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Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:10 am

Welcome to the Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2020. Please continue to post your updates and to add your comments here.

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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:30 pm

It’ll be interesting to see what inroads into the narrowbody market Airbus makes into the Pacific in 2020 given the failure of MAX. Especially with the A220 for short/medium haul and the A321lr/xlr rather than a wide-body to/from Pacific rim destinations.
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:08 pm



New Embraer for Air Kiribati. I could have sworn there was another photo of it with a an Australian VH registration, but I can’t find that. It is quite a step up for them. It will be interesting to see how it used.

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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:27 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:


New Embraer for Air Kiribati. I could have sworn there was another photo of it with a an Australian VH registration, but I can’t find that. It is quite a step up for them. It will be interesting to see how it used.

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It’s being operated by pionair Australia on behalf of IK. Will start BNE flights soon and probably AKL as well.
 
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:36 pm

Motorhussy wrote:
It’ll be interesting to see what inroads into the narrowbody market Airbus makes into the Pacific in 2020 given the failure of MAX. Especially with the A220 for short/medium haul and the A321lr/xlr rather than a wide-body to/from Pacific rim destinations.


NF’s a220 will be an interesting one to watch in the coming year, while it be down in seats from the 738. It should provide them with the ability to be more flexible with there operations.

Assume we will see them go 2x an day to AKL on the busier days of the week durring peak periods.
 
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:20 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:


New Embraer for Air Kiribati. I could have sworn there was another photo of it with a an Australian VH registration, but I can’t find that. It is quite a step up for them. It will be interesting to see how it used.

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Apparently it's going onto the Australian register as VH-IKJ. Although it hasn't popped up on CASA's website yet.

https://simpleflying.com/air-kiribati-e190-e2/
https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft-register?search_api_views_fulltext=&vh=IKJ&field_ar_serial=
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am

VirginFlyer wrote:


New Embraer for Air Kiribati. I could have sworn there was another photo of it with a an Australian VH registration, but I can’t find that. It is quite a step up for them. It will be interesting to see how it used.

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Congratulation for the worst paint scheme ever, for a better look visit: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewph ... icid=10516

Thanks to the window, the letter K looks more like a X and the B is totally missing due to the overwing exit. My first impression, a new airline with the name of AIR XIRIDATI. BTW. here you can see the original illustration: https://simpleflying.com/air-kiribati-e190-e2/
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:30 pm

Yes, the original design with the smaller lettering looked much better.
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http://islandtimes.us/new-caledonias-ai ... ssion=true
Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui are being forced to cancel their flights to China but the reason was not because of the coronavirus, instead it claim they cannot get authorization/documentation from China. Anyone know what's happening in it?
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:37 am

flew BNE/NAN/BNE last month on an FJ ticket but Malindo aircraft. The seats seemed very low. Maybe cos Asian are short. Service was a bit ordinary.
 
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:40 am

Malindo seats are actually quite comfortable with quite a bit of space. Probably seemed low as different type of padding.
 
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 am

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http://islandtimes.us/new-caledonias-aircalin-cancels-charter-from-china/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui are being forced to cancel their flights to China but the reason was not because of the coronavirus, instead it claim they cannot get authorization/documentation from China. Anyone know what's happening in it?


According to RNZ Pacific https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/407972/new-caledonia-s-aircalin-cancels-charter-from-china both lots of flights were charter operations which hadn’t received final certification from China authorities. Possibly because they were unsure what to do due to the coronavirus.
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:26 am

Motorhussy wrote:
c933103 wrote:
http://islandtimes.us/new-caledonias-aircalin-cancels-charter-from-china/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui are being forced to cancel their flights to China but the reason was not because of the coronavirus, instead it claim they cannot get authorization/documentation from China. Anyone know what's happening in it?


According to RNZ Pacific https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/407972/new-caledonia-s-aircalin-cancels-charter-from-china both lots of flights were charter operations which hadn’t received final certification from China authorities. Possibly because they were unsure what to do due to the coronavirus.

From the linked article:

None of the cancellations is being linked to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.


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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:15 pm

Lufthansa to operate a repatriation flight to NAN, will depart MUC on 5 April and fly via GUM, aircraft will be a A359

https://twitter.com/AeronewsGlobal/stat ... 57920?s=20
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Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:55 am

qf789 wrote:
Lufthansa to operate a repatriation flight to NAN, will depart MUC on 5 April and fly via GUM, aircraft will be a A359

https://twitter.com/AeronewsGlobal/stat ... 57920?s=20


Lots of Germans in Fiji. We spend two months there last year on and off during and not a place you want to rely on medical help.

I wonder how some of the more remote Pacific islands are doing. Tuvalu had only a 2x week connection to Fiji. Kiribati also only a few conections with Nauru Air and Fiji (plus a one weekly Tuvalu -Kiribati). These islands are now completely cut-off and some of these flights had crucial medical supplies on board (e.g. oxygen which I saw offloaded when watching a Nauru airline in Kiribati).

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