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by zkncj
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/426 ... cabin-crew


Interesting to see the PVG base has been kept.....
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ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:


Interesting to see the PVG base has been kept.....

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by zkncj
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Anyone know when the VA ATR 72-600 fleet is planned to leave Australia? All previous VA ATR removals were sent to NSN, to await new owners or be re-leasesed.

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by zkncj
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

HLZ getting International services in the next 5 years seem very slim! The only international flights I could see them getting in the near term would be passengers returning from Australia going straight into an managed isolation hotel.

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

ZK-NBT wrote:
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.

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group lays off 2,400 staff; 4,300 jobs cuts
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: Singapore Airlines Group lays off 2,400 staff; 4,300 jobs cuts

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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. ...

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by zkncj
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8053

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

Are the MI 738s have cabin refits, at the same time as the repaint into SQ colours?

Or has the cabin refits been put on hold, with the current situation.

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by zkncj
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31428

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

- 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...

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by zkncj
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13432

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

With any prospect for any International Bubbles forming in the next 6months.

Does anyone know if AIAL completed three plans to create to seperate zones in the International Terminal to seperate passengers?

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by zkncj
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

zkojq wrote:
Any idea what's up with ZK-NZL flying BNE-LAX as NZ1198? There was also an A321 flying NAN-CHC earlier in the day.


It’s an weekly freight flight in partnership with the Australian Government. Last week it was operated by an 77W.

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by zkncj
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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.

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by zkncj
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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 ...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oko

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by zkncj
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by zkncj
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24156

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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.

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