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by zkncj
Sat May 26, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: British Crown Flights

For longer journeys they have travelled on Public Flights e.g. in previous trips to SYD have been on BA on the usual LHR-SIN-SYD service, from there for the New Zealand part of the tour the RNZAF 757-200 was sent to SYD to collect them (that 757 is far from luxury - its basically an military persona...

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by zkncj
Sat May 26, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

What is with NZ not offering Online Check-in ex-SIN? they seem to offer it just about everywhere apart from SIN,IUE,NLK? I did not realise this was the case. As per their website "You are departing from an airport where home printed or mobile boarding passes are not accepted, such as Norfolk I...

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by zkncj
Sat May 26, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

But VA's fares typically reflect the small snack + tea/coffee/juice. Observationally, they're $10-15 cheaper than Qantas. And if you want more there's BOB, WHICH IS Usually $10-15 for a feed. And for transcons they offer meals. Where they let themselves down is the Tasman - why they don't have stre...

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by zkncj
Sat May 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

What is with NZ not offering Online Check-in ex-SIN? they seem to offer it just about everywhere apart from SIN,IUE,NLK?

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by zkncj
Thu May 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Do you think that applies to New Zealanders and NZ though? It's regularly reported as being one of the most trusted, respected companies in the country. I myself was mesmerised by them for 40 years until I woke up one day and realised they were taking my custom for granted and providing a product I...

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by zkncj
Thu May 24, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

JQNZ really can't grow beyond we're it current is at ... I dispute this, on two grounds: 1. If they can't grow, then they can certainly lose ground, and IMO, this would be one sure way of doing that 2. There are plenty of growth opportunities - they just started using wide-bodies, and could add new...

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by zkncj
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Imagine the cabin crew trying to hand out meals and drinks to full fare pax, and dealing with those that went the no food / drink entertainment option , suddenly deciding they are hungry and thirsty so BOB would have to be in there as well . AN767 Plus having to deal with those pax that did not rea...

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by zkncj
Thu May 24, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

QF is considering following NZ's lead and introducing a 'Seats to Suit' type pricing offering on the Tasman. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-is-looking-at-buy-on-board-for-meals-inflight-movies?utm_source=hero. IMO, this would be terrible for QF - they already have JQ for this, and would erode...

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by zkncj
Wed May 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Seeing as the Cook Islands is technically within the 'Realm of New Zealand', I thought I'd post this here. :) It seems that the Cooks are in for a new airline - " ... setting up a new airline in the Cook Islands using two four-engined jets designed to handle short runways. The airline will aim...

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by zkncj
Tue May 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

With Australia now planning to build Antarctica's first paved runway, is there a possibility that New Zealand will follow suit at the Ross Dependency? CHC is the gateway to Antarctica for the United States' Antarctica program, but will better access through HBA to this new runway put that at risk? ...

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by zkncj
Sun May 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

How is spending 11hours in an A321LR any different to 11hours in 787? Space to get up, walk around, and stretch your legs, for starters. The general feeling of space is heightened in a wide-body - you feel more closed in in a narrow-body. Also, according to SeatGuru, the seat width on NZ's 320's (i...

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by zkncj
Sun May 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I tend to agree to Davidbyrne here the thing is NZ as a country is so far from anywhere that widebodies with a long range have been required and still are. I remember as a young kid seeing AA, CP, GA, CO DC10’s and UA, CO, BA, JL 747’s early in the morning with NZ and QF 747’s and 767’s. Everything...

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by zkncj
Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: UPS and FedEx in Australia

blueflyer wrote:
AFAIK, the only integrator with its own dedicated flights in the South Pacific is DHL with its AKL-SYD vv operations.


Allot of DHL, UPS and FEDEX's packages are handled by NZ within the South Pacific. NZ runs 777/787s on most Short-Haul International routes ex-AKL, so plenty of room for cargo.

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by zkncj
Fri May 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

The extension should be on the grounds of safety and increased operational flexibility when it comes to alternates/diversions for the whole of New Zealand.etc. I have no doubt that with a proper runway more airlines will become more interested, particularly if AKL continues to knock back slots. Hav...

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by zkncj
Fri May 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Well that is one out of left field VN are starting PHE PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019) https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/direct-flights-to-vietnam-announced-ng-b88840296z People will be able to start booking flights in two weeks and will need to go in to the ne...

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by zkncj
Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Qantas to reduce fares to BME as it works with the State Government to attract more visitors to BME rather than Bali, QantasLink A320's will be used on the route as well https://thewest.com.au/news/tourism/qantas-slashes-fares-to-broome-to-lure-west-aussies-away-from-bali-ng-b88838874z While this i...

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by zkncj
Thu May 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

AirNZ proposed product change... J class, which in it's present form, 777, was licensed from Virgin Atlantic, a known innovator. At the time it well deserved the 'Business Premier' label. But the industry is well and truly catching up, and with the most annoying tightening up reduction in space on ...

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by zkncj
Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Could this 77E leased deal been in the works for an while? with AKL-SYD going 5x daily 777 from later this year might of already making the current 77E fleet tight. Thinking used 77E's with low cycles, but high hours could be an short-term bargin for use on the Tasman. Resulting in an low asset cost.

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by zkncj
Wed May 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

DavidJ08 wrote:

Wonder how they will deploy it - I presume on a fixed route only so they can set up the affected flights with warning labels about equipment difference, and no PE booking?


Depends if they still have some old PE seats sitting around that could be added.

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by zkncj
Tue May 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I've heard the rumour repeated several times of two 77Ws being long-term dry leased from a different Asian 77W operator. Any merits to that? Who would have 77W that would be willing to offload two? Maybe CathyPacific who in recent times hasn't been doing the best with Finance. An 77W could probably...

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by zkncj
Tue May 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Interesting find on the new 77E - makes a lot of sense that it's 9V-SVL, the most recently-retired of SQ's 77E. (As I previously mentioned against the wild rumour, one would not expect it to be a current-service airframe from SQ - way too impractical in terms of branding and product, and in the cas...

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by zkncj
Mon May 14, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I wonder how they plan to handle these international flights. AFAIK, there are no turbo-prop international services ex-AKL. Presumably they'll do whatever NZ did when they ran F27s to NLK some years ago? Eh, those F27 flights only only operated from 1975 to 1984 - jets started doing those flights f...

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by zkncj
Sun May 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
SQ is replacing the 772 with the 359 to CHC, from 7 January 2019 (arrival date at CHC) - a slight capacity downgrade, but a product upgrade.

Cheers,

C.


Hopefully WLG gets the upgraded to an A359 next

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by zkncj
Sun May 13, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Just an update on the SQ 777 rumour. Have heard that it is not confirmed dry leasing a 777 until I think around October. Not sure where it will be deployed but I would imagine flying to SIN would make the most sense as SQ could probably still do mx on it up there and the product is familiar to pass...

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 166
Views: 20112

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

A higher MTOW would add to empty weight and thus make the airplane burn more fuel on short to medium range flights. but a 787-10ER would not be used for short flights Not always the cause for some airlines fleet flexibility would make sense to have an single fleet of 787-10 e.g. not an seperate ER ...

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

aerorobnz wrote:
The Avro 85/100 / 734C do have that option and are way cheaper.


Can the Bae Arvo 85/100 operated across the Tasman?

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

TRG is one to watch for sure - an 3x weekly TRG-SYD and TRG-OOL with an E190 should be able to get close to being full most of the year around. Jetgo don't have the resources to pull something like that off successfully, not at the moment anyway. Maybe QF to SYD with a 738? Would be excellent for c...

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

This is not true. SJ did serve the Sunshine Coast airport for a very short period. I've lived here all my life and vividly remember seeing the SJ A320s or 737s landing here. There was a fair bit of fanfare at the time because it was the first international services from MCY. I suspect that these ma...

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

IMHO, FJ to NAN and TT to SYD/OOL/BNE would be the front-runners, and in particular, TRG would be interesting: - Tauranga has overtaken Dunedin's population of 127,000, now with 128,200 people in 2016 (+ 48,400 since 1996). - Tauranga's GDP grew by ~4.4 percent in 2016, and the Western Bay district...

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by zkncj
Sat May 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

What ever happened to Regional New Zealand to Australia traffic that used to be generated by Freedom Air? Or did they simply have very low load factors that would not be worth operating in todays market? Or did simple people from the regions now travel less due to the lack of service? DUD-MEL,SYD PM...

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by zkncj
Fri May 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Pacific Blue/Virgin Australia served BNE-HLZ with 73H equipment from September 2009 to October 2012. SYD-HLZ was also served but IIRC was pulled very quickly. http://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/2466023/Pacific-Blue-announces-Hamilton-flights https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&object...

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by zkncj
Fri May 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

That's a total of forty TransTasman sectors that have at some stage been operated (open to suggestion for any that I've missed, but I can't think of any). FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :) Very interesting - were they scheduled and open to al...

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by zkncj
Thu May 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

AKL's CEO (Adrian Littlewood) has highlighted two carriers as possibilities for launching AKL - AC, and a Chinese carrier flying to a second-tier city. He also said that AA are doing very well at AKL, albeit seasonally. See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1...

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by zkncj
Thu May 10, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... 1000-etops


Take it the NZCAA hasn't enforced the 60minute ETOPS yet? Basically they struggle to cross the Tasman. Is NLK to small be an diversion point for an 789?
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777ER wrote:


Take it the NZCAA hasn't enforced the 60minute ETOPS yet? Basically they struggle to cross the Tasman. Is NLK to small be an diversion point for an 789?

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by zkncj
Wed May 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

AKL gates 16-18 seem perfect for a US pre-clearance facility. The Tasman widebody feeders could also use that area and have limited checked luggage screening for transit passengers. Would I be right in assuming that it’s the big Duty Free retailers who don’t want to lose their US-bound customers? T...

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by zkncj
Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Air New Zealand is negotiating a 12 month lease of an SQ 77E to be used on AKL-HNL after 10 June 2018. Air New Zealand are believed to be in the final stages of negotiating a 12 month lease on a Boeing 777-200ER to join their fleet, with this aircraft expected to take over the Honolulu route after ...

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by zkncj
Tue May 08, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

AKL-HNL is confirmed to become HiFly from 22 May to 10 June this stage.

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts?eventid=IVEsTybYYMSioQjw94tI

Looks like they have been able to get 9H-SUN, which appears to be better off then 9H-FOX.

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by zkncj
Tue May 08, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

DavidByrne wrote:

Also interestingly, NZ's service on WLG-BNE does not seem to start until 17 Dec - any reason for this anyone is aware of?


Probably aircraft/crew availability e.g. they will have some 321/320NEO's in the fleet by then, and probably will need to train more crew for extra services?

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by zkncj
Mon May 07, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

IMHO one impediment to AKL-CBR or AKL-HBA would be schedules. To be effective they would probably need an 09:00 departure from AKL and 18:00 return, which facilitates not just connections to the Americas but also to the rest of New Zealand. The problem is that the majority of the A320 fleet operate...

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by zkncj
Sun May 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

The render for the new domestic terminal does look promising: https://corporate.aucklandairport.co.nz/~/media/Images/Corporate/Airport-of-the-Future/Articles/Team-chosen-2.ashx Here's hoping work gets started on this in the near-future! :crossfingers: Cheers, C. Trying to find the Westfield logos i...

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by zkncj
Sun May 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Not do-able. 3 pilots are not operating throughout the flight, one at a time will be resting all the cruise The quality of the rest area req'd could in no way be satisfied by economy cabin seats. ( I imagine this would be the same for cabin crew) Flights to ORD would be 787, or 77W at a pinch, and ...

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I wonder if we could see seasonal DRW 3 times a week on a 321NEO- depends if the cabin crew could do return sectors. Doubt it - it's about 20% further than PPT is from AKL (with PPT being the furthermost destination that NZ crew do same-day return shifts on). . Could be do-able depending on what th...

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

smi0006 wrote:
I wonder if we could see seasonal DRW 3 times a week on a 321NEO- depends if the cabin crew could do return sectors.


AKL-PPT-AKL (5H+6H) is operated by an single rotation of crew, I believe AKL-PER-AKL changes crew in PER.

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3636

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

Simple if Qantas wants to run International services at its single use Domestic Terminal - they then need to be willing to help cover the costs, otherwise do what everyone else has to do and use the correct Termial for International Services.

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35634

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

To me it seems highly unlikely that there would be any other Vietnamese destination that could support nonstop Aussie flights at the moment. If AKL can support seasonal SGN services, perhaps BNE could too? VN might even pick up some European transfer traffic too, given that the likes of QR can't ye...

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Yeah it's almost 2020 and none of it's done. And somehow Domestic is still operating from an Cargo Sheed since 1965 (which was meant to have been temporary). Don't see why we don't have an new domestic terminal already, it probably could have cost the airport company less than it did to develop the...

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14847

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

The RR 787 issues are a major problem. As exciting as it might be to see airframes given an 11th hour reprieve, there time back in service will be limited. And it might not be just VS that all these re-activated 346s end up operating for, there is now an huge temporary aircraft demand to cover the ...

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by zkncj
Sat May 05, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

One of the biggest problems with AIAL's master plans is 99.9% of what they say in them doesn't happen, then 10 years late they just re-hash them again at great expense and say the same things over again. If AKL is going to really go anywhere AIAL needs to be kicked out of the mgmt game and replaced ...

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by zkncj
Fri May 04, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Gates 16-18 are now used for the US departures. When is the next expansion planned for Pier B? 2030? Given the reduced EK A380 ops. Bus ops are normal but I feel for an airport AKL’s size there are to many. Hopefully much earlier than 2030 - if they don't want to do an massive expansion at once, th...

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by zkncj
Fri May 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 28773

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Has anyone heard which of HiFly's 340s will be turning? Really hope it isn't 9H-FOX again...

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