QantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1280 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
I have posted this a few days ago, but now that I have the actual article, here it is:
please tell me what you think...
Source: http://www.singaporeair.com.au Singapore Airlines Adds 3 Flights A Week To Brisbane -Boosting Capacity By 43%
From today, Singapore Airlines boosts capacity on its Singapore – Brisbane route by 43 per cent with the addition of three new Boeing 777 services each week.
The new services bring the total number of Singapore Airlines flights to ten per week and will increase tourism opportunities to Queensland from overseas markets, as well as offer a range of improved connections for travellers from Queensland to Asia and Europe.
The new daytime services from Singapore will operate into Brisbane on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at 8.05pm. The flights are in addition to the daily overnight departures which arrive in Brisbane at 6.30am.
The outbound flights depart Brisbane at 12.15am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Singapore at 6.00am, providing excellent connections to morning departures to Europe and points in Asia. These new flights are in addition to Singapore Airlines’ daily departure to Singapore which leaves at 3.00pm, arriving into Singapore at 8.50pm, offering excellent connections to points in Europe, the Middle East and North Asia.
While the afternoon departure provides excellent connections to Europe, passengers connecting to some points in Asia need to stay overnight in Singapore. However these new flights will provide an alternative, offering through-connections to points such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Korea.
In addition, the new flights connect well with daytime departures to London and Frankfurt, offering an alternative to the traditional overnight flights with an early-morning arrival in Europe. For example, travel on Singapore Airlines’ morning flight to London provides for an arrival in time for afternoon tea!
Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
I was curious to this as well so I looked at the websight www.abs.gov.au and found that adelaide has a very low population base and forcast very low growth, so maybe the opportunities for expansion are not there, whereas Perth an Brisbane populations are growing fast. Ive never been to Adelaide but in defense of your town and that horrid comment by Brisie_lions, he obviously hasnt travelled very far to know any better to make any intelligent judgement.
I guess also that SQ is expanding in direct competion to the increase in QF flights from BNE to SIN as well.
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
Well during a dinner hosted by SIA in southbank. Brisbane a few weeks ago, I was able to talk to one of their senior management staff and ask them whether there is really such a market for Brisbane. He said the increased flights are aimed at transitting passengers to all over the world especially Asia. For example, most of SIA's (and everyone elses' I believe) Asian flights leave base early in the morning for connections from Europe, so therefore BNE origined passengers have to overnight in Singapore for the flight next day.
So when SIA still had the daily flight into BNE, on Mondays and Fridays the flight departs in the morning and arrives in SIN early in the afternoon so passengers can connect to SOME asian destinations such as HKG and TPE and BKK where there are multiple flights thtoughout the day, but for passengers connecting to Macau, Kaohsiung and other smaller cities, an overnight is necessary no matter which flights out of BNE they catch.
That's why SIA introduced the new SQ246 service into Brisbane. And BTW, they have two different prices now for flights out of BNE. If you catch the normal SQ236 it's more expensive but if you catch the SQ246 it's cheaper.
The guy also said they're looking at double daily into BNE in 18 months if the new SQ246 flight are successful. And after that he said there's a chance of SQ773s regularly serving BNE!! :-0
Well, that won't happen too soon, 18-24 months...
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1865 times:
I dont want this to become some Adelaide bashing dicussion, but Brissie Lions is right. I have been to ADL three times now and it is dead boring. First time I went there to visit friends so it was fine, second time on work and third time I won a trip there. Just my luck!
There isnt much there to offer the international traveller, and the market out of ADL is quite small. And in todays world of codeshares, airlines are giving it a miss and getting pax to trasnfer from MEL or SYD. ADL has lost BA and NZ in the past ten years, and at one point QF flew Tokyo-Adelaide non-stop. All thatis left is GA, MH and SQ and I think MHis the most frequent visitor there.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
"city of churches" puke...
brissie its about time you started to learn HOW to respect people, Adelaide may be a boring city (like edmonton) but you don't need to insult people's beliefs...you may not believe in something but that doesn't mean the other 7000 members on this forum don't...
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
I never expected this to become an adelaide-bash.
I have lived all my life there, so I am admittedly a little partial to the place.
My opinion on it is: what is boring to YOU? If you want nightclubs, go to SYD, if you want beaches and women in bikinis, go to Queensland.
However if you want a quieter holiday, visiting vineyards and seeing a great variety of different Australian landscapes, there is no better place than Adelaide.
Indeed tourism there, though starting from a low base, is eclipsing all other Australian states in growth, particularly in the areas of wine tourism, eco tourism and adventure holidays.
You have the wildlife paradise of Kangaroo island close by, huge cliffs with whalewatching a couple of hours away, "european" valleys filled with wineries, then it is the gateway to the outback (unless you make the effort to fly into Alice Springs) with the flinders ranges and the desert to the north.
Indeed a recent SR RTW charter mentioned recently on this board had ADL as its ONLY stop in Australia. Even I think that's a little unusual but it shows that ADL alone can give these passengers a great overall Australian experience.
So maybe you're after a place to dance the night away, Brissie lions, or some theme park. If so, you're right, ADL is dead boring - FOR YOU! And please stay away, we like our city as it is (and I am young too, i'm not some old folkie just saying that) And might I say that such things as nightclubs and themêparks are to be found in any large world city, while many of Adelaide and surrounds attractions are quite different.
You're right about the stagnant population - it is a problem. However there IS demand for international flights to Adelaide. Surveys have been done showing that there is at least a market for daily flights to SIN. It's just easier for airlines to route passengers through MEL and SYD (sometimes now PER) and they do it to hundreds of passengers daily (especially Qantas).
Look at Perth, it is a similar size to ADL and although the population is growing and also there are closer links to Asia, the fact that SQ has THREE daily flights and Qantas at least TWO, is a little astonishing when you compare the total flights to SIN from adelaide number six per week both airlines put together. It's just that airlines can't justify flying PER passengers to SYD before flying them to SIN.
To be honest I think it is more of a fleet management/yield problem but not being an expert I can't comment on this.
So Brissie_Lions, I respect your opinions, but being so rude is a little excessive. If I thought the same about Qld, and there are some things about that state that I don't like, I don't mention them, at least not in such a harsh manner! I won't recommend your comments be removed, for reasons of free speech, but please consider the fact that you have one opinion and many others have another!! And that maybe you aren't the only person in this universe!!!!!!!!
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
Brissie_Lions? are you there?
On another matter, aren't you having an identity crisis? Living in Perth and supporting the Brisbane lions?? I remind you that the lions were slaughtered, humiliated and crushed by Port in last weeks Ansett Cup Grand final (sly grin!)