DavidJ08 wrote:zkncj wrote:Sounds like some services have been informed that its likely we'll be extending level 4 for another couple of weeks, by the way some services are now making moves.
But even at level 3, there won't be flights to all destinations... Stuff article today saying that not until Level 2 will Air NZ be required to fly to every destination (per the 900m loan agreement with the government).
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/120 ... ic-airline
Happy to eat my hat later on, but I'm seeing more general pessimism on the post-COVID climate, and potentially some "clean house" moves contemplated before but brought to action by COVID. ("Airways chief executive Graeme Sumner said the locations under review were those where air traffic had been low even before the outbreak." - this said to me that those locations were already not optimistic before, but have become completely unsustainable given the expected lasting impacts of COVID.)
The every destination is interesting, without the feed from International services and with the general downturn that will follow for some time some of these regional ports will surely only get 1-2 services a day that might have had 4-5 daily before? It would seem the Q300 will be around for some time then not that I was aware of any plans to get rid of them.
The article did say the airline had no plans to dispose of any aircraft yet, I’m guessing this included the widebody fleet given it also said they could look to defer or even cancel future 781s and A321s for domestic.
Some aircraft will go surely given they will be at least 30% smaller in day 12 months time, even if it’s deferring the remaining A320/321 on order while getting rid of the last regional CEOs and maybe the first 4 domestic birds which I believe come off lease in 2021, 387 pilots are being made redundant. I can’t see them needing many of the 777 fleet for a while, the 77W is good for freight maybe, well respected user said here the 772 fleet may well not fly again.