zkncj wrote:NZ516 wrote:Indeed it does change around a lot this summer even with 30 wide bodies in service.
Just wondering if we will see the DPS route go year round eventually. As in 2020 season it's running up to 6 per week and can see it daily the year after. The problem will be to find spare 787 capacity in December and January. The Christmas school holidays is peak demand period from Australia to DPS so surely the NZ market would be similar.
Could an A320NEO do in off season with an payload restriction?
BI does Brisbane-Brunei with an A320NEO now, which have I understand is 7-8hours.
AKL-DPS is about 9 hrs, no chance, an A321XLR or whatever it’s called might get there, If NZ had a less dense configuration with some J, W maybe.
The longest A320/321 flight for NZ is AKl-CNS I think at 5:40.