28 August 2015

Until yesterday...

Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZD was Air New Zealand's newest jet as seen arriving at Auckland on  27 September 2015... however, a few hours before ZK-NZC arrived so now I have to get that!

On the way...

Currently on the way to New Zealand is Kiwi Regional's Saab 340 ZK-KRA as can be seen below tracking towards Port Hedland. Kiwi Regional hope to start services on 27 October 2015 and are offering $79 fares at present!

27 August 2015

A glimpse inside Pacific Aerospace...

On the 4th of March 2015 I had a glimpse inside Pacific Aerospace at Hamilton... this is what I saw...

26 August 2015

Pacific Pic #4

Air Pacific ATR 42 DQ-FEK at Nadi

25 August 2015

Pacific Pic #3

Beech Super King Air DQ-FDS operated by Fiji Air. I wonder what they used it for?

24 August 2015

Pacific Pic #2

Carrying its Samoan registration, Polynesian Airlines' BN Islander 5W-FAQ at Auckland
It became ZK-EVO and saw service with Cookson Air, seen here at Wairoa
Wanaka's Aspiring here as seen here at Chrsichurch
and now with Auckland based Fly My Sky.

23 August 2015

Pacific pic #1

Many years ago I used to buy slides from the Pacific...

Here is the first...

Air Nauru's Fokker F28 Fellowship C2-RN1

22 August 2015

Inflite Update

Inflite Charter's Facebook page had some interesting pages...

The latest helicopter to be painted in Inflite colours is Robinson R44 ZK-ICG... seen above with Squirrel ZK-HPA

I was interested to read the caption of this photo... "Check out INFLITES southern based Metro making a brief stop in Auckland yesterday before returning to our new base in Dunedin."

20 August 2015

In the black

A less aggressive approach to gaining market share may have helped Jetstar New Zealand to its first profit. Qantas Airways said on Thursday that the New Zealand unit of Jetstar was in the black for the first time. The Jetstar group, posted an operating profit of A$230 million (NZ$255.9m) in the year to June 30. That follows a loss last year of A$116 million. Financial details for Jetstar New Zealand were not disclosed. Jetstar spokesman Luke Enright said the result had been helped by improved customer satisfaction, a marked increase in business customers and improved service reliability. Jetstar is expected to make an announcement soon on which four New Zealand regional centres will be added to its network. Nelson is believed to be a front-runner. Infometrics economist and aviation analyst Benje Patterson said Jetstar's market share in New Zealand had plateaued. Jetstar carried 15.9 per cent of New Zealand's domestic airline passengers in the June 2015 year, down from 16.2 per cent last year, and from a peak of 17.7 per cent in the 2013 year, he said. "Rather than taking an aggressive market stance they seem to have been working to strengthen their existing operation," Patterson said. He said falling market share could also be due to pressure from Qantas to improve profit margins. Qantas as a whole posted an annual profit of A$557 million, turning around an A$2.8 billion loss the previous year. Chief executive Alan Joyce said it was the best first-half result in four years and the best second-half result in the company's history.

A look at 787s

On 10 August 2015 I caught LAN Chile's Boeing 787 CC-BBD on approach to Auckland ...
We've had a few through Auckland now on scheduled flights...