I think D7 is a given, probably 5J as well. I expect SQ will add a redeye out of SWZ, I could see TZ operating to both airports. I'm pretty sure there'll be an AKL link too - not sure on which carrier(s), though. Cheers, C. Could see NZ keep AKL-SYD as 4x daily with the 77E for premium traffic, wit...Jump to post
Some construction work has recently been going on in the domestic terminal in Auckland, in the regional area where the jewellery and watch shop used to be. The hoardings came down yesterday to reveal a couple of check-in desks and a small office space. A few changes coming in the next few weeks... ...Jump to post
Don't forget that Adelaide built a brand new international and domestic terminal (with swing gates for the international services) in 2005 - which although didn't require new runways, everything else was new. The old international terminal "shed" was replaced, and the old domestic termina...Jump to post
More on swing gates for MEL, plans include to have international flights from both QF and VA terminals within 5 years, having 3 swing gates in that time frame and adding up to another 5 swing gates by the late 2020’s https://www.ausbt.com.au/melbourne-airport-to-run-international-flights-from-domes...Jump to post
NZ's only stake is if the A320 assigned to fly the route on the day can be used elsewhere at a higher rate of return. The distances involved aren't that great and if somebody else is picking up the tab... If NZ ever lost interest can imagine this becoming a QantasLink A320 route when they eventuall...Jump to post
The price difference between tickets bough in the UK and those in AUS is strange. I just booked a one way from LHR to MEL next month for £430 with EY the cheapest was around £360, returns with EY can be had for around £530 which is less than AUD,1000! Supply and demand in different markets - price ...Jump to post
How many crew on a delivery flight of this nature? It sure is a long journey ! Imagine being a passenger :) Two pilots and an engineer. I’ve actually done this trip twice on Mount Cook deliveries (MVC/MVD), plus a couple of the Virgin Australia ATRs. A good book is compulsory!! Is it still contract...Jump to post
This is called cabotage (allowing a foreign airline to fly domestic sectors), and apart from the Marshall Islands, there is no other country in the world that regularly allows it. This is not correct, there are other countries that have offered cabotage rights to other nations. Perhaps we can colle...Jump to post
No, I'm saying if NZ flies form LAX to DEN, NZ will serve a meal in Y. UA will not serve a meal from LAX to DEN in Y. I wouldn’t bet on NZ serving an meal if they did operate an service like this in theory. NZ doesn’t serve meals on AKL-HNL or AKL-DPS which are both around 8hours, meals an an addit...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
Berlin well more (Eastern Germany) are still recovering from the effects of WW2 and the Cold War both which have taken an masvie toll on development. It’s not noticeably different when you visit what was Eastern German, and what was West German I’m the same trip. At times Berlin and Munich feel like...Jump to post
When is ORY going todo something about the gate 31 departure area in Quest?
This area is too small to handle a couple of A320s, let alone the 777-300s that use it.
Had to use these gates again recently, and the gate area was just full of people sitting on the floor.
Interesting news. I wonder if NZ will be eyeing a 77E in the newer SQ config (or have none of those aircraft been retired to date?). 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. I can't for the life of me und...Jump to post
Believe it will be ZK-OKT. As you allude to, Unless you have a Taiwanese licence (or Taiwanese validated NZ licence) then you cannot fly the aircraft. This is not something likely to change in the near future (if ever). What did NZ use to do when they leased 763s from LOT? for example SP-LPA operat...Jump to post
One of Eva Air fleet, B16717 (777-300ER) performed as BR361 flight that just arrived Auckland few hours ago. This aircraft has been dry-leased by Air New Zealand to cover its 787 shortage. According to routesonline, this aircraft will be started in NZ flight from 22/Aug/2018. Is it to become ZK-OKT...Jump to post
QF haven’t loaded AKL-PER yet for this year ... I'd love to know what's behind this - is it weakness on the AKL and/or PER ends, or simply part of QF's on-going dispute with PER Airport? Cheers, C. Pretty sure QF is currently short of the a332's, they are using an 744 on SYD-PER to free up an 332 f...Jump to post
JQ this week said that its 321NEO's could be used on flights other than to DPS. “Our network people are having a field day trying to work out where the opportunities are and they’ve got a few ideas as well.” AKL is one of JQ's hubs, so I wonder if it could play host to a 321NEO service? Some option...Jump to post
QF will typically be 5 x a day AKL-SYD and v/v When you add the LA (1x daily) and JQ (1x daily) services, the overall offering is up to 7x daily. NZ's offering is currently up to 5x daily on NZ metal, and up to 2x daily on VA metal, for an overall offering of up to 7x daily (for example, tomorrow, ...Jump to post
Now BBD owns the jet, airliners.net seems to think every airline with A320/737 series aircraft will automatically buy them! It chance the stance that the CS100/300 can be so with, e.g. they can now be included as apart of an package deal by Airbus. An example would be that an airline is looking to ...Jump to post
Okay, whatever airlines it is, even a chinese carrier with a regular scheduled service to PPT would be REALLY AWESOME. It would at least mean a slight chance of TN, NZ and JL slightly reducing their prices. More competition, better for us customers. Highly unlikely you would see NZ reduce prices ex...Jump to post
It could open the C100 up to NZ, who currently have an massive jump between the 68 seat 72-600 and the 171 seat A320 since the 133 seat 733 left the fleet an a couple of years ago.Jump to post
So what does Alan Joyce's comments today (reported in Stuff) on opportunities the 787s create for Qantas to North America mean for NZ's Australia-North America strategy? Are we likely to see more NZ North America moves sooner rather than later? I was interested that Qantas are talking about Seattle...Jump to post
+ NZ must also have quite a few B777's & B787's sitting at LAX & SFO all day "sunbaking" & paying parking fees. NZ only has 1x 777 daily that spends the day at LAX as NZ1/2 travel onto LHR. NZ 5 arrives 11:40am then departs again at 10:30pm as NZ5. With SFO NZ8 arrives at Midd...Jump to post
PER-AKL to connect with LHR won't have the most optimal schedule. It would have to be something like: PER 1500 AKL 2335 AKL 1445 PER 1815 I wonder if they could somehow rotate a 330 from SYD, MEL or BNE to avoid the 15 hour ground time? My gut feeling is the domestic A332s are going to get moved to...Jump to post
JBusworth wrote:Qantas talking year round AKL-PER to connect PER-LHR.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plots-d ... nd-flights
How open would passengers be to travelling TRG-SYD in an turbo prop on an second tier airline?
TRG-SYD: 2,292km on an ETPOS 90minute route.
The Saab 2000 has an published range of 2900km, which should be enough to allow an divert. With an rough travel time of 3h40minutes it wouldn't be to bad.
With Silver Airways (USA) now replacing its fleet for 22 late 90s Saab 340s could some of these end up in New Zealand? Air Chats currently has an single Saab and Sounds Air has publicly said there we're looking for something larger like the saab. Could an Saab 340 be used to re-open the AKL-NLK rout...Jump to post
At some point I could see some domestic A321's although that seems a while off, there is a chance that some of the owned Regional A320CEO's find there way to the domestic fleet if more capacity is required in the short medium term. The first 4 domestic A320s (non sharket) are leased, while the rest...Jump to post
Think that TRG within the next 5 years would be logical with the population growth, and travel times via SH2 to Auckland increasing due to more traffic. With AKL getting more 777/787 services freeing up the A320s we could see something change within the next year or so. I'm not convinced by that, t...Jump to post
Think that TRG within the next 5 years would be logical with the population growth, and travel times via SH2 to Auckland increasing due to more traffic.
With AKL getting more 777/787 services freeing up the A320s we could see something change within the next year or so.
With QF gaining the 789s and reducing the use of A330s on domestic routes, do you believe it may be a time for it to reconsider services to India? I've recently been to India for work and, along with myself, there were quite a number of Australians transferring in SIN onto 9W services to India. SQ ...Jump to post
Really don't think you'll see them expand in the next few years, until they are able to put together an business plan which involves making an profit rather than an loss. VA for the last few years has also been crippled by its 3 main airline shareholders that all want VA todo something different, at...Jump to post
Al Baker at QR will be delighted about this - since entering the market, EK will have cut 75% of their capacity to AKL! . I think some of it comes down to allot of the New Zealand marketing is willing to jump onto the $1400 AKL-Europe fares offered by the Asian and don't really care about paying an...Jump to post
EK pulling out of AKL-Australia is very bad news indeed. Apart from the fact that it was great to have the odd A380 flight across the Tasman, if there's one thing we know about NZ and QF it's that when there's just the two of them on a route they don't exactly bring the knives out in terms of prici...Jump to post
Wonder if the AKL EK lounge will go next? hardly worth having an lounge for an single daily service when they could just use QF's lounge.Jump to post
With NZ fleet of 789's growing would NZ consider AKL- BOM or DEL 3 or 4 times weekly or AKL JNB-CPT 3 or 4 times weekly in the future? Highly unlikely all future 789 deliveries as are planned to be in an high J/PE low Y configuration, used for routes with an high premium demands. Would say its like...Jump to post
Just going back to the thread from the start of this year.... remember the talk of where the ex-Air NZ/NAC/TEAL survivors are... Just adding a bit to the count from the previous thread regarding surviving ex-Air NZ/TEAL aircraft in case anyone else is interested. It looks like DC-8 ZK-NZC (PP-TPC) ...Jump to post
I thought NZ were doing AKL-Norfolk Is.-SYD and back the same way with a A320 a couple of times a week? They are, QF haven't done Norfolk Is since they retired the DC-4. QF do serve Lord Howe Is, with Qantas Link Dash 8's. Only NLK-SYD now. They pulled out of AKL-NLK. Air Nauru operated flights for...Jump to post
Yes, you read that correctly. Just checking random prices in November, Sydney to Brisbane on Qantas flying out on a Tuesday and back on the following Tuesday is $1,605, with the prices coming up as $803 each way. This is standard pricing for Qantas domestic business class. I think it is extortionat...Jump to post
I think Air Tahiti have run a few charters with ATR's? Must be able to get some sort of customs facility. Which begs the question - do flights between New Zealand and the Cook Islands really need to be processed via Customs? E.g. Cook Islanders hold New Zealand passports. Surely the customs end for...Jump to post
Lobby group calls on pre clearance on Australia-New Zealand flights https://www.airlineratings.com/news/lobby-group-calls-for-pre-clearance-on-australia-new-zealand-flights/ Problem being is AKL is around 40-50 years away from building space to allow this to happen. If anything an express path out ...Jump to post
NZ wants more lounge space in AKL, be interesting to see what approach they take, whether they try and expand the current space further to create a super lounge, or go down the CX pathway of opening multiple throughout the terminal, perhaps one at Pier B, another option that may ease the strain on ...Jump to post
I'm flying QF to CHC next week on a morning flight, what sort of food service will i be getting? Sometimes we get upgraded to business on our flights, so what is the business class food and drink service like on a TransTasman flight? QF's Tasman softproduct has lowered to the same standard as the d...Jump to post
ZK-NEM departed BNE-NLK about an hour ago and was doing 331kts at 25,000ft when it went out of FR24 range. This photo taken at BNE today. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79487691@N07/36634234394/in/dateposted-public/ Why didn't they paint the engines black? ZK-MVA has black engines. PA515 That rego pl...Jump to post
Why? It's about the US connections from a more local market outside SYD, WED, FRI, SUN are busiest days for Americas departures throw in a Monday for Business traffic and maybe a Tuesday for the US returns, 4-5 weekly to start building to daily is a start, double daily is a bit much when as you say...Jump to post
Note #2: They say premium leisure, but ultimately we all know that there will be business travelers using this route on a p2p model, and some connecting traffic siphoned off from flights between the West Coast of NA and the East Coast of OZ. More specifically on that, I reckon pax will prefer MEL-A...Jump to post