Finally! NAN flights approved by Fiji Government

 
Old May 24, 09, 10:41 pm
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Finally! NAN flights approved by Fiji Government

Look for these flights to be loaded soon in the res systems. As a reminder the new flights will be HNL-NAN-GUM and GUM-NAN-HNL.

Source: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/4421577/
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Old May 25, 09, 3:58 am
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Very good. I'm in Fiji right now and like it very much...and look forward to the option of flying CO to the islands
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Old May 25, 09, 5:48 am
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this is another excellent option to have on this route; I'm glad to hear it
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Old May 25, 09, 5:58 am
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When CO joins Star I wonder if we will see:

1/ codesharing with A* member NZ for CO operated GUM-NAN / HNL-NAN and NZ operated NAN-AKL

2/ an attempt to co-ordinate the schedules to make good connections with NZ over NAN for the GUM flights
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Old May 25, 09, 8:22 am
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6 - 12 hours on a 737 is a long time especially if your a 6ft 3" Islander sitting in the back of the bus.

I think CO is making a logistical mistake trying to operate a service to HNL via NAN because the flight is just too long for the passenger and where do the crew rest? I see very few customers wanting to fly CO over NZ on the HNL-NAN run. This is essentially two services and while I see the benefits of a Guam - Fiji Islands run, I fail to see how CO can compete with Air Pacific, Air New Zealand

My suggestion would have been to operate a Guam - Nandi - Pago Pago (American Samoa) flight. This would finally hook up American Samoa to their Guam cousin as well as increase trade and tourist opportunities with Guam and all points further West (Japananese & Korean Tourists as well as commerce with Micronesia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
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Old May 25, 09, 8:33 am
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They were running a GUM-HKG flight last year, but they dropped it. Maybe they will bring that back also.
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