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Valuair To Launch SIN-PER Flights  
User currently offlineStevePER From Australia, joined May 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3267 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.

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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 3188 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 (10 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3164 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 (10 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

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

User currently offlineMacdaddy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3120 times:


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!

User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 3104 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 (10 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 3103 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 (10 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 3056 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, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2971 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 (10 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Bit more here:

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.


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2818 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.


User currently offlineBeno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month ago) and read 2792 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 (10 years 1 month ago) and read 2778 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 (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2672 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, 4756 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2652 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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