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Air China blames Trent 1000 issue for Brisbane suspension


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Air China will suspend its Beijing-Brisbane flights from 24 August to 31 December due to a shortage of aircraft stemming from the ongoing issues with the Trent 1000 engines that power its fleet of Boeing 787-9s.

 

The Star Alliance carrier flies thrice-weekly on the route using Airbus A330s, FlightGlobal schedules show. Air New Zealand codeshares on the route.

Air China tells FlightGlobal that it has had to divert its A330s onto other routes that are usually operated by 787-9s, which has led to the temporary suspension of the Brisbane route.

Its services from Beijing to Panama and Zurich, as well as the Shanghai-San Jose service, have also been disrupted due to the Trent 1000 issue.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Air China operates 11 787-9s, 30 A330-200s and 29 A330-300s.

FlightGlobal schedules show that Air China is the only carrier on the Brisbane-Beijing route, however the Queensland capital is connected to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen with flights operated by China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines, respectively.

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-china-blames-trent-1000-issue-for-brisbane-suspe-450596/

Problemas que não acabam mais....

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PEK-PTY, nem sabia dessa rota

 

 

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This new route would be a continuation of their exiting flight between Beijing and Houston, CA995 and CA996. Air China presently operates flights between Beijing and Houston 5x weekly, though initially they only intend to operate the tag flight 2x weekly, on Fridays and Sundays. The new flight between Houston and Panama City isn’t yet on sale, as the route is still pending DOT approval (though I can’t imagine they’ll have any issues).

Air China should be able to add this tag flight while only having to modify their current schedule between Beijing and Houston by a few hours. That’s because the flight between Beijing and Houston has 9hr20min on the ground in Houston, based on the current schedule:

CA995 Beijing to Houston departing 3:00PM arriving 3:40PM
CA996 Houston to Beijing departing 1:00AM arriving 4:50AM (+1 day)

The flight between Houston and Panama City would cover a distance of ~1,770 miles in each direction, so presumably that would be about a four hour flight in each direction. Given that the US doesn’t allow sterile transit, passengers would have to clear immigration in the US, even if they’re just flying between China and Panama (that makes me wonder how much sense this route makes, given the challenges of US transit). Since the plane presently has so much ground time in Houston, presumably it would only need to be moved around by a few hours in order to accommodate this route.

If approved, Air China will have fifth freedom rights between Houston and Panama, meaning you can book them exclusively between those two cities. Air China’s 777-300ER is a pretty comfortable way to get between Houston and Panama! These planes have eight first class suites, each featuring direct aisle access. I’ve reviewed Air China’s 747-8 first class, which is similar, for an idea of what to expect.

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/02/05/air-china-houston-panama/

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Colocar B777-300ER entre IAH e PTY 2x por semana é querer perder dinheiro.

 

Mas estatais podem tudo.

 

e queimar ciclo da aeronave

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Colocar B777-300ER entre IAH e PTY 2x por semana é querer perder dinheiro.

 

Mas estatais podem tudo.

 

Tem subsidios pesados e foi um acordo tratado entre os governos Chinês e Panamenho. Dizem que está fluindo bem...

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