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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pacific Blue increase Hamilton & Dunedin to Brisbane

Pacific Blue will be increasing direct flights to Brisbane from both Hamilton and Dunedin when it introduces its northern winter schedule later this year.
The airline will add one extra weekly flight from Hamilton to Brisbane, taking the total number of weekly flights from three to four. Its Dunedin-Brisbane schedule will also increase by one flight a week from three to four, with an additional flight on a Friday.
When the new schedule begins the airline will no longer offer direct flights from Hamilton to Sydney, adding extra frequency to Brisbane instead.

Pacific Blue press release

Pacific Blue increase Auckland - Rarotonga

Pacific Blue have announced a permanent increase to their Auckland - Rarotonga service with the flights now operating 4x weekly.

Pacific Blue announced today that it would begin a permanent fourth weekly flight between Auckland and Rarotonga starting in July, adding over 9,000 extra seats to the route each year.

Pacific Blue press release

Air New Zealand Virgin alliance application

The NZ Ministry of Transport has published the public version of the application by Air New Zealand and the Virgin Group for their proposed trans tasman alliance.

You can read it for yourself HERE if you have the time, its a tantilising 95 pages long.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Air New Zealands silent fight with the Listener magazine

Air New Zealand have engaged in a war of "words" or more signs in their latest campaign, in response to an editorial published in the listener

Read the Listener editorial HERE (www.listener.co.nz)

Read the media reports HERE (www.stuff.co.nz)

View Air New Zealand's new website www.dearlistener.co.nz HERE

or watch Rob Fyfe's youtube response below

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Virgin Blue & Air New Zealnd in talks

The biggest news story of the year so far, in regards to trans tasman services is the proposed link up of Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue.

Virgin Blue and Air New Zealand have confirmed to the Australian Securities Exchange that they have been in talks over a potential trans-Tasman alliance.
The initial story found HERE

Virgin Blue and Air New Zealand have announced details of their planned revenue sharing trans-Tasman alliance proposal, first revealed to the ASX last week, confirming it will be a non-equity arrangement.
More details revealed HERE

Jetstar procedural changes

As a result of an issue with a CHC-MEL flight in 2007, Jetstar have made some procedural changes.
Jetstar says that a serious incident at Melbourne Airport in 2007 which was initially not reported to the ATSB has seen it change its procedures for handling go-arounds and training of its A320 crews.
The full article can be read HERE

Jetstars passenger numbers

A little bit late with this post but Jetstar have celebrated their 1 millionth domestic passenger in NZ.
Jetstar has carried its one millionth domestic New Zealand passenger since it replaced Qantas’s domestic New Zealand services in June 2009.
Read the full article at Australian Aviation HERE

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