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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:24 am

Quoting gasman (Reply 95):
http://www.ausbt.com.au/photo-tour-a...and-s-new-auckland-flagship-lounge

It's a well designed lounge.. I like it. It takes the same themes from the SYD and LAX lounges (same architects) but the layout is a bit better than SYD (mainly by being more a bit more spread out). Haven't been to the LAX lounge so I can't comment. The kids area is brilliantly thought out and has these cool cushions which look like rocks.. And also globe cushions. A little bit of a pity the open air deck isn't fully open air.. And in fact the better spotting area is the bit between the entrance and the bar.

Here's a video walkthrough. Apologies if you get motion sick watching it  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVXelYIo6bo
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:19 pm

I am sitting in the new AKL NZ lounge and what an improvement, funny for a 7am flight on footy finals weekend lead up, it is amazingly empty, not sure if it is just the size or NZ have weeded out some chaff but it is fantastic. I am in a whole section by myself, great to be looking over the apron again and the 787 just pulled in to gate 1, I could jump onto the wing it is that close.

The deck will be great in summer once the roof is opened, so not totally outside as such but it is a big leap forward. Thumbs up from me and looking forward to next week when I can enjoy it a bit longer and indulge in champagne breakfast before our Hawaii flight!
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:26 pm

The Air NZ website schedule has the last Beech 1900D flight as NZ2106 PMR-HLZ 1950/2040 Fri 26th Aug 2016.

The Q300 commences HLZ-PMR Mon-Fri on Mon 29 Aug 2016.
HLZ-PMR 0615/0705 NZ8281
PMR-WLG 0725/0800 NZ8611

WLG-PMR 0830/0905 NZ8612

.................................................

PMR-WLG 1725/1800 NZ8619

WLG-PMR 1830/1905 NZ8620
PMR-HLZ 1950/2040 NZ8282

An 8hr 55min stop in PMR seems unlikely, so probably some Q300 schedule adjustments yet to be processed.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:40 pm

Quoting NZ2 (Reply 101):
weeded out some chaff

Do explain.....
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:54 pm

Quoting wstakl (Reply 103):

I think he means they might have taken a more restrictive policy towards commoners entering the lounge, the horror!   I'd say it's probably a combination of the lounge being bigger than the last one so that it's future proofed for growth, and less a matter of 'weeding out the chaff'. That being said, the old koru lounge wasn't a nice place to be when there's heaps of flights leaving to Australia in the school holidays, hopefully this bigger one is more suited to such times.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:58 am

Hi all,
Long time reader, thought I should start actually posting and contributing.  

On the Originair front, things seem to have gone quiet after the launch. Does anyone have any information on loads so far? and what are everyone's thoughts on expanding out of the NSN to PMR and WLG routes. Surely they must need to fly more sectors to cover fixed and overhead costs?

Woodwood
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:45 pm

Quoting woodwood (Reply 105):
Surely they must need to fly more sectors to cover fixed and overhead costs?

Hours per day of utilization per frame usually tell the story. Perhaps a guide would be the NZ average ~ 7hrs/ day for their Q300 fleet .
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:11 am

ZK-NZH has been painted.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysa...oimages/21255097224/in/dateposted/

Is delivery still expected in ten days time?

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 84):

According to Flight radar -NZC will fly the first of the two 789 NZ3/4 rotations today.

First landing @ LAX
http://flic.kr/p/zcsCRp

Quoting zkncj (Reply 87):
'human zoo'

Someone mentioned Los Angeles Airport?   
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:44 am

Quoting zkojq (Reply 107):
Is delivery still expected in ten days time?

According to http://nyc787.blogspot.com '787 Full Production Table' the first flight is in 10 days, and delivery is on 30 October.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:50 am

Does anyone know if a NZ DC10-30 ever landed at WLG?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:07 pm

JQ seems to have silently launched AKL-RAR.. Starting 22 March 2016. Looks like 3x weekly, ex-AKL Sat Sun Tues?

AKL-RAR 1940-0140
RAR-AKL 0240-0515+1
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 110):
AKL-RAR 1940-0140
RAR-AKL 0240-0515+1

Why, I ask myself?? That return flight would kill the entire holiday for me. Why have 4-5 days in Rarotonga (which let's face it, is about as much as that island can sustain) only to feel buggered for three days afterwards because of the return flight??
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting gasman (Reply 111):

Sounds to me like they are looking for ways to increase utilisation...
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 110):

JQ seems to have silently launched AKL-RAR.. Starting 22 March 2016. Looks like 3x weekly, ex-AKL Sat Sun Tues?

Ouch 5 hours on Jetstar, now that's got to be an fun ride. I do wonder how long it will last, any of the other longer routes from AKL all seemed to be axed pretty fasted.

So that will make AKL-RAR the only pacific island route with 3 airlines (NZ,VA,JQ) ex-AKL?

I wonder if NZ will try use this to apply its NZ/VA jointure to be extended to the Pacific Islands.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:15 am

Quoting gasman (Reply 111):
Why, I ask myself?? That return flight would kill the entire holiday for me. Why have 4-5 days in Rarotonga (which let's face it, is about as much as that island can sustain) only to feel buggered for three days afterwards because of the return flight??

To be fair I did this trip on VA recently and the seating was pretty much what you get on JQ and I felt OK, even after driving back to Hamilton at 3AM..

Quoting zkncj (Reply 113):
Ouch 5 hours on Jetstar, now that's got to be an fun ride. I do wonder how long it will last, any of the other longer routes from AKL all seemed to be axed pretty fasted.

Its not quite 5 hours. I think just under 4 on the way there and slightly more than 4 on way back if memory serves.

My first choice would be NZ though, usually.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:56 am

Since the NZ/VA tie-up, has VA increased any of its frequencies or destinations on the Pacific or trans-Tasman?

I realise the Pacific Island flights were supposedly excluded from the agreement, but I haven´t noticed any changes in their capacity or scheduling for several years. Which would be odd for any carrier in a compettiive environment, you´d think. Unless I´m mistaken? It´s hard to compare timetables over time now that they don´t print or even PDF them.

Quoting PA515 (Reply 108):
According to http://nyc787.blogspot.com '787 Full Production Table' the first flight is in 10 days, and delivery is on 30 October.

Bah! Forget the dull old 787 - look at that magnificent beast on landing! Beautiful shot.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:13 am

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 115):

RAR has increased from 2 to 5 weekly that's maybe about it.

In response to JQ maybe NZ will increase 777 service in the peak winter season, was 5 weekly in 2015, not sure they will do a Saturday 777 as the 763 that does RAR-SYD leaves at the same time, maybe they could have a 777 a few hours later so long as it's back in time for a late AKL departure to HKG if required.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:12 am

Quoting PA515 (Reply 102):
The Q300 commences HLZ-PMR Mon-Fri on Mon 29 Aug 2016.
HLZ-PMR 0615/0705 NZ8281
PMR-WLG 0725/0800 NZ8611

WLG-PMR 0830/0905 NZ8612

.................................................

PMR-WLG 1725/1800 NZ8619

WLG-PMR 1830/1905 NZ8620
PMR-HLZ 1950/2040 NZ8282

An 8hr 55min stop in PMR seems unlikely, so probably some Q300 schedule adjustments yet to be processed.

Air NZ's PMR-AKL / AKL-PMR schedule has now been changed to send the Q300 through AKL.
PMR-AKL 1040/1145 NZ8116 Mon-Fri, AKL-PMR 1535/1645 NZ8337 Mon-Fri.

A 2040 to 0615 overnight in HLZ of 9 hrs 35 min is insufficient crew rest, so maybe the aircraft positions to/from AKL.

PA515

[Edited 2015-10-07 02:18:46]
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:17 am

From the AGM:

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/air-nz-...half-pretax-earnings-400m-b-179786

"Air NZ forecasts 85% jump in first-half pretax earnings to $400m

The forecast profit is up from $216 million achieved in the first half of last year and excludes any equity-accounted contribution from its stake in Virgin Australia.

Chief executive Christopher Luxon said there had been a big boost in international demand through various tourism initiatives and the "little company from New Zealand" was well-placed to take advantage of that following its investment in new fleet. The company is spending $2.6 billion in the next four years on new aircraft and has ordered another seven Boeing Dreamliners.

Luxon said the average occupancy rate across the fleet was at 85 percent and the airline was building demand before ordering new aircraft. Overall fleet capacity will increase 11 percent this year following a 12 percent last year, which Luxon said was the fastest in the airline's 75-year history."


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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:23 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 118):

Another 7 dreamliners? They have 7 more on order now, can we confirm they haven't ordered another 7?!
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:34 am

Quoting 77west (Reply 114):
Its not quite 5 hours. I think just under 4 on the way there and slightly more than 4 on way back if memory serves.

Jetstar is listing RAR-AKL as 4hr30m on there flight.

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 115):
Since the NZ/VA tie-up, has VA increased any of its frequencies or destinations on the Pacific or trans-Tasman?

NZ has increased the 772/77W fleet usage to the Island, the 772 has replaced many of the 763 flights to RAR/NAN.

Also from the end of the year AKL-NAN is going daily 789.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:01 am

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 119):
They have 7 more on order now, can we confirm they haven't ordered another 7?!

I took it to mean just the seven on order.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:03 am

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 119):
Another 7 dreamliners? They have 7 more on order now, can we confirm they haven't ordered another 7?!

Pretty safe to say they have not ordered another seven or there would have been media releases from Air NZ and Boeing.

The last two 789's were ordered in December 2014 for 2017 and 2018 delivery.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:03 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 120):
Quoting 77west (Reply 114):Its not quite 5 hours. I think just under 4 on the way there and slightly more than 4 on way back if memory serves.Jetstar is listing RAR-AKL as 4hr30m on there flight.

Ouch! Flying slower perhaps? AKL-RAR is 1627nm and at M0.8 that should be 3:33, even if you rounded up 45 minutes buffer, 4:30 seems excessive for AKL-RAR, perhaps more realistic RAR-AKL.

Even if you flew it at M0.78 that's still only 3:38 on the trip to RAR.

Not sure how their block time calcs work however. Perhaps on a new route they allow more time?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:08 am

Quoting 77west (Reply 123):
Not sure how their block time calcs work however. Perhaps on a new route they allow more time?

I wonder if they have ETOP's limitations? anyone know what NZ A320 vs JQ A320 ETOPs rating?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:10 am

Quoting 77west (Reply 123):

Same as Air NZ's 320. On Tue Air NZ has a 320 scheduled 10 mins before the JQ flight.
AKL-RAR 1930/0130 (4 hrs 00 min), RAR-AKL 0230/0505 (4 hrs 35 min)

PA515

[Edited 2015-10-07 03:13:53]
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:14 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 124):

I would like to think they are the same otherwise I will not be getting on a JQ RAR flight anytime soon!

Quoting PA515 (Reply 125):
Same as Air NZ's 320. On Tue Air NZ has a 320 scheduled 10 mins before the JQ flight.AKL-RAR 1930/0130, RAR-AKL 0230/0505

So 4 hour block time going there? Does VA have the same with the 738?

On the 10 minute difference in departure time, that implies that there will be 2 A320's on the ground in RAR at the same time, do they have enough gate space? (I think from memory 2 should just fit)
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:21 am

Quoting 77west (Reply 126):
On the 10 minute difference in departure time, that implies that there will be 2 A320's on the ground in RAR at the same time, do they have enough gate space? (I think from memory 2 should just fit)

They should fit fine, NZ at times is able to park an 77W at RAR
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:26 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 127):

Don't 2x A320 require slightly more space than 1x 77W?

But you are probably right if you look at this image 2 should just fit nose to nose!

http://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/R...ca32ae9:0x51a001c47eff9e5d!6m1!1e1
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 72):
SevenSharp did this piece on the 737 retirement. They mentioned over 38,000 flights (cycles). Anyone here got a more precise breakdown of hours/cycles?

Spring chickens mate, there is a seperate thread on Lufthansa retiring their 735 and 733s shortly, all well on their way to 50-57K! Good mainternance (and I think we agree, both NZ & LH are good at that) and the little pig will probably soldier on forever. Heck, my current - to remain unnamed - employer is currently bringing in converted 734F´s and rest assured, they are (cheap & nasty, but what the heck) high cycle framesll!
She´s a tough old Girl & with the Reputation NZ MX has , I expect one or 3 will live to soldier on for another day......
cheers
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:54 pm

Quoting PA515 (Reply 122):
The last two 789's were ordered in December 2014 for 2017 and 2018 delivery.

Is it possible that the extra one being delivered this FY was one of the above? The original schedule called for two in FY2016 but was later without fanfare increased to three presumably when the decision was made to switch SIN to a 789.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:36 pm

Quoting 77west (Reply 128):
Don't 2x A320 require slightly more space than 1x 77W?

But you are probably right if you look at this image 2 should just fit nose to nose

Im pretty sure in the past both VA/NZ had an late night arrival into RAR at the same time.


RAR is going to be pretty busy next Winter - looking at uky 2016

AKL-RAR
NZ46 772 SuMWTF 0845-1435+-1
NZ61 763 Sa 0945-1540+-1
NZ18 763 Su 1545-2145+-1
NZ748 320 TWF 1930-0130

VA173 738 MWFSa 1630-2202+-1

JQ129 320 SuTSa 1940-0140
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:00 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 130):
Is it possible that the extra one being delivered this FY was one of the above? The original schedule called for two in FY2016 but was later without fanfare increased to three presumably when the decision was made to switch SIN to a 789.

I wish they'd use calendar years, it would be a lot less confusing !

Having said that, my understanding was there were always going to be 3 in 2014/15 FY and 3 in 2015/2016 FY, and it was the 2016/2017 which increased from 2-3 deliveries.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:37 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 130):
Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 132):

Yes I think kiwianDrew is right SIN changes next month while next year they brought an order foward. They probably planned initially to send it somewhere other than SIN. It will be interesting after summer where the frame off the extra NRT goes, Maintaince cover for the first ones due checks? Maybe YVR?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:23 pm

I have gone back and checked the Annual reports and Kiwiandrew's schedule agrees with these. The FY2015 report changed the FY2017 deliveries from 2 in earlier reports to 3.

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 133):
It will be interesting after summer where the frame off the extra NRT goes,

I am guessing EZE. The NZ 789 is on an accelerated EDTO path and will be at EDTO 300 ( its max) by June of 2016.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:55 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 134):
I am guessing EZE. The NZ 789 is on an accelerated EDTO path and will be at EDTO 300 ( its max) by June of 2016.


That would be my bet too. I don't think that EZE requires the more premium heavy configuration of the 77E. I think the 789 on EZE would free up a 77E to boost IAH ( assuming that goes as well as NZ expect it to).

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 134):

I have gone back and checked the Annual reports and Kiwiandrew's schedule agrees with these. The FY2015 report changed the FY2017 deliveries from 2 in earlier reports to 3.

Thanks for that ... I have reached the point in life    where I often doubt my recollection, so good to know I am not (quite) as goofy as I sometimes think .
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:28 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 134):

EZE will likely change over next year as soon as it can so I wonder if the first 3 will get checks done in April May before potentially starting EZE in June? Then new deliveries again in the second half year. So more to be announced destination wise.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:36 pm

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 136):
so I wonder if the first 3 will get checks done in April May before potentially starting EZE in June?
Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 133):
Maintaince cover for the first ones due checks?

My understanding is that the maintenance programme for the 787 is completely different from the traditional C checks and D checks and is done piecemeal in smaller less time consuming checks which don't require aircraft to be out of service for as long as other models. NZ1 - any comments on this ?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:51 pm

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 135):
Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 134):
I am guessing EZE. The NZ 789 is on an accelerated EDTO path and will be at EDTO 300 ( its max) by June of 2016.


That would be my bet too. I don't think that EZE requires the more premium heavy configuration of the 77E. I think the 789 on EZE would free up a 77E to boost IAH ( assuming that goes as well as NZ expect it to).

That would make sense as NZ has said bookings are good for EZE and they want to increase it. By using the slightly smaller 789 it would mean fewer extra seats to sell if you bumped it up to 5x weekly.
IAH is selling alright too and once people get used to it for East Coast then it will need extra capacity.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:20 pm

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 135):
I think the 789 on EZE would free up a 77E to boost IAH ( assuming that goes as well as NZ expect it to).

aerorobnz speculated recently that the 77W might do some of the IAH rotations.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:27 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 138):
That would make sense as NZ has said bookings are good for EZE and they want to increase it. By using the slightly smaller 789 it would mean fewer extra seats to sell if you bumped it up to 5x weekly

The big "kicker" is the 789's 20%+ fuel burn advantage over the 77E.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:00 am

Anyone know whats up with NZ6014 AKL-VCV with OKN tonight?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANZ6014
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:05 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 131):

Im pretty sure in the past both VA/NZ had an late night arrival into RAR at the same time.

Well considering the 747 can park I'm sure to A320's will be fine
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:14 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 138):
By using the slightly smaller 789 it would mean fewer extra seats to sell if you bumped it up to 5x weekly.
NZ's 772 & 789 are near the same in total capacity.

772 (refit) - J: 26 PE:40 Y: 263 total 329

789 - J: 18 PE: 21 Y: 263 total: 302

[Edited 2015-10-07 23:20:10]
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:28 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 141):
Anyone know whats up with NZ6014 AKL-VCV with OKN tonight?

Repaint maybe? Though I thought someone here said that no more 777s were going to be repainted until the end of the summer season?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:47 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 141):
Anyone know whats up with NZ6014 AKL-VCV with OKN tonight?

Off for a repaint.

Quoting zkncj (Reply 143):
772 (refit) - J: 26 PE:40 Y: 263 total 329

Little bit high on your Y seat count there. It's 26/40/246 total 312. Ten seat difference vs. the 789 but much more premium heavy.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:57 am

Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 145):
Little bit high on your Y seat count there. It's 26/40/246 total 312. Ten seat difference vs. the 789 but much more premium heavy.

They must have made an typo in the seatmap - http://www.airnzagent.co.nz/assets/P...s/777-200-REFIT-Long-haul-LOPA.pdf it shows Y as 263
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:59 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 143):
NZ's 772 & 789 are near the same in total capacity.

772 (refit) - J: 26 PE:40 Y: 263 total 329

789 - J: 18 PE: 21 Y: 263 total: 302

Less premium seats which take up a lot of space though.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:53 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 141):
Anyone know whats up with NZ6014 AKL-VCV with OKN tonight?
Quoting zkojq (Reply 144):
Repaint maybe? Though I thought someone here said that no more 777s were going to be repainted until the end of the summer season?
Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 145):
Off for a repaint.

There was a post some months back that OKN and OKP were going to SIN in November for repainting. The Air NZ schedule had a 77E replacing a 77W on some NZ6/NZ5 and NZ8/NZ7 flights for about 28 days in November. I'm guessing OKM and OKP will be going to SIN in November.

Also, OKD did NZ6 tonight. I understood it was meant to be in the hangar getting the refit from Wednesday, but OKF is still there.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:17 am

Quoting PA515 (Reply 148):

OKD and OKF will overlap, I heard OKD will enter slightly later than planned not sure why. Bummer it did NZ6 .

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 140):

Yes the 20% effeiciency gain for the 789 over the 77E will make a big difference on a route like EZE when increasing frequency I think.

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