StevePER From Australia, joined May 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3450 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! And Valuair will be our first international LCC. Valuair is also looking at new routes into China.
TBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3287 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.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8479 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3154 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.
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.
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3001 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.
Flyerfly From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2855 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 !
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2835 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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