SIA to add 165000 seats to Singapore-Auckland route

More flights announced for Auckland Singapore route

Air New Zealand Ltd on Thursday said it would cancel and delay some worldwide flights over the coming weeks because engines on its Boeing Co 787-9 jets manufactured by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC required early maintenance.

Rolls-Royce has advised the carrier that some of the Trent 1000 engines in the airline's Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance sooner than previously indicated. The problem was thought to relate to blades in the turbine corroding far earlier than expected, resulting in the engines being shut down.

Tan Kai Ping, Singapore Airlines' senior vice president, marketing planning, said: "Our alliance with Air New Zealand has already benefited customers through more capacity, choice, improved connections and more codeshare destinations".

Authorities have announced an investigation is underway after engine "abnormalities" on two separate Air New Zealand flights in the space of two days saw two flights forced to return to Auckland shortly after take-off.

Konta confirms her choice of Joyce as new coach
Joyce worked with Maria Sharapova from 2004 to 2011, helping her win two grand slam titles and reach number one in the world. Her first tournament with Joyce is set to be the Brisbane International, which starts on 31 December.

Earlier this year, Virgin Atlantic switched one of its daily trans-Atlantic flights to Delta Air Lines, which bought a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic in 2012, to allow the Trent 1000 engines mounted on its 787 Dreamliners to undergo maintenance.

Rolls-Royce did not have spare engines available while the maintenance work was being undertaken, Air New Zealand said in an announcement to the stock exchange.

It said it would still offer a full flight schedule, and Delta, which has taken over routes from London to NY and Atlanta, would continue to operate these until the end of February.

The Trent 1000 engine has had a number of technical hitches, which the manufacturer has been working hard to resolve, with a wide range of operators in recent years.

Related News:

  • Senior North Korean diplomat meets United Nations  political affairs chief

    Senior North Korean diplomat meets United Nations political affairs chief

    Six UN agencies, with approximately 50 worldwide staff, are represented in the North. State Department from 2009-12, before moving to the UN.
    Mark Your Calendars for a Superb Geminid Meteor Shower

    Mark Your Calendars for a Superb Geminid Meteor Shower

    Although many people concentrate on the constellation Gemini, you should watch all parts of the sky for Geminids meteors. But some of them will be bright meteors, maybe a few brighter than any star or planet, or even as bright as the moon.

    General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Analysts See $0.82 EPS

    CG share have rallied by 37.54% in percentage terms since the start of the year - and retreated -8.67% in the last month. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 1,437 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves.
  • PS4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million Units Worldwide, PSVR Exceeds 2 Million

    PS4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million Units Worldwide, PSVR Exceeds 2 Million

    Sony pointed out strong third-party titles such as Dissidia Final Fantasy NT , Monster Hunter: World , and Yakuza Kiwami 2 . The PS4 has managed to gain a huge sales lead over it's competitors, and continues to sell well four years after launch.
    Judge: Ex-cop committed murder in shooting death of motorist in 2015

    Judge: Ex-cop committed murder in shooting death of motorist in 2015

    The Scott shooting resulted in increased training for S.C. law enforcement officers and more use of body cameras by police. Morgan wrote in a report after meeting with Slager that the former officer did not remember Scott being on top of him.
    Undisclosed amount of bitcoin stolen in NiceHash breach

    Undisclosed amount of bitcoin stolen in NiceHash breach

    The company is recommending that its users change their passwords - both on NiceHash and other services - following the breach. This way, users can benefit from bitcoin mining without purchasing or operating the equipment themselves.
  • North Korea missile test without advance notice raises flight safety concerns

    North Korea missile test without advance notice raises flight safety concerns

    However, South Korea says that the North Korean government regularly fails to issue these notices when conducting missile launches.
    Active shooter reported at Aztec High School

    Active shooter reported at Aztec High School

    Farmington Municipal Schools wrote on Facebook all schools in the district went into preventive lockdown due to the incident. Schools in the area are taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of their students and faculty.
    Centre extends mobile-Aadhar linking until 6 February

    Centre extends mobile-Aadhar linking until 6 February

    Next thing to do is, to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar card number, then verify captcha and then click on " Link Aadhaar " button. For mobile phone numbers, the last date was and remains February 6, 2018, one year from the Lokniti Foundation judgement.
  • Didn't mean 'low-born' when I said 'neech', clarifies Aiyar

    Didn't mean 'low-born' when I said 'neech', clarifies Aiyar

    He also said Aiyar's comment had full approval of Congress' would be President Rahul Gandhi. This is not the first time Aiyar has made a derogatory remark about the prime minister.
    Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps From Web Store, Moves to PWAs

    Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps From Web Store, Moves to PWAs

    Instead, Ars Technica points out, Google is pushing developers in a different direction for desktop: Progressive Web Apps (PWA). The search giant, in August 2016, said that just 1% of the Chrome users on Windows, Mac and Linux used Chrome apps actively.
    Wilson and Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks | 6-2

    Wilson and Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks | 6-2

    Although he hasn't played regularly behind John Gibson, Miller remained unbeaten in regulation for his new team (3-0-4). Backstrom's fourth goal of the season lifted the frustration that has amounted on his shoulders throughout the drought.


Most liked

Apple Pay Cash Allows Person-to-Person Payments From Apple Devices
You will also be able to execute transactions in businesses thanks to a virtual debit card which is compatible with iOS devices. In addition, it can only be done if Apple Pay Cash is already set up in an iPhone running on iOS 11.2.

Ryanair threatens to cut pilots pay if they vote for industrial action
Ryanair pilots can be members of unions, but the airline does not recognise them when it comes to negotiating pay and conditions. In addition, the 5/4 roster, the recent €10,000 base allowance and other annual allowances will cease immediately.

London replaces Brussels as Euro 2020 host
For the 60th anniversary of the tournament, matches will be held across the continent at several different stadiums. Wembley Stadium was chosen in 2014 to host the semifinals and final.

Piggy: fifth time sexiest Asian women to win
Talking about the honour, Priyanka Chopra however gives the credit for featuring on the list to genetics and optics. Up one place from previous year , the talented actress said she can now dare to dream of reaching Chopra's heights.

Sophie Turner Reveals Release Date for Final Season of GAME OF THRONES
She also revealed that the ambiance of the movie sets it's also a little bit more special than in comparison to the other seasons. Winter is definitely here, but the eighth and final season of " Game of Thrones " won't be arriving for quite some time.

Champions League: Roma beat Chelsea to top spot
However, the Premier League heavyweights can only face Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas in the next round. Salah needs only five more goals, to become the top Arab scorer in the Champions League history.

Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honor from Britain's Prince Charles
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming wedding could get even more ideal with the potential addition of performer Ed Sheeran . The MBE is an honor first established in 1917 by King George V .

Michael Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up'
Earlier this year, various plans to lift the Russian Federation sanctions circulated through the Trump administration, but Mr. Mr Copson had allegedly shown the Flynn text message to the source, according to the congressman.

Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017
Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead were the top TV shows of the year while NPR's Fresh Air was the most downloaded podcast. In the US, Calm has emerged as the iPhone app of the year, while Affinity Photo has surfaced as the iPad app of the year.

Did Trump's Teeth Almost Fall Out During His Historic Israel Speech?
Noah seized on the historic moment to make the pettiest of observations: That a 71-year-old man might wear dentures. Noah said that if people tweeted the hashtag #DentureDonald , it would upset Trump because he is vain.

GVC in Talks to Buy Ladbrokes Coral for Up to $5.2 Billion
GVC said it expects "material synergies" from a merger with Ladbrokes, which it would lay out in any forthcoming firm offer. The merger would follow previous combinations like that of Paddy Power and Betfair as well as Ladbrokes with Coral.

House price growth slows in November, says Halifax
However, Galley said Philip Hammond's decision to scrap stamp duty for first time buyers up to £300,000 could boost the market. HMRC data showed property transactions totalled 105,260 in October - the highest level since March 2016 .

Washington stuns Kansas...Florida loses again
With only seven players in the main rotation, they have not only won every game, but done so impressively. Devonte' Graham has been everything we thought he needed to be as he takes over for the departed Mason.

Skier Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent United States at Olympics, not Trump
Vonn adds that should she be invited to the White House with the squad or after earning a medal, she will not attend. Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist.

European Union sues member states over migrant relocation failure
Hungary has been given a deadline of two months to respond to the latest step in the Commission's action over the law. A relocation plan was launched by the European Union in 2015 in response to a large influx of migrants and refugees.