separate quarantine arrangement? They mentioned above that it is for the cricket team. Is that for the Australian Cricke...Jump to post
NZ has started an new LAX-BNE-LAX freight service a couple of times an week, operated by an mix of 77Ws and 789s as NZ1199/NZ1198.
NZ has been operating AKL-WLG flights with an ATR 72-600! https://twitter.com/CamWallace_NZ/status/1296187014367162368 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Efz7N3hU8AAElPG?format=jpg&name=900x900 That has to be along time since an prop has operated that route on an regular service, Maybe OriginPacific di...Jump to post
Has anyone seen any information around how much this new period of level 2/3 is costing NZ and JQ daily?
Assuming that they are still having to pay all the effected staff from cancelation, as would of been way to short to stand them all down.