- Double return railcar service to and from Auckland would require EW funding of approx $542,000 per annum after fare collection and NZTA subsidy.
geoff_184 wrote:Has anyone considered talking to the various international airlines about considering making Hamilton to Sydney/LA/London/Anywheresville fares available, using the railcar as part of the single fare? There would be potential to fill the railcar quite quickly.
john-ston wrote:That would be something I would agree with; the question is who would do it? Air New Zealand wouldn't because they have their cute little thrice daily run between Hamilton and Auckland using a Beech; I am not 100% sure if QANTAS would do it because they might eventually want Jetstar running from Hamilton; Pacific Blue certainly wouldn't. That essentially leaves us with the rats and mice airlines (Emirates, Royal Brunei, Aerolineas Argentinas and Lan Chile), and aside from Emirates, they don't even fly daily from Auckland.
Of course, if you got something like that organised, it would certainly make my suggested two hourly schedule viable
eurokiwi78 wrote:Surely a train between Hamilton and auckland would be more practical than such a short haul flight, unless one was actually travelling airport to airport. Even people travelling from their Hamilton home or business to auckland airport would find travelling the wrong way to hamilton airport (in the south) silly.
kaiwhara wrote:Those Beech 1900D flights from Hamilton to Auckland, while catering for transfers, ar primarily flown for positioning purposes, as Eagle Airways Mainatance Base is at Hamilton, while only a handful of Eagle Airways flights actually fly to Hamilton - that being the domain of Mount Cook Airlines and Air Nelson...
geoff_184 wrote:And an airport line from Wiri
eurokiwi78 wrote:Short haul flights shoudnt be able to compete with rail, Auckland - Hamilton/rotorua/tauranga type pairings.
Same with Palmerston north/wanganui - Wellington. Ludicrous short haul flights.
ivc wrote:LH codeshares with DB on FRA-CGN
jarbury wrote:ivc wrote:LH codeshares with DB on FRA-CGN
Acronym overload..... what do they mean?
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