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by zkncj
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Are Air NZ currently offering inflight entertainment on their flights out of NZ? If so, have they been keeping the content updated or is it before pre covid times to miminise costs? I know on my domestic flights with IFE this year it seemed to all be operating as usual. There have been minor update...

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by zkncj
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

That would be a correct assumption but I don't know that QF domestic are that busy yet that would require 28 A330s to be operational. Currently the A330s are, in part, being swapped onto some leisure routes but, at the same time, routes such as MEL-SYD that previously saw many A330s are still quiet...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Nice to see VA taking back some 737s that were stored overseas. Flying into BNE this morning I could see just two VA aircraft resting on the old runway with engines taped up. A 737 and an ATR 72. I assume with the way things are moving, the former will be back in the air soon. Was too far away to g...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Already brand inconsistency at REX by (assumably) taking the 2 ex-TT 738s, although questions still raised whether if REX are willing (or even have the money!) to spend CapEx to reconfigure the ex-TT birds to a similar configuration to their ex-VA birds. Based on the assumption that REX won't be us...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

According to the 2021 Interim Analyst Presentation (slide 27) another Regional A320CEO will leave by 30 Jun 21 and the remaining three by 30 Jun 22. And according to the 2021 Interim Report (page 18) A320NEOs ZK-NHE and ZK-NHF are due for delivery in August and October this year. The first domestic...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

MCY was also 1hr 30m. This jogged my memory, the other thing that MCY and HBA share is that the aircraft holds are bulk loaded by hand which also slows things down. I believe ADL has also become a bulk loaded flight due to change of ground handler. (swissport) ADL was generally but not always a 789...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

MCY was also 1hr 30m. The AKL-HBA 0900/1100, HBA-AKL 1230/1800 initial schedule is likely just until the ground handling experience is bedded in, and the sector times could even reduce by 5 or 10 mins. Sector times on the Tasman are interesting, looking at OOL-AKL flights today and notice there is ...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Great news. But looks like Thu and Sun to me! Exceptionally long layover at HBA - 1h 30m - could there be a reason for this? Currently, travel requires delays to disembarkation until border agencies and MOH allow (even for RAR), cleaning cannot overlap with anyone including crew on board and the wh...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Looks like Hobart has been put on sale overnight, starting on Thursday 22 April 2021z Looks like AKL-HBA is operated by an A320CEO and not NEO at this stage. Flights are Thursday // Friday NZ197 departs AKL at 0900 and NZ198 Departs HBA at 12:30. AKL is soon to become very busy again around 0900 and...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Face coverings required on domestic flights - is it time to let that requirement go? Seems odd that we are happy to open up to Australia, yet we still required face-masks to be worn on domestic flights in New Zealand. Surely it should be time to remove that requirement? I was thinking while I was at...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

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WA Pem Mark McGowan has confirmed today that Western Australia, will join the New Zealand travel bubble.
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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Have REX got 737's that are certified to fly to NZ? Have REX got an International Airline Licence? Have REX met all NZ/AUS regulatory requirements for operating international flights? All good points, but these are hardly insurmountable. Witness Air Chathams, a smaller operator than Rex, who were a...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

5 out 6 of todays imported cases are from India, seems suspending arrivals from India is an good call for the time being. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-ministry-of-health-update-on-cases-auckland-miq-worker/R5MY3BQIPWC2TB2RCJPGRT26BE/ That EK flight to AKL seems to be the COVID ...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Looks like 3x of the ex virgin birds are on the way back. One of the guys who ferried them to the US is headed on the reverse trip. https://twitter.com/jttsteve/status/1380161874759671811?s=21 Also at least one of the ex virgin birds have been doing flight tests at GYR in the last week. https://www...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Press release from Air NZ business travel doing well plus domestic traffic back to 90% of pre covid size. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-release-2021-business-travellers-return-to-the-skies-in-record-numbers Good to see, just how fast can they bring crew and aircraft back online as demand gr...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

IIRC it was a bit of a tortuous process getting (technical) approval in the first place, despite decades long experience operating long overwater flights to the Chatham Islands and also operating scheduled domestic services in the Tonga group. So I expect Rex will also have some hoops to jump throu...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Dr Bloomfield was fairly scathing in the press conference today. Suggests there's a huge amount of inflight transmission on EK flights from UAE to here. It certainly seems to rubbish the IATA claims that the chance of inflight transmission is infinitesimal (which I think most of us saw through anyw...

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by zkncj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

A fair point to be made. And I personally don’t think VA have the hardware to be offering flights to NZ with a consistency and schedule that most people would expect. If you start talking about BNE/SYD/MEL - AKL, BNE/SYD/MEL - WEL, and BNE/SYD/MEL - CHC, how many more planes to you need they don’t ...

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by zkncj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

REX’s next big move? Over the past 12months REX has made an few moves that have surprised all of us. With VA not returning on the Tasman until the end of October (if they ever do). Could New Zealand be REX’s new next big move? Operating on some holiday routes? The Tasman market is allot different to...

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by zkncj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Per ABC Sunshine Coast, seasonal winter/spring MCY-AKL-MCY flights on NZ will resume in June 28. Personal Opinion: I wonder if NZ's A321neo will make the occasional visit into MCY? https://www.facebook.com/ABCSunshineCoast/posts/3943854232327987 The fleet seems pretty tightly allocated at the momen...

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by zkncj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

QF is taking a calculated risk with CNS or indeed OOL, as previously they only served main trunk routes and business routes. This time they know that the money is not immediately in the business game, but the leisure market. Ultimately, however, CNS is easily integrated into their mainline domestic...

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

ZK-NBT wrote:

Are JQ going to be on AKL-OOL as well?


Currently seems to be bookable on JQ too.

With VA not starting back until OCT, it has freed up room for QF to jump in.

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Looking at some AKL-BNE flights in May '21, looks like QF is double daily with an A333.

AKL-SYD is also 3x daily A333.

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

lowesrus wrote:
Looks like QF have loaded inventory for OOL. When was this announced as it isn't operated by JQ?


Quietly this afternoon, apparently they are adding AKL-CNS too.

JQ is still planning to fly AKL-OOL too.

AKL-OOL is now:
NZ A321NEO daily
JQ A320 daily
QF 738 daily

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Will be interesting to see if / how quickly VA return to trans tasman flying No time soon apparently: However, Virgin Australia doesn't plan to put New Zealand back on its schedule until September, and then only with a handful of flights to Queenstown. A spokesman for the airline said that "ev...

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/nz-travel-bubble-starts-april-19

By the looks of it QF had added AKL-OOL daily too!

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Well here we are Bubble Eve 12.0? Maybe even 13.0, how do we predict tomorrow announcement will go? There seems to be some hints that the bubble will be in effect as of this Friday. QLD cases have seemed to settle down, ironically no worse the Auckland Valentine’s Day cluster. Deputy Prime Minister...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Well here we are Bubble Eve 12.0? Maybe even 13.0, how do we predict tomorrow announcement will go? There seems to be some hints that the bubble will be in effect as of this Friday. QLD cases have seemed to settle down, ironically no worse the Auckland Valentine’s Day cluster. Deputy Prime Minister ...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 19451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Does anyone know why up to 4 UA aircraft were in SYD earlier this week? 2 x 77W and 2 x 789. Tracking these a bit, one each was scheduled SFO-SYD and LAX-SYD which I am aware had resumed long ago, but the other two seemed like cargo, and one of them was headed to AKL. It’s pretty common for UA to f...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14205

Re: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?

zkojq wrote:
Surely a conversation program for 77Es would be more viable thanks to more feedstock to amortize it over and lower values?


You would think that Boeing, could come up with an package to convert both the 77E/L into 77F model.

It’s not like Boeing has much other bussiness at the moment ....

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Any thoughts? https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/ministry-health-documents-reveal-trans-tasman-bubble-may-just-days-away This post from last month’s thread seems to point to 12th April: https://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/NZ-Agents/Wing-Tips/2021/WTPS-5090-26-Mar-21.pdf AirNZ put out an travel ...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 9438

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Does anyone know what's happened to Air NZ Q300 ZK-NEG. It doesn't appear to have flown since 05 Dec 2020. PA515 I heard it went into storage but might come out soon. Hopefully giving it an repaint while they are at it? Why is it taking so long for NZ to repaint the Q300s? For example most of the 7...

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by zkncj
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

With the latest clusters in QLD, surely Tuesday bubble announcement isn’t going to go well? For travel anytime soon....

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by zkncj
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

https://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/NZ-Agents/Wing-Tips/2021/WTPS-5090-26-Mar-21.pdf AirNZ put out an travel agent update over the weekend, which gives an few details of there bubble plans. - From 12 of April, all Red Flights between Australia and New Zealand will end. You must haven been in NZ or AU fo...

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by zkncj
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

JQ did have international service from BNE pre Covid with BNE-DPS. Thanks, not sure if it makes a difference with aircraft or crew scheduling as that was a 788 which did MEL-DPS-BNE-DPS-MEL IIRC. Did JQ have BNE-HNL 2-3 years back for a period aswelll? The BNE-DPS flights do have some BNE crew - bu...

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by zkncj
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

New Information put this afternoon shows that 23,447 people arrived from Australia in the past 8 months and only 3 people have tested positive after arriving in the past 8 months. Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/transtasman-bubble-boost-positive-step-as-number-of-infected-australian-travellers...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

In 2019 there was just under 45,000 passengers that flew between DUD & BNE approximately 865 people per week. Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunedin_Airport Based on that the 3x week VA services wouldn’t have done to badly in the past. That would be approximately 144 per service. On an ...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Virgin has rolled out two very different inflight meal experiences today, the new business class menu plus fully 'buy on board' for economy class. Both are getting very different reactions, seems that travellers like the look of the business class meals and welcome the return of spirits, but are st...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

For the first three days of the fully opened Tasman Bubble services, every seat on every Qantas flight will be offered as a classic reward seat for frequent flyer redemptions. It’s a great initiative to spur traveller bookings. I’ll feel for QF’s Kiwi based crew, from stand down to chocka-block fli...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

For the first three days of the fully opened Tasman Bubble services, every seat on every Qantas flight will be offered as a classic reward seat for frequent flyer redemptions. It’s a great initiative to spur traveller bookings. I’ll feel for QF’s Kiwi based crew, from stand down to chocka-block fli...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

NZ6 wrote:
Announcement today.


So no firm date yet..... just an hopefully of an May start date.
Live stream https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300262687/watch-live-cook-islands-pm-mark-brown-and-jacinda-ardern-front-media-after-meeting-in-auckland

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by zkncj
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

Announcement today. It seems promising of an Cook Islands bubble, now that the NZ Covid tracer app works in the Cooks. Although will it just be an another announcement of the date of the announcement? AKL-RAR seems to be bookable as an daily 321NEO service from 12 April. The question that I’ve got ...

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by zkncj
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

I recall JQ had announced just prior to Covid an increase on WLG-OOL to 6pw. Although no word on when they will return at this stage. Wasn't WLG-OOL an old SJ route? did NZ ever take this one on when they folded SJ operation back into NZ? Will DUD join HLZ,PMR,ROT in all losing there International ...

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by zkncj
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

I'm a bit disappointed that NZ hasn't taken the opportunity to inaugurate WLG-OOL - it seems to me an obvious route for the carrier to serve. I recall JQ had announced just prior to Covid an increase on WLG-OOL to 6pw. Although no word on when they will return at this stage. Wasn't WLG-OOL an old S...

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by zkncj
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24395

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

I would think QF moving to a320/321NEO fleet, would stillhave some cost benefit to be shared with JQ. QF will use COVID as an excuse with the unions to justify, that need to refocus there business model to keep operating. The fact that QFLink has growing fleet of a320s, seems to suggest that QF is h...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

Looks like the Tasman schedule has been updated overnight, with the 77Ws swapped for A321NEOs/789s.
Then looks like from early May they plan to increase flights on AKL-MEL/BNE/SYD.

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

And the winner is NZ - HBA-AKL given they fly some smaller AU ports - MCY,OOL,CNS not a surprise! Nice to see any new international routes in COVID times https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-release-2021-airnz-sets-sights-on-hobart I would expect that JQ may jump onto it with an overnight flight,...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

And the winner is NZ - HBA-AKL given they fly some smaller AU ports - MCY,OOL,CNS not a surprise! Nice to see any new international routes in COVID times https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-release-2021-airnz-sets-sights-on-hobart I would expect that JQ may jump onto it with an overnight flight,...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 20234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

It will be interesting to see how many people travel, as NZ travel insurers are warning that they wont cover most covid-related claims if enforced quarantines etc are reinstated during your trip - they will cover you if you get covid-19, but not if your trip suddenly becomes hugely more expensive o...

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