zkncj wrote:sq256 wrote:
Also QF and VA (along with their LCC siblings) would ensure NZ either doesn't get SYD slots, or get the less ideal SYD slots (e.g late evening before curfew), also complicating any slot applications on the FRA end.
Yet how was NZ able to get additional peak hour slots for there additional services from AKL,WLG,CHC that we're launched this week? They must have some pull in getting slots, to be able to pick up these additional SYD slots at very short notice.
The new Air NZ SYD-AKL service (NZ 112) departs SYD at 3.50pm which IS NOT A PEAK PERIOD for SYD. So yes we know Air NZ is the best run carrier on earth, and Air NZ should launch SYD-BNE-MEL triangle services, has the best seats, yadayada but Air NZ isn't special and has no extra "pull" in getting slots
Your constant obsession talking about Air NZ is unrivalled
sq256 wrote:Those slots I assume are used for international arrivals/departures.
There is no distinction between an international arrival/departure slot vs a domestic arrival/departure slot at SYD. The lack of suitable "slots" at peak hour in SYD is caused by:
1) The capped number of movements at SYD which is currently capped at a max of 80 per hour, and
2) The lack of gates (particularly at the international terminal) in the morning peak.
Neither a domestic vs an international slot request at SYD gets priority.
sq256 wrote:Domestic slots are a different story entirely if NZ decide to enter the Australian domestic market with the QF and VA having huge pull on the domestic slots.
QF and VA do not have "huge pull" on domestic slots, no one gets any priority in the determination of who gets what slots. If Air NZ want to apply for slots, they'd go through the same process as QF and VA.