Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3255 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
This is really bad news for Bali.
One of the things that was keeping some people going to Bali was the fact
that Air Paradise ment prices had droped significantly. If the go back to the old level in the pre-Air Paradise days, with reduced frequencies compared to the pre AD days (GA thinking here), well, don't hold your breath bali.
The winner out of this could very well be Thai Airways International. Their HKT-SYD-MEL-HKT 744 flight was suppose to be seasonal, but I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to keep it after the summer now.
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3356 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 6): The winner out of this could very well be Thai Airways International. Their HKT-SYD-MEL-HKT 744 flight was suppose to be seasonal, but I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to keep it after the summer now.
TG's BKK-SYD-MEL-HKT-BKK services are not seasonal.... They have been operating at 3pw now for about 18 months...
October 2003 to be exact...
TG is supposed to be dropped the HKT stop as of 1 Feb 2006, and i agree with you, this should be reconsidered.
In fact, if I were TG, I would operate HKT on the daylight services from MEL and SYD, especially now that AKL has been dropped as a SYD extension.
All this would mean is that the afternoon services which departs MEL/SYD around 17.00 would depart about 2 hrs earlier...
Blue787 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
A sad sad day indeed,It is disappointing to see the nastys win another round, but on the other hand how many innocent people have to give up their lives to prove a point. AD you will be missed at both Syd and Mel.
Onedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
As much as it is disappointing to see another airline bite the dust, this came as no real surprise. If Australian Airlines cannot make money with the expertise and management of Qantas to leisure destinations, with codeshare and oncarriage (including oneworld etc) how an earth would a leisure airline with fares no higher than $1500 rountrip per pax make a buck?