BI has ruled out a return to BNE - sad to hear.
See: https://blueswandaily.com/royal-bruneis ... -the-plan/.
Air Asia complaining they want to restart ADL, but airport charges are too high and they want a deal... IMO, an ADL incentive would be more likely for a new market, like Japan or the US. I can't see ADL doing a deal with D7 - MH already flies ADL - KUL, and it would only trigger MH and other Asian ...Jump to post
Hi all, The Korean government has decided not to revoke Jin Air's licence, but there will be restrictions on the carrier's expansion plans. ... the ministry said it will restrict approval of new air routes by Jin Air and the registration of new airplanes, as well as the arrangement of non-regular fl...Jump to post
I am surprised SYD hasn’t been delinked from AKL however. Me too - I could see a 3x weekly dedicated AKL flight, and a 4x weekly dedicated SYD flight (with the SYD flight operating on the days that the QF non-stop SYD - SCL service doesn't operate on). Separately, both LA and NZ are recording stron...Jump to post
... could we ever see maybe a Australia to Mexico service either with QF or Aeromexico would there be enough business or tourism to open up such a route? IIRC, MEX is too hot and high - MEX's current longest flight (MEX - NRT) is more than 1,000 mi shorter than SYD - MEX would be, making it less li...Jump to post
Without looking too closely at it, O&D traffic would be low I expect. I agree. I wonder if they could tap LAX / SFO - ZQN traffic, which traditionally goes through AKL or SYD? For AA members, it'd be better than going via SYD, given the lack of backtrack, and via AKL, given the lack of Business...Jump to post
3C says that its focus for the next 12 months will be on product development - this would include working more closely with larger carriers and providing interconnectivity for passengers with other airlines. Would NZ get in on this? Separately, 3C is changing the time of some of its WAG and WHK flig...Jump to post
MU and QF seem to be enhancing their partnership, with further cooperation in capacity deployment. See: https://blueswandaily.com/china-eastern-airlines-and-qantas-sign-business-agreement/. It'll be interesting to see if QF ends up doing MEL - PVG, and MU with PER - PVG. Any other ideas? Cheers, C.Jump to post
Interesting to hear this from 5J - "Bookings for Melbourne flights are "definitely starting out stronger" compared to Sydney when it started."
See: http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/08/14/ ... rism-trade.
I haven't seen any reports about any lounges/premium facilities being designed into SWZ. It seems like SWZ will have lounges - see page 79 (page 88 of the PDF) of this: http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/files/Western_Sydney_Airport_Plan.pdf. AFAIK, AVV doesn't have this (any plans to build one the...Jump to post
Interesting to see that PER is now the biggest unserved market ex-NAN. That being said, I recall recently that FJ said they weren't looking at PER, and AFAIK, there's no more space in the bilateral? It would be neat to see PER - NAN materialize. See: https://www.anna.aero/2018/08/14/fiji-airways-exp...Jump to post
Looks like just maybe ZQN could support a once weekly seasonal from FJ. I think a new non-stop flight would stimulate demand too, so you'd probably go in with a twice weekly service, as CHC and WLG are or have been. Frankly, I hadn't kept pace with there is no direct flight to NRT. How strange? Or ...Jump to post
interesting that ZQN is a top 5 unserved market from NAN, while NPE is in the top 10. Could we see FJ launch ZQN with the MAX's, tapping connecting North America pax? I assume connections would be needed to make this work, ruling out NZ with NEOs? https://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/top...Jump to post
bunumuring wrote:maybe Qatar and Emirates would be interested?
Sorry if I wasn't clear, I mean't why would they want to add jet service to Seletar when Changi is pretty much up the road. I think you're right - moving anything bigger than a regional jet (like the 737 or A320) won't make sense, but I could envisage some Bombardier or Embraer jets using Seletar d...Jump to post
Hard to imagine runway expansion, not that much room ... Actually, there is land available to be developed, at east camp - this large parcel of land was previously unavailable because the developer of XSP, JTC Corporation, wanted to focus first on developing the west side. Authorities have now anno...Jump to post
Don't see IW - owned by Lion and Lion will just operate their own plane into SIN. There are many Singapore - Indonesia markets for which Lion's bigger jets might be too big - due to CAG slot allocation restrictions, they couldn't explore these with props at SIN, but could do so at XSP. MASWings = U...Jump to post
Coal wrote:Malindo will definitely operate ATRs ...
Coal wrote:I wonder if GA could start ATR services ...
Some more renders of the new terminal, in case of interest: http://www.changiairport.com/content/dam/cacorp/publications/Changi%20Connections/2016/changi-journeys/issue-1/new-seletar-airport-terminal-in-2018/04.jpg http://www.changiairport.com/content/dam/cacorp/publications/Changi%20Connections/201...Jump to post
To add on, there are only 3 immediate stands next to the terminal that accommodates aircraft no larger than an ATR or Q400 ... Those 3 aircraft parking stands will be supplemented by another 60 located elsewhere across the airport, which passengers can be transported to by bus. Remember too - the n...Jump to post
Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...Jump to post
Coal wrote:Belitung (not even sure they have an airport there).
In the next 10 - 20 years, I could see some of the following routes develop out of XSP, using props: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=XSP+-+NTX%0d%0aXSP+-+TJQ%0d%0aXSP+-+AOR%0d%0aXSP+-+TGG%0d%0aXSP+-+MKM%0d%0aXSP+-+TGC%0d%0aXSP+-+SIQ%0d%0aXSP+-+PNK%0d%0aXSP+-+PGK%0d%0aXSP+-+BTJ%0d%0aXSP+-+TKG%0d%0aXSP+-+D...Jump to post
Hi all, Singapore's Seletar is getting a new terminal (see picture below), and Firefly will transfer its flights over from Changi by December 2018 (as part of a move to move turbo-prop flights away from Changi, freeing up Changi for even more growth). With its new terminal and the resumption of regu...Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:For IAH - KE can argue that they fly to DFW also ...
I was refering to high yield ... ICN is not high yield ... isn't the point of this thread though that TPE is not growing its hub as fast as ICN is? Assuming TPE and ICN have similar yield, the point about TPE's (lack of) hub dominance therefore doesn't come down to yield - plainly and simply, it co...Jump to post
For TPE - you can take away AusNZ to Europe for the most part also, at least for now. It's only about 4-5 years ago that CI and BR are finally able to fly non-stop to Europe, given their lack of PRC overflight rights for years. It's a place that Ci/BR can certainly hope to grow, though, although th...Jump to post
IMO, plain and simply, this comes down to the inability of Taiwan to attract PRC transits, which is Asia's big prize. I don't buy the argument that Taiwan's so-called 'weak' economy is hindering a TPE aviation hub from developing: Taiwan's economy is not competitive ... Taiwan's economy (15th) is we...Jump to post
TPE will struggle to become a financial hub not only Because of lack of english and etc. But also Taipei is not seen as stable and ... due to its issues with China. Eh, on both of those points, Korea and SEL are exactly the same - 1) a lack of English, and 2) instability (caused by i) North Korea's...Jump to post
Would be nice to see the BR 77W on an extended lease.... nice to see, finally, a Star Alliance livery widebody operating for NZ at AKL. Unfortunately ZK-OKT (B-16717) is not EVA's Star Alliance 77W. Here she is! :cheerful: https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/6f9b2c189e07adc9eacd7451fb925514...Jump to post
Re AKL - IVC, apologies if this is a dumb question (I'm not familiar with aircraft engineering at all), but is it possible that an NZ or JQ prop could/would do AKL - IVC? For example, I believe the Dash 8 300's range is about 1,500 km, while AKL - IVC is only about 1,200 km. I doubt either carrier w...Jump to post
Talking to a NZ ramper in Dunedin today, he said with the october schedule switches that Invercargill will get 2-3 weekly A320 from Auckland, as well as an extra Q300 frequency to Dunedin from Christchurch. Jetstar are apparently also planning CHC-DUD flights, although these are likely to be CHC-DU...Jump to post
TLV is a big one ... Yeah, I imagine there are quite a few market segments to tap, from religious (catholic pilgrimages to Jerusalem) to business (technology industries the general, with DUB and TLV being tech hubs), and DUB HUB connections through North America (marketing DUB's US pre-clearance). ...Jump to post
Isn't the main issue that PRC citizens cannot transit through Taiwan, making it hard for TPE to build the critical mass - with that market segment - that other hubs in the area can? That's not going to change at any point soon.
Russia's economy is hardly setting the world alight ... Nor was Ireland's when EK launched DUB shortly after the bailout. There are opportunities everywhere, and I'd argue that the opportunity for EI as a cheaper and less premium brand relative to the likes of BA, LH and other legacies, aligns it w...Jump to post
EI have missed nothing .... this is Aeroflots game for the Moscow hub Moscow - North America is arguably a bigger market than Dublin - Russia / Asia, so I'd argue that EI have missed out here. The opportunity for EI is heightened by the fact that SU may soon be restricted from flying to the US at a...Jump to post
It seems that Melbourne might get a direct flight to Hainan in China (either Sanya or Haikou) - though, nothing confirmed at this stage. See: http://m.hinews.cn/news/show.php?url=http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2018/08/07/031491033.shtml (only in Chinese). MEL is on fire of late, with double digit ...Jump to post
Air services to Tokelau are at least 5 years away, according to New Zealand officials, but reports say that local leaders are set on progressing construction for an airport on Fakaofo as soon as possible. It'll be interesting to see if this happens, and who funds it. See: https://www.radionz.co.nz/i...Jump to post
I see that MU have downgraded AKL to daily A332 ... Yields under pressure? On this again, I had a look at NZ commentary on PVG, which may shed some light - back in February, NZ said: "Shanghai ... experienced some softness as we continue to let the entry of new competition from Chinese carrier...Jump to post
CX has reported its results for the six months to (and including) June 2018, and Australasia doesn't seem to be doing well: - Yield grew 3.0%, but this was the slowest growth of any region (well behind 9.7% for Europe and 4.2% for North America). - Loads declined by 3.6% - the steepest decline of an...Jump to post
I see that MU have downgraded AKL to daily A332 for the coming northern winter season (quite a capacity shift from 77W). I wonder why? Yields under pressure? It's interesting, because CZ is upgrading AKL to a 789/77W combo from a 788/77W combo for the NW season, and Chinese tourism to New Zealand i...Jump to post
EI does send one or two A333s to the likes of AGP or FAO during the morning downtime but all the other aircraft remain on the ground at DUB for the few hours. I guess its a good opportunity for some light maintenance and gives leeway to make up time in case of delayed transatlantic arrivals/aircraf...Jump to post
Does anyone know if the 321NEO's will be deployed to PPG and PPT, freeing up some widebodies? Separately, I know that this is highly unlikely , but I also wonder if the 321NEO's would be used for more South Pacific (islands) expansion, like to RAR (which Aloha and NZ operated previously), SUV or NOU...Jump to post
... the obvious MEL. HA keeps on saying that they are interested in MEL but nothing comes of it ... MEL seems certain at some point. MEL: has been on and off the radar for so many years now ... The most recent commentary I could find on HA and MEL was from June - it seems like it's not going to hap...Jump to post
The only plausible new market where 789 range might be required is LHR. They are considering London, though I agree with other users that HNL - LHR has questionable viability. "... the Boeing 787 gives us a many interesting possibilities such as London" See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/hawai...Jump to post