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HotPete 21st Jan 2016 10:48

I was wondering if there were any worries out of CBR to SIN on a hot day.

slamer. 21st Jan 2016 10:48

Cant wait to see the first landing in a good WLG Nor-wester.

Say about 320M/25kts G40kts.

A steady 60kts is a bit to easy.

juliet 21st Jan 2016 10:52


"A 772 doing CBR-WLG? That's going to be amusing at the Wellington end."

I have seen ZK-OKQ Air New Zealand at Wellington, and many of the others in the Air New Zealand 773 fleet have visited at some point. If you search Wellington Airport Boeing 777 on youtube theres some vids of them there. My video of ZK-OKQ is here on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX7Qseo_DRs

At the time of the second and more destructive Christchurch Earthquake in 2011 Air New Zealand used their Boeing 777-200 thru Wellington with no problems, and I guess they would not have done this unless the loading of passengers would be high (if any one has anymore info on these flight please contact me!)

And don't forget we used to have 747SPs and we have had two 707s visit Wellington.

I can't wait to see the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200s at Wellington!!!

Best Regards

Tim Gorman
Well aware they've been there before. Like I say, going to be amusing.

kiedistv 21st Jan 2016 11:06

To be honest, I think that Singapore Airlines probably wanted to do a direct service from Singapore to Wellington, but due to the size of the runway at Wellington, they decided to try Canberra knowing that the CEO of the airport has always loved the idea of international routes and he has showed expression of interest for the CBR to WLG route. I maybe wrong but this is my opinion on the scenario. Also, I don't think the route would last very long without VA and ANZ codesharing it. I wouldn't pick SIA - CBR as earning a profit. Then again, I maybe wrong

Lookleft 21st Jan 2016 22:09


I was wondering if there were any worries out of CBR to SIN on a hot day.
I would imagine it would be quite easy for a 777 that's only 1/3 full (if that).:ok:

DJ737 22nd Jan 2016 00:52

I think SQ has done quite a lot of research on Canberra being a suitable destination by analysing postcodes of pax booking on them ex SYD and other similar demographics, not sure about the Canberra-Wellington sector, VA or NZ doing that with a 737/E190/A320 would be able to cope on that sector, unless SQ are going to fill the 777 belly with frozen sheep out of Wellington.

If SQ wanted somewhere to fly the plane for the day, Canberra-Hobart might have been a better tag leg, I'm sure the Tassie govt / Hobart airport would have welcomed them with open arms & a bit of cash.

Lookleft 22nd Jan 2016 01:57

If thats the case then SIA would need to offer the same fare as SYD-SIA as CBR people will drive to SYD if it saves them money or catch a Murray's coach to the Intl terminal. They might as well announce SIA-NTL if its just about postcodes.

I hope you are not serious with this statement:


If SQ wanted somewhere to fly the plane for the day, Canberra-Hobart might have been a better tag leg, I'm sure the Tassie govt / Hobart airport would have welcomed them with open arms & a bit of cash.

LPS500 22nd Jan 2016 02:15

Maybe Wellington had deeper pockets than Hobart?

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8m over 10 years for Canberra flights | The National Business Review

ozaub 22nd Jan 2016 04:49

Meanwhile Jetstar too has begun offering international flights from Canberra; to Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and USA. Yes, the flights really are on the Jetstar website. Albeit code share with Murray coaches from the Jolimont bus station!
There are going to be some very confused incoming pax.

Ejector 23rd Jan 2016 14:36

Looking for a start date on this as a pax.

BuzzBox 23rd Jan 2016 20:46

Ejector:

20 September 2016

'Capital Express' Service To Connect Singapore, Canberra And Wellington

parabellum 24th Jan 2016 01:26

Lookleft - you obviously don't like SIA, for whatever reason, and it shows!

Chris2303 24th Jan 2016 04:12

BTW SIA as an airport code is Xian. Singapore is SIN

White Knight 24th Jan 2016 04:35

BTW Chris. SIA in the context of this thread is Singapore Airlines. Not the airport code! You will have seen that the OP stated SIN for Singapore Airport...

Chris2303 24th Jan 2016 05:35

"If thats the case then SIA would need to offer the same fare as SYD-SIA as CBR people will drive to SYD if it saves them money or catch a Murray's coach to the Intl terminal. They might as well announce SIA-NTL if its just about postcodes."

This is what provoked my post - there are other examples

slamer. 24th Jan 2016 11:47

Wonder if this has anything to do with lengthening the WLG rwy..??

kiedistv 24th Jan 2016 12:30


Originally Posted by slamer. (Post 9247373)
Wonder if this has anything to do with lengthening the WLG rwy..??

Since they're only flying to Canberra from WLG I doubt it. But maybe they're trying to bring on a direct route to Wellington and are delaying by linking capital cities ;)

Chris Leung 24th Jan 2016 15:05

Anyone knows if they (SIA)'re still holding the longest passenger flight time record? Thanks.

topend3 24th Jan 2016 15:19

Reports that the service at the Wellington end is heavily incentivised by WCC and Infratil (the airport owners) so will be interesting to see how long this lasts...

timboeing707 24th Jan 2016 20:43

"Also had a B747-200 in WLG for Norman Kirk's funeral. Airforce One."

BalusKaptain, are you sure you are right there?
Do you have a photograph?

Best Regards


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