|Quoting nascarnut (Reply 83):|
AKL-ADL is unchallenged, JQ tried but quickly pulled out.
and prerhaps RAR to follow. This should tell you that it isn't just a monopoly, or luck, but good stewardship and business acumen. Other airlines are trying their luck with favourable fuel and increased inbound demand for N.Z due low NZD but this shows that the costs vs returns on NZ
routings can be difficult for airlines, and there are many airlines that have been and gone, done cost evaluations and gone "no thanks"
should be given credit for expanding the market, stimulating demand to the stage it can currently sustain competition. If NZ
hadn't done so, then AKL
would never hope to sustain more than one airline on some routes. Airlines with code shares with NZ
want the N.Z domestic market feed and they want to limit the liability across the partnership to lower their overall costs.
|Quoting zkncj (Reply 84):|
Quoting nascarnut (Reply 83):
Likewise, NZ can run daily 77W to SYD, BNE, MEL plus 763 and A320 without any issue and the best QF will do is the 738
I've noticed that afternoon 763 flight on someday is now an 772, yet Qantas sticks to its 738s...
That's all part of stimulating the home market and trying to drag longhaul feed from the bigger market across the ditch. QF
doesn't need N.Z as much as NZ
does Australia as it were,
is running well, but they also don't have the fleet to do so currently. Bear in mind that when QF
had 763s they were ideal for AKL
The issue here is that QF
changed their asian longhaul to A332/333 which they utilise a lot and only have the bigger 744/A380s which are unsuitable for shorthaul due aircraft rotation/operational cost/interior config
eg: A380 - 14 First 64 Business 35 Premium Economy 371 Economy
In the case of these two it is due more to those two airlines not wanting to go it alone on this market because they would struggle by themselves and also don't have the fleet to operate, with the benefit to NZ
that they don't have to waste more aircraft/flights per week on markets that are marginal but they still get the extra flights to sell seats on and gain revenue from. Small fry in the rockpool. Incidentally when NZ
is the small fish overseas they naturally do the same kind of thing as well. Big Reefshark protects smaller remora dish who get to feed/clean the bigger fish. Symbiotic relationship.