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QANTAS GROUP OUTLINES STRATEGY FOR RESTARTING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – Qantas Newsroom
Look at Qantas making plans again. How cute. But let’s pretend the country does open up again. There is a whole lot in here that grabbed me. Darwin-London? A330s to the US? A321LRs to Jetstar? It’s all part of the plan.
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Air New Zealand to operate Dreamliners on all long-haul routes as Boeing 777s phased out – Newshub
It’s a downgauge party for Air NZ. It’s incredible to think that an airline that had the 747-400 with 379 seats as its flagship merely a decade ago will now have nothing but the 787 flying long-haul. The 777-300ERs have a capacity of 342. Though we don’t know how Air NZ will configure its 787-10s yet, you can expect it to be in the neighborhood of 320 or so.
New Zealand’s Air Chathams to end Convair ops in late 3Q21 – ch-aviation
Might as well round out this week with an all Australia/New Zealand edition. Yes, an airline was still flying Convairs in commercial service. And no, it won’t be happening any longer with Air Chathams. It’s time for a heavy check so they will be retired for good in September. Until then, it’s just cargo operations.