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by JQ321
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 31439

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200831/4a62764b115b756ea2f13045bebd0e13.jpg The 1st Qantas Freighter Airbus A321 P2F (converted from passenger variant into freighter) Photo: Marteo Tan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Looks great! Are these due to replace any of the 734s? QF freight does have...

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by JQ321
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

grh wrote:
thanks for the info.

QF had 3 on order.

It will be interesting to see if the other 2 follow.

No, they ordered 1 with options for another 2.

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by JQ321
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I'd put that number at almost zero unless a very close family member was at death's door. I can't see any overseas based Australian wanting to come back home and spend 2 weeks of their hard earned vacation time in hotel quarantine at their own expense. One of my colleagues had the bright idea (and ...

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by JQ321
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68745

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

The initial batch of NEO's are not LR so would not make it to Asia unless from PER/DRW. The initial batch is LR's the follow up batch is XLRS. Jetstar has no regular A321NEOS on order. They have 28LRS and 36XLRS Minor correction. The A321XLR’s are not confirmed to be for JQ. They are. Maybe just no...

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by JQ321
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68745

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Do they need to order NEOs? Could they not add some J seating to the JQ 321 and move them to QF- I don’t believe JQ have received any NEOs yet. In saying this not sure how long the lead time is for new seats? Maybe a project over 12-18months, but this won’t be a quick recovery. If they do receive N...

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by JQ321
Sat May 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

angusjt wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
I would presume they would rebrand if they were to launch capital city services... maybe stick with the REX name but drop the use of "Regional Express" particularly on the jet aircraft...


I quite like the sound of "RexJet"


Nah sounds: Tacky, Like: EasyJet and Jetstar etc.

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by JQ321
Tue May 12, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Hopefully they won't have an issue if QANTAS operates any of the routes they operate on and not call the ACCC on them.
Interesting that it will start early next year.
Wonder why they think anyone would work for them for less than a jetstar pilot.

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by JQ321
Fri May 08, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Qantas and Perth Airport feud goes up a few notches Today Perth Airport has given Qantas two days to come to genuine and meaningful talks over unpaid fees otherwise it will terminate most of Qantas leases, that being a total of 39 leases. Of the 39 leases, 21 are current which have all been served ...

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by JQ321
Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?

flee wrote:
Qantas may be another contender - they usually operate their owned aircraft for at least 20 years.

QANTAS said that they want to retire theirs in ten years however some if not all may not return to service after the crisis ends.

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by JQ321
Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

ACCC says it'll be keeping a very close eye on the $19 SYD-MEL JQ fares suggested by Alan Joyce to promote a restart of domestic travel in order to ensure this doesn't clash with the reborn and relaunched Virgin Australia and see that airline 'killed at birth' by cheap airfares. https://www.theage....

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

If Wesfarmers do end up buying into VA, it would be unlikely that they would move the HQ to Perth. If you look at their retail businesses as an example, they are all largely run out of Melbourne, especially the former Coles businesses, so they can access a wider pool of talent than if the HQ was mo...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Just saw Sky News (coming up to 1 clock in the afternoon 30/04/20) they are reporting that Andrew Forest) the WA Billionaire might be and I say might be considering getting a consortium together to buy Virgin Australia, it was only headlines so I have not heard the whole story. Buts that what was b...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

If not reported already, CX are planning an increase in flights to SYD and resuming MEL towards the end of June. No indication if this is for PAX and/or Freight. Described as “Optimistic and subject to Hong Kong Government approval”. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/cathay-pacific-eyes-soft-...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Or VARA, or VAI.... There are four AOC's on offer. Does an AOC in itself have any actual financial value? I gather that to apply for this “permit”, a fee is involved, whatever that may be. But to acquire a legal entitlement to operate passenger and/or freight aircraft on a commercial basis would ap...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

LCC specialist Indigo Capital tried to take over Virgin Australia in late 2018, got rebuffed and is now back in the ring again. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/virgin-suitor-indigo-partners-made-play-for-airline-18-months-ago-20200427-p54nmm.html Very interesting, Indigo's LCC airlines ar...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

ABC Radio ran a segment on VA this morning with Will Horton being interviewed. They were saying that apparently Etihad and Singapore have come to a mutual agreement that neither will make any sort of move towards Virgin Australia. Also said that Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways has expressed interes...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

ABC Radio ran a segment on VA this morning with Will Horton being interviewed. They were saying that apparently Etihad and Singapore have come to a mutual agreement that neither will make any sort of move towards VA. Also said that Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways has expressed interest in a full ta...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Government won't block potential foreign Virgin buyer The Morrison government will not stand in the way of a foreign white knight saving Virgin Australia, given the importance of maintaining two domestic airlines. https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/government-won-t-block-potential-foreign-virg...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well threatening to move to Melbourne paid off. Queensland Government has pledged $200 million, conditional on HQ remaining in Brisbane. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-18/virgin-offered-$200m-coronavirus-lifeline-from-qld-government/12160946?pfmredir=sm I guess the unknown is what, if any, ...

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by JQ321
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I’ve been having a long and hard think about the situation with VA over the last few days, as I am sure many have been as well. And I am of the opinion that the federal government should effectively nationalise the carrier. This would go a long way to protecting important jobs, not just for the car...

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by JQ321
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin CEO Paul Scurrah warns of Qantas monopoly if Virgin were to fail https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/virgin-boss-warns-of-qantas-monopoly-in-event-of-collapse-20200402-p54gb6 I am afraid every body can see that, and if that does happen watch Qantas go back to Sydney Airlines again. Lets ...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

jman wrote:
SYDSpotter wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Nepal Airlines repatriation flight is currently about 30 minutes out from BNE


Never thought I'd see a direct Aus-Nepal flight let alone a Nepal Airlines plane in Oz !!


Technically it stopped in Kuala Lumpur on its way to BNE. The same for its return flight

It's still direct, just not non-stop.

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by JQ321
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117203

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

xwb777 wrote:
Qantas used to maintain there A380s at DXB. What caused them to move to AUH?

Etihad provided a better offer to QANTAS than EK did.

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by JQ321
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99745

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Not sure why the Australian Government would rescue the foreign owned VA. VA has been poorly run for a long time. If VA falls, another will replace it. Because it being poorly run is not a reason for its current predicament, it was in no real danger of collapsing before. It provides a valuable serv...

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by JQ321
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66310

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... pacity.pdf
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SQ has reduced services to cities around the world:
For more details see: https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... pacity.pdf

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by JQ321
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27946

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

The sad thing is this only came out due to the 737MAX Crashes. If they never happened we wouldn't be hearing about this. I Wonder what more Boeing is hiding and whether Airbus is also hiding anything. I would assume they both are.

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by JQ321
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

ben175 wrote:
Just saw an FJ 330 at MEL this afternoon. Have they upgraded the NAN service and re-timed it or is this just a seasonal addition for holidays?

It is due to the 737MAX Grounding they have been sending A330's to cover along with leased 737s

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by JQ321
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18314

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NR...

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by JQ321
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289589

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This recent interview with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests that the primary ULH routes to be served from MEL and SYD are: ⋅ London ⋅ New York ⋅ Chicago ⋅ Rio de Janeiro ⋅ Cape Town You Mean routes under Project Sunrise not ULH. Cape Town is ULH

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by JQ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 28868

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Detroit313 wrote:
Wow! DFW - AKL would be great!

But it has no source. Nor supported evidence other than rumors.

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by JQ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13826

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by JQ321
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777
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afterburner33 wrote:
Boeing customer codes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777

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by JQ321
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

QF has again pushed back its A380 refurbishment program, now starting next month with first A380 back in the air in Sept https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-a380-refurbishment Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? I would have thought now was the best time to get started on this while the A38...

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by JQ321
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ew-livery/
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Looks like Korean Air is repainting the last 4 A380's.
They have now completed their first:
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ew-livery/

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 12146

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

So is this EY sending it to storage or Airbus/ Owner?

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD in the planning works following the tentative QF/AA JV approval. Both routes expected to replace the current QF55/56 BNE-LAX terminators and SYD/BNE-HKG flying (HKG reverting to A330). https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-and-american-airlines-welcome-us-depar...

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by JQ321
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 3024

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

NZ's Running of ANZ is the best running of a state owned airline. Governments can't run airlines. Run them as businesses not political tools.

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by JQ321
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289589

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus sales chief says both A350 variants viable for Project Sunrise https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-confirms-both-a350-variants-viable-for-qanta-458641/ think there is a major problem when the manufacturer says that one aircraft which has already been ruled out is viable. The Cu...

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by JQ321
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 13426

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

One Failure is that they fail to realise that they are only 49 not 50 for another year.

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by JQ321
Tue May 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Yesterday (Sunday 26th May)Qantas had two flights SYD LHR .. QF1 and QF5 .. QF5 (VH-OQE) which had an ETD of 2230 hours via SIN and ETD into LHR 1625LT .. After that, it is being ferried to Dresden (DRS) ... I'm guessing this is the first of the QF A380's for refit ? You're correct. You’re incorrec...

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by JQ321
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Reducing some services during May and June (traditionally the quietest two months of the year) has been standard practice for many years. The article mentions CBR; would that be quieter because of the Federal Election and Parliament not sitting? If the article were balanced then it would also menti...

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by JQ321
Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

ben175 wrote:
With all this bullet train talk around the federal election and labour now pledging $1 billion to build it - what would the impact of high speed rail between SYD/MEL/BNE have on the golden triangle air travel?

Less Pollution...

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by JQ321
Fri May 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Wow, didn't see ICN coming, but I am pleasantly surprised. Will be interesting to see how much SYD/MEL (with the large Korean populations) connecting traffic JQ will be able to generate on the route via OOL MEL does not have a large Korean population, infact the Korean population in Brisbane is qui...

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by JQ321
Thu May 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46663

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion. Source Fiji Airways They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019. Original source posted purchasing with the assistance of the Fiji Government Well that's not the Case. This wo...

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by JQ321
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46663

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

777ER wrote:
FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion.

Source Fiji Airways

They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019.

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by JQ321
Wed May 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85280

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737?

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by JQ321
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46663

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

LATAM flying non-stop SCL-SYD 3/week. Its not clear from the article what is happening on the 3 days the service isnt stopping in AKL, but I presume AKL-SCL and AKL-SYD will be dropping to 4/week? https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney-santiago-flights-will-be-non-stop-from-november-2019?utm_sourc...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737?

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by JQ321
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72031

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Certainly a possibility. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s safe to assume that there are bigger plans brewing. I agree - I’m also not certain that all 788s will be taken from DPS. My guess is they maintain 1x daily each from SYD and MEL. The second daily MEL could go 321 with some additional fl...

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