Now comes the Jet Star 335 seat arrangement moving to and fro. How big is the Airspace over the region. Budding routes are starting to blossom with the Untied States from China in greater number than US Airlines have been able to reciprocate. This found in a recent article discussing China has out paced the US in its seat for seat travel connections between the two competitors. China comes in to the US and returns to China with more passengers than US can keep up with.
With this chart, it demonstrates the seat density expansion with the 787 family of aircraft. When orders are all filled, it will have 87,932 daily seats available. Air New Zealand has noticed this too, as its market footprint goes from Chile to all of the South pacific. The regions competitors are also fishing for destinations which have not reached full market potential. China based Airlines are going for replacing its already established destinations with its new 787 equipment. Even though the Kiwi only have 3 787-9 at this time, they will want to focus on priming the operation for efficient service as its competitive edge. There are literally thousands of 787 opportunity for all regions. New Zealand has too few 787-9 to combat the coming onslaught. China likes New Zealand for its people, places and things. I estimate there are about 90 flying 787 plying the skies with all competitors and there are about 220 more 787 in all types ,coming to the region with about 66,000 more seats.
Even though the aircraft coming will replace older seats in service, there is an obvious expansion in passenger traffic in the region without counting US operators. As United and American Airlines who are now looking for new 787-9 opportunities for expansion, they will come in force along with LAN's aspirations for the region. New Zealand's head start of 3 787-9's is being dwarfed by the upcoming onslaught from the above players listed. They, South East Asia are also occupied elsewhere from going down under. It will significantly impact the region even more with some daily flight destinations as they compete with its 787 equipment dispatched both to Australia and New Zealand. The airlines are going to everywhere in particular for the profits with its 787's.