Auckland International Airport
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- New Zealand
- 3635m x 45m
3108m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Chathams
Air New Zealand
Air Tahiti Nui
China Southern Airlines
Tasman Cargo Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
All Nippon Airways
China Eastern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
South African Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Operated by Auckland International Airport Limited, Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand and the main gateway for the city of Auckland. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 20 airlines, Auckland Airport is the primary hub for Air New Zealand.
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Airways NZ was once held up as a model monopoly by its airline customers for its open approach to negotiate prices while ensuring an appropriate commercial return to its government shareholder.
But steep price increases implemented from 01-Jul-2013 for the next three years coming on top of an 18% increase over the previous four years has truly taken the shine off the IATA Golden Eagle Award bestowed in 2008 recognising Airways NZ’s outstanding performance in customer satisfaction, cost efficiency and continuous improvement. The corporation had not increased charges for the past 10 years.
Today the ANS provider which manages some 30 million square kilometres of airspace stands accused by its airline customers of profiteering. But Airways NZ says the price increase is necessary to fund NZD97 million (USD76 million) capital expenditure on essential infrastructure planned for the next three years, most of which had been approved by airlines. In addition the corporation had worked with airlines during the global financial crisis by suspending non-vital infrastructure investments to keep prices down.
IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler on 2-Jul-2013 gave a wide ranging breakfast talk in Auckland, stressing the value of aviation to the New Zealand economy, pitching the Association's move towards an industry standard distribution system and seeking New Zealand Government support for IATA's position on the environment.
And, back on another traditional airline industry theme, saying Wellington Airport was "behaving badly", Mr Tyler called for greater regulatory oversight of the country's main gateway airports and air traffic management provider, Airways New Zealand, after they announced steep price increases.
Garuda is accelerating expansion in Indonesia’s under-served international market as part of an initiative to build its international profile ahead of entry into the SkyTeam alliance. The international expansion will see Garuda launch at least 10 new routes in 2013, including Jakarta-London.
London Gatwick will become in Nov-2013 its second European destination after Amsterdam. Garuda will also launch in 2013 several new short-haul international routes within Southeast Asia and three new medium-haul routes to Australia and Japan.
The long-haul expansion is made possible by the delivery of Garuda’s first batch of 777-300ERs. The 777-300ER will be Garuda’s new flagship and the only aircraft in its fleet featuring a three-class cabin – with economy, business and first class sections. Garuda also continues to expand its A330 fleet, which it uses primarily within Asia-Pacific.
The final piece of the Qantas-Emirates alliance has fallen into place with the New Zealand minister of transport Gerry Brownlee giving his belated approval for the two carriers to extend their union across the Tasman by authorising a master coordination agreement. This will to all intents and purposes turn the Tasman market between Australia and New Zealand into a duopoly between the Qantas-Emirates Group and Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia partnership.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had already granted Qantas and Emirates conditional approval for the trans-Tasman leg when it gave the final green light for the pair’s broader global alliance in Mar-2013. Mr Brownlee, who under New Zealand law has the authority to rule on arrangements between two airlines where this involves price or capacity fixing of international air services, had originally been expected to make his decision by the end of Mar-2013.
Hawaiian Airlines faces a challenging time during 1H2013 as its efforts to diversify outside of the Hawaii-US west coast market during the last few years need more time to bear fruit. Its ambitious long-haul expansion is accompanied by the introduction of a new inter-island subsidiary and the reworking of other portions of its inter-island network.
All of the changes Hawaiian is undertaking or planning to introduce are intended to bolster efforts to preserve its profitability, which has been fairly consistent during the last few years. But in the near future the carrier is facing pressure as its new long-haul Asian markets spool up and increases in competitive capacity create pressure in its trans-Pacific service to the continental US.
While the strategy Hawaiian is adopting to persevere in the long-term is solid, the airline might be attempting to accomplish too much too fast, which in the shorter-term is creating pressure on yields and unit revenues.
Air New Zealand-Cathay Pacific partnership has implications across Asia and for SIA & China Southern
Air New Zealand's securing of a rare partnership from highly independent Cathay Pacific touches on much more than the niche Hong Kong-New Zealand market. There are far broader implications for networks and global alliances.
Asian carriers have usually taken a quite distinctive approach to global alliance participation and operation than their European peers. Indeed, Cathay and Singapore Airlines (SIA) take some of the largest hands-off approaches to alliances and, when it comes to partnering, can be deeply conservative. While this may have worked in the slow days of last decade, there is new competition and, as the Gulf carriers disturb the old equilibrium, it can be a scary world for long-haul carriers to confront alone.
Singapore Airlines is signalling a shift with baby steps for alliances, while the outlook at Cathay remains essentially solitary. This deal was heavy on influence from ANZ, which had struggled to serve the Chinese market effectively while also contending with a rising China Southern as a formidable force, a carrier competing with Cathay as well. And ANZ previously received little love from Star partner SIA, also a staunch Cathay competitor.
The outcome is a very tidy deal for Cathay and ANZ, but one that will undoubtedly spark ramifications – and see the emergence of Hong Kong Airlines as a viable partner.
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