TN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 818 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 23728 times:
Firstly, a summary of topics discussed in Thread #43
AI - shelves MEL.
TK - into SYD 4th Q 2011.
EK - rumours on change of routing 408/409.
HA - current business prospects in OZ.
TT - lack of ontime performance.
LAN - new bilateral interline agreement with JQ.
Brindabella - ceases flying BNE-PQQ.
QF - purchases Network Aviation - conjecture on new ac?
- new safety demo with JT.
- A330 domestic config.
- delivery of 3 738 to Jetconnect Feb 2011.
- codeshare with AY BKK-HEL and SIN-HEL
- new PER-Exmouth 717 3 weekly' and 4 additional MEL-PER (3 with A333).
DJ - tie up with NZ approved as has alliance with EY.
- speculation of the future livery of VH-VUY
- speculation on deployment of the expected A330's.
- strategic alliance with XR.
MEL 27.7 million pax for 2010, more discussion on infrastructure.
ROK closed due to flooding.
Impact of floods in Brisbane, and infrastructure damage.
Secondly, what a very busy period in aviation in OZ. Heaps of "stuff" happening with DJ, A380's back to LAX, and QF drop SFO for DFW. I say again, we wont recognise the Australian aviation scene in 10 years from now, its going to be a whole lot different - IMHO. Enjoy Australia day, go celebrate this wonderful country of ours.
remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back
They have a 78 passenger 2x2 configuration instead of the standard 233 seats. A flight crew of 3 pilots, an expedition chef, a catering officer, two engineers, a dedicated luggage handler, and eight flight attendants, offering one of the highest crew-to-traveler ratios in the business: 1 to 5.
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
TruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1339 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 23238 times:
Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has reported record passenger movements for 2010, after seeing over 7.3 million people pass through the Gold Coast, Townsville and Mount Isa airports last year.
The three QAL owned airports recorded an aggregate passenger growth of more than 10 per cent over 2009, with the Gold Coast exceeding five million passengers passing through its terminal for the first time in a calendar year. Townsville and Mount Isa also achieved record results, after tracking over 1.6 million and 200,000 passengers through their airports, respectively.
Tassieboy From Australia, joined Apr 2010, 31 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 22837 times:
A friend works at DJ and saw it out the front of the hanger in MEL, I'm pretty sure he said, He took a couple photos on his phone, It has the red AFL football logo on it and not much else to be honest, But! There is a non-painted gap between the words 'Virgin' and 'Proudly sponsors' and the gap is way to big for 'Blue' which makes me think they must be waiting until they announce everything before they continue painting. So I think it's safe to assume the new name is not going to be V Australia!
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2755 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 22789 times:
Quoting Tassieboy (Reply 12): It has the red AFL football logo on it and not much else to be honest, But! There is a non-painted gap between the words 'Virgin' and 'Proudly sponsors'
I'm hoping for Virgin Pacific! But overall I feel that news is a bit disappointing, as that could suggest that VH-VUY will not be the plane to get the new C/S, but rather was left blank to become a logo jet.
If anyone get's a photo, please upload it!
Edit: I started thinking, they wouldn't be able to fully paint a plane in 1-2 days (or would they?), so maybe the AFL logo is a temporary decal before the new C/S (but then again, that doesn't explain the gap between "Virgin" and the "proudly sponsors"
And the positive growth is continuing at Brisbane Airport:
Time to look at expanding the Domestic terminal me thinks. The massive expansion planned some time ago was placed on the backburner due to the GFC but the tables are turning and it is time to look at it once again!
tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1087 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 22226 times:
When can we expect to ADL and SYD to report their annual figures? would be good for a national comparison (like the Canadian airports stat thread currently going: Canadian Airport Stats In 2010 (by thenoflyzone Jan 22 2011 in Civil Aviation) )
repost from previous Aus thread just before it was locked for this one:
Quote: "Melbourne Airport soars to 27.7million passengers in 2010"
tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1087 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 22207 times:
Just on another note - wouldn't it be nice if BITRE put a ruling out so that all airports would be required to report consistently & mandate they need to publish their figures in a uniform manner on their websites - i.e a specific date each month with Month on Month, Calendar year to date and Financial year to date figures.
fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 22139 times:
Does anyone have a timeframe on the expansion of T2 (or any Domestic terminals for that matter) at Sydney Airport? Let me tell you, it is getting harder and harder to find space to park aircraft these days.
There was talk at some point of extending T2 east and build a new finger where the current Menzies hanger and foxtrot bays are (F1-6 and F7-12), however I havn't heard much about that recently. However given the investment recently to make F4 and F5 jet capable, it doesn't seem like it will be happening anytime soon.
There was also talk of moving the GA area (Universal etc) on the opposite side of 07/25 between the chopper park and the long term carpark.