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Valuair To Launch SIN-PER Flights  
User currently offlineStevePER From Australia, joined May 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

I heard on the news this morning that Singapore-based budget airline Valuair will be launching a SIN-PER service in December. It's great to see new international airlines in Perth!  Smile And Valuair will be our first international LCC. Valuair is also looking at new routes into China.

News story:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1203197.htm

Steve


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Damn!! Was hoping they started it as planned on the 2nd week of November..

Any confirmation of their A330 acquisition yet?



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

I wonder what is Tiger Airways's reaction to this, will they follow suit ? I wonder.


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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

Come on Air Asia... we need to fight back!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMacdaddy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

hi,

haven't seen any postings on their web site. Do you know frequency, the date and prices??

Will be great to see it here in Perth, do we know who will be handling them? I'm guessing Skystar!




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User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

More importantly I wonder how this will effect the likes of QF/EK/SQ. I am sure that they will need to lower their prices yet again in order to compete with now this "low cost" international player.
Could there be a possibility that QF will send Australian Airlines to compete with Valuair? I am sure it will hurt more the other players as opposed to QF.


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Due to aircraft capability restrictions, AK claims that they have a rationale of not flying routes longer than 3-4 hours. Yeah right, more like coz their planes can't make it  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineCXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

More importantly I wonder how this will effect the likes of QF/EK/SQ.

EK does not fly between PER and SIN  Smile

And I wonder how much impact AK will bring to competition... It's only a daily A320 capacity that we are talking here; after all, majority of SIN bound passengers are simply transit in nature.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

QF and SQ will probably just target premium pax as a result. They will probably also concentrate more on passengers heading for europe as compared to just SIN like Valuair will. I don't see the point of Australian Airlines operating the route as well as QF and SQ.

User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Bit more here:
http://www.travelbiz.com.au/articles/4A/0C02764A.asp

At the moment two A320s aren't going to have much impact on SQ's 2 or 3 daily B777s and QF's daily 2 x B767 or 1 x B767 + 1 x B747, so I assume there will be follow up fleet announcements soon.

Be interesting to see the impact, I wouldn't have thought that the commuting Singapore to/from South Singapore (aka Perth) market was the same as say Perth - Denpasar. On that route Garuda and Qantas can get away with B737s in competition with Air Paradise's A310s, but I guess that there may be a low end market for Valuair to exploit.

PGF


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Further news - this morning's (Wednesday 22 September) "The West Australian" (the local South Singapore daily newspaper) has an article stating that the flights will be daily A320s turning around in PER at around 10pm-11pm.

Fares will be $500AUD and include a meal and "inflight entertainment".

Unfortunately I can't give a direct link because the stupid newspaper charges way over the top to subscribe to its online version.

PGF


User currently offlineBeno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

From early next year QF will be using the new A333s fitted with skybeds on most PER-SIN-PER services.

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

$500 AUD is pretty expensive when you consider SQ is now charging SGD $368 for a return ticket.


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User currently offlineFlyerfly From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

In a similar article published in asia1.com.sg ... the CEO of Valuair was quoted saying they are looking into launching flights to Shanghai or Guangzhou as their next destinations ... would be a great news if it's materialised !

Follow this link for full article: http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,273517,00.html



User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

I like how Perth is referred to as "Southern Singapore". Anyone who has been there can observe tha it is being "swamped" by Singaporeans. Walking downtown is like being in Orchard Road, only difference is that the weather is not that humid.


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