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by QuayWeeAir
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 22205

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Any VA (or their subsidiary TT) Trans-Tasman expansion outside of their hubs is unlikely unless if a state/local government is subsidising the flights (ala the summer seasonal AKL-NTL). Considering VA's Trans-Tasman ops in general is not doing great post NZ partnership, it's more likely VA will be ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service

Wouldnt hold my breath on this.... according to local sources in the Samoan Government the airline is currently $70million dollars in debt since it first launched. News reports also suggest that since Malindo Airlines were brought in to operate flights on behalf of Samoa Airways there is nothing rem...

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66452

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

With all this HKG drama unfolding at the airport, I wonder if Macau could be set up as an alternate for diversions... Macau has a number of hotels that im sure would be of use in a scenario like this. Or alternatively get passengers on the ground and then ferry them across to Hong Kong. Wheres Viva ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31210

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

With Macau being so close to Hong Kong and it being a tourist mecca with lots of hotels, could airlines (albeit those flying smaller aircraft) not divert there and offload passengers and stay at one of the many hotels or even shuttle them back across to Hong Kong on one of the many ferries that oper...

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by QuayWeeAir
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Any thoughts on what the 787’s will do between 6am and 15:30/20:35 in BNE? QF seem to want to use these pretty efficiently so wonder where they might go during the day? One suggestion is a BNE-AKL-BNE round-trip (replacing the A330 or 738) on the days the 789s are scheduled on BNE-SFO, considering ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Not that popular - working from BITRE you can see that there was an average of 86 pax/flight in December, 110 pax/flight in January, and 91 pax/flight. For them to commit to a three-year operation must have required significant investment from NTL and/or the local Council. Yes but they may also see...

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by QuayWeeAir
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 32119

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Virgin Australia have announced the return of seasonal flights between Auckland and Newcastle for the next three years.

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by QuayWeeAir
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Virgin Australia / Newcastle Airport have announced the return of seasonal flights between Newcastle and Auckland for the next three years.

Apparantly the flights were quite popular and generated alot of revenue for the Hunter Region.

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by QuayWeeAir
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

VA78 Operating APW-SYD (7JUL), as well as VA92 Operating APW-BNE (6JUL) both had tech stops in NAN for refueling, the flight that operated to Sydney picked up extra fuel as a precaution for the anticipated Fog in the Sydney area... unsure as to why the APW-BNE had a tech stop as well..... maybe not ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28452

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas set to operate the B787 between Sydney and Auckland replacing the A330 services this coming December/January.

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon May 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7103

Re: Airline owning a airport

Samoa Airways / Polynesian Airlines owned Fagalii International Airport in Samoa until just recently when the Samoan Government decided to buy it off them to allow more competition on the Samoa - American Samoa route.

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71056

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Qantas To Start Melbourne - Queenstown Flights This Winter... More Competition For Air New Zealand, Jetstar And The Newly Started Services From Virgin Australia. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/qantas-to-fly-direct-from-m...

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71056

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Would we ever see Jetstar venture more within the Pacific? Currently only Fiji and Rarotonga (Via Auckland) are being served. Would be nice to see Jetstar in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or even on flights to Papua New Guinea.

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33839

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

I wonder if we will ever see Virgin Australia take on Air New Zealand on their lucrative AKL-LAX route or in fact maybe AKL-ATL (Codeshare with their mates at Delta)... Would be good competition for Air NZ and Virgin Australia already has a strong presence with its AKL hub. I know Qantas pulled off ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71056

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

The BITRE figures for November were interesting considering it was the first full month following NZ/VAs official break up. VA average load factor to New Zealand was really average (67%) compared to QF (88%), JQ (86%) and NZ (83.5%). Despite having 20k more seats in the market compared to November ...

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by QuayWeeAir
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3973

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Heard it may be a 7M9. Yes it'll be a 737MAX9 which is waiting to be delivered from recently collapsed Danish airline Primera Air (Apparantly already in Samoa Airways livery) Have they made any announcements as to where the extra aircraft will be flying or will they be adding more to their existing...

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by QuayWeeAir
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3973

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

I was reading that Samoa Airways are due to have a new aircraft in March and a second on June. The PM said the new aircraft will be larger than the existing B738 they are currently leasing, but I couldnt find anything about what the new aircraft will be - which seems a bit strange given March is on...

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by QuayWeeAir
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 33698

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Interestingly, VA loads transtasman seem to have slumped away big time in the last few days, I have seen a number of flights to SYD depart with 35-50 passengers onboard. For VA's sake, I hope it is just a temporary slump. Lets not exaggerate things, while there have been about 3-4 flights ex NZ wit...

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by QuayWeeAir
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 37830

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Will VA make WLG a focus city over CHC? I think so - the lounge investment says a lot, as does the amount of advertising I've seen in the city. It would be exciting if they launched some Pacific Island flights from WLG too, like to TBU or RAR (I'd say NAN and APW, but IIRC they don't have rights fo...

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by QuayWeeAir
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 37830

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

With the 2018 close to winding up, why not look at the possibilities for 2019 and what may happen (pending fuel situation and AIAL being able to cope) VIRGIN/TIGERAIR - is it a matter of when not if Virgin decide to throw Tiger into the market. Question is on what routes. Will they look at secondar...

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by QuayWeeAir
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67210

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Despite the additional competition from OL and bad blood between VA and Samoa, VA has applied to the Samoan Minister for Works Transport and Infrastructure asking for its license to be renewed to fly between Australia and Samoa. Is APW worth their time? See: http://sobserver.ws/en/04_09_2018/local/...

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by QuayWeeAir
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7497

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

This article made me laugh as it is filled with so many inaccuracies. I feel sorry for the Samoan people and the way this airline is being run, as the burden of Samoa Airways failing will fall back on the Samoan people. http://sobserver.ws/en/18_07_2018/columns/35136/Samoa-Airways-–-a-brave-decision...

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by QuayWeeAir
Sun May 06, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7497

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

Any updates on Samoa Airways services and any upcoming plans? Seems all I've been reading about is there steeming losses and low load factors on all their flights.

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by QuayWeeAir
Sun May 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Was wondering how Samoa Airways (OL) is doing on their routes to Sydney.... The BITRE figures are yet to show Samoa Airways as operating.... BITRE figures for February are out. https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/international_airline_activity-monthly_publications.aspx Some really high load fa...

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by QuayWeeAir
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18186

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Talofa As much as I would like to see air services to Samoa succeed, the failed attempt by the Samoan Government to rope in both Air Tahiti Nui as well as Solomon Airlines ultimately failed. Now Ive been following this closely as I have ties to not only Samoa but to Australia and New Zealand as well...

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