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Auckland International Airport

Operated by Auckland International Airport Limited, Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand and serves as the main international gateway to the country. Auckland Airport is the primary hub for Air New Zealand and hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services from over 20 airlines.

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American Airlines’ flawless merger ignored by Wall Street. 2016 should provide stronger performance

18-Jan-2016 9:27 PM

Few would counter the conclusion that, so far, the merger between American Airlines and US Airways has been nearly flawless. In late 2015 the company executed the most successful passenger systems cutover in the recent history of US consolidation. With a unified customer interface, American is now in a position to start exploiting some revenue synergies inherent in the merger.

In parallel with meticulously planning the complex technology transition to a single system, American has worked since the close of its merger three years ago to slash nearly USD3.6 billion in debt. Between 2014 and Sep-2015 the company paid USD350 million in dividends, and repurchased nearly USD4.5 billion in stock. Its top line profits for the first nine months of 2015 jumped 89% to USD4.3 billion. But American’s stock in 2015 traded at a discount for much of the year, as investors became spooked over the company’s efforts to match fares of ultra low cost competitors.

One of American’s top priorities for 2016 is to continue to improve its operational performance and to close the gaps with Delta, which has become an industry leader in many operational metrics. Operational performance is set to become an even more distinguishing factor in the consolidated US market place, and the battle lines between full service airlines and ULCCs could become more pronounced in 2016.

AirAsia X 2016 outlook: turnaround predicted as Australia improves, China grows, 5th freedoms launch

15-Jan-2016 1:13 PM

Long haul low cost airline group AirAsia X is confident that it will be able to complete a turnaround in 2016, boosted by a more balanced network, improved conditions in its main markets, and lower fuel prices. AirAsia X was highly unprofitable in 2014 and most of 2015, prompting restructuring, along with a spate of aircraft deferrals and cancellations.

In its original home market of Malaysia, AirAsia X restructured its network and cut capacity in 2015. The parent airline is resuming growth in 2016, but a large portion of the additional capacity will be allocated to new fifth freedom routes, which wisely reduces its reliance on the challenging Malaysian market.

The affiliates in Indonesia and Thailand will undergo relatively modest growth as the group’s overall fleet expands by only three aircraft. A new, more disciplined approach to capacity expansion at AirAsia X has emerged, with a focus on new routes connecting existing AirAsia destinations and pursuing fifth freedom opportunities in markets underpenetrated by LCCs.

AirAsia diversifies its Australia operation & regains New Zealand presence with Gold Coast-Auckland

14-Jan-2016 8:18 AM

The AirAsia branded airlines, through their various entities, are resuming expansion in Australia and re-entering New Zealand with a new fifth freedom route connecting the Gold Coast with Auckland. Gold Coast-Auckland is a much bigger market, and less risky option, than the Kuala Lumpur-Christchurch route that AirAsia dropped in 2012, ending a highly unprofitable one year foray in the New Zealand market.

AirAsia cut back significantly in Australia in early 2015, erasing an earlier nearly 100% increase in seat capacity in the Malaysia-Australia market, which led to yield declines and heavy losses. Following the Gold Coast-Auckland launch, AirAsia will again be close to 2014 capacity levels in Australia, but with a much more rational approach, relying less on Malaysia.

AirAsia’s new, more balanced Australia operation with four routes from Australia to Malaysia, four to Indonesia, and one to New Zealand, gives the LCC group a stronger and more viable position in a strategically important market. Australia could potentially be subject to further expansion from AirAsia, but this is not likely to be in the Malaysia-Australia market.

Air New Zealand: long haul network grows to record highs, adding Ho Chi Minh, Houston & Buenos Aires

26-Dec-2015 5:59 PM

Air New Zealand continues to expand into new long haul markets. Air NZ in Dec-2015 launched a service to Houston in its core North America market and opened its first South American flight, to Buenos Aires. Its next long haul destination – Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh – is also a more peripheral market for which Air NZ will have to stimulate interest, rather than accommodate existing demand.

Inbound tourism is a staple for New Zealand's economy and Air NZ supports this, but at the same it has an undeniably strong outbound market that will fuel Buenos Aires and especially Ho Chi Minh. Air NZ will be Vietnam’s 16th long haul service and only the eighth by a foreign carrier. Often forgotten in the shadow of China and tourism boom elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Vietnam with its 90 million population is ripe for international growth.

After restructuring its long haul network, Air NZ in 2015 had more long haul flights and capacity than prior to the restructuring. Its new routes will see it grow even further. There will be 15% more long haul flights in 2016 than a past recent high in 2005.

American Airlines' growing trans-Pacific hub at Los Angeles will overtake Delta's Seattle hub

24-Nov-2015 9:21 AM

As a US hub for trans-Pacific services the uncontested winner is United Airlines, with its San Francisco gateway. The battle between American Airlines and Delta Air Lines is for second position.

Delta has built up a hub at Seattle, while American has been growing in Asia from Dallas, but Dallas is far from being geographically close to the Asia Pacific, so American is turning its focus to building a trans-Pacific hub at Los Angeles. American has announced services from Los Angeles to Auckland, Sydney and Tokyo Haneda in recent months, complementing existing services to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita.

Beijing could be American's next destination from Los Angeles, giving American more Asia Pacific destinations, and more flights and seats from Los Angeles than Delta has in Seattle. Delta's Seattle hub is focused on Asia (it serves Australia/New Zealand from Los Angeles) and Delta serves five Asian cities from Seattle, whereas American has only two, and possibly soon a third, Asian service from Los Angeles.

American has built up domestic and Latin American flights at Los Angeles to feed its trans-Pacific network, but for now, Dallas remains American's biggest trans-pacific hub.

Philippine Airlines' international expansion continues with 5 new destinations, A350-900 HGW order

20-Nov-2015 1:03 PM

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is further expanding its international operation as it grows its fleet and improves utilisation of its existing widebody aircraft. PAL’s international network will exceed 40 destinations in Jan-2016 compared to only 25 in Jan-2013.

PAL is adding five international destinations over the next two months, including two destinations in the Middle East and three in Australasia. Long haul growth will resume in Mar-2016 with the launch of services from Cebu to Los Angeles, which will be PAL’s first widebody international route from Cebu.

Opportunities to further grow the long haul operation will come in late 2016 as PAL adds two more 777-300ERs. The expected acquisition of a new higher gross weight version of the A350-900 will be used to upgrade New York to non-stops in 2017 and potentially be deployed to upgrade Toronto to non-stop and launch a fourth mainland US destination.

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