DavidByrne wrote:Another possibility with the extra CHC-SIN services is that NZ and SQ had planned this all along, since the start of the JV, but that NZ taking on the summer seasonals had to await the delivery of sufficient aircraft. We just don't know . . .
Interestingly it isnt really going to be a significant increase in capacity on CHC-SIN. Yes during the peak months, but remember the rest of the year will see a capacity downgrade:
396 flights with 271-seat B772 = 215,000 seats
365 flights with 253-seat A350 + 55 flights with 302-seat B789 = 218,000 seats
So a 1.5% uplift. I presume NZ had to come on the route with a larger plane as a capacity drop in an alliance would be hard for the regulators to stomach.