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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:07 am

LamboAston wrote:
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Somoa Airways will start flights to AKL from November

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... oeing-737/

Hmmm, with a 737 leased from Icelandair. Last time I checked, they had no 737s apart from some MAXs on order.

LamboAston wrote:
After doing some research, they were delivered 15 738s, all immediately leased out to other airlines. Not sure how many they still have.

Whilst they don't operate any 737s themselves, Icelandair leases out a few to various other carriers. They have a few with Air China that are being returned soon IIRC.

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I agree. I think the 350 is in with a real chance on this one. The combo of 359, 359ULR and 35K plays to NZ's nimble flexible strategy of being able to adjust frequency and capacity with a common type rating. Will be very interesting to see which way they jump on this one.

I suspect the A350 could be the one. The 777-8 is clearly a plane for government subsidised airlines. It's been on the market for ~4 years, but still no blue-chip customers. The 777-9 might well work on longer haul sectors, but I can't imagine it working on shorter sectors to places like TBU and APW.

NZ321 wrote:
On another note, why not India?

Low yields, I suspect.
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:39 am

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zkeoj wrote:
brucek wrote:
Long time lurker on the forum (ex-pat Kiwi living in Boulder, CO).

Other than NZ and QF,. Who else flies to MEL from either CHC or AKL? Looking for some cheap flights in February 2018....

Thanks!


Welcome :-)

AKL/CHC-MEL: EK, JQ, VA. Not sure if CI is flying to MEL as well, or only SYD and BNE?

Cheers
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CI does MEL-CHC summer seasonal and BNE-AKL year round, no more SYD-Tasman services


Thanks for the update. I did SYD-AKL in January this year - wasn't aware they stopped it :(
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:44 pm

Can anyone confirm if Air NZ has purchased ZK-OKO from leasing company BBAM since 30 June 2017. The BBAM website no longer lists Air NZ as a client.

Air NZ had two aircraft on lease from BBAM 77W ZK-OKO and 320 ZK-OJK. I'm guessing ZK-OJK is one of the six regional 320s now owned by Air NZ.

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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:45 pm

PA515 any idea on the length of the 77E lease extentions? I'll guess 2018 expiry has been extended a further 3 years out to 2021. The last I heard was that replacement from 2022. Depends on the market, they have some early expiry options but could also extend by a further year or 2 I'd imagine.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:21 pm

This was just on the main page:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-New- ... 9B/4539279

I wish NZ would go back to FRA. I did that a few times on the B744, and it was great.

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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:23 pm

zkeoj wrote:
This was just on the main page:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-New- ... 9B/4539279

I wish NZ would go back to FRA. I did that a few times on the B744, and it was great.

Cheers
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Here it is as a thumbnail:



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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:02 am

zkeoj wrote:
This was just on the main page:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-New- ... 9B/4539279

I wish NZ would go back to FRA. I did that a few times on the B744, and it was great.

Cheers
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Either that or LH would come to NZ via Asia.

Sometimes you have to wonder about the benefit of airline alliances? How many more routes would we have without Star Alliance?
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:58 am

zkeoj wrote:
brucek wrote:
Long time lurker on the forum (ex-pat Kiwi living in Boulder, CO).

Other than NZ and QF,. Who else flies to MEL from either CHC or AKL? Looking for some cheap flights in February 2018....

Thanks!


Welcome :-)

AKL/CHC-MEL: EK, JQ, VA. Not sure if CI is flying to MEL as well, or only SYD and BNE?

Cheers
micha


Thanks fora the several replies. KiaOra...
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:25 am

zkeoj wrote:
NPL8800 wrote:
zkeoj wrote:

Welcome :-)

AKL/CHC-MEL: EK, JQ, VA. Not sure if CI is flying to MEL as well, or only SYD and BNE?

Cheers
micha


CI does MEL-CHC summer seasonal and BNE-AKL year round, no more SYD-Tasman services


Thanks for the update. I did SYD-AKL in January this year - wasn't aware they stopped it :(


No problem, Happened mid July around the same time that EK ended SYD-AKL as well
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:28 am

And hopefully we will see a few more QF A332s air AKL as a result
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:30 am

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And hopefully we will see a few more QF A332s air AKL as a result


We do now - AKL-SYD-AKL is now operated twice daily by an A332.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:37 am

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And hopefully we will see a few more QF A332s air AKL as a result



What was that in response to? There is talk on another board weather EK might cancel further Tasman routes mainly was mentioning MEL-AKL to reduce costs. If that was the case then I think we could see more A330's in AKL. I'm not sure if QF/EK have to maintain capacity still but with 3 QF 738's and 1 EK A380 daily you are looking at about 1000 seats daily, maybe QF could use JQ to prop up capacity? I'm aware JQ already fly AKL-MEL atleast daily. 1000 seats would be almost 4 daily QF 332's, I could see 2 daily A330's and 1 738, they dropped capacity by 300 ish seats a day to SYD with EK dropping and QF putting 2 A332's on.

Given they cut SYD-AKL it's possible imo they will reduce further.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:26 pm

I suppose it's logical that we could see EK exit the Tasman altogether from AKL now they have the nonstop flight.
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:56 pm

ZK-NBT wrote:
PA515 any idea on the length of the 77E lease extentions? I'll guess 2018 expiry has been extended a further 3 years out to 2021. The last I heard was that replacement from 2022. Depends on the market, they have some early expiry options but could also extend by a further year or 2 I'd imagine.


Don't know how long the lease extensions on the two 77Es are for. The footnote to '21. Operating Leases' says that in August 2017 leases on two 77Es were extended and that they are included in the amounts for future lease payments.

The June 01 2017 Investor Day Analyst Presentation Slide 64 says that in 2020 29% of the 28 'wide-body jets' would be leased which is 8 aircraft. I expected that to be 3 x 77W (OKO, OKR, OKS), 4 x 77E (OKA, OKD, OKE, OKG) and 1 x 789 (NZN).

Slide 65 says "lease expirations in the next 3 years" are two 777-200ERs expiring in 2020. Assuming the two 77Es having their leases extended in Aug 2017 are different from the two expiring in 2020, then their leases must be expiring later than 2020. Also the lease extensions would probably be agreed some time before they are actually due to expire.

The Investor Day Analyst Presentation is looking forward, so the two Aug 2017 77E lease extensions would have been anticipated and not included in the "lease expirations in the next 3 years".

Edit: It was my understanding the four leased 77Es were leased for 12 years. The owned four had 12 year finance which is why they will be 'unencumbered' by 2020.

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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:09 pm

ZK-OKR is due back from SIN at 2050 this evening as NZ6016. That makes four 77Ws with the new Premium Economy seating. Looks like ZK-OKS will leave for SIN on Monday evening.

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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm

any idea about the planned MNL route? or has that been shelved?
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:06 pm

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any idea about the planned MNL route? or has that been shelved?


Not really, bit of instability over there in some parts of the country. PR are going non stop on MNL-AKL, I'm not sure NZ will do it anytime soon.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 pm

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https://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/PDFs/air-nz-2017-annual-results-presentation.pdf

Page. 19:

"NORTH AMERICA: New market development campaign launching Q1"

By 'new market' are they hinting at a new route?


"Market" being North American market. No in the sense of new destination.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:54 pm

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Has anybody travelled through AKL's international terminal recently? I'd be grateful for an update on the construction work being undertaken at the moment - i.e. the Pier 2 extension and international departures expansion. AKL is pretty slow when it comes to posting updates on their website.


Here's a link to their vimeo channel which has a June update, albeit it is rather short. It looks like they have partially opened the new security screening area and the first half of the new duty free stores. Nothing yet on the great hall portion though this looks to be the last part which will open late 2018. Pier B work is way more noticeable, looks like most of the exterior work on both 17 and 18 is almost complete, mostly internal work now i imagine, air-bridge installation for at least 17 cant be too far away. I have found that the Novotel AKL Airport facebook page is quite handy for regular photo updates.

https://vimeo.com/user7933951

Out of interest, does anybody happen to have any photos/information about this "bridge to nowhere" that was in the old international terminal, its been mentioned in their blurb about the project but they haven't included an image?

I have a view from the air, but not ground. I didn't go over that way on the way to RAR. Sorry about the image being that way around, it is right where I uploaded it. If you click on it, it goes the right way around.
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That's a great view, I've always wondered why they've made the gates so far apart over there. I think the original pier is far too crowed as each gate only had seating for about 50 even though the A/C on the gate was occasionally a 744 or 77W etc.

I've guess I've just answered my own question, I wonder if in years to come the gates on the original pier will become primarily used short haul Ops or a NZ/*A only pier. Obviously we need more gates for that to happen however.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:12 am

A reliable source in Chicago says "it's a question of when, not if ORD is announced."

Yet, there are more ORD announcements pending? Great year!
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm

ZK-OKC as NZ28 AKL-IAH has just done a U turn over northern Mexico and is now heading for LAX. IAH appears to have been closed for some time, so a bit strange they left it so late to divert.

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Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:49 pm

PA515 wrote:
ZK-OKC as NZ28 AKL-IAH has just done a U turn over northern Mexico and is now heading for LAX. IAH appears to have been closed for some time, so a bit strange they left it so late to divert.

PA515

I agree. It is at least two hours ago that FAA closed IAH till noon Monday.
 
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:32 pm

sunrisevalley wrote:
PA515 wrote:
ZK-OKC as NZ28 AKL-IAH has just done a U turn over northern Mexico and is now heading for LAX. IAH appears to have been closed for some time, so a bit strange they left it so late to divert.

PA515

I agree. It is at least two hours ago that FAA closed IAH till noon Monday.

Why is it closed?
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:45 pm

LamboAston wrote:
sunrisevalley wrote:
PA515 wrote:
ZK-OKC as NZ28 AKL-IAH has just done a U turn over northern Mexico and is now heading for LAX. IAH appears to have been closed for some time, so a bit strange they left it so late to divert.

PA515

I agree. It is at least two hours ago that FAA closed IAH till noon Monday.

Why is it closed?


Hurricane Harvey:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=11912291
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:38 am

UA has revised seasonal AKL

Instead of the seasonal service ending 14 April 18 will now finish 22 March 18

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-25aug17/
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:27 pm

If the North American carriers want to be taken seriously they need to bite the bullet. Particularly AA with its QF connections.Both airlines have the equipment to change capacity without totally withdrawing from the market for 6 months of the year. Otherwise Oneworld is really no further ahead in terms of challenge to NZ's dominance in the market.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:07 pm

From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.
 
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:34 pm

From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:09 am

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From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.


How many pax are going to IAH though? Most would be connecting onwards I'd have thought.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:29 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
sunrisevalley wrote:
From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.

How many pax are going to IAH though? Most would be connecting onwards I'd have thought.


I'd also have imagined people finishing in Houston are more business than pleasure, and business will resume as quick as it can.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:08 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
sunrisevalley wrote:
From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.


How many pax are going to IAH though? Most would be connecting onwards I'd have thought.


My thoughts as well, unless something catastrophic suddenly simultaneously cripples the north eastern seaboard of the USA along with the likes of Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Washington DC, etc as well as Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America I can't see the events in Houston having more than a negligible to modest impact on the service, and even then it'd likely only be for the short term.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:48 am

Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772?
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:59 am

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Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772?

It has not yet switched if you are referring to IAH. It is hard to comment without day in day out scheduled ops.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:18 am

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Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772?


Low frequency? 5 weekly isn't low really and it's daily in peak, will be interesting to see weather the 789 is daily year round from next year.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:46 pm

Queenstown Airport is seeking public feedback on options for its master plan. The three options are:

  • Expand the existing terminal to cater for up to 3.2 million passenger movements per annum (up from approximately 2 million at present)
  • A new terminal to the south of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.
  • A new terminal to the north of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.

They have explored and eliminated options for extending the runway or relocating the airport to a new site, but are considering a strategy that would see greater use made of Wanaka airport. Interestingly although they forecast demand for 7.1 million passenger movements per annum, they want to cap their designs for 5.1 million, saying they feel 2.5 million visitors & residents a year is what is sustainable.

More details: http://queenstownairport.co.nz/masterplan and http://queenstownairport.co.nz/assets/m ... ptions.pdf

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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:47 pm

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Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772?

Westbound IAH -AKL the Code 2 789 is good for max passenger plus ~7t. of freight. Payload is not an issue in my view.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:34 pm

Has anyone seen any real numbers on NZ freight loads to/from US destinations? I often wondered how much of a factor freight was in their reluctance to put the 789s in their original configuration onto US routes. The common view on a.net seems to be that freight is now becoming marginal in long-haul economics but it wouldn't surprise me if it was of a consideration for NZ. They don't seem to publish any useful numbers on freight loads and revenue by market.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 pm

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Has anyone seen any real numbers on NZ freight loads to/from US destinations? I often wondered how much of a factor freight was in their reluctance to put the 789s in their original configuration onto US routes. The common view on a.net seems to be that freight is now becoming marginal in long-haul economics but it wouldn't surprise me if it was of a consideration for NZ. They don't seem to publish any useful numbers on freight loads and revenue by market.

Both SFO and LAX publish in and out freight data. but problem at LAX , it does not separate out NZ LHR in/out freight from AKL in / out. Sorry do not have the links immediately at hand. My understanding is that the Code 1 789 was intended for Asia where it performs as expected. The type did some rotations to LAX a year or so ago. My understanding is there was no problem handling the loads on the day of ~37t.
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:52 pm

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Kiwirob wrote:

Think about it, in the US summer they can't train, hence them training in NZ, a lot of the European teams train here as well.
all that means is NZ is slightly better than South America, which is 3rd world.


There's plenty of good skiing in South America, the main thing is they pick us over Australia, thats a win in my book ;)
South American skiing is also pretty basic.
 
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:49 am

Samoa Airways to begin 6 weekly Apia-Auckland from mid November

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Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:49 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
Queenstown Airport is seeking public feedback on options for its master plan. The three options are:

  • Expand the existing terminal to cater for up to 3.2 million passenger movements per annum (up from approximately 2 million at present)
  • A new terminal to the south of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.
  • A new terminal to the north of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.

They have explored and eliminated options for extending the runway or relocating the airport to a new site, but are considering a strategy that would see greater use made of Wanaka airport. Interestingly although they forecast demand for 7.1 million passenger movements per annum, they want to cap their designs for 5.1 million, saying they feel 2.5 million visitors & residents a year is what is sustainable.

More details: http://queenstownairport.co.nz/masterplan and http://queenstownairport.co.nz/assets/m ... ptions.pdf

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Disappointing that a runway extention isn't an option. I am surprised they aren't keeping their current terminal for props, and a new one for jets, or even considering it. The new terminal options wrote off the current terminal.
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:32 am

LamboAston wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
Queenstown Airport is seeking public feedback on options for its master plan. The three options are:

  • Expand the existing terminal to cater for up to 3.2 million passenger movements per annum (up from approximately 2 million at present)
  • A new terminal to the south of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.
  • A new terminal to the north of the runway, enabling up to 5.1 million passenger movements per annum.

They have explored and eliminated options for extending the runway or relocating the airport to a new site, but are considering a strategy that would see greater use made of Wanaka airport. Interestingly although they forecast demand for 7.1 million passenger movements per annum, they want to cap their designs for 5.1 million, saying they feel 2.5 million visitors & residents a year is what is sustainable.

More details: http://queenstownairport.co.nz/masterplan and http://queenstownairport.co.nz/assets/m ... ptions.pdf

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Disappointing that a runway extention isn't an option. I am surprised they aren't keeping their current terminal for props, and a new one for jets, or even considering it. The new terminal options wrote off the current terminal.

The problem with runway extensions is that you either have to build into the Shotover Delta, or bowl a stack of houses in Frankton and potentially reclaim land in Lake Wakatipu. Neither of those seem like particularly feasible options, unfortunately.

As far as keeping the existing terminal at the same time as building a new one for jets, I'm not sure how feasible it would be to have two separate terminals located in separate parts of the airport.

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Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:52 am

tealnz wrote:
Has anyone seen any real numbers on NZ freight loads to/from US destinations? I often wondered how much of a factor freight was in their reluctance to put the 789s in their original configuration onto US routes. The common view on a.net seems to be that freight is now becoming marginal in long-haul economics but it wouldn't surprise me if it was of a consideration for NZ. They don't seem to publish any useful numbers on freight loads and revenue by market.

NZ makes about 40% more margin on hold freight than on pax but there is of course only so much freight so passengers balance things out.
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:21 am

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Samoa Airways to begin 6 weekly Apia-Auckland from mid November

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -nov-2017/


16 sectors per week with the 738 they have leasing, doesn't seem like that getting much use out of it?
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:55 am

Re MNL. It's well known that quite a lot of machinery in S.E. Asia needs high quality lubricant
to function satisfactorily in the local climate. Probably, AirNZ has not yet got enough
for it's planned operation in that environment.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16 am

sunrisevalley wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:
Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772?

Westbound IAH -AKL the Code 2 789 is good for max passenger plus ~7t. of freight. Payload is not an issue in my view.


Thanks for that. Sorry I should have been more specific... I was referring to the Buenos Aries route.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:48 pm

aerokiwi wrote:
Thanks for that. Sorry I should have been more specific... I was referring to the Buenos Aries route.


Most days EZE-AKL is not much different from LAX-AKL so there is all sorts of payload capacity.
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:05 pm

The 2017 AKL Annual Report makes for some pretty interesting reading regarding up coming/completed developments. Includes the first full render of the new Pullman Hotel adjacent to the current Novotel, opening of taxiway echo, plans to acquire 2 Aviramps from this october to assist with remote/stair boarding (with plans for more if successful) along with a fleet of 10 new transfer buses from early 2018 (I'd imagine these would be proper low floor with metro style seating) that are more suited to brief transfers rather than the current ex city-skybus fleet. Heaps more info in the link about various other ongoing projects and new upcoming ones with some broad dates given for the opening of the next major expansions.

https://report.aucklandairport.co.nz/#main
 
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:12 am

Today's NZ flight to PER has diverted to ADL after an incident with a passenger

http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... 6bf7085d07
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Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:58 am

From 29 Oct to 14 Nov TG will operate 5 weekly 77W instead of daily 772.

Daily 787-9 service from 16 Nov remains unchanged

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-30aug17/
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