Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Virgin Blue Embraers - 1st Route BNE-HBA  
User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 677 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

TravelToday

Quote:
Virgin Blue said it will use its 20 Embraer E-Jet aircraft primarily for off-peak routes between capital cities. Chief executive Brett Godfrey announced it will fly to 18 new destinations with eight in Queensland and the Northern Territory, seven in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and three in Western Australia.

The inaugural route for the new jets will be Brisbane to Hobart, and the carrier expects to take delivery of its first Embraer jets in October

I'm sure DJ first EMB-170 was due in August with introduction into service in October?

Talking about the new destinations (my guesses - I must stress that these are my guesses!). Also keep in mind that I have no idea if the airports at all of these destinations can handle EMBs. Some guesses:

Queensland/Northern Territory
  • Ayers Rock (Uluru)
  • Alice Springs
  • Mount Isa
  • Gladstone
  • Bundaberg
  • Emerald
  • ...
New South Wales/Victoria/Tasmania
  • Albury
  • Mildura
  • Tamworth
  • Wollongong?
  • ...
Western Australia
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Kununurra and/or Esperance
Anyone think of any more possible destinations?

Great to see BNE-HBA gets the first Embraer service. I believe the 73W serving this route is too big and an EMB will be more suitable (keep daily services though).

Exciting few months ahead and looks like DJ will expand bigtime!  Smile

Rgds

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

Quoting QF175 (Thread starter):

great to hear. Finally some confirmed dates

Quoting QF175 (Thread starter):
Anyone think of any more possible destinations?

Canberra could possibly be one


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3322 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 1):
Canberra could possibly be one

Agree.

Although Brett Godfrey has denied it, I think that DJ will ramp up MEL-CBR, and will also start SYD-CBR.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Quoting QF175 (Thread starter):
three in Western Australia

that's great news for WA, that will make the total of destinations 5. Kalgoorlie is to be one for sure, and will probably be a PER-Kalgoorlie shuttle.

Will they station one of their E-170's at PER to do PER - kalgoorlie - PER - destination 2 - PER - destination 3 - PER (or in any other order) routing (daily)?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Quoting QF175 (Thread starter):
Western Australia

Kal-Boulder will defintley be one after they said they were going to start up a couple of years ago but the 737 was too big.

Broome will most likley be back although it wouldnt be a 'new' destination per se so dunno bout that one.

Theres Karratha and Port Hedland(needs some competition), Learmonth (Exmouth) which is better than the great barrier reef  Smile, Geraldton, Albany (Regional WA's biggest 'city' @ 35,00 people)

Couldnt see them going to either Kunnas or Esperance especially Kununurra becauses there wouldnt be enough people wanting to travel there for tourist things. Skywest serves Esperance and thats all it really needs and Argyle Diamonds has contracts with QF/NJ and Ozjet? so there goes the Kununurra market.

Will be interesting to see where they head. Geraldton would be good, Skywest has 35 services a week out of Geraldton and apparntley they are just keeping up...



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Any idea how the new aircraft will be painted? same as 737's or maybe something differant to make them stand out?

User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

None for New Zealand domestic ops.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 4):
Broome will most likley be back although it wouldnt be a 'new' destination per se so dunno bout that one.

When was that discontinued?

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 4):

Monkey Mia might also be one of the WA destinations.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Victoria

Latrobe Valley Airport (BNE, SYD)
Mildura (SYD, ADL)
Albury (BNE, ADL)

NSW

Wagga (MEL, SYD)
Broken Hill (ADL, SYD)

They are a few opportuntities I see


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Do you think DJ will encroach on REX?

Otehr markets would be between existing DJ cities that dont have nonstop service, like ADL-DRW or ADL-Townsville


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

I could see PER-DRW come with the E-190....

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3173 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Quoting QF175 (Thread starter):
The inaugural route for the new jets will be Brisbane to Hobart, and the carrier expects to take delivery of its first Embraer jets in October

Doesn't say when, BNE-HBA is surprising I guess the 737 is just to big.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineAardvark From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Any thoughts on Adelaide - Launceston or Adelaide - Newcastle?

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Branson (Virgin Blue) Wants In On LAX-SYD Route posted Mon Mar 6 2006 14:08:11 by Juventus
Virgin Blue Starts SYD - PER Route posted Tue Jun 18 2002 15:06:24 by Singapore_Air
Virgin Blue 'Route $66' posted Mon Jun 18 2001 15:34:25 by MrNiceGuy
Virgin Blue Orders Additional E-jets posted Thu Apr 5 2007 19:34:16 by PPVRA
Virgin Blue Embraer Routes? posted Tue Mar 27 2007 01:05:53 by CXfirst
Virgin Blue Launches Carbon Offset Program posted Wed Mar 21 2007 03:24:36 by QF744
Virgin Blue Sign 773ER Deal For 7 A/c posted Tue Mar 20 2007 01:12:39 by QF744
Virgin Blue Losing To Jetstar? posted Sat Feb 24 2007 05:36:55 by TruemanQLD
Virgin Blue A Possible Buyout Target By SIA posted Fri Feb 23 2007 07:05:37 by Jimyvr
Virgin Blue Mulls "ultra Lcc" Unit posted Thu Feb 22 2007 06:52:06 by Jimyvr
Virgin Blue 'Route $66' posted Mon Jun 18 2001 15:34:25 by MrNiceGuy
New Virgin Blue Airplanes Delivered W/o Live2Air? posted Tue Jan 11 2011 03:25:24 by CXfirst
Virgin Blue : Q400 Or ATR? posted Mon Jan 10 2011 09:09:01 by titus95
New Virgin Blue Livery Updates? posted Mon Jan 10 2011 01:44:20 by EK413
Virgin Blue (Australia) Joining Star Alliance? posted Mon Dec 13 2010 14:12:18 by 777ER
Near-miss For Qantas, Virgin Blue Jets posted Wed Dec 8 2010 18:03:10 by slats