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by zkncj
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

This latest bubble burst, and infected traveller that traveled SYD-WLG-SYD over the weekend. Begs the question why isn’t an some form of rapid testing done as apart of that Tasman bubble? Surely an rapid salvia test done at the airports, before departure would be better than the current system of no...

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Unfortunately another pause is on for 3 days between NZ and NSW. https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/125524093/transtasman-bubble-quarantinefree-travel-from-nsw-to-nz-paused-for-72-hours Ironically from 11:59pm the bubble pause with Victoria has now been lifted, with two way traffic resumes this morn...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 14414

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

Probably makes allot of sense in the near term, reducing there operating costs at the same. While it takes a couple of years for demand to build back up.

If BA wants back into LGW in the future, that wouldn’t be to hard.

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Right so NZ have got a schedule penciled in loaded, how realistic it is I don’t know, all long haul currently showing 789s. This is from 1st to 7th Feb 2022, Frequency weekly xx LAX x7 SFOx4 IAHx3 ORDx3 HNL x4 YVRx3 PVG x7 NRTx 7 HKGx7 (CX x14 359) SIN x7 ( SQ x10 359) ICNx3 TPEx3 PER x7 Bring on t...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Seems that QF has used covid, as opening to introduce the domestic ‘box styled’ meals on the Tasman….

Pre-Covid meals on the Tasman were served long-haul style with the single ‘big plate’. Now it seems that the flights on the Tasman now have the domestic boxed meals.

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

How many domestic terminals in New Zealand, could support 240 a321Ns? Maybe just CHC? AKL / ZQN struggle with full passenger loaded on an a321NEO currently with only 220 seats. The boarding process becomes chaotic, with the lack of room at the gate. It’s no lines just organised chaos of people push...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

How many domestic terminals in New Zealand, could support 240 a321Ns? Maybe just CHC? AKL / ZQN struggle with full passenger loaded on an a321NEO currently with only 220 seats. The boarding process becomes chaotic, with the lack of room at the gate. It’s no lines just organised chaos of people pushi...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Looks like ZQN, just had an sudden wind change with NZ232, NZ260, QF185 all aborted landing on finals.

Ironically QF121 had just made it in, I just departed on NZ622 and it was an smooth as trip out of ZQN.

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

I thought only 3 321s left the fleet? Also they have 6 A320's coming from Japan and 3 from Singapore which is 9 A320s replacing 8 A320s. Don't forget the 320's also used to fly SYDNAN / AKLRAR / ADLDPS / ADLDRWDPS / CNSDPS / MELDPS (in peak) / PERDPSSIN plus several TT routes that aren't operating....

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

777-300ER. Some of you may have seen a re-entry date for the first 77W's posted elsewhere. I mentioned a month or two back this work was underway and I can't wait to see these birds flying again. All I'll say is don't count on those dates just yet. It's very unlikely to be that soon but it will hop...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

With the NLK tender I wonder if Nauru Airlines still submits a bid... Or Alliance now that they have E190’s coming onboard. An E190 would probably allow the service to BNE/SYD to become daily. Daily, doubt it But a 190 would have a better load factor on the same schedule..... Does anyone know what ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

eta unknown wrote:
With the NLK tender I wonder if Nauru Airlines still submits a bid...


Or Alliance now that they have E190’s coming onboard. An E190 would probably allow the service to BNE/SYD to become daily.

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

I stand by what said (and yes I know about the AU/NZ common market) - I find it strange it wasn't awarded to one of the AU based carriers and instead it was given to an airline that is majority owned by a foreign government. I guess you could say the same about HiFly running a343s around domestical...

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

The NZ contract with the Australian Govt. for NLK flights has been extended until August 2023. A temporary crew base will be set up in BNE to thwart any travel bubble shutdowns and necessitating another carrier to operate the route, similar to QF running a few flights recently. https://traveldaily....

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

My friend told me that Air NZ has won a two year contract starting 30 August with the Australian Govt to operate 3 BNE and 3 SYD to Norfolk Island flights per week. That would be good to get that revenue back for sure NZ has already confirmed this. It's not a secret https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/...

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/300330081/air-new-zealand-unveils-new-inflight-snacks

Cookies or Chips maybe an thing of the past on NZ, NZ is now trailing new food options on domestic jet services like ice cream.

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by zkncj
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

The current Government does not want a return to mass tourism. So they are moving away from the backpackers .Only the higher tier travellers will be welcome back. And they will be able to afford the fee increases. Will keeping kiwis holidaying in New Zealand…… $160 is around $640 per family of 4. T...

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by zkncj
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

It had also been done on the Concorde and multiple 747s if i remember correctly, so not that novel. For WR I would say it was a novel idea to as Unclekoru said increase utilization, the 732 and 752 spent a fair bit of time on the ground, I think they did an AKL-RAR on the 752 briefly 2 days a week ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Ah the WR 752, I remember hearing they couldn't fill the 732 so the 752 must have had very good lease rates, ex BI IIRC, it spent a fair bit of the week parked at AKL when it wasn't flying. They shared a 733 with FJ in the 90s with each airlines livery on one side, probably a good arrangement for t...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 22477

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Does anyone know when NZ last International 732 service was? Assuming it would of been somewhere around early 2000?

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 27817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Realistically how far off could we be from bubbles with Fiji/New Caledonia etc? Surely they pose no more risk than New Zealand. I would imagine these island nations are keen to open up as soon as possible. Edit: Had no idea Fiji was even experiencing an outbreak currently. Nevermind! With the excep...

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by zkncj
Sun May 30, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Living south of Hamilton, it and the surrounding towns are growing very fast, huge new subdivisions opening up, massive new roading projects (although one could argue the finished expressway makes flying from AKL a little less of a hassle). I also think the A220 would make a good fleet fit but much...

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by zkncj
Sat May 29, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

3 configurations with 7 of each seems to much? Flexibility sure but complexity aswell with small sub fleets. I don’t see them going smaller probably another A320NEO order to replace the sharklet fleet in time mid late 2020s. I’m half expecting the domestic a321N’s to be cross shared with the Intern...

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by zkncj
Sat May 29, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

NZ do love the ATR, which I have to think is a lot cheaper than running an A320, but weather there are any new routes among existing destinations remains to be seen. I do wonder if the a220-100/300s has an place in NZ’s future domestic fleet. Wonder if the longer term domestic fleet, could end up s...

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by zkncj
Thu May 27, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

How much damage is the current Melbourne outbreak going to have in the Tasman bubble? The bubble was already struggling to gain traction, now with this outbreak will it be enough to put of the remaining people willing to travel on the Tasman? Taken Victoria’s track record, should they even be allowe...

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by zkncj
Wed May 26, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 41305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

We might see some cancellations from Victorians shortly....... I'd say there would be cancellations already - SA has just closed their borders to travellers from Melbourne, and those from elsewhere in Victoria must get tested on arrival & isolate until they get a negative result. Would think WA...

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by zkncj
Mon May 24, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I flew AKL-BNE today, it was not what I had expected! I was expecting it to be an painful process with additional checks etc required, if anything apart from needing to use the SmartGate at either end it almost felt like an domestic trip. The NZ lounge in AKL this morning was near reaching capacity,...

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by zkncj
Tue May 18, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 41305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Cannot relate to having to call JQ as of yet but I have used the chat function which works wonders. Always answered promptly, agents who are on the ball and every query or issue fixed within minutes of starting the chat. They do seem to currently offer a much better customer service experience and ...

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by zkncj
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

What are peoples thoughts around VA future flight credits that are issues to New Zealand based customers? it has become very clear that VA has very little intrest in returning to New Zealand in the near term. I would even expect that ZQN services will not start this year, I'm expecting these service...

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by zkncj
Fri May 14, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 41305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

How is the vaccine rollout in Australia going? It's been slow but starting to accelerate now. About 20% of adults have received at least 1 dose. Over 50s get Astra Zeneca. Under 50's get Pfizer but supply is still limited so only high risk workers or disabled are able to access it currently. Hopefu...

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by zkncj
Fri May 14, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

If the Tasman starts to pick up in time for the summer holidays of 21/22. Along with a couple more Islands joining the bubble by then. Then I could see the 3x 77W’s currently stored in AKL, being brought back online to serve MEL/BNE/SYD over the summer period. Or if there are any more 787 issues, I ...

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by zkncj
Thu May 13, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

The next safe zones will no doubt not be the US. I would count ourselves lucky if we could go to Asia (Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, etc) by the end of the year. China presents a massive opportunity from a business point of view and is safe but not sure if the government is willing. Openin...

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by zkncj
Sat May 08, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

That article should read "NZ Govt trying to wean the country off tourism and air travel in general." Their interpretation of backpackers is outdated, long gone are the days of backpacker hostels for $10 a night and pot noodles from the supermarket, couch surfing and hitchhiking. The numbe...

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by zkncj
Sat May 08, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-sydney-flight-bubble-to-resume-on-sunday/R4FOLJA6LATLCT7LY7ZFMITP5M/ Bubble with NSW to resume at Midnight tonight, so flights from Sunday will be allowed back into New Zealand. Edit: the NZH and Stuff seem to contradict each other, the Hearld says...

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by zkncj
Sat May 08, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

So within the next couple of hours we should find out if the NSW bubble ban is lifted. Personally I can’t see if being extended, if they want to maintain any credibility to the bubble. 3x bubble pauses in the first 2 weeks, have to have damaged the bubbles reputation. If you were basses in Australia...

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by zkncj
Fri May 07, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

No, finally Air NZ releasing some short term promotional fares. On sale until 11May. I have not undersood why they did heavily discount the fares when the borders opened just to creat some excitement. This is an off-peak period until July school holidays - think they thought that they would get the...

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by zkncj
Fri May 07, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 41305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Alliance E90 to operate following routes for Qantas ADL-OOL 4-7 weekly from 25 June 21 DRW-CBR, 10 weekly from 21 June 21 https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1388945299586965508?s=21 Now confirmed by QF, Alliance E90’s in QF colours will go from 3 to 8 with 5 being based in ADL ADL-SYD and AD...

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by zkncj
Fri May 07, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Yesterdays NSW bubble closer must of had bit of impact on bookings, just seen AKL-OOL come up on grabaseat for $105..

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by zkncj
Thu May 06, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

https://www.flightradar24.com/ANZ198/279f3c54

Anyone know how HBA is going? todays flight is operated by ZK-NNE which is an A321NEO.
Pretty impressive if they have had to increase it o an A321NEO already.

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by zkncj
Thu May 06, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Looking at the Tasman Bubble, over the past few weeks the local cases in WA/NSW have not been treated the same. WA has flights held for 72hours, then again for another 48hrs. Yet NSW now has two community cases (same house hold) with no link yet... Although travel on the Tasman is business as normal...

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by zkncj
Wed May 05, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Love to see NZ add another port; CAN, or perhaps, NKG. China's a big and diverse country - PVG doesn't cut it on it's own. Apart from PEK, the three cities I've mentioned seem to be of interest to other long haul/international carriers, compared to the likes of KMG, CKG CTU, WUH or HGH. Ironically ...

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by zkncj
Mon May 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

the RAR A321 schedule will be quickly recycled for trans-tasman frequencies to places that demand it, but don't warrant a 787. like ADL, OOL, CNS, HBA etc or to beefing up multiple daily frequencies to BNE/SYD/MEL Even if the 787 is not full, RAR would be most happy about the cargo hold space that ...

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by zkncj
Mon May 03, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Flights to RAR for the next couple of weeks seem to be selling out very fast, wonder how long until the A321NEO are changed to 789s?

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by zkncj
Mon May 03, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

NZ6 wrote:
17 May, Cook Islands Bubble Opens


How many New Zealanders can Rarotonga handle in the up coming July hoildays?

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by zkncj
Sun May 02, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

GW54 wrote:
Could be a early morning IVC-WLG that then carries on to AKL. with a reversal in the evenning to replace the current Q300. This model is in place for DUD and Queenstown.


But then you wouldn't get to spend 2.2hours on a Q300....
It sounds like the best flight currently on the NZ domestic network.

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by zkncj
Sat May 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

And the second bubble pop of 2022 goes to.... Western Australia. They are doing well on track to be the top bubble popper. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/covid-19-coronavirus-nz-government-says-flights-from-western-australia-to-new-zealand-should-be-immediately-paused-after-perth-covid-19-cases/JF...

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by zkncj
Sat May 01, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29147

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

The biggest issue with DUD International (and any other smaller regional port in New Zealand). It’s realistically now one has an 100 seater in there fleet that could do it, back when NZ/SJ had an 136 seat 737s these routes would of had chance. How PMR,DUD,HLZ,ROT all managed to have International se...

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by zkncj
Sat May 01, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 41305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Why not China According to their media, they have minimal new infections, of which most are overseas acquired If you can believe their media..... If anyone was going to start an bubble with China it would be New Zealand, not Australia. The laters relationship with China isn’t currently the best... ...

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by zkncj
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29147

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sorry for my ignorance, but are A321s operating into ZQN weight-restricted? If so, assume that’s due to limited runway length? Could an A321 operate to AU east coast? Thanks in advance. I would say there would be an high chance of them departing ZQN with an weight restriction ex ZQN. They could arr...

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