Air New Zealand secures capacity to maintain international summer schedule
Air New Zealand alliance partner Cathay Pacific will take over operations of
the Hong Kong-Auckland return service for most of the next three months.
12 December 2019
The move allows Air New Zealand capacity flexibility in its international
operations as it deals with the impact of issues with the Rolls-Royce engines
on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific will introduce an additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the
Auckland-Hong Kong route from 6 January to 19 January 2020. The 280-seat
aircraft will operate daily and has Business, Premium Economy and Economy
seating available for customers.
Cathay Pacific will also operate a Boeing 777-300ER on the same route from 1
February until 28 March 2020. The 294-seat aircraft also has Business,
Premium Economy and Economy cabins and will operate daily in February and
five times a week in March. Customers booked to travel with Air New Zealand
on this route during these two periods will be automatically transferred to
these services for both periods.
Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Care and Communications Doug Grant
says the airline is working hard to minimise the impact to customers over the
"The Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-300ER are modern aircraft
of a similar high standard to our Air New Zealand fleet, so we know customers
will receive the high level of service Cathay Pacific is known for.
"This aircraft capacity will help fill the gaps in our schedule to get people
to their destinations in the coming weeks and it's been beneficial to have
our alliance partner Cathay Pacific step in and assist us at this busy time."
The Cathay Pacific operated services will depart Auckland at 11:45am in
January (11:40am in February and March), arriving in Hong Kong at 6:00pm. The
flight from Hong Kong will depart at 6:25pm, arriving in Auckland at 10:25am
in January (10:20am in February and March) local time.
Air New Zealand will directly contact customers affected by these changes in
the coming week. Customers booked via a travel agent (including online travel
agents) will be contacted by their booking agent. The latest information will
also be published on the Travel Alerts section of the Air New Zealand website
and customers are encouraged to check this, before calling the airline's
contact centre. Customers are also welcome to directly message the airline
through its social media channels.
The airline announced last month it will be making some international changes
to its schedule as a result of issues impacting some of its Rolls-Royce
engines. This includes the suspension of its twice-weekly seasonal
Christchurch-Perth service, cancelling its second daily Auckland-Perth
service from 10 December 2019 until 5 January and 20 other international
cancellations from 10 December-2 January.
Rolls-Royce requires operators of its Trent 1000 TEN model engines to carry
out more frequent maintenance due to an issue with the engine's high-pressure
turbine blades. Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available
while maintenance work is undertaken and has advised Air New Zealand there's
significant wait for repair services.
The Cathay Pacific operated services are as follows:
Flight number Aircraft Frequency
6 - 19 Jan Airbus A350-900 Daily
February Boeing 777-300ER Daily
March Boeing 777-300ER Five times a week
未來3個月, 紐航的AKL-HKG 將轉給國泰 (in other terms, 或說紐航向國泰租借運力)
進一步來說, 紐航或有可能就停掉HKG-AKL route.
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※ 編輯: nyrnu (220.127.116.11 臺灣), 12/18/2019 21:40:37
→ abyssa1: 那台北航線要不要找BR代打？BR新飛機很多喔 12/18 21:40
推 jay121133: 可以找EK代打嗎 12/18 21:42
→ Rinehot: AKL或是說紐澳-台灣航線好像載客率也不怎樣 12/18 22:05
→ odkmse: BR真要代飛,也是抽過剩的78J去代飛,但可能性幾乎為零 12/18 22:35
推 massbalance: 這樣算濕租？ 賣得票賺的錢算誰的呀 12/18 22:38
→ massbalance: 還是說是航權跟slot 借給國泰 12/18 22:39
這應該不算是簽轉. 因紐航-國泰這兩家早就在HKG-AKL/CHC 航線互掛班號.
兩家公司的 joint-business agreement 源起於紐航放棄HKG-LHR(London Heathrow),
※ 編輯: nyrnu (18.104.22.168 臺灣), 12/18/2019 22:57:38
→ jamestracy: 有種被騙的感覺 才剛買促銷票就說換代打 12/19 00:07
推 eric777king: TPE-AKL載客率不怎麼樣?上個月85%算還不錯吧？ 12/19 04:59
→ acomp: CX 這陣子持續downgrade長程機型, 剛好有閒置的77W可以租 12/19 08:29
推 shizxc: 推 12/19 08:45
→ Bluedicker: 還好還沒訂紐航... 12/19 20:16