I know... everyone in the room was looking at each other... my thoughts were, are you talking about the right airline and not confusing it with something else? The strange bit was the company that mentioned this has a commercial relationship with QR.Jump to post
MH to use A359 o MH123/122 rotation to SYD from 1 Sep except certain dates https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1019703579286949895?s=21 I wonder will they stick with the current temporary A380 on those 'certain dates'. Either way, MH is shaping as an attractive choice for Y pax SYD-LHR, with th...Jump to post
NZ will operate all services to 789 on AKL-ADL for NW18/19 https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1019130851408470016 6x weekly 789 on AKL-ADL is pretty good, NZ must be thinking they can get allot of connections via AKL from ADL? Surely there isn't 300 passengers a day that want to travel between...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Newcastle Airport announcing special media announcement tomorrow at 230pm, apparently its a big deal according to the airport
https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/1 ... 8075744256
Mini TPE @ BNE this morning with 2 BR 330 & 2 CI 350 on ground from 04:30 due to hurricane approaching TPE. Last night's ex BNE flights cancelled (CI's ex AKL flight nightstopped BNE) and the TPE outbound flights were rescheduled and departed some 5 hours early.Jump to post
There's obviously more to this story than what's being leaked. The article suggested there was confusion as to how the 2 Chinese shareholders might vote, so maybe bringing in the activist is more a case of strength in numbers (SQ/EY/newbie) even though the shareholding percentage remains the same. W...Jump to post
Very interesting tidbit in today's The Australian newspaper. Seems EY might be looking to unload some (5%) of their VA shares- and sell to an activist investor who may install John Thomas as the CEO! Don't expect JB to hang around for 18 months... chairwoman Lizzie must be spewing (guess she'll be s...Jump to post
Asking because of posts about QF's movements to DXB for repainting. Can QF carry any freight etc on the flight to make use of the airframe on its way to DXB? Or do anything to earn revenue and not just lose money? I know no cabin crew, meals, lower fuel use means its not costing as much to fly ther...Jump to post
Interesting web site they have- no muti city option and you can't book a one way ticket from MXP to JFK or MIA. BUT, fares have been filed as you can book Air Italy one way on expedia... weird.Jump to post
For 30-40 passengers a flight between SYD-CBR, they will make SYD double daily by dropping CBR unless the ACT Government and CBR Airport are subsiding the crap out if it. They have options to keep CBR, if CBR puts a half-decent subsidy on the table (which AFAIK, they did with SQ) - for example, wha...Jump to post
DeltaB717 wrote:getluv wrote:Qantas16 wrote:
QR won’t drop CBR until it is entitled to at least 35 weekly frequencies. Going from 21 up to 28 would only see QR add BNE; CBR will stay until they can operate twice daily at SYD without the tag.
If we use QR's CBR-SYD-DOH service as an example, CBR's numbers are separate and not lumped into SYD's SYD-DOH traffic numbers. In a similar vein, traffic from MEL-PER-LHR is reported within the MEL-LHR city pair traffic number rather than within PER-LHR. On that note, QR carried (on average) betwe...Jump to post
Correct BNE with 787 is deemed too risky. The MEL flight is usually full with cargo. JED only operates seasonal now. New DXB terminator will be interesting with low MNL yields.Jump to post
Who is this airline for? Well with a home population of under 500,000 people, mainly transit pax. MEL feeds the LHR flight and I imagine MNL will feed the new DXB terminator flight.
Not everyone needs a drink to fly... those that do choose another airline.
The 787's are progressively being fitted with crew rests to enable BWN-LHR nonstop, although I'm surprised to hear BWN runway length is an issue. Also- paying royalties to EK for DXB-LHR? I thought DXB was an open traffic rights airport. However, the royalties BI paid to TG for BKK-FRA helped kill t...Jump to post
RB: MEL, LHR, DXB, MNL were also supposed to be cancelled in phase 2 of the restructure, but the govt. intervened and declared LHR must be retained- the airline was to be transformed into a regional only carrier. And yes, there were some financial obligations in play at the time which is why BNE was...Jump to post
RB's is a diplomatic flag waving exercise- it has never made a profit- it's all about reducing the loss. AKL will never come back. However, when BNE was operated they were #1 on the BNE-LHR route- they operated kinda under the radar and travel agents absolutely loved them. Fanfare aside, BNE (with a...Jump to post
Surely NOT! QF & CX hate each other; yes they are both in Oneoworld, but there's zero love between them. As for Australia-Japan codeshares, you'll notice no JAL or QF flights have codeshares- I believe there is some form of restriction. ANA's SYD-HND flight has a NZ codeshare for NZ originating ...Jump to post
MEX-BCN-DXB sounds like the upcoming AKL-DPS-DXB or the awful 02:30 BNE-SIN-DXB. These are basically 777 freight runs with pax gravy outside peak season. The yield on MEX-BCN & AKL-DPS will be terrible and good luck if LEVEL launches the route. I think AM did the smart thing by not reinstating B...Jump to post
Part of the Nauru Airlines fleet and reference to Pacific destinations: VH-INU, VH-NLK (both retired), VH-VLI, VH-PNI.Jump to post
Why get facts get in the way of a good press release?!?
Re TP's 340 MFM flight- the original intention was to operate LIS-MUC-MFM, but TP couldn't get the traffic rights.
My own belief is WN will realise very quickly the planned inter-island Hawaii flights will not perform well, especially with the operating characteristics of the aircraft at their disposal.Jump to post
Don't confuse Easter holiday loads with year-round performance. As for the short lived MNL-PER service, the DRW stop was immaterial- I heard the service was never intended to be permanent- it was designed to keep Cebu Pacific off the route due to some Filippino regulations on route authorities. That...Jump to post
I honestly think a PVG flight would do much better than CAN - at least Shanghai has appeal as an O&D destination... haven’t heard of anybody planning a dream holiday to Guangzhou! Guangzhou is China’s largest city with a metropolitan area population of almost 45 million people. Guangzhou is Chi...Jump to post
9W have trans-atlantic codeshares with AF/KL/DL & VS. The YYZ route, even via AMS, has less ME competition due to bilateral restrictions- witness PK kept YYZ, but cut JFK. I believe there are plans for gradual Asia region expansion, but that's about it at present.Jump to post
One could say on Australia-Europe routes a new page is turning- the ME3 are under huge yield pressure: EY is a basket case and has serious trade customer service issues, EK yield management is screaming. Only QR, with oil & LNG blank cheques, carries on with "normal" abandon- I'd love ...Jump to post
Many of the former UK colonial routes the OP mentions are simply low yielding and BA is quite happy for KLM, EK, etc. to carry these pax at fares that are of no interest to BA. Some operational costs are also high so without the premium cabins filled, it's a no brainer to not operate. TK serves quit...Jump to post
Re VA taking over SQ frequencies- part of the issue is SQ has too many planes and not enough places to fly them, hence the multiple frequencies. BNE really doesn't need 4 flights a day + Scoot @ OOL. SQ fly multiple frequencies because it can fill them, it has one of the highest load factors year r...Jump to post
Good find with the BOAC photo! I know there's a plaque inside the building saying the Queen opened the building - and yes,the plaque says BOAC/Air Canada. "What is surprising is that Terminal 7 has survived the transformation from BOAC to BA, for many years they only had 3 747 daily to LHR toda...Jump to post
"I remember that I was in Sydney a few years back and I saw a Lufthansa Group office in the CBD." It's been the Munich Re building for a few years now. FYI there was actually a dispute between LH and the landlord- eventually LH decided to remove the signage due to a huge increase in third ...Jump to post