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New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:32 am

Hi All,

The previous New Zealand Aviation discussion thread had 200+ response's & slow to load for users so Part 146 has been created to continue the conversation.

The previous thread can be found here:

New Zealand Aviation Thread 145 (by ZKOJH Jun 14 2014 in Civil Aviation)

Enjoy the journey!

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:08 am

I was quite interested to see that LA was ditching it's remaining A340s and will be operating 789s on the route to AKL. If they can do it on a regular basis then how long before we see NZ fly somewhere in Sth America? I think once they have 8x 789 we could see this happen.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:22 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 1):
I was quite interested to see that LA was ditching it's remaining A340s and will be operating 789s on the route to AKL.

LATAM is rapidly phasing out the A340s and A332s as the company moves towards operating a fleet of long-haul a/c consisting of 767s, 77Ws, 787s, and A359s. Next year LATAM will also receive its first batch of A359s.
Per Airbus, LAN will begin to retire the A-343s starting in February:
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:53 am

Over the Christmas and New Year period China Airlines will increase its Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland services to 4x weekly and will operate 747-400s on all flights (once again, they did this last year as well).

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:41 am

Quoting QF175 (Reply 3):
Over the Christmas and New Year period China Airlines will increase its Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland services to 4x weekly and will operate 747-400s on all flights (once again, they did this last year as well).

Excellent, brings CI AKL flights to 8pw, 2 on Saturdays. They increased TPE-SYD last year but those terminated in SYD, I wonder if they have similar plans this year? With the 77Ws entering the fleet hopefully CI will send some different 744s down, never seen the Skyteam one anywhere myself, though they will start to retire the 744s soon to I believe.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 2):
Per Airbus, LAN will begin to retire the A-343s starting in February:
CC-CQA Feb-2015
CC-CQC Mar-2015
CC-CQF Jun-2015

So AKL/SYD should start seeing 789s from March sometime once LAN are down to 1 343?!

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:28 pm

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 4):

Was on board ZK-SUH's last flight this morning. They made a brief mention after landing of the milestone and all the pax cheered. A/c had flown 70 billion miles according to a cabin crew in it's 25 years of operation
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:24 pm

Here is a sample diagram of the ETOPS 330 required for the SCL-AKL-SYD route:

SCL767......Is this diagram specific to a particular aircraft ?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:37 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 6):

The 787.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:50 pm

Quoting nz99 (Reply 5):
A/c had flown 70 billion miles according to a cabin crew in it's 25 years of operation

Best to change that to 70 million miles.. Adding another 3 zeros to the end would make it a spacecraft  
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:50 pm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ticle.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11293978

Seems Boeing will fix a few things on NZ's new 787-9, these include issues with the Ram Air Turbine and the Altitude Selector dials that other 787's are also having fixed.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:25 pm

Has Christopher Luxon himself given any indication, other than affirming future focus and growth on the Pacific rim, to when and where in South America NZ may fly? With AR gone, EZE would seem obvious, and of course GRU is the Holy Grail. When are the current 8 x 789's in operation?
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:39 am

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 7):
The 787.

In this example what wind velocity was used ?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:00 am

In reply to Motorhussy:

ZK-NZE delivered to NZ and arrived AKL 11 July
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Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:13 am

Quoting Motorhussy (Reply 10):

Has Christopher Luxon himself given any indication, other than affirming future focus and growth on the Pacific rim, to when and where in South America NZ may fly? With AR gone, EZE would seem obvious, and of course GRU is the Holy Grail. When are the current 8 x 789's in operation?

There was an article the other day which suggested that with the dense passenger configuration of the 787's currently on order they will not be suitable for transPacific ops. I would assume if they are not going to be economically capable with that seating of flying USA-NZ then South America - NZ is also out of the question. However, they did mention the possibility of a follow up order with a more premium based cabin which would be more capable in terms of range due to the less dense layout.

On the other hand, if the 772ERs with RR engines eventually get 330 EROPS clearance the 787's may free them up for new routes such as South America.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:32 am

Quoting Motorhussy (Reply 10):
Has Christopher Luxon himself given any indication, other than affirming future focus and growth on the Pacific rim, to when and where in South America NZ may fly? With AR gone, EZE would seem obvious, and of course GRU is the Holy Grail. When are the current 8 x 789's in operation?

There was a long (and sensible) article about it in February, based on a longer report in CAPA.

Essentially, Mr. Luxon indicates that they want to do it (South America) but haven't yet figured out how to do it profitably - and that it may depend on the deal with Singapore Airlines:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ticle.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11200171

"Door open for Air NZ to fly to Latin America

Air New Zealand's alliances in Asia could help open the door for flying to South America, a region it says is a blank on its route map.

Air New Zealand has been mulling over South America for several years, and dipped its toe with a successful rugby charter flight to Argentina in 2012, but the economics have proved too challenging, even though new fuel-efficient planes added to its fleet make the region more accessible.

Luxon is quoted in the report as saying the airline did not have a solution at the moment. "It's something we will continue to explore with Singapore Airlines, others and ourselves. It does make sense if you are sitting in southern China and need to go to Latin America to go via Auckland," he said at the signing of the deal with Singapore Airlines last month.

"We can light up the aircraft and fly to South America, but can we build a business where we don't lose $30 million a year?"


I guess the alliance with Singapore will be approved - eventually.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:01 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 14):
"It's something we will continue to explore with Singapore Airlines, others and ourselves. It does make sense if you are sitting in southern China and need to go to Latin America to go via Auckland," he said at the signing of the deal with Singapore Airlines last month.

Southern China is part of the NZ/CX deal, not the NZ/SQ deal. CX are already in bed with LA through AKL - so no feed to an NZ flight will come from CX/KA's Chinese network.

I heard a while ago that CZ was looking at South America via AKL. Maybe NZ and CZ could team up for that, and tap into the Skyteam AR network at EZE? Though that, in tandem with the NZ/SQ alliance, may spell the end for the NZ/CX relationship.


Quoting Motorhussy (Reply 10):
EZE would seem obvious

Argentina is about to default in two weeks time - the economics seem risky. Even if default is avoided, adequate connections through EZE (and not AEP) would need to be secured.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Is there any chance at all we might see some NZ order for 777X at Farnborough. What might the strategy be beyond the 772's, The 789's don't cover all of them. Is it logical to assume NZ will end up with -8 and the -9 from the 777X range. Given the likely lead times, and the long awaited new long haul routes how might a -8 purchase change things?
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:28 pm

How is -NZE spending it's days ? Any indication when it might make its first TT run?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:16 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 17):
How is -NZE spending it's days ? Any indication when it might make its first TT run?

It is locked away rigt now. Not until August with passengers. There is much training to be completed on te 789 yet for Ground and Cabin crew. There is a proving flight as well coming up before service,
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Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:06 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 18):
There is a proving flight as well coming up before service,

what does that entail ? Flying a city pair that would be in the regular schedule?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:00 am

Air NZ employees did a haka to welcome the 789 to AKL last week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIkEiWwSrFI&feature=youtu.be
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:11 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 19):
what does that entail ? Flying a city pair that would be in the regular schedule?

Yes. filler filler..
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:32 am

I don't see it posted in this thread, but the Air NZ sales manager for Americas this week at an event here in Los Angeles mentioned the airline would utilize the 787 to Vancouver as the fleet count grew.

After Googling around I also found mention of this in story about NZ 787 IFE -- Looking at YVR circa 2016'ish
http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/201...decision-offer-connectivity-787-9/

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Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:01 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 22):
I don't see it posted in this thread, but the Air NZ sales manager for Americas this week at an event here in Los Angeles mentioned the airline would utilize the 787 to Vancouver as the fleet count grew.

First I've heard. I would have thought YVR would use the extra premium seats of the 772. YVR-AKL on a 302 seat 789, didn't they say last week a more premium 789 may not be able to do LAX/SFO-AKL?! YVR-AKL is longer and this is a reasonable dense configuration. Still UA will do LAX-MEL which is further still.

I wonder where all the 772s will fly, seems HKG and SIN with seasonal LAX/SFO. Must be some new routes planned for them.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:12 am

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 23):
First I've heard. I would have thought YVR would use the extra premium seats of the 772. YVR-AKL on a 302 seat 789, didn't they say last week a more premium 789 may not be able to do LAX/SFO-AKL?! YVR-AKL is longer and this is a reasonable dense configuration. Still UA will do LAX-MEL which is further still.

NZ has already spoken about having 2 configurations for the 789. This would likely be from frame 9 or 10. YVR still isn't daily so there is probably a few of years worth of capacity growth to be done before a double daily flight using 789 becomes viable.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 24):
YVR still isn't daily so there is probably a few of years worth of capacity growth to be done before a double daily flight using 789 becomes viable.

For those of us who live in central Canada and in close proximity to YYZ/YUL/BUF/DTW , LAX & SFO are quite attractive gateways. YVR does eliminate a US customs clearance but that has never fazed me.
 
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:34 pm

Making YVR daily using 787 seems like good option.

Out of curiosity does NZ really need that much premium seats to YVR? From my experience YVR tends to be quite leisure heavy to South Pacific. Even QF said this.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:51 pm

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 26):
Out of curiosity does NZ really need that much premium seats to YVR? From my experience YVR tends to be quite leisure heavy to South Pacific. Even QF said this.

I would suggest that with a daily YVR service the current configuration of the 787 would be fine. with a 4-5 times a week a week would fill a 77W, as it used to the 744.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:53 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 25):
For those of us who live in central Canada and in close proximity to YYZ/YUL/BUF/DTW , LAX & SFO are quite attractive gateways.

Except for the lonnggg layover westbound, at least out of YYZ/YUL - 6-8 hours. From YOW, BUF/DTW are not options. SFO I don't mind - hop the BART down to the quays and suck up some oysters and wine, but you can't realistically do anything in LAX other than hang out at the airport   
Through YVR, you can time the connection to 90 minutes. The downside is that PE on the 772 is (currently) the worst in the fleet - not worth the extra cost. SFO has also had the advantage of the best PE in the fleet (744) - sadly, soon to end.
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:39 am

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 28):
The downside is that PE on the 772 is (currently) the worst in the fleet - not worth the extra cost.

Another reason why I have never considered YVR. What do we know about the forthcoming PE upgrade for the 772 beyond the airline's rhetoric?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:22 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 29):
What do we know about the forthcoming PE upgrade for the 772 beyond the airline's rhetoric?

Identical to the Y+ in the 789, but 2-4-2. Just like CX's seat, with seemingly more legroom as all seats have proper legrests.
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:35 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 29):
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 30):

The CX PE seat is very comfortable. Unfortunately, both SFO and YVR are going to be a crapshoot until the whole 772 fleet is converted. The 77W sliding PE seat (LAX) is comfortable until you try to sleep ... then it's about as comfortable as the seats that hair salons use to wash your hair.
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:14 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 30):

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 29):
What do we know about the forthcoming PE upgrade for the 772 beyond the airline's rhetoric?

Identical to the Y+ in the 789, but 2-4-2. Just like CX's seat, with seemingly more legroom as all seats have proper legrests.

Are you sure about that? I thought the 772 was confirmed to be getting the same PE as the 77W ?

Oops, sorry, it seems you were correct. I could have sworn that I read they were getting the same PE as the 77W, but apparently not

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Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:52 am

Only slightly relevant, but I'm finally booked for my trip. I have booked 3 788 sectors, and an NZ 789 (U Cls) sector as well . Due to this Crimean act of terrorism throwing me a last minute cuve ball, I am no longer heading up to Europe on my way home - but the consolation is that I got a great Business Class fare back from JNB.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:58 am

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 31):
Unfortunately, both SFO and YVR are going to be a crapshoot until the whole 772 fleet is converted

SFO is getting the 77W 3x weekly now, since the retirement of the first 744.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 33):

Nice. The UA milk run is on my bucket list..
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:37 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 33):

Wow, impressive indeed! How long will you be away for?

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 28):
The downside is that PE on the 772 is (currently) the worst in the fleet

Definitely, got upgraded to PE on AKL-HKG last month and everything, including the catering and service were excellent, but that seat was just below par, I would never bother if I wasn't entitled to my upgrade for free. In fact the CX seat in Y on HKG-LHR was better in every respect apart from the legroom. I really wonder what NZ were thinking when they installed it that way as both people seated in the B and C seats next to me hadn't paid a PE fare either, clearly other flyers didn't think it was worth it too. Hopefully it's onwards and upwards from here, if the refit is ever completed, they've really taken their sweet time.
 
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:46 am

Quoting keen2fly (Reply 35):
I really wonder what NZ were thinking when they installed it that way as both people seated in the B and C seats next to me hadn't paid a PE fare either, clearly other flyers didn't think it was worth it too

Without defending the current product on the 200 (I've travelled in it too and yes, I wouldn't really fork over a lot of money for the seat), the product was introduced nine years ago and was amongst the first 'Premium Economy' products on offer. Nearly a decade later, the market has developed. The existing product is not up to par with what competitors offer in the same market segment but it will be gone in a year or so.
 
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Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:06 am

Quoting keen2fly (Reply 35):
Wow, impressive indeed! How long will you be away for?

5 weeks. 5 sectors a week maybe sounds a lot for the length of time but really just broken down it's ok
HNL-MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM-MNL (one day)
JNB-ADD-HKG-BKK-PER-AKL (2 days worth of transit/lounge showers)
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:14 pm

QF8 will be making a fuel diversion to Auckland in an hour or two.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 33):

That must have cost a fortune! Have fun.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 34):
Nice. The UA milk run is on my bucket list..

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:33 pm

Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 36):

It's a fair point, but the 744 product has slightly wider seats that are configured in a lower cross-sectional density than the Y product on board. If the 744 and 77E products were exactly they same, then there would probably be 3 seats by the window on the main deck and a 3-3 configuration on the upper deck. As I said before, I just hope NZ gets along with the refitting.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:47 am

Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 36):
the product was introduced nine years ago and was amongst the first 'Premium Economy' products on offer. Nearly a decade later, the market has developed

Yes all true, I always think they missed a beat by not making it the same seat but in the 2-4-2 config of the new 787 seat. TBH I think the seat itself is comfortable for longhaul, it's just the prospect of a middle seat as a single passenger that no one enjoys much - especially if you don't book far in advance.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 38):
That must have cost a fortune! Have fun.

Far too much but it's far more entertaining that buying a boring old RTW fare which costs about the same..
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:54 am

Central North Island spotters.....NZE will be making a return flight to Ohakea next Monday 28th July. Leaves AKL at 14:30 and arrives OHA 15:20 - before leaving at 17:20 for the trip back to AKL. NZ6023 to OHA. NZ6024 to AKL.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:19 pm

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 41):
.....NZE will be making a return flight to Ohakea next Monday 28th July

I wonder why ? Does OHA have different Navaids than civilian airports that would require a new type to check out?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:17 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 42):

It's a diversion airport with few facilities. There's a very detailed Air NZ manual for OHA diversions.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:35 am

Are there any indications regarding when the ministry might approve the SQ-NZ alliance? The plan proposed for flights to begin in December, which isn't too far down the road.
 
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:38 am

NZE is now also scheduled to make a flight to CHC next Thursday. Arrival into CHC is 10:20am and departure set for 16:20

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:31 pm

The Air NZ Domestic schedule eff. 09 Feb 2015 is on the website.
For the Link carriers 16 AT7's, 22 DH3's, 12 BEH's are used.

NPE-CHC 0640/0815, CHC-NPE 1745/1915 is an AT7.
AKL-KKE is all DH3.
NSN-PMR is all DH3 (once daily ex Sa)
AKL-ROT has a second Mo-Fr DH3

Are these delivery dates for the next three ATR72-600's correct?
MVE Sep 2014
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MVG Jun 2015

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Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:37 pm

Quoting PA515 (Reply 46):
The Air NZ Domestic schedule eff. 09 Feb 2015 is on the website.
For the Link carriers 16 AT7's, 22 DH3's, 12 BEH's are used

TRG also picking up additional service.
Sep 28th replacing the 1 mid-morning B99's with a Q300 Mon-Fri
On Sunday's replacing the two evening B99's with a Q300
CHC returns to 12 Q300's per week with the Tue/Wed afternoon flight returning.
Also in Feb TRG will pick up a Saturday afternoon CHC-TRG ATR72 service and a Sunday mid morning TRG-CHC ATR service.
 
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:58 pm

And eff. 05 Mar 2015 an AT7 replaces a DH3 on one of the morning IVC-CHC flights. All 17 AT7's and 21 of the 23 DH3's will be in service. Another BEH will be replaced with the IVC-CHC DH3, but nothing is showing up yet.

Also eff. 05 Mar 2015 there will be a late morning We Th AKL-TUO-AKL DH3, but there's space in the 09 Feb 2015 schedule for that.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:54 am

Looks like NZE was involved in some ground filming at AKL this afternoon, new saftey vid maybe?

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