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by lessredtape
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 167532

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

not sure if mentioned, but AA adding DFW/AKL & LAX/CHC.

LAX/CHC 3 days a week I think with 789. NZ used to do it with a 744 but it might not have been nonstop.

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6708

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

always wondered why DL doesn't do more flights to Australia. They have daily LAX/SYD/LAX & VA their OZ partner has daily SYD/LAX/SYD & up to 6/week BNE/LAX/BNE (5 x AM & 1 x PM) & 5/week MEL/LAX/MEL. No one from BNE or MEL wants to go anywhere near awful SYD, so you'd think DL might ...

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Sure, but what are you proposing? They operate BNE-AKL-BNE for 3 weeks over Christmas? If the market was so lucrative at that point, QF/VA/NZ would put a lot more extra capacity on it to absorb it. ON would need to establish contracts with a GHA in AKL and those costs alone would be expensive for s...

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by lessredtape
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

DEN has been mentioned many times over past few years. I heard from a contact in Colorado that it was happening a few years back. Make sense to operate to DEN seasonally in northern winter due to the huge number of Australians/Kiwis skiing in Colorado, as it's now incredibly cheap. Saw family lift ...

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by lessredtape
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Yet you say that despite NZ not flying there... :roll: NZ is always happy to have more domestic traffic. So yes it is NFs problem and if anything I’d say it’s more a case of them not wanting the relationship rather than not trying hard enough. So who’s making the “silly” comments? :roll: NZ used to...

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by lessredtape
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Nothing is stopping them, they have an Australian AOC so could fly the route if they wished. But they won't. They aren't exactly well known for reliability and markets like BNE-AKL require a good, reliable schedule if you want to attract high-yielding passengers. CI already operates the route daily...

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by lessredtape
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Returned from VLI today on the last 737-300 built, ex NZ, now reg VH-XNU on lease from Nauru Airline. With Air Vanuatus upcoming A220s, will we see more frequencies into AKL, and on that note, whats the status of NZ's return to VLI? Air Van's service was great given what they are working with on th...

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by lessredtape
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

I never doubted that NZ would choose EWR, solely on the basis that to do otherwise would make EWR solely a point-to-point destination with little if any feed from the UA network. Given that their whole US strategy is based on the UA relationship, it couldn’t have been any other way. Next port DEN? ...

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by lessredtape
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Returned from VLI today on the last 737-300 built, ex NZ, now reg VH-XNU on lease from Nauru Airline. With Air Vanuatus upcoming A220s, will we see more frequencies into AKL, and on that note, whats the status of NZ's return to VLI? Air Van's service was great given what they are working with on th...

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by lessredtape
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines compensation from Boeing re max debacle
Replies: 0
Views: 3773

airlines compensation from Boeing re max debacle

reading this story on Southwest https://skift.com/2019/10/24/southwest-will-look-at-buying-jets-other-than-boeing-737s-after-48-year-run/?utm_campaign=Early%20Time%20Zone%20-%20Skift%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78518145&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9a_akIb...

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by lessredtape
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Well actually, one could argue that the demand that exists ex these airports DID and probably still does exist (not entirely sure about ROT) but its more that the operator (NZ) saw fit to not cannibalise connection traffic ex AKL,WLG, CHC on trans-tasman. Freedom Air used to average 75-80 percent l...

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Palmerston North mayor urges airline to bring in the jets Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is campaigning hard to encourage Air New Zealand to bring back jets to provide more capacity on flights to and from the city. His calls, repeated in a meeting with Air New Zealand staff on Tuesday, follow J...

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9871

Re: Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?

blacksoviet wrote:
The 737-300 has more range than the 737-400. Does this make it more expensive to lease?
don't know . How much to lease a 737-400 ?

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by lessredtape
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Fiji Airways will bring their A350 to Auckland earlier now starting 18 December. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286707/fiji-airways-moves-forward-a350-service-entry-to-dec-2019/ It looks like AKL is getting the A350 at the expense of some NAN/LAX/NAN services in January. Original...

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9871

Re: Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?

found this in another post. Anyone have any more info handy ?

BOEING 737-300 $40-55K

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by lessredtape
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?
Replies: 9
Views: 9871

Cost of dry lease 737-300 pax ?

trying to find out the rough cost of dry leasing a 737-300 pax, ideally white with max seating for a proposal. Presume there must be a lot parked around the world. Ball park figures for 1, 2, 3 years. What's the shortest practical term ? 6 months ? Couldn't find figures anywhere. Might actually lead...

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by lessredtape
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44054

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just looking at the anna.aero report on the Tasman, I have a few takeaways, looked at from the point of view of NZ's future strategy. * ADL-CHC - already discussed on this forum, so won't add anything here * CNS-CHC - despite QF having served it with 747s many years ago, I didn't really think this ...

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by lessredtape
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82672

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

recently Nauru Airlines has got into a bit of a mess. Old retired CEO has been brought back this week & has already sacked 2 senior staff. My question is, with their Australian AOC & Australian registered aircraft, why hasn't some venture capitalists or ? gone to Nauru govt & said, we'l...

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by lessredtape
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82672

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

FJ have long been a budget TPAC option, and now with a brilliant Y-friendly aircraft. IMHO they are already a very compelling TPAC option. Go back 10-15 years when QF and UA had a duopoly, with fares to match, FJ were the backpacker express to the USA, with cheap fares but clapped out old 747s that...

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by lessredtape
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82672

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

recently Nauru Airlines has got into a bit of a mess. Old retired CEO has been brought back this week & has already sacked 2 senior staff. My question is, with their Australian AOC & Australian registered aircraft, why hasn't some venture capitalists or ? gone to Nauru govt & said, we'll...

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