All it would take is 1 photo of a medevac passenger being loaded in and theres your justification to the public. Think of the recent articles about people stuck overseas in hospital with no travel insurance, you could easily play off that. I think a C40 of sorts would be better, however. But in the...Jump to post
Wind causing some havoc in WLG today with majority of the afternoon international arrivals diverted to AKL. Notably VA171 and QF161 attempted landing before choosing to divert. QF171 from MEL made it in at 4pm with the other flights due to land between 2-3pm. Some domestic cancellations were in pla...Jump to post
Is it due to high demand or something to do with aircraft utilisation/availability Bit of both I think. ATR has no charters over winter, plus demand on the route has increased. Can you support that other than via your assumption? I'd be surprised if they're keeping 3x daily and have the ability to ...Jump to post
Just noted that Air Chats is going to use the ATR72 on the WAG route on many services between Fri afternoons and Monday mornings. Their ability to fill planes on a route that NZ couldn't make work with DH3s is a real credit to them. How long before we see a daily WAG-CHC with a SWM or SF3? Is it du...Jump to post
Where have you obtained this from? NZ have said this themselves, I’ll find a source later. Or have I misunderstood? Just a refresh, not new seats or anything. The new product will come on the 787-10 in 2023. There are some minor changes which will be rolled out over the next 18 months or so but it'...Jump to post
WLG787 wrote:So 8 x 787-10 confirmed with options for up to a further 12 - interchangeable between -9 and -10 models! Powered by GE engines
ZK-NBT wrote:CHC fog this morning saw plenty of diversions including SQ297 to AKL, first SQ A350 to AKL 9V-SMD.
They didn’t go for WLG.
The Boeing Communications Manager OZ/NZ will be in Auckland early next week. A sign? The Paris Air Show 17-23 June 2019 was probably the intended date, but the Reuters story has messed that up. PA515 An investor presentation is scheduled for Monday at 1.30pm and pre-dated the Reuters announcement b...Jump to post
So Reuters is reporting a leak and that the 77E replacement order has gone to Boeing... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-newzealand-aircraft/air-new-zealand-picks-boeing-for-wide-body-jet-order-sources-idUSKCN1SQ03U Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources PARIS (Reuters)...Jump to post
This in the NZ Herald at 1830 today. Air New Zealand reveals plans to change the shape of its economy cabin. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12230900 Cam Wallace said they are planning on 30 to 40 extra legroom economy seats in widebody aircraft and compares...Jump to post
Well he would say that wouldn't he? He wouldn't want to say he put a proposal to the Board and was basically laughed out of the room. The actual allegation has been made numerous times in numerous publications including AFR and The Australian. It is a fair guess to say they have got their informati...Jump to post
Very interesting article in Stuff today about NZ flights to China, and the struggle for profitability. Could we see another Air China codeshare into Shanghai instead of NZ flying its own metal? https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/112486110/air-new-zealand-looses-in-excess-of-100m-over-13-yea...Jump to post
HND won't happen as it's can't have service from A380 it can only cater for up to the 747-8i if QF to send a A380 to Tokyo it would have to be to Narita. Please atleast re read my post on why I think HND will get it, no body has proved weather HND can not can’t take the A380. HND has very few taxiw...Jump to post
AKL domestic is a zoo or maze after using it yesterday for the first time in sometime. No flow to it at all. CHC on the other hand, really nice and modern. International at AKL isn’t to bad other than being a constant construction site. I have never been to an airport anywhere in the world that is ...Jump to post
Years ago Qantas operated a B767 HBA-MEL-SIN but in the end it never paid. Also Air New Zealand / TAA / Ansett operated mainly seasonal flights to N.Z. from HBA. At the time none were really economical. Recently it was proposed that QF would operated the B767F Freigher HBA-DRW-China somewhere. Howe...Jump to post
Big delay on the WLG runway extension...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/indust ... nd-revised
Just curious where you lifted this quote from? From the stuff link in post #186. Quite clearly indicates there will be no major revision of the J product. There will be a revision of Business Premier. From stuff.co.nz "An enhanced version of its existing business premier seat will be fitted to...Jump to post
Due to major incident at Christchurch, some services in/out of CHC has been cancelled for today. Passengers on NZ are provided with flexibility to change/refund their bookings where necessary. Condolences for the 40 who are dead and we wish all 20 injured speedy recovery. 我從使用 Tapatalk 的 G3226 發送 A...Jump to post
I agree with above comments. Avoid SQ premium economy it is not worth it. NZ offers a vastly superior product. Business and economy however are another matter. Thanks for the advice. Planning a trip next year to South Africa and was considering SQ Y+. Loved their Y product on the 3 flights with the...Jump to post
Oh cool to note SVB was back to CHC running SQ296/295. And yes agree that SQ seemed to be doing well on SIN-CHC, as they have been running non-stop SQ297/298 for a long time now since CHC was "decoupled" from AKL around the late 90's or early 2000's and it became a daily flight. With the ...Jump to post
Bit disappointed. This was a potential opportunity for Air NZ to operate the 789 on WLG-SIN, and operate double daily WLG-MEL A320 flights, and leave SQ to focus on CHC instead of WLG I would rather have SQ serve the market. Superior product in just about every way, especially if they send an A350 ...Jump to post
Air NZ makes inflight wifi free until 28 Feb. Thoughts? I feel like it will be extended if this goes well. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/wifi Good move to get people trying it out. Of course it all depends on how robust the network and broadbands at feed is. As the article says, not much use if y...Jump to post
Air NZ makes inflight wifi free until 28 Feb.
Thoughts? I feel like it will be extended if this goes well.
Not being mean, but I had to chuckle at the use of the term "airport" and Picton in one sentence. This is Picton "airport": http://www.airport-data.com/airport/photo/041310.html :D :D :D Don't forget to knock on the door when you arrive to check-in.. or use the doorbell Many tha...Jump to post