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by LYuen
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Perhaps AIR NZ could operate a Whangarei to Wellington Q300 service to allow Northland people to connect to the rest of the nation. Didn't this route used to operate in the past, with the B1900D? Is it something Sounds Air could perhaps explore? The PC-12 has the range. You do raise an interesting ...

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by LYuen
Fri May 15, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Australian states won't open up until July based on all the premiers talk and the 3 step plan. So I cant see Trans Tasman opening up before that. I'd expect it to be 3-4 weeks after the states open up. So Late August, September. If the earliest possible time is late August, I think our labour-lead ...

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by LYuen
Thu May 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

The government has announced that when Alert Level 2 comes in, travel between regions will be permitted. This is wonderful news for New Zealand’s airlines, and the tourism industry as a whole. It won’t mean things are back to normal, but it will be a most welcome step in that direction. V/F Is the ...

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by LYuen
Wed May 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Interesting to see AR1081 (PVG-AKL) and LA1201 (AKL-PVG) are both flying at the moment The Asia-South America via AKL business plan long proposed by Air New Zealand is actually being executed because of COVID-19. (I know they are most likely to be cargo flights, but still interesting to see they pic...

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by LYuen
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15419

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

I hear that point, but the problem with it is that their position isn't really rooted in science. If I'm in Indonesia (or wherever) and the chances that I am infected are essentially zero, why shouldn't I be permitted to travel to New Zealand? The government is seemingly taking a position that will...

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by LYuen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15419

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

Do they mean B777-200 or B777-300? Currently there are 8 each. If they are going to do with the whole fleet of B772 and B773, that is half of their long haul fleet! I don't see them decommission their B777-300ER fleet. There is no aircraft in their fleet can replace them. B789 is too premium light ...

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by LYuen
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30011

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Just seen on the Air NZ travel alerts page that NZ won't be flying the HKG route from early next year. CX will fly twice daily, taking over flights with A350 through JAN and 77W through FEB and MAR, allowing NZ to free up capacity while dealing with the RR issues. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/tr...

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by LYuen
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77671

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Have Air New Zealand thought about Beijing? The new Beijing PKX airport should release some slots. Air China is Star Alliance so how about do an AKL-HKG style codeshare (it is even possible with CX, who is in OW) to make a ~2 daily service?

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by LYuen
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44055

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Ewan Wilson (Kiwi Air) is standing for Hamilton City Council and is running on a proposal to make HLZ landing fee free for 2 years for all new international carriers. He is using pictures of a Kiwi B752 outside HLZ in his campaigns. And who trusts his corporate nouse... :roll: I don't think it's th...

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by LYuen
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27371

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

A question related to the topic: I recently came across a video clip purportedly recording a cabin announcement during a CX flight in support of the protestors in HK. The announcement itself is inoffensive and does not advocate violence. Nevertheless, what are the rules or regulations with regard t...

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by LYuen
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27371

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

A question related to the topic: I recently came across a video clip purportedly recording a cabin announcement during a CX flight in support of the protestors in HK. The announcement itself is inoffensive and does not advocate violence. Nevertheless, what are the rules or regulations with regard t...

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by LYuen
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27371

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

If Cathay stand firm for the flights that only fly through Chinese air space but destinations are not China, it would be quite interesting to see if there are any rerouting from today/tomorrow. Cathay flies to Europe mainly with their A350/77W, which are technically possible to fly longer (Perhaps t...

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by LYuen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36140

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Cannot search HX27/28 from May onward Implying an end of HKG-AKL service from Hong Kong Airline? Drops to 3 weekly, try a different day. That was the last change atleast. Quick checking on Hong Kong Airline website, Non-daily service between late April to 19 May, and it drops to completely none fro...

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by LYuen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36140

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Cannot search HX27/28 from May onward
Implying an end of HKG-AKL service from Hong Kong Airline?

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