zkncj wrote:ltbewr wrote:First of all, where does NZ operate their 777's to ? Mainly Asia, especially China ? If so, they may be saying they don't expect or don't want tourists from China or anywhere near it for the foreseeable future.
The 77E/77W fleet current were mainly used for: LAX, SFO, YVR, IAH, LHR (ends OCT20), EZE, SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL, PER, RAR, NAN, TBU, APW, NRT, PVG, HKG
Basically anywhere on the network that they we're needed some of the above routes are operated by an mix of 320/321/77E/77W/789s depending on demand (which can change month to month)
From what I can infer B777E are certainly gone. B777W depends on if and when demand may return. If there isn't much demand for last 2-3 years, B787-9s can suffice for them. They were to get B787-10 from 2022 with range to cross the pacific (atleast YVR, SFO and LAX). so that leaves IAH which can be on B787-9, or just dropped. Every airline is leaving options open. But longer this continues, we will see more and more airlines dropping a type of widebody(if they fly multiple types) and simplifying their fleets, A350 and B787 being the most prefered types.