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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:19 am

How good does the NAC livery look on the F27s, as opposed to the awkward Air New Zealand application? Was never a fan of the F27/50 but with NAC colours it actually looks pretty swish.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:32 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 149):
Sounds like they are in the duty free business, not in the efficient movement of passengers business.

It's such a true statement and such a national embarassment at the same time
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:48 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 149):

Unfortunately it's the case as it stands... Such big profits and none reinvested into the very things which help drive the growth. They obviously see bus gates as the way forward. Baggage carousel area expanded one belt at a time. If only I could have as much pride in the airport as I used to have..
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:57 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 152):
If only I could have as much pride in the airport as I used to have..

I've noticed a significant reduction in passenger handling and general efficiency over the last 18 months.

You can't blame them. AIA have no real competition. It's not like SIN, where if passengers decide the airport ambience isn't up scratch they can switch to BKK. So AIA can squeeze the bottom line until facilities are so dire it actually starts to hurt their business.

And there's probably a long way to go before that happens. People do actively avoid LAX, but AKL isn't in that ballpark of frustration (yet); and LAX has some competition around. So expect pleas for AIA to reinvest in infrastructure to fall on deaf ears for a while yet.

It's simply a reflection of the mentality that pervades the aviation industry as a whole these days.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:09 am

Quoting gasman (Reply 153):
It's simply a reflection of the mentality that pervades the aviation industry as a whole these days.

The sad thing is, any one of us in the hot seat at AIAL would probably do the same thing as what they are doing, if we wanted to keep our jobs, and keep shareholders happy.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:23 am

Quoting gasman (Reply 153):

It's like how they employ some person to police hand baggage weights just through the door towards immigration. They have absolutely no authority over this issue. I make sure I grab an express lane sticker and just wave it at them. It's nearly got to the point where I'd consider reusing the express lane sticker just to get past them. I'm just waiting to see what happens when AA and UA start their services with their arguably "unlimited" cabin baggage weight allowance.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:31 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 149):
Sounds like they are in the duty free business, not in the efficient movement of passengers business.

Here's an abstract story. It's a bit like the time a few years ago I went to KFC and was told they had run out of chicken. But they could offer chips and Pepsi (True story). AIAL will 1 day run out of Aircraft parking spaces but offer 2 new eateries and a perfume shop. Point is, they miss the point of their existance
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:04 am

"'Air New Zealand world's 10th most loved airline'" number 1 is......

1. Korean Air

It's computer-generated and it's based on analysing tweets, but a new survey has found that Air New Zealand is the world's tenth most loved airline.
The survey by a Florida research company for US charter airline Stratos analysed 1.3 million tweets mentioning 70 world airlines between November 20 and January 9.
It "ran a sampling of the electronic conversations through a sentiment analysis algorithm to determine how positive or negative passengers felt about an airline".

Korean Air topped the resulting league table with a score of +0.57 on a scale running from +1 (only positive comments) to -1 (only negative comments).
Air New Zealand came tenth on +0.43, behind Canadian charter company Air North, German budget carrier TUfly, TAP Portugal, Air France, Singapore budget airline Tiger, British carrier Monarch, Icelandair and Romania's Tarom.


also has 10 Most hated airlines

1. Spirit Airlines (-0.15)

2. Frontier Airlines (-0.10)

3. American Airlines (-0.10)

4. Delta Air Lines (-0.07)

5. Cebu Pacific (-0.06)

6. Allegiant Air (-0.05)

7. VivaAerobús (-0.05)

8. Jetstar Airways (-0.05)

9. Wizz Air (-0.04)

10. SriLankan Airlines (-0.04)



http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ticle.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11593207   
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:04 am

Quoting PA515 (Reply 142):
Anyway, an ATR72-600 would need some modifications for NLK. HF radio, larger galley, liferaft, extra cargo space. But good use of an aircraft during the off peak hours.

Catering wise on an 72-600 on AKL-NLK you could probably pull it off with the current galley equipment. Its an Seat2Suits route so not all of the passengers would be getting an meal and if they did early morning ex-AKL they could get away with just offering an cold meal.

AKL-NLK is only 1,090 km so an 72-600 cursing at 508kph would only take around 2h08m.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:53 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 158):
AKL-NLK is only 1,090 km so an 72-600 cursing at 508kph would only take around 2h08m.

Would be longer than 2hrs 10m.
AKL-NLK is 1,090 km, AKL-ZQN is 1.025 km, and AKL-IVC is 1,174 km.

On 04 Sep 2013 ATR72-500 ZK-MCP was scheduled to do AKL-ZQN-AKL, but it had to divert to IVC.
Scheduled as NZ5903 AKL-ZQN 1035/1300 (2hrs 25m) and NZ5924 ZQN-AKL 1330/1550 (2hrs 20m).
AKL-IVC flight time was 2hrs 45m and IVC-AKL was 2hrs 50m (IVC times exclude to and from the gate).

1,090 km would be 10 min less than AKL-IVC plus 5 min extra for taxi time, so 2hrs 40m and 2hrs 45m.

Adjusted to a 15 min difference due westerly winds (320 has a 10 min difference westbound / eastbound): AKL-NLK would be 2hrs 50m, and NLK-AKL 2hrs 35m.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:03 am

Quoting Jetstar315 (Reply 143):
I remember doing one trip and as a lady got off at NLK she suddenly realised she had forgotten to buy a ticket in that night's NZ lottery and it was an unusually big first prize up for grabs. I suggested to her that we'd be back in AKL in time for me to buy it for her, so she gave me the cash and I bought it on the way home later that afternoon. The next Saturday I went to NLK and she joined the flight there back to AKL. She was thrilled when I handed over her ticket but of course never heard whether or not she had a win!!

A very heartwarming story. Its always nice to hear about crew going the extra mile for passengers.  
Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 149):
So a Capex of $260m but none of it for gates or air bridges, Sounds like they are in the duty free business, not in the efficient movement of passengers business.

Less gate space means more people waiting around in the terminal which in turn more people browsing/buying dutyfree. Similarly if the lack of gate space means that your arrival airside is delayed by an hour, that is another hour that they can charge you for parking.  

As ever it is disappointing to see how chronically inept the management at AIAL is.

Quoting PA515 (Reply 159):
On 04 Sep 2013 ATR72-500 ZK-MCP was scheduled to do AKL-ZQN-AKL, but it had to divert to IVC.
Scheduled as NZ5903 AKL-ZQN 1035/1300 (2hrs 25m) and NZ5924 ZQN-AKL 1330/1550 (2hrs 20m).
AKL-IVC flight time was 2hrs 45m and IVC-AKL was 2hrs 50m (IVC times exclude to and from the gate).

  Far too long to spend inside a turboprop! Was this a charter?
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:16 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 160):
Far too long to spend inside a turboprop! Was this a charter?

The NZ59xx flight number probably means a non revenue flight. Wasn't a positioning flight as it was return. Could have been some sort of proving flight as it was on the AKL Airport arrivals and departures.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:36 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 160):
Far too long to spend inside a turboprop! Was this a charter?

Did a bit of checking and it must have been an AKL-ZQN charter. Low NZ59xx flight numbers appear to be charters with the higher NZ59xx flight numbers used for positioning flights.

Last year ZK-MCP TSV-BNE-CHC after it's repaint was NZ5971.

And on 17 Feb ZK-MVC went AKL-KKE NZ5922, KKE-NPE NZ5903, NPE-AKL NZ5924.

Using that logic, AKL-ZQN(IVC) NZ5903 must have been a charter and the (IVC)ZQN-AKL NZ5924 was positioning back to AKL.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:23 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 160):
Far too long to spend inside a turboprop

I do admit that I have a high threshold for personal discomfort when it comes to travel from years of backpacking the world, riding trucks on African and Amazonian roads, riverboats and sleeping on airport and train station floors overnight

However, I had 2h15 on a QX Q400 SFO-PDX which is about 120km less than AKL-NLK. It was no big deal. Of course I was downing free Craft Red Ale from the West coast of USA, but not more uncomfortable than flying a Ryanair 737 flight anywhere, a SYD-AKL in Y on an NZ 787 or a UA 739 from FLL-IAH which I have flown and found more uncomfortable, and are all about the same duration.

As I said previously, The ideal aircraft for passenger comfort for anything below 4h is the E170/190, but the 767-300/ATR72-600 is fairly close. Give me one over a seat in normal Y on a A320/738/787 any day.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:46 am

Quoting PA515 (Reply 162):
Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 160):
Far too long to spend inside a turboprop! Was this a charter?

Did a bit of checking and it must have been an AKL-ZQN charter. Low NZ59xx flight numbers appear to be charters with the higher NZ59xx flight numbers used for positioning flights.

I remember this flight, It was a charter.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:39 am

Can anyone shed some light on NZ1920 that operated BNE-HAN on the 18/2?

Apparently it was a charter, do we know who by?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 165):

It was indeed a charter, but the customer details are confidential.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:54 pm

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 165):
Can anyone shed some light on NZ1920 that operated BNE-HAN on the 18/2?

Apparently it was a charter, do we know who by?

Could be an Flight Centre staff charter? they have used NZ many times in the past.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:32 am

CHC-BNE flights on QF are going year round. they must have been performing quite well over the summer.

http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz...-flights-following-stellar-summer/
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:48 am

Quoting gytr31 (Reply 168):
CHC-BNE flights on QF are going year round. they must have been performing quite well over the summer.

http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz...-flights-following-stellar-summer/

Well QF benefited from cheap fuel by the tune of A$400m+ for the half year so that sure helps.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:12 am

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 166):

I strongly believe obvious NZ 'insiders' should either be brave and say what they know or just say nothing at all. Also, be open and honest about the 777 corrosion issues.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:38 am

Quoting WSTAKL (Reply 170):
I strongly believe obvious NZ 'insiders' should either be brave and say what they know or just say nothing at all. Also, be open and honest about the 777 corrosion issues.

I respectfully disagree. In this case, NZ1 gave a good piece of information and did not disclose another piece. That is perfectly fine with me, and I am grateful for everything he informs us about.
Re corrosion issues: Anet is certainly not the place for NZ employees to disclose anything about this - it is up to NZ to communicate this publicly (or not).

NZ (and other airline) employees help us a lot on here, but if information is confidential they sure will/should not put their job on the line by keeping quiet.

Just my (grateful) view
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:28 am

Quoting WSTAKL (Reply 170):
I strongly believe obvious NZ 'insiders' should either be brave and say what they know or just say nothing at all. Also, be open and honest about the 777 corrosion issues.

Easy to have such a view when your job isn't on the line.

I'm sure a few NZ staff have had meetings with senior executives in the last 24 months, for clarification on what must not be disclosed, and consequences.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:27 am

I try to be quiet but I must speak up. The NZ employees on here are essentially already sticking their neck out. Criticism is harsh and they pass on what they can.

From an ex QF employee I can only say thanks.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:27 am

Quoting WSTAKL (Reply 170):
strongly believe obvious NZ 'insiders' should either be brave and say what they know or just say nothing at all. Also, be open and honest about the 777 corrosion issues.

Thanks for that. I give out what information I can without crossing any lines where repurcussions could be forthcoming. Some issues I just will not talk about due to commercial sensitivity, or simply because they are not in the public domain.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:46 pm

The Air NZ Domestic 320 Schedules to / from DUD have been changed.

Changes to NZ412 Mo - Fr DUD-WLG-AKL.
Presently DUD-WLG 0650/0800, WLG-AKL 0835/0940
eff. 02 May DUD-WLG 0650/0800, WLG-AKL 0845/0950
eff. 07 Jun DUD-WLG 0625/0735, WLG-AKL 0815/0920

Small change to NZ463 Mo - Fr & Su AKL-WLG-DUD.
Presently AKL-WLG 1755/1900, WLG-DUD 1935/2050
eff. 02 May AKL-WLG 1800/1905, WLG-DUD 1940/2055

Also NZ673 AKL-DUD 1535/1725, NZ670 DUD-AKL 1800/1945 is replaced
eff. 02 May with NZ677 AKL-DUD 1730/1920, NZ678 DUD-AKL 2000/2145

And eff. 04 Jul NZ675 AKL-DUD 1225/1415 Mo We Fr, NZ674 DUD-AKL 1450/1635 Mo We Fr are added.

Doesn't look like all the 320 changes are in the schedule yet as some CHC & WLG flights conflict with the rest of the schedule.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:05 am

Did we know that NZ are 3D printing tray tables in J class? Okay, there might be more thrilling news out there, but I thought this was interesting as far as it goes.....
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:42 am

With around 4 months to go until NZ fly to Vietnam its interesting to see that they have no "local web site" offering fares. so this
service is aimed at what market- New Zealand outbound only?

Have they set up any codeshares with onward flights etc.?

What are forward bookings like? 4th June which think is the first flight is still showing space.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:53 pm

Emirates have emailed an equipment change for the EK449 ( AKL - DXB ) direct inaugural, to be operated by a A388 on the 2nd March only.

Reason for change wasn't noted.

[Edited 2016-02-24 09:58:08]
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:10 pm

Quoting haggis73 (Reply 178):
Emirates have emailed an equipment change for the EK449 ( AKL - DXB ) direct inaugural, to be operated by a A388 on the 2nd March only.

Reason for change wasn't noted.

[Edited 2016-02-24 09:58:08]

Interesting. They do only have 10x 77L so perhaps availability is a bit tight. A380 (especially newer ones) are capable just with a decent payload penalty.
So that will mean 4x EK A380 in AKL at the same time? That's gotta be some kind of record?
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 179):
So that will mean 4x EK A380 in AKL at the same time? That's gotta be some kind of record?

It's happened before when EK has had an delay and A380 has ended up stuck here etc.

Also AKL has had 4x 380s when SQ has been running late.

Quoting haggis73 (Reply 178):
Emirates have emailed an equipment change for the EK449 ( AKL - DXB ) direct inaugural, to be operated by a A388 on the 2nd March only.

I wonder if they have noticed there weren't 100% sure on there math for DXB-AKL? and are using an 380 to be safe?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:35 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 179):
They do only have 10x 77L so perhaps availability is a bit tight
Quoting zkncj (Reply 180):
I wonder if they have noticed there weren't 100% sure on there math for DXB-AKL? and are using an 380 to be safe?

EK and the other Middle Eastern carriers often do this on inaugural flights. They know there will be a bit of extra media coverage so they put the flagship on the route for one flight. Don't read into it anymore than that.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:45 pm

NZ Half-Year Net Profit Up 154%
Air New Zealand has this morning announced earnings before taxation of $457 million for the first six months of the 2016 financial year, an increase of 132% on the prior period.
Net profit after taxation was $338 million, an increase of 154%; while operating cash flow of $541 million was up 43% on the prior period.
The interim result was driven by strong passenger revenue growth, says the carrier, underpinned by over 16% capacity growth across the network.
On the cost side, the company continued to benefit from substantially lower jet fuel prices, as well as leveraging strong economies of scale and efficiencies from its fleet simplification program.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:47 pm

Quoting zkncj (Reply 180):
I wonder if they have noticed there weren't 100% sure on there math for DXB-AKL? and are using an 380 to be safe?

The 77L has a longer range than the A380 (unless the A380 flies empty) so that's not it.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:22 pm

Big congratulations to Air NZ on their half year profit just announced - NZ$338 million after tax! - and forecasting NZ$800 million for the year! An incredible result!!
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:15 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 183):
The 77L has a longer range than the A380 (unless the A380 flies empty) so that's not it.

For a 17hr 25 min sector I think the payload would be about 44t.for one of the newer 569t versions,
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:09 pm

Quoting Jetstar315 (Reply 184):

And, once again just wait for this profit to be applauded by non shareholding fare paying passengers. It does my head in.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:17 am

Quoting Jetstar315 (Reply 184):
Big congratulations to Air NZ on their half year profit just announced - NZ$338 million after tax! - and forecasting NZ$800 million for the year! An incredible result!!

  

They seem pleased with EZE and HOU, too.  

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:40 am

I see that Mr Luxon is quoted in Stuff as saying:

"New Zealand continues to be not only a destination that is in big demand for Australians but it is also a gateway to North America, South America and the Pacific Islands for travellers from Australia. This traffic is adding to the strength of Air New Zealand's services to these markets. In recognition of the opportunity, we will continue to build our presence in Australia".

Is this a signal of expansion via up-gauging of existing services or a nod toward NZ utilizing onward rights out of Aus?
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:41 am

Quoting ZKOJH (Reply 177):
With around 4 months to go until NZ fly to Vietnam its interesting to see that they have no "local web site" offering fares. so this
service is aimed at what market- New Zealand outbound only?

Have they set up any codeshares with onward flights etc.?

What are forward bookings like? 4th June which think is the first flight is still showing space.


I don't think NZ had Indonesia site set up for DPS. No onward codeshare with DPS either.

I notice SGN is not using S2S fares but DPS is. Just wondering what criteria they use to determine what route is S2S. Are 2 extra flying hours really making a difference?

New Zealand Herald says this morning we are 2 months away from an announcement about another new destination. If it was the Philippines I wonder it it would be Cebu.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:21 am

Quoting aerojoe (Reply 188):
I see that Mr Luxon is quoted in Stuff as saying:

"New Zealand continues to be not only a destination that is in big demand for Australians but it is also a gateway to North America, South America and the Pacific Islands for travellers from Australia. This traffic is adding to the strength of Air New Zealand's services to these markets. In recognition of the opportunity, we will continue to build our presence in Australia".

Is this a signal of expansion via up-gauging of existing services or a nod toward NZ utilizing onward rights out of Aus?

Doubtful for beyond services despite the A.net dreams.
Personally I would love to see AKL-MEL-JNB, CHC-BNE-HKG.
What we will probably see is just upgauging, additional services and possibly a couple of new Oz-NZL flights (NTL-AKL, CBR-AKL).
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:06 am

In a seperate article, Grant Bradley repeats a previous tease:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ticle.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11595418

"Air NZ's record result - what it means for you

More places to fly

This means opening up new routes and increasing capacity on existing ones. The airline will fly to Vietnam from the middle of the year over winter and within the next two months plans to announce another Pacific Rim destination. The Philippines has been touted as an option but the airline was quiet on options today."


He usually has pretty good sources, though.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:51 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 187):
They seem pleased with EZE and HOU, too.  

I don't think a fully loaded 772 would get off the deck at HOU. I think you mean IAH My daughter is flying MEL-AKL-IAH-DCA on NZ later this year so it is a new way to access the US east coast and avoid LAX.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 190):
Personally I would love to see AKL-MEL-JNB

It is possible though it would need to get a JSA with VA and probably SA to make it work. The 772 is probably the right size plane for the route whereas the VA 77W was too much when MEL-JNB was last tried.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 190):
(NTL-AKL, CBR-AKL).

Possible but with limited frequencies, most will probably still prefer to go via SYD where their flexibility is so much greater.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:03 am

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 192):
I don't think a fully loaded 772 would get off the deck at HOU. I think you mean IAH.

Oooops, brain fart - my bad. Thanks.  
Quoting tullamarine (Reply 192):
Possible but with limited frequencies, most will probably still prefer to go via SYD where their flexibility is so much greater.

Most probably will prefer SYD, but there's still a market, if a small one, for O&D, as with AKL-MCY. And I still fly the flag for HBA.

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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:43 am

Did anyone notice this gem in the Herald on Tuesday:

Quote:
Auckland International Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said New Zealand still has plenty of capacity to grow tourism from its record levels achieved last year.

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand rose 10 percent to a record 3.13 million last year, and tourism has become the country's number one export earner, overtaking dairy which is in the doldrums. The sector has an aspirational goal of hitting $41 billion in total revenue by 2025, up from the $29.8 billion achieved in 2015.

Littlewood said while the goal is "quite a significant step up", it is achievable providing the industry works cohesively on growing the infrastructure to support that sort of rise in both volume and quality of international visitor who will stay longer and spend more. "We need to get it right."

I find the irony of that comment somewhat staggering. I know that it isn't a direct quote, but one wonders how he manages to say stuff like that with a straight face. Is he aware that he runs the country's most vital piece of tourism infrastructure???

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ticle.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11593619

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 163):
However, I had 2h15 on a QX Q400 SFO-PDX which is about 120km less than AKL-NLK. It was no big deal. Of course I was downing free Craft Red Ale from the West coast of USA, but not more uncomfortable than flying a Ryanair 737 flight anywhere, a SYD-AKL in Y on an NZ 787 or a UA 739 from FLL-IAH which I have flown and found more uncomfortable, and are all about the same duration.

As much as anything, my apprehension of doing such a flight would be that I struggle to fit into the bathrooms of most turboprops. 737s and A320s are cramped enough lol. At least the Q400 eats up the miles really quick, unlike the...more relaxed pace of the ATRs.

Quoting zkeoj (Reply 171):
I respectfully disagree. In this case, NZ1 gave a good piece of information and did not disclose another piece. That is perfectly fine with me, and I am grateful for everything he informs us about

  

Quoting zkeoj (Reply 171):
NZ (and other airline) employees help us a lot on here, but if information is confidential they sure will/should not put their job on the line by keeping quiet.

This forum is cool, but its certainly not worth risking your job over. I'm grateful whenever our resident AirNewZealanders can shed additional light on topics that get discussed here.

Quoting gasman (Reply 186):
And, once again just wait for this profit to be applauded by non shareholding fare paying passengers. It does my head in.

Ah yes, but remember airliners.net logic dictates that Delta is a much better carrier to fly with than any of the ME3, since Delta has fatter profit margins.  
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:58 am

Looking at doubling or tripling his pay? Woolies will announce a new CEO soon. Luxon is one of the candidates.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/retai...orths-top-job-20160222-gn04oi.html
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:15 pm

Quoting Jetstar315 (Reply 184):
Big congratulations to Air NZ on their half year profit just announced - NZ$338 million after tax! - and forecasting NZ$800 million for the year! An incredible result!!

Indeed, that is impressive. I wonder if they'll lower fares a little bit on regional routes, if only to pre-empt further JQ expansion, and to assuage incredulity at this result.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 194):
I find the irony of that comment somewhat staggering. I know that it isn't a direct quote, but one wonders how he manages to say stuff like that with a straight face. Is he aware that he runs the country's most vital piece of tourism infrastructure???

Yeah, pretty galling. Though exactly what we've come to expect. I hope everyone is emailing them about their crappy bus-gate experiences.
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:49 pm

Quoting xiaotung (Reply 195):
Woolies will announce a new CEO soon. Luxon is one of the candidates.

Ooooh the thrill of shifting FMCG's... don't think NZ has to worry. They'll up his rate of pay, especially given his stellar performance to-date, and keep his attention through the top job he has in a blue-chip airline in a dynamic and fast paced industry.
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:31 pm

The airline operators at AIA should be taking the gloves off and putting real pressure on AIA for changes and more value for their landing charges . The Government though the Tourism Board or whatever it is should also be adding pressure. They talk of an increase in passenger numbers from the current 7.1 million to about 10-million in FY2018 and a new combined domestic and international terminal with first phase ready about 2020. Is this enough ? If this is a serious deadline the design phase should be close to complete and ground breaking ready to start fairly soon.. Is it clear whether this first phase will include gates and air bridges or will it be bus gates, If the latter this is an extremely inefficient way to handle handicapped passengers. I have experienced being loaded at both LHR and FRA from what is essentially an elevating catering truck. A very expensive way of doing it.!
 
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RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:05 pm

Quoting xiaotung (Reply 195):

Looking at doubling or tripling his pay? Woolies will announce a new CEO soon. Luxon is one of the candidates.

It's craftily written.

I can't work out if Luxon is one of the candidates, or is given as an example of the sort of CEO they're looking for, as in - "other possible candidates."

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