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Old 19th Oct 2008, 00:03
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          >>>> Can anyone confirm when -FIY will replace -FII?


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          Old 19th Oct 2008, 09:02
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          And I thought they were getting a "brand new" 767????
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          Old 19th Oct 2008, 09:32
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          Japan continues with a K12.0m subsidy p.a.

          Nothing in the other news says its viable. Do I hear PX made a K90.0m loss in the last year?

          KUL will draw away from the successful SIN services, yet is unlikely to create any new traffic.

          HKG direct is good news, as is MNL twice per week.

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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 02:52
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          What's this brand new 767 you're talking about Maisk Rotum??

          And no, PX have not made a loss in the last year. However, things are not looking so good for the coming year/s unfortunatly, hence things are changing!
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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 03:26
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          hence things are changing!
          They certainly need to.
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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 07:36
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          'why' so many aircraft

          'why' so many different types of aircraft

          'why' cant they have 2 x 757's instead of 1 x 767 & 757?

          crazy stuff
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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 07:44
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          Why so many aircraft?

          My guess is that there is demand on the domestic market and therefore more aircraft are required. Specially since the OSL contract.

          Why so many aircraft types?

          There isn't that many...Dash8, F100, B757/B767 (i wouldn't really count the E-jets).

          Why can't they have 2 757's instead of 1 767 and 1 757?

          Because they require the 767 for its freight capacity.
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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 08:55
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          Neither the 767 or the 757 are involved in domestic operations. There is one dedicated Dash 8 freighter and there always seems to be a F-100 in the hanger these days.

          As for the E-jets, surely these toys can only be seen as 'stop-gap' aircraft until either something better comes along that will actually carry all the baggage (and freight) legally or the regulators get interested. Somehow, though I doubt it.
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          Old 20th Oct 2008, 09:39
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          Seem to be getting a little toey on this subject. Also heard locally that PX making big losses at present. Good to see that they doing things about it.
          What's the feeling within the camp about the DJ competition starting in a few weeks time?
          You seem to have good knowledge on other goings on?

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          Old 21st Oct 2008, 04:26
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          Is the F100 you see in the hanger the same one every time? or a different one. Becuase if it is a different one, perhaps "maintenance" is being carried out...just maybe?

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          PX doesn't seem to be too worried about the competition, but are very aware they need to lift their game if they are to retain their current customers. Thank goodness! This DJ thing might be very beneficial to PX customers.
          And yes, there is a RUMOUR going around that PX are out of money, a RUMOUR only i have been told.


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          Old 21st Oct 2008, 05:33
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          Different F-100's undergoing "C" checks.

          Pixie rumoured to be out of money, nah, but always plenty of rumours of envelopes moving around.
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          Old 21st Oct 2008, 05:34
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          What routes are the E-Jets doing for PX?
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          Old 21st Oct 2008, 05:53
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          BNE-POM-HIR-NAN and return.

          Initially BNE-POM-SYD-POM-BNE but the 757 is now doing POM-SYD.

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          Old 21st Oct 2008, 07:27
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          ..and E145 is doing POM-CNS-POM.

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          Old 25th Oct 2008, 05:32
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          Check out the new website!
          http://airniugini.com.pg/

          Bits are missing still and there are a few typos LOL


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          Old 2nd Nov 2008, 02:58
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          The F100's in the hangar are under heavy maintenance all having 4000 and 6000 hour checks accomplished. 3 aircraft this year and 2 next year need the visits. A wet leased E145 fills the Cairns-POM void in the mean time.
          The rumour that PX is short of cash is fundamentally true but is generally due to fuel costs hitting hard in the last 6 months and wet leased 767 operations early this year.
          Both of these operartional issues are now resolved and cash flow is unchanged or improving so no basic changes here, just normal market fluctuations.
          The 757 to KL is generally meant to relieve heavy loads out of SIN due to the KL passengers generally transit through SIN. Malaysia was happy to accomodate agreeing to many free services in KL to attract the extra services. Essentially anouther SIN sector.
          The 757 is now almost fully untilized and a follow on 737-700 or equivalent should be added 4th qtr next year.


          Domestic service is working better and the new D8 fleet captain is making a significant imporvement in efficiency.
          Constant runway improvements are caiusing havoc.
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          Old 3rd Nov 2008, 23:42
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          Any word on who has thrown their caps into the ring for the MLO's position.
          Get a person with half an idea,which wouldn't be hard and I'm sure the efficiency would go up three fold,not to mention the fact that most of the pilots would be somewhat happier with crewing.

          I must add that things are very slowly turning around,especially given the fact that about 70% of all pilots are under training.

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          Old 3rd Nov 2008, 23:52
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          Old 4th Nov 2008, 03:57
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          Todays Post Courier whilst not very subtle is certainly to the point.

          Interesting questions that I doubt will be answered.

          Why is Air Niugini leasing more aircraft?
          APPARENTLY perfectly good F100 aircraft are lying around the airport while a squadron of leased aircraft are doing the work.
          In previous years the airline made money.
          Now they admit they are losing money since the new general manager took over.
          There is that absolutely horrible little Embraer 145 on the Cairns service. What did we do to deserve that?
          There is the quite presentable Embraer 190 on the Honiara run which somehow misses out on Port Vila half way between Honiara and Nandi. Why?
          Both the Cairns and the Solomon Island service can be done comfortably, in many ways, with the F100. Why these two aircraft from Sky World?
          Is there any substance in the claim that there is a less than arms length relationship or distance between certain members of Air Niugini expatriate administration staff and the managers of Sky World?
          In addition to the two Sky World aircraft there have been so many other leased aircraft as to make oneís head swim.
          The Viva Macau 767 and that other joke that could not fly from Port Moresby to Narita directly but had to circuit the whole South West Pacific Ocean, turning a six hour trip into a 10-hour trip or more.
          Now we have the Icelandic 757. Quite a nice plane but at what price?
          Isnít this the same mob that were mentioned in the PNG Diary scandal many years ago?
          And the 767 which seems parked more than it is operating.
          How could anyone lose eight million kina plus, on the Japanese service?
          Now, however, the Government is going to put up K12 million to subsidise the Japanese route.
          The boys can budget to lose that as well.
          And that is just the overseas sector, discounting the absurd foray into KL.
          The domestic routes are falling apart.
          When are the F70s to arrive? Will they also be leased?
          It has been suggested that the poor performance of Air Niugini could be leading up to a situation where the national airline will be ripe for a bankruptcy takeover in the not too distant future.
          Of course that is just pure rubbish.

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          Old 4th Nov 2008, 20:36
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          Who's getting more,is it the Indian or the Canadian ? Bankruptcy take over ay, by who ? SKY AIR WORLD ! I wouldn't doubt it for one minute !
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