JQ321 wrote:OA940 wrote:Motorhussy wrote:
Despite NZ aircraft on routes to the USA having larger Premium classes, the airline is still very leisure and cargo focused in its business model. NZ’s business model is significantly different from QF’s, and particularly on PER-LHR which focuses on hauling fewer premiere pax and bags.
The current NZ 789 cannot make EWR/JFK-AKL with a profitable and sustainable load for NZ. This is the reason the airline is looking for a new aircraft (potentially an extended range 789) for routes to/from AKL including NYC, ORD, IAH, GRU and YVR.
Wait, why wouldn't it be able to do YVR? I mean AC flies the quite longer YVR-BNE with the 789, and I think are starting AKL with the 788. The only reason I can see for them not being able to start YVR is because of demand (or lack thereof). I can understand why they'd like to have a higher-MTOW 789 for ORD and IAH though.
Actually Brisbane is with a 788 and Melbourne is with 789
Ah, I thought BNE was with a 789, which was surprising. This definitely makes more sense