Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 30 May 2016
Total posts 7
NEW ROUTES likely for AKL IN 2017
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 176
I think more Chinese routes, perhaps EVA Air will make a return. I'd like to see a Oneworld airline pick up Auckland - Japan. Garuda expressed interest a few years ago for flights to Indonesia but they never eventuated
Member since 04 May 2015
Total posts 58
What's with all of the crystal ball questions posted here lately?
As the saying goes, what you don't know you make up.
For example, I reckon it's likely that Virgin Galactic will launch non-stop flights from Auckland to the moon in 2017 and will codeshare with Virgin Australia. That's of course based on having no knowledge of what airlines are planning when they haven't even announced it yet, which is pretty much going to be the same scenario for all of the predictions posted here.
My prediction will probably turn out wrong, but because I just made it up and based it on having no real facts or insights, it's all good. There's always Mars for 2018...
Member since 03 Jul 2014
Total posts 65
"Virgin Galactic will launch non-stop flights from Auckland to the moon in 2017 and will codeshare with Virgin Australia"
Mileage earn in J will be terrible. Better to credit to Galaxypoints then transfer them to SQ; can still burn on VA or any *A partner.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,003
For example, I reckon it's likely that Virgin Galactic will launch non-stop flights from Auckland to the moon in 2017 and will codeshare with Virgin Australia.
Damnit, that was supposed to be our big scoop story for this arvo – somebody must have leaked it! :P
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 270
I know they are trying to get up regular services to Townsville and also Sunshine Coast but they would both be LCC I would imagine.
Member since 10 Aug 2015
Total posts 156
I know Sichuan and Hainan have both expressed interest in starting Auckland from their respective hubs
Member since 01 Jun 2016
Total posts 27
ACT government is pushing for a Canberra-Auckland link with Air New Zealand which I'm looking forward to as it will probably mean one-stop connections to a variety of American destinations. However I think Air NZ will be watching Singapore's SIN-CBR-WEL very closely before they make any moves. Fingers crossed.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Heard on galley FM that EK are considering AKL-WTB-DXB with A380. TL ladies very excited about new job opportunites.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Brisbane West! LOL
I thought that was a piss take till I Googled it! LOL
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