AAvgeek744 wrote:VA INT need more capacity mainly at peak times like northern summer & southern summer. Just maybe they could get an extra long haul aircraft for 3 or 4 months a year, so they could compete better with QF esp OZ/USAUSAOZ wrote:AAvgeek744 wrote:Isn't there already a thread on VA and it's fleet and financial woes?
Not really. But go for it.
sq256 wrote:They should really rationalise their wide-body fleet, that's a "IF" their financial situation improves.
In addition to wide-body rationalisation, it also means going in with 1 seating config. If it means dropping the "business class bar" in favour of savings on the SYD/MEL-PER Transcons, SYD/MEL/BNE-LAX and MEL-HKG, so be it.
VA are in a hard place atm as HKG and LAX are there due to the HX and DL JVs. HX's owners (HNA group) have financial issues themselves and DL are content with VA doing most of the work whilst providing VA with the co-located Check-In at Terminal 2 in LAX.
If NZ were to pull their JV by the end of 2018, it's more likely that the short-haul Intl division, especially NZ would reduced (with Trans-Tasman re-timed to feed VA's Skyteam interline partners). Tigerair may step in for some NZ flights that are more focused on O&D.
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