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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:43 pm

NZ was on record a couple of years ago saying that they were studying AKL-LAS, AKL-DEN, AKL-ORD and AKL-IAH. In the event, they went with AKL-IAH, but there have been recent rumours of another new destination in the pipeline. AKL-LAS still has to be under consideration, I'd think, though AKL-ORD is rumoured to be the focus of current attention. Note that this is all rumour, not substantiated.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:51 pm

qf789 wrote:
Alliance delivers first of 3 F100's to QF

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... antaslink/


Is Alliance operating these for QantasLink? Or are they being leased to Network? Sorry if it's a stupid question, just wasn't clear from the article (when I read it at 1am!).
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:33 am

The CASA register shows Alliance's newly-established leasing company (Alliance Aviation Slovakia) as the owner, with Alliance Airlines as the registered operator. Unless it's updated to reflect Network as the operator prior to entering service, I would presume Alliance would need to be the airline operating the aircraft.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:55 am

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Thanks :) I can't believe I didn't think to look at that :-/
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:07 am

DavidByrne wrote:
NZ was on record a couple of years ago saying that they were studying AKL-LAS, AKL-DEN, AKL-ORD and AKL-IAH. In the event, they went with AKL-IAH, but there have been recent rumours of another new destination in the pipeline. AKL-LAS still has to be under consideration, I'd think, though AKL-ORD is rumoured to be the focus of current attention..


I think LAS is a toughie for both Qantas and NZ.

It's a terrific destination, one of the great resort cities of the world, but by definition, it is a leisure destination. This doesn't necessarily mean all low yield, although our American friends might say it is, just as they say it about HNL. I know people who spend up big on their vacations, first class and luxury hotels all the way but like the bog spending high rollers they're the exception rather than the rule.

I can't imagine many business travellers from here using LAS as their first landfall in the US, they'd have to connect to get to their actual destination and there are likely better connections from LAX or SFO or DFW or IAH - or ORD, if any airline starts that.

As with many resorts there would be very little LAS originating traffic, the returns would mostly be people going back to where they came from. That doesn't mean it can't work, both British and Virgin Atlantic fly there from the UK, but it cuts out one of the great catchments for (and functions of) the Down Under airlines - bringing people here.

For all that, I'd quite like to see it - one day - from Qantas or NZ or Virgin (?) I think a lot of Oz/NZ holiday makers would see LAS as "exotic," which it is, but I don't know if there are enough of them and so I think other US destinations would probably get the nod first.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:20 am

Couple of changes for NW16/17

Xiamen Airlines will increase Xiamen-Sydney from 2 weekly to 4 weekly

MF801 XMN2130 – 1000+1SYD 787 x247
MF802 SYD1200 – 1820XMN 787 x135

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... perations/

CZ will change aircraft on PER-CAN route, A330-200 will replace 788

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... t-changes/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:40 pm

Please continue discussion in Part 143

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