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by NZ516
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 6558

Re: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?

CZ is another airline they will soon have 20 A350s and 25 787 (8 and 9) as well they operate the 777 and the A330. They might order from both Airbus and Boring because one manufacturer cannot supply new aircraft quick enough for them.

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

China Southern 1Q20 Christchurch aircraft changes https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287645/china-southern-1q20-christchurch-aircraft-changes/ CZ must be doing well for them to bring their 77W daily to Christchurch. This will be an extra 64 daily seats over the 789 in the peak CNY pe...

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by NZ516
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

$39-$79 airfares: Air NZ launches sale in chaotic week There are also $49 flights between Auckland and Palmerston North, Napier and Christchurch, and Rotorua and Wellington. Flying from Auckland to Dunedin will set back travellers $79. Travellers are advised that they'll find the best availability ...

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by NZ516
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Where does it end? Do you propose NZ doesn't order any airframes at all because of such publicised infromation?


No not at all. I have no idea where you have got that idea from or come to this conclusion. They have to buy airframes its their business they are in.

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by NZ516
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

A lurker of over 10 years has finally signed up, because I can't book any Perth flights! Does anyone know what NZ is doing with this route? No PER direct flights at all bookable in late December or January when I'm hoping to go. This was a very timely question asked from last week and the answer no...

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by NZ516
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air New Zealand have just cancelled/changed the equipment for a number of flights over summer due to new checking requirements for the Trent 1000 TEN engines. The EVA 77W, OKT, will be kept over the summer. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts#Ny1wU8OzXEMQvxdLv7VF Bet NZ is now very, very ...

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by NZ516
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

A lurker of over 10 years has finally signed up, because I can't book any Perth flights! Does anyone know what NZ is doing with this route? No PER direct flights at all bookable in late December or January when I'm hoping to go. Just tried a test AKL-PER booking myself - seats still available some ...

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by NZ516
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

List of the busiest airports in New Zealand Top six airports change to 2019 from 2018 1. Auckland Airport AKL 21,111,613 20,530,,048 2. Christchurch Airport CHC 6,931,441 6,868,948 3. Wellington Airport WLG 6,441,935 6,213,589 4. Queenstown Airport ZQN 2,321,347 2,140,699 5. Dunedin Airport DUD 1,0...

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/117 ... ndon-route
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Air NZ cuts some fares to 1 pound excluding taxes for their soon to be axed flagship London route. What an amazing deal but how much to go back on the return leg....

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/117 ... ndon-route

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

How recent was PER just 3-4 per week?? now in peak, you have CHC-PER and AKL-PER 9x per week.


Qantas were just 2 per week summer only and I think it finished two years back, well it was quietly dropped. no mention why they pulled it.

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by NZ516
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Qantas is not interested in expanding flights out of Perth due to their ongoing spat with the airport so I can't see them back on that route for a while.

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by NZ516
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Regarding the 772 deployment in 2020/21 there is still a bit of flying for the fleet as we already know but the schedule is rather fragmented. But mostly deployed on short haul flights where the higher fuel burn is not so significant. AKL to LAX NZ3/4 4pw AKL RAR LAX NZ18 1 pw (3 days of flying) Tot...

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by NZ516
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

The 787-10 has the legs to do San Francisco to Auckland. Which is 10,501 km between the cities and the aircraft range is 11,910 km at a 330 seating arrangement. United's version has just 318 seats.

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by NZ516
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Quick update here on the Air NZ operation for LAX, IAH and EWR from next October: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287417/air-new-zealand-nov-2020-north-america-service-changes/ So the last flight from London is 24 October 2020. Houston is 5 per week with 77W, might be affected wit...

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by NZ516
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2019/11/ ... shire.html
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Fly My Sky has started daily flights to Matamata from Auckland for quick access to Hobbiton two flights a day are available. This might do well for them and hopefully will last longer than their Whangarei route:

http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2019/11/ ... shire.html

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by NZ516
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

The 772s have to go somewhere, there is only so many needed on short haul. That would mean only IAH and the odd LAX/SFO are 772. This is an interesting development with all the non USA routes becoming 789s. They could start to retire the 772 fleet straight after London ends which will free up 3 77W...

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by NZ516
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

You might be right on the money. Service extended to year round hopefully. I would have doubts that it will go year round anytime soon, if ever, popular in NZ winter, and as we keep saying more profitable markets to send a 789 in summer, KIX/PER for starters. The DPS routes out of Australia are the...

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by NZ516
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Does this LF include through traffic though? I'm not sure it would. So 40% + traffic booked xxx-DXB-CHC. Approx 200 pax on SYD-CHC alone is pretty good If its not including the through traffic loads should be higher and will have the potential to improve now that JQ has left the route and soon VA a...

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by NZ516
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Personally I would think only AKL being the bigger market will get flights to both the airports in Sydney. With WLG and CHC staying with flights only to Mascot.

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by NZ516
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287294/air-new-zealand-nw20-hong-kong-preliminary-aircraft-changes/ 789 scheduled to HKG from October 2020 for NW20/21. This has to be coming off another route as there are now no more 789s to be delivered. Not sure I’d code 1 or code 2, however the...

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Please help my memory. I thought that I read about 6 weeks ago a statement from Air New Zealand that all B787s with RR engine issues would be back in service by Nov 1. However I see that NZE still has not flown. I also read that the ground damage had been repaired long ago. Can someone with some me...

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 460
Views: 45918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

qf789 wrote:
NZ516 wrote:
Tiger should just be absorbed into VA and the 320s sold off.


How do they sell these A320's off when they are leased?


Ok so they could negotiate with their lessor on early return of the 320s.

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 460
Views: 45918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Tiger should just be absorbed into VA and the 320s sold off.

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

What was alarming was also from the Australian thread. That EK's load factor on the SYD to CHC route is just below 40% they must be losing a fortune. If it remains this low for much longer can see them pulling out of Christchurch and park up the A380 in Sydney for the day will be cheaper than flying...

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by NZ516
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/6tBr ... quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/WKTPAAJUMJERJBZZJWVR6Y5LBI.jpg
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Hawke's Bay new airport plans revelled with fly through video I prefer the Nelson design best:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/6tBr ... quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/WKTPAAJUMJERJBZZJWVR6Y5LBI.jpg

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by NZ516
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

A Rumour going on FB that OKB is getting the new economy seats fitted on its visit to CHC. Be the first one to be done then?.

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by NZ516
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air NZ are sending down a 777 to Christchurch. ZKOKB AKL CHC NZ6231 0600-0725 4 November. Think it is for maintenance.

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by NZ516
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Interesting analysis thanks Paco Martin especially the historical figures.

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by NZ516
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Nice day for the inaugural service.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

You might be right on the money. Service extended to year round hopefully.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 20860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

I got Auckland to London at 18,327 but agree about a non stop flight not likely to happen unfortunately.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 18262

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

A Christchurch to LAX 788 at 3 per week won't be too hard to fill as the city is well connected to 15 cities in New Zealand to help with feed and the single terminal transfer experience is a breeze compared to the Auckland terminal change. Regarding the idea of a 777 flying WLG to LAX non stop with...

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by NZ516
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 18262

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

A Christchurch to LAX 788 at 3 per week won't be too hard to fill as the city is well connected to 15 cities in New Zealand to help with feed and the single terminal transfer experience is a breeze compared to the Auckland terminal change. Regarding the idea of a 777 flying WLG to LAX non stop with ...

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by NZ516
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Nelson Airport's new terminal officially opens The boss of Nelson Airport says its new $32 million terminal means it can continue to grow aviation in the region. The entire redevelopment goes live on Tuesday, but officially opens on Saturday. Robert Evans says it's state-of-the art, with local timb...

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by NZ516
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Well that is what I read on here a few months ago. Is it not correct then?

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by NZ516
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Yes I knew it has a subsidy but to the break even level only.

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by NZ516
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Now that London is going. The next one to get the chop could be the NZ18 AKL RAR LAX flight for the same reasons an expensive 5th freedom flight to operate. Doesn't make enough money to cover the huge running costs of it. There will be 4 sets of crew for the return flight, extra landing fees, plus t...

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by NZ516
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

AIR NEW ZEALAND ADDING EXTRA REGIONAL FLIGHTS FOLLOWING JETSTAR’S WITHDRAWAL Air New Zealand says it will operate extra flights in December 2019 on five regional routes that Jetstar is withdrawing from at the end of November. The airline said on Thursday it had scheduled an additional 253 flights t...

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by NZ516
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

ZKMCY Atr72-500 hasn't been flying since 16 October when it did NZ5781 ROT - CHC perhaps it's retired and along with MCX no more ATRs are in service in the old livery.

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by NZ516
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

dampfnudel wrote:
NZ516 wrote:
I would expect they will be for sale on Tuesday the 29th October exactly one year before they kick off.

I thought normally you can’t make reservations that far out.


Normally you can book flights 12 months in advance.

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by NZ516
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

They have returned the two 777s and only the one leased 77W from EVA remains.

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by NZ516
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I don't know if LAX would go to just 7 unless someone knows that they plan to drop their other 5th freedom flight NZ18 AKL-RAR-LAX? I reckon the lowest it will go is 8 per week.

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by NZ516
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

smi0006 wrote:

Wonder what the new LAX flight numbers will be? And if the schedule will change at all?


Probably the same NZ5 and NZ6 for the 77W service and NZ18 for the one via RAR. They may even leave it as low as 8 per week moving the demand over to EWR and ORD.

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by NZ516
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I would expect they will be for sale on Tuesday the 29th October exactly one year before they kick off.

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by NZ516
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Watch this space for a huge increase in Bali capacity next season. Been wondering if CHC-DPS would stand a chance seasonally now that AKL has pretty much daily frequency in peak times. Also CHC-HNL? CHC to DPS could be a goer say 2 per week winter seasonal. But I think that AKL to DPS should go dai...

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by NZ516
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Air NZ announces boost to regional service following Jetstar's exit Air New Zealand has announced it is increasing capacity on some of its regional routes following Jetstar's withdrawal from the market last month. During December, the national airline will operate an additional 253 flights on its s...

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by NZ516
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

There is 12 code share routes to get to London including the list above and also with Air Canada through YVR, All the ones with United, Eva Air through TPE and soon from 23 November with Asiana through ICN. They could even offer a route via EZE with AR to LHR.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 36908

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

jamsco99 wrote:
Out of interest how many planes did this route utilise and what was the eound trip time from Auckland in lieing layover at lhr

Thanks


The route uses 3 77Ws includes a return Australian or Nadi sector in-between. The rotation takes 53 hours to get back to AKL.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Daily all year round perhaps to give EK a run for their money.

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by NZ516
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 39860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Think they already announced 6 per week in the July school holidays.

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