myki wrote:tullamarine wrote:Ellofiend wrote:Does anyone know why the past two CX flights ex-ADL are originating in SYD? The first one was on the 12th (B77W) and the second one was today (A35K)
It could be freight import/export or it could be a way to distribute arriving passengers in each port given the limits that apply now in each state.
Makes sense to do a milk-run ... not sure operationally and financially how that works ... but with only 30 pax per port, drop off 30 in SYD, 30 in ADL, well now you can take 60 per flight. I see that QR are doing a version of this with DOH-BNE-AKL so they could, potentially, have a full aircraft on the DOH-BNE leg, 30 pax disembark, then your almost-full plane carries on for the BNE-AKL sector.
New Zealand is currently managing arrivals per week, it was around 1000/week, at this stage.
Hardly think the QR flight would be allowed more than 50 passengers on BNE-AKL.
What it does do, is prep an dirty Tasman flight for passengers transiting via Australia to New Zealand. Ahead of the so called Tasman Bubble flights starting in the next couple of months.
Which would prohibit passengers from non clean zones boarding standard Tasman flights.