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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:18 am

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If VA had gone broke 3 months ago, would the Government have rushed in and bailed it out? I don't think so. If it was to occur now, same loss of competition, same loss of jobs. Difficult to make a case for the Government to spend a billion or so of tax payers money to get back into the airline business.


If they had gone broke three months ago then another player would have stepped up to fill the void.


As another one would do now - when there is again sufficient demand in the country for two airlines to make a profit.


That's naive. The risk profile of airlines as investments has gone stratospheric. The return on investment would have to account for that.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:18 am

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Would make sense if its last service with possible crew on minimum rest to fly return service


The inbound crew won't be required to fly the return service (the crew from the last QF27 will still be in SCL), but they will need to be on the plane deadheading given the lack of alternative ways home from somewhere like SCL at the moment.

Must be an operational nightmare trying to figure out the logistics of a shutdown of this scale.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:20 am

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Latest changes from Qatar

ADL - 1 daily cancelled 21 Mar - 31 May, 5 weekly A350-1000 1-30 Jun 20

BNE - 1 daily 77W, 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20

QR912 DOH2000 – 1720+1BNE 77W D
QR913 BNE2120 – 0520+1DOH 77W D


MEL - increases to 2 daily 27 Mar - 30 Apr 20, 77W operated QR994/995, QR904/905 A350-1000 replaces A388 1 Apr - 31 May 20

QR994 DOH0905 – 0600+1MEL 77W D
QR904 DOH2035 – 1730+1MEL 351 D

QR995 MEL1500 – 2250DOH 77W D
QR905 MEL2135 – 0525+1DOH 351 D


PER - A388 extended on QR900/901 to 16 Apr 20, from 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20 increases from 7 to 13 weekly, QR990/991 operated by 77W. Reduces to 4 weekly for May, A359 operating, June 77W operating

QR900 DOH0150 – 1820PER 388
QR990 DOH2040 – 1310+1PER 77W D

QR991 PER1545 – 2235DOH 77W D
QR901 PER2245 – 0535+1DOH 388


SYD - A388 extended on QR908/909 till 31 Mar 20. Increases to 3 daily 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20, QR988/989 operated by 77W. For May reduced to 1 daily, QR908/909 operated by A350-1000

QR906 DOH0915 – 0730+1SYD 77W D
QR988 DOH1900 – 1725+1SYD 77W D
QR908 DOH2030 – 1855+1SYD 351 D

QR907 SYD1650 – 2345DOH 77W D
QR989 SYD2145 – 0505+1DOH 77W D
QR909 SYD2215 – 0530+1DOH 351 D


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-27mar20/


Does this make any sense to anyone?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:22 am

Flyerqf wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Latest changes from Qatar

ADL - 1 daily cancelled 21 Mar - 31 May, 5 weekly A350-1000 1-30 Jun 20

BNE - 1 daily 77W, 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20

QR912 DOH2000 – 1720+1BNE 77W D
QR913 BNE2120 – 0520+1DOH 77W D


MEL - increases to 2 daily 27 Mar - 30 Apr 20, 77W operated QR994/995, QR904/905 A350-1000 replaces A388 1 Apr - 31 May 20

QR994 DOH0905 – 0600+1MEL 77W D
QR904 DOH2035 – 1730+1MEL 351 D

QR995 MEL1500 – 2250DOH 77W D
QR905 MEL2135 – 0525+1DOH 351 D


PER - A388 extended on QR900/901 to 16 Apr 20, from 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20 increases from 7 to 13 weekly, QR990/991 operated by 77W. Reduces to 4 weekly for May, A359 operating, June 77W operating

QR900 DOH0150 – 1820PER 388
QR990 DOH2040 – 1310+1PER 77W D

QR991 PER1545 – 2235DOH 77W D
QR901 PER2245 – 0535+1DOH 388


SYD - A388 extended on QR908/909 till 31 Mar 20. Increases to 3 daily 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20, QR988/989 operated by 77W. For May reduced to 1 daily, QR908/909 operated by A350-1000

QR906 DOH0915 – 0730+1SYD 77W D
QR988 DOH1900 – 1725+1SYD 77W D
QR908 DOH2030 – 1855+1SYD 351 D

QR907 SYD1650 – 2345DOH 77W D
QR989 SYD2145 – 0505+1DOH 77W D
QR909 SYD2215 – 0530+1DOH 351 D


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-27mar20/


Does this make any sense to anyone?


Well it looks like EK wont be back until 1 May at the earliest, QR is catering to those who need to travel back home, from what I have heard outbound flights are full inbound are mixed
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:30 am

Malaysia Airlines suspends Australian flights

SYD-KUL - suspended till 30 Apr 20, 5 weekly from 1 May 20

MEL-KUL - suspended till 30 Apr 20, 4-6 weekly from 1 May 20

BNE-KUL - suspended till 31 May 20, 2 weekly from 1 Jun 20

ADL-KUL - suspended till 31 May 20, 3 weekly from 1 Jun 20

PER-KUL - suspended till 30 Apr 20, 4 weekly from 1 May 20

PER-BKI - suspended till 30 Jun 20, weekly from 1 Jul 20

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -australia
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 am

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Would make sense if its last service with possible crew on minimum rest to fly return service


The inbound crew won't be required to fly the return service (the crew from the last QF27 will still be in SCL), but they will need to be on the plane deadheading given the lack of alternative ways home from somewhere like SCL at the moment.

Must be an operational nightmare trying to figure out the logistics of a shutdown of this scale.


Provided no one on the previous crew is not feeling well. Dead head crew will need to need to complete minimum rest just in case. I do feel sorry for crew during the shutdown. It will get messy before things get back to normal.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:04 am

Flyerqf wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Latest changes from Qatar

ADL - 1 daily cancelled 21 Mar - 31 May, 5 weekly A350-1000 1-30 Jun 20

BNE - 1 daily 77W, 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20

QR912 DOH2000 – 1720+1BNE 77W D
QR913 BNE2120 – 0520+1DOH 77W D


MEL - increases to 2 daily 27 Mar - 30 Apr 20, 77W operated QR994/995, QR904/905 A350-1000 replaces A388 1 Apr - 31 May 20

QR994 DOH0905 – 0600+1MEL 77W D
QR904 DOH2035 – 1730+1MEL 351 D

QR995 MEL1500 – 2250DOH 77W D
QR905 MEL2135 – 0525+1DOH 351 D


PER - A388 extended on QR900/901 to 16 Apr 20, from 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20 increases from 7 to 13 weekly, QR990/991 operated by 77W. Reduces to 4 weekly for May, A359 operating, June 77W operating

QR900 DOH0150 – 1820PER 388
QR990 DOH2040 – 1310+1PER 77W D

QR991 PER1545 – 2235DOH 77W D
QR901 PER2245 – 0535+1DOH 388


SYD - A388 extended on QR908/909 till 31 Mar 20. Increases to 3 daily 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20, QR988/989 operated by 77W. For May reduced to 1 daily, QR908/909 operated by A350-1000

QR906 DOH0915 – 0730+1SYD 77W D
QR988 DOH1900 – 1725+1SYD 77W D
QR908 DOH2030 – 1855+1SYD 351 D

QR907 SYD1650 – 2345DOH 77W D
QR989 SYD2145 – 0505+1DOH 77W D
QR909 SYD2215 – 0530+1DOH 351 D


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-27mar20/


Does this make any sense to anyone?


Looks like Qatar is mopping up the UAE loads
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:20 am

https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ470/24495c2f

The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 am

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4x Condor B76W’s due into PER Arrival/Departure time for the 4 Condor B767s:
DE8592 ETA 1520 - DE8593 ETD 1720
DE8460 ETA 1620 - DE8461 ETD 1820
DE8470 ETA 1720 - DE8471 ETD 1920
DE8574 ETA 1820 - DE8575 ETD 2020

(All arriving/departing from/to Phuket)


Are these charters to collect the passengers on the cruise ship stuck off the WA coast?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:47 am

Quick question, in the context of talk of the govt nationalising Virgin Australia and Alan Joyce being deadset against that, what would "nationalising" actually mean for VA? It would have to be more than just the Govt buying a LOT of shares from other shareholders like SQ, EY and HNA? Would it be like the Govt buying >50% or even buying all the shares to become the airline's owner, so it can later be out back on the market?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:51 am

QF742 wrote:
rtav wrote:
4x Condor B76W’s due into PER Arrival/Departure time for the 4 Condor B767s:
DE8592 ETA 1520 - DE8593 ETD 1720
DE8460 ETA 1620 - DE8461 ETD 1820
DE8470 ETA 1720 - DE8471 ETD 1920
DE8574 ETA 1820 - DE8575 ETD 2020

(All arriving/departing from/to Phuket)


Are these charters to collect the passengers on the cruise ship stuck off the WA coast?


Yes, the passengers are being transferred directly from the ship to the airport

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:51 am

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https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ470/24495c2f

The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)


I can only see one now too. VA470 BNE>PER
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:53 am

Two things I thought worth sharing...

1. Tomorrow for the first time since the 1989 pilots strike there will be no scheduled passenger services in or out of HBA. The terminal is closed per HBA’s Facebook page. From Monday there will be a single daily JQ service to and from MEL.

2. I heard on the grapevine on Thursday that the QF group are finalizing an additional number of people to be stood down. Could be a few more thousand added to the 20k who got the notice this week. This is due to the further tightening of border crossings on the domestic market and the subsequent further reductions in domestic flights. Not sure if it’s true but if it is it is very sad.

My heart goes out to everyone in the industry impacted by the shutdown and wish all those on this forum the very best for the future, both employment and life.

Take care everyone.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:37 am

rtav wrote:
4x Condor B76W’s due into PER Arrival/Departure time for the 4 Condor B767s:
DE8592 ETA 1520 - DE8593 ETD 1720
DE8460 ETA 1620 - DE8461 ETD 1820
DE8470 ETA 1720 - DE8471 ETD 1920
DE8574 ETA 1820 - DE8575 ETD 2020

(All arriving/departing from/to Phuket)



As per my post a day or so ago
Re condor into Perth using 767s
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:34 pm

With QF disposing its 747 fleet now, will they still go to ASP? They were due to go there this week.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:06 pm

Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move
 
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Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:23 pm

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Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move


See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 pm

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Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move


See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned?


I don't know how to post links here but there's a link to a news article in NZ forum (a post or two above my one) confirming from VA boss that they won't return to NZ
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:47 pm

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Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move


See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned?


I don't know how to post links here but there's a link to a news article in NZ forum (a post or two above my one) confirming from VA boss that they won't return to NZ


If no NZ, what about the other Pacific neighbours ? Will they keep Fiji, PNG, etc ? What about LAX ? Dump them too ?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:51 pm

Boof wrote:
Two things I thought worth sharing...

1. Tomorrow for the first time since the 1989 pilots strike there will be no scheduled passenger services in or out of HBA. The terminal is closed per HBA’s Facebook page. From Monday there will be a single daily JQ service to and from MEL.

2. I heard on the grapevine on Thursday that the QF group are finalizing an additional number of people to be stood down. Could be a few more thousand added to the 20k who got the notice this week. This is due to the further tightening of border crossings on the domestic market and the subsequent further reductions in domestic flights. Not sure if it’s true but if it is it is very sad.

My heart goes out to everyone in the industry impacted by the shutdown and wish all those on this forum the very best for the future, both employment and life.

Take care everyone.

Boof


1. Yep, definitely worth sharing, thanks. This represents about a 97% drop in capacity from the 37 flights that were operating just weeks ago.

2. Couldn't agree more.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:03 am

Boof wrote:
Two things I thought worth sharing...

2. I heard on the grapevine on Thursday that the QF group are finalizing an additional number of people to be stood down. Could be a few more thousand added to the 20k who got the notice this week. This is due to the further tightening of border crossings on the domestic market and the subsequent further reductions in domestic flights. Not sure if it’s true but if it is it is very sad.

My heart goes out to everyone in the industry impacted by the shutdown and wish all those on this forum the very best for the future, both employment and life.

Take care everyone.

Boof


Yeah domestic travel right down to essential services only. Will be that way for a few months prior to curve flattening nationwide. So more staff will be stood down. Probably to be rotated amongst staff to share the available work. But the Australian government in blatantly copying the NZ government’s actions will allow us to be in sync with them for when the peak has passed and travel resumes, Australia and NZ can be considered one zone For purposes of disease control.

Not so easy to match procedures for the rest of the world however. Domestic travel will be back up to at least 50% of original capacity by years end. International travel? 12-18 months at least. Looks like those working in international airline travel will have to make do by themselves until then.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:39 am

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Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move


Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/120655 ... e#comments

That version had an earlier story saying VA won't return. That article has been updated to "VA NOT clear on returning to NZ" (with Australian based crews).
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 am

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See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned?


I don't know how to post links here but there's a link to a news article in NZ forum (a post or two above my one) confirming from VA boss that they won't return to NZ


If no NZ, what about the other Pacific neighbours ? Will they keep Fiji, PNG, etc ? What about LAX ? Dump them too ?


It's clear that Scurrah will likely prune the Pacific Network that doesn't have a freight/cargo subsidy from their respective governments.

LAX is probably dependent on their partner DL, which like all other airlines are trying to keep themselves afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
If DL doesn't return to Australia, then it's probably likely VA won't return to the route, either.

UA is also likely to downsize their TransPac network post COVID-19 as well, whilst TransPac expansion plans by QF/AA are likely to be put on ice.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:50 am

I cant see VA not returning to NZ, albeit at a reduced frequency. Even just a daily to the main cities for those who are in the not QF and not NZ teams.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:44 am

Has QF made an official announcement around the 744’s? On that note, I’m guessing 787 to JNB once things normalise again?
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:49 am

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Has QF made an official announcement around the 744’s? On that note, I’m guessing 787 to JNB once things normalise again?


No but they are back in SYD unfortunately. They likely have flown their last commercial flights...
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:25 am

rtav wrote:
4x Condor B76W’s due into PER Arrival/Departure time for the 4 Condor B767s:
DE8592 ETA 1520 - DE8593 ETD 1720
DE8460 ETA 1620 - DE8461 ETD 1820
DE8470 ETA 1720 - DE8471 ETD 1920
DE8574 ETA 1820 - DE8575 ETD 2020

(All arriving/departing from/to Phuket)


The first one is on the way, in retro livery as well

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Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:03 am

The federal government has ruled out nationalizing any airline

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... tionalised
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:48 am

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I cant see VA not returning to NZ, albeit at a reduced frequency. Even just a daily to the main cities for those who are in the not QF and not NZ teams.


I agree here, even just AKL and maybe ZQN. AKL daily to SYD/MEL/BNE as someone else said maybe a mid morning departure ex OZ 0900-1000, picks up early connections from elsewhere, leaving AKL 1530/1600 back in OZ 1730/1800 to connect to evening domestic services? Not great on utilisation though maybe.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:02 am

VA could come back on the NTL to AKL route it has financial assistance from the council so I expect it will return.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:10 am

I can see a handful of NZ flights from VA but only because it's such a popular route, and they'd want to be turns and they'd want super competitive fares, I really don't know it would be worth it. I suspect that when VA starts to come back it'll be the core domestic routes plus 4x for SYD and BNE to LAX, maybe 4x for BNE-HND, and they will then slowly build up from there based entirely on demand and what's fiscally sustainable. I think we have already seen 'peak Virgin Australia' before Borghetti left and Scurrah took over, and that particular version of Virgin Australia is not coming back.
 
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VA could come back on the NTL to AKL route it has financial assistance from the council so I expect it will return.


I wouldn’t think so, there is a few routes around like that, SQ, MEL-WLG how likely is that to return anytime soon after that ends? Same for NZ RAR-SYD and RAR-LAX, NZ may continue the BNE/SYD-NLK runs maybe?
 
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VA could come back on the NTL to AKL route it has financial assistance from the council so I expect it will return.


I wouldn’t think so, there is a few routes around like that, SQ, MEL-WLG how likely is that to return anytime soon after that ends? Same for NZ RAR-SYD and RAR-LAX, NZ may continue the BNE/SYD-NLK runs maybe?


NTL was subsidised by the local council. Depends on the terms of that contract and whether VA can pull out of that with minimal to no penalty. IIRC, NTL-AKL was seasonal anyway.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:37 am

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The federal government has ruled out nationalizing any airline

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... tionalised

Note the magic words:

it is not the government's intention to nationalise airlines.


So not their intention now, but 6 months, 12 months down the track? That will depend on the circumstances.

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VA could come back on the NTL to AKL route it has financial assistance from the council so I expect it will return.


I wouldn’t think so, there is a few routes around like that, SQ, MEL-WLG how likely is that to return anytime soon after that ends? Same for NZ RAR-SYD and RAR-LAX, NZ may continue the BNE/SYD-NLK runs maybe?


NTL was subsidised by the local council. Depends on the terms of that contract and whether VA can pull out of that with minimal to no penalty. IIRC, NTL-AKL was seasonal anyway.


Yes it was seasonal. I think you could pull out of anything in these circumstances, they may take a bit of a financial hit.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
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I wouldn’t think so, there is a few routes around like that, SQ, MEL-WLG how likely is that to return anytime soon after that ends? Same for NZ RAR-SYD and RAR-LAX, NZ may continue the BNE/SYD-NLK runs maybe?


NTL was subsidised by the local council. Depends on the terms of that contract and whether VA can pull out of that with minimal to no penalty. IIRC, NTL-AKL was seasonal anyway.


Yes it was seasonal. I think you could pull out of anything in these circumstances, they may take a bit of a financial hit.

Yes, surely there’s a “force majeure” clause in the agreement. If not, more fool them.
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Some photos from the last QF 747 flight from Chile

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:55 am

There is plans for 2 evacuation flights from Kathmandu, one Monday and the other possibly Wednesday

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/corona ... 881503275z
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:03 am

Who’s doing the ground handling for all these charters?

Wonder if we’ll see AF in Sydney? wonder what other big group of nationals would be trapped here? Clearly Germans, Brits? Although BA is still flying aren’t they?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:19 am

An Asiana A388 is about 1 and half hours out of SYD, operating OZ6013

https://twitter.com/a380fanclub/status/ ... 51136?s=20
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:22 am

VH-OEE doing a flypast of SYD prior to landing today

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:24 am

NH has delayed second daily SYD-HND to 25 Apr 20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-27mar20/
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:41 am

Qantas has one more international flight to arrive being QF10 which is running about 9 hours late, once that arrives and positions to the east coast all QF international fleet will be grounded.

As for VA they still have 2 77W's operating SYD-LAX and a SYD-DPS flight, as of tomorrow all VA's international flights will be grounded, the last 77W should arrive back in SYD Tuesday morning, being VH-VPD which is currently operating today's VA1 SYD-LAX
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:09 am

Gee Qantas without the 747.....
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:30 am

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Qantas has one more international flight to arrive being QF10 which is running about 9 hours late, once that arrives and positions to the east coast all QF international fleet will be grounded.


The QF10 787 aircraft will terminate at PER and be stored there. A 738 will take the MEL bound QF10 onward from PER.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:33 am

I recall it only being a few months ago it was looking increasingly likely Qantas would keep their 747s for longer than announced.

I'll forever be grateful for the short time they ran on SYD/PER sectors in mid-late 2018, which gave me an opportunity to log two before today.
 
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 am

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas has one more international flight to arrive being QF10 which is running about 9 hours late, once that arrives and positions to the east coast all QF international fleet will be grounded.


The QF10 787 aircraft will terminate at PER and be stored there. A 738 will take the MEL bound QF10 onward from PER.


Thanks for the update
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:42 am

Short video of OEE prior to landing at SYD today

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 09697?s=20
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 am

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Short video of OEE prior to landing at SYD today

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 09697?s=20


Beautiful thanks for sharing.

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