Is it time that New Zealand/Australia look at better regulations like the EU to protect passengers when the airline is at fault? Currently New Zealand and Australian airlines aren’t really accountable to psssengers for delays caused by operational reasons etc, compared to say the EU. With NZ’s slipp...Jump to post
Has anyone else noticed that the a321NEO's lack seat recline on NZ, and NZ has quietly gotten away with it so far.
Although the free WIFI appears to be allot better than on the 777s, was able to get 18mbps download tonight across the Tasman and able to use Netflix seamlessly.
- If AVSEC can't expand to cater for the number of passengers needing to be processed due to the building space provided and available to them, then I call that an AIAL issue. Don't think AVSEC screening space is currently the issue at AKL domestic - it more seems to be a staffing issue - e.g. I've...Jump to post
People missing there flights due to AVSEC lines? Isn’t that an AVSEC issue not an AIAL issue? They always seem to be understaffed with not all equipment being used. If they were to fit the new auto processing from International and increased staffing that problem would go away. Having recently down ...Jump to post
A bit of a Segway, if the rumours of the 788 being moved to QF are true, and I personally remain skeptical. Could they work on domestic only? Replace the 767 on the golden triangle. Or is the refuelling slow too like the 330s was claimed to be? Are they too heavy? I’m sure it would be a common pilo...Jump to post
With domestic, why not introduce a development levi/tax.. aka the KK tax for international pax, or seen at PMR, ROT... there are ways to raise funds, why not privatize a terminal? My main beef is AKLD which is horrid. AKL already up there with taxes/fee and doesn't need to get any more expensive (p...Jump to post
Could understand taking on the 2x 77E in the short-term if the price was right (e.g. they are probably otherwise scrap metal). You could probably happy getting 3-4 years out of them if they have an cabin refit, and could be tied to short-haul etc.Jump to post
[quote="Kiwirob“] Don’t thay have a hanger that could fit a 747? Wouldn’t that also fit a 777 or 787.[/quote] It also because the A321/320s don’t fit into the old 737 hangars from the NAC days, NZ handed these hangars back to AIAL an few years back. It’s not uncommon for around 20 A320/320s to ...Jump to post
https://www.airchathams.co.nz/library/files/directflightstonorfolk.pdf Air Chathams (CV) is launching AKL-NLK on 6/9/2019 with an Convair CV-580(Passenger) with the service being 2hours mainly over water. Is this now currently the only passenger scheduled International CV-580 route out there?Jump to post
I’d kind of forgotten about this, now that they outsource heavy maintenance. I guess the fleet is growing however and I don’t think a 772 or 789 can fully fit in hangar 2? Or can they? They sort of fit in on an angle... Guess this hangar is going in the space recently free'd up from the old 767/747...Jump to post
Meanwhile on another planet, NZ uses jetbridge + rear stairs for many gates in both AKL and WLG, weather and ops permitting. The schedules tend to slip when they can't. Typically done for all domestic NZ/JQ a320/321 at AKL,WLG,CHC its also done in most Australian domestic flights with JQ/VA. With d...Jump to post
Interesting - got a link/source for this? What this means to me is that AerCap will hang on to the deposits, and if they so choose, apply them towards future business. But Jetlines isn't getting the money back. Ouch. Well AerCap now has two a320CEO's sitting around in CHC waiting for someone else t...Jump to post
Canada Jetlines announced today that they are not taking AerCap A320s ZK-OJN and ZK-OJO as they are delaying the launch of commercial operations until 17 Dec 2019. .... Jetlines and AerCap have mutually agreed to terminate the leases of the two Airbus A320 aircraft, and Jetlines has entered into a ...Jump to post
Kiwijason wrote:Quick question.
How long has NZ1 been scheduled to land at AKL @3;30am? I always thought they were scheduled for 5-5:30am? Did they lose the later slot at LAX? Is AKL going to turn into a 24/7 airport?
The two leased bird should be CS-TKR AND CS-TKS. Both are in 262 (C16Y246) configuration, ex-KQ birds. Aren't those planes the ex trouble maker at LOT Polish Airlines, with delays, cancellations and unhappy customers? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1409535 I think the same ...Jump to post
Are there still any other 767-319ER’s ex NZ still sitting in ASP waiting for new owner?
All of there currently 767s are 319ER’s ex NZ.
So after GARUDA the next airline to drop the MAX8 from its fleet... So will they keep the NEOS B738 longer? That or they will pickup something else. NZ is currently off-loading it’s 2003-2006 build A320CEOs, so there is some local availability of aircraft around that they could go for. Believe the ...Jump to post
I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. Do you have some actual knowledge on this, or is it just speculation? Apart from the 744s being replaced by the 77W, NZ’s strategy over the last 10 years seems to have been upscale to simplify and strength growth. Exam...Jump to post
AirAsia X is considering other routes to AVV after its successful launch, loads have been 80-85%, 100,000 passengers have flown the route since launch https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airasia-x-ponders-new-avalon-routes-after-summer-success/ Adding an AKL or CHC tag to replace the loss of OOL-AK...Jump to post
a7ala wrote:JQ shifting WLG-DUD 3/week to WLG-ZQN - which will operate 6/week
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111124 ... in-flights
airzim wrote:UA is now year round to AKL from SFO.
Clearly the core weakness is on the New Zealand side of things, which isn't surprising given the ending of the NZ relationship, which had funnelled pax to VA through its far more established sales channels - though clearly far less than that speculated in the media and asserted on here. But definit...Jump to post
Today's Australian business section (paywall) writing VA's DEC trans Tasman NZ flights had lower load factors compared to same time last year. VA did increase there total seats post the NZ breakup, so it would be expected that there load factor wasn’t instantly going to be great, but would need to ...Jump to post
AKL - EWR is doable on a standard A350-900. You'd need the ULR and a high-premium config to even stand a chance at getting to LHR from AKL. While the A359 can do AKL-EWR, the ULR would be able to give an more costaint service. For example the standard 350 is going to be more limited in weather disr...Jump to post
What is interesting is I think YVA is a BSI 738 rather than one of the older VO* and VU* types that have been transferred to TT previously.. Could they be looking at using TT for International again? while any of the 738s could do it (with the right MX and paperwork) assuming it would be allot simp...Jump to post
VH-YVA has exited the Flying Colours Aviation hangar in Townsville sporting Tiger Air livery. Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJA has arrived and entered the hangar for a repaint. ZK-OJA will be going in to be repainted either all-white or into an new operators colours - ZK-OJA-OJO are all getting replaced...Jump to post
Its a joint venture with NZ, so really isn't a major benefit to the Public e.g. I wouldn't expect fares to drop by much....
More hopes would now be for WestJet to give it an crack 3x weekly with an 789, WestJets new CEO was ex-NZ and used to be in charge on NZ's long-haul network....
When AirNZ were mulling over the choice of 772 vs 343 the then '7E7' suddenly appeared out of left field. (and may or may not have clinched the deal for Boeing) Does anyone see the '797' popping up as part of this round? Wasn’t it an choice between the 77E and the 345 not the 343? Looks like NZ mad...Jump to post
Going to a smaller-gauge A220 with all the range, short field performance, and ETOPS capability that it brings, but without the trip costs of a 737-800, could very well prove to be a great move for Air Vanuatu. Hope they can fill the extra capacity - certainly the region could benefit from better c...Jump to post
JV won’t be a problem in NZ - NZ already have one with cX and SQ so not much competition there now either.... ThT The New Zealand Government - seems to have no problem approving any joint venture / deep code share agreement that NZ wants. Probably helps that NZ is around 50% government owned, so th...Jump to post
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https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-r ... fares-half
Not bad - wonder how JQ will react?
QF has never served Vanuatu with their own aircraft, they code share on the NF flights. NF serve SYD daily at the moment, so anything less than 10 weekly with C series would be a down grade in capacity. Its does allow NF to venture more out of AKL/SYD which is currently what they are really limited...Jump to post
Hopefully adds flexibility. I believe QF and NZ cancelled their services as the runway was damaged and not repaired to satisfactory state. Hope this has now been repaired but would be suprised if VA flew there and it was unsafe. NZ used to operate its own services a couple times a week, along with ...Jump to post
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. JQ could probably do more back hour flights ex-AKL, but most likely have troubl...Jump to post
Air NZ is dropping domestic fares. I wonder how much of this is to ensure Virgin/Tiger don't enter the NZ market, and to apply pressure on Qantas/Jetstar https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110843124/air-nz-to-slash-entry-level-airfares-by-up-to-half-on-up-40-domestic-routes How can they get any lower...Jump to post
Why isn't AT promoting the Manukau rail service with a connection to bus at the Manukau Hub as a public transport means of travelling to the airport? I was aware of the 380 bus but I don't see that as a genuine airport option per se, more of a local bus that goes via the airport. It should be both....Jump to post
If BKK starts fleecing airlines and passengers, then SIN starts to look more attractive for the long haul carrier. If LAX gets any sh1ttier than it already is, more and more people will use SFO as an entry point (or IAH, DEN, DFW or ORD). But carriers wanting to enter NZ from long haul destinations...Jump to post
\ Next step, the passengers.... $50-$55 to park at AKLD for a day now. HOW can anyone justify that? it's almost twice that of the CBD. It can unfortunately only be supply and demand. Rewarded by AIAL and AT for not providing a rail link between the CBD and the Airport. Or at a bear minimum providin...Jump to post
I don't disagree that they could strike a deal with AS for feed opportunities, but does that in any way change the demand side of the equation? I'm hard pressed to think of destinations over SEA that can't just as easily be covered over LAX/SFO. It's the same with saying do we really need flights f...Jump to post
? I do think NZ will beat them to the punch first. Without feed from either AS or DL that sounds like a tall order. Is there any sort of robust local demand to speak of? Nothing to stop NZ doing a codeshare with AS at SEA. They have gone outside of traditional alliance structures to get feed - e.g....Jump to post
Would think there will be slowly bringing in more 789s in to Sydney to do the Chile & South Africa legs when the 744s head to the graveyard Or if the QF/AA joint venture gets up maybe LAX goes all 787 and Chile and JNB get the A380. It'll be interesting to see what they do. I doubt JNB & SC...Jump to post