QF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 687 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22410 times:
In thread # 58 the following points were discussed:
* Brisbane Airport - expanded domestic services
* Jetstar capacity increases ex-MEL/OOL and cancellation of BNE-CHC
* Virgin Australia announces significant expansion of flying ex-BNE (with Alliance F100s)
* Melbourne Airport passenger growth
* QantasLink 717 schedules ex-Brisbane
* Royal Brunei increases Melbourne services to daily
* Foreign airline expansion in Australia
* Tiger Airways announces it is recommencing CNS services later in 2012
* Alliance Airlines 737-400 commences services
* A Virgin Australia 77W heads to AKL for schedule maintenance - first of many to come
* Second Sydney Airport and discussion on curfew
* Qantas and a possible new service to Berlin to coincide with AB's Oneworld membership
* Etihad deploys 77Ws on SYD-AUH due VA 77W scheduled maintenance
* Qatar Airways will now launch PER services with 77L equipment, in lieu of 332s
* Scoot Gold Coast services
* Air Asia X and its Gold Coast services
* Qantas aircraft leaving the fleet
* Long haul Qantas network - rumours of FRA/JFK being cut (weren't in the end)
* Air Mauritius will suspend its SYD/MEL services from June 2012
* Brisbane Airport growth for JAN12 - best since Jan 2008
* Air New Zealand announces Sunshine Coast-Auckland seasonal services from mid 2012
* Australia-South Africa air services - IASC has not extended QF/SA agreement past Dec 2012
On 17 February 2012, Air Australia was placed into voluntary administration. The Airline flew A320 aircraft from BNE-MEL/PHE/DPS, PER-DCN and A330 aircraft from BNE/MEL-HNL/HKT.
QF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22400 times:
* Air Vanuatu is scaling back its operations to Melbourne - services between 05APR-21JUN and 07OCT-20DEC have been cancelled. The carrier will however operate nonstop flights from Port Vila during the peak school holiday periods
* Virgin Australia has announced it will add an additional Monday to Friday ATR service from Brisbane to Emerald from early April 2012. The Airline also plans to open a new lounge in Hobart according to a recent AusBT article
* Alliance Aviation Services Limited on 29JAN12 reported revenue for the half year ended 31 December 2011 of $84.7 million, a 45% increase over the previous corresponding period. Pro-forma EBITDA increased by 24% to $22.5 million. The Statutory NPAT for the period was $6.6 million. Alliance predominately operates contract FIFO flying and recently commenced F100 operations on behalf of Virgin Australia to ports such as Cairns and Newcastle
* Air Asia has confirmed it will suspend its Darwin - Bali/Denpasar services from April 2012. The last service is currently slated for Sunday 29 April 2012 (according to the online booking engine)
eaglefarm4 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21867 times:
ZuluAlpha from what i have been told re the white F100's .They will be painted in Virgin Australia livery shortly.
Alliance and Virgin both decided not to get them painted initially, as Alliance are down 2 aircraft in their fleet and if there was a maintenance issue with one of the other aircraft in their fleet , then that aircraft would then have to be replaced by a Virgin branded F100 even if it was doing a fifo to Telfer.
Since then Alliance have acquired a 737-400 to help relieve this problem and shortly another newly acquired F100 will come out of pre service maintenance.This then will fill the fleet void.
I would expect both will be painted in 2 months time.
And to answer your other question yes this lease arrangement is different to the Qantas-Alliance one.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5580 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 21749 times:
Quoting eaglefarm4 (Reply 4): yes this lease arrangement is different to the Qantas-Alliance one
I was under the impression that this agreement was short-term to cover maintenance on the E90s. Is it actually more permanent than that? Is the relationship more like the one with SkyWest regarding the AT7s?
ZuluAlpha From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20802 times:
Quoting ADDICT4QF (Reply 9):
Does anyone know what AB flights QF is going to codeshare on, and from what date they can be booked on the qantas website?
As of Friday, there were no codeshare flights loaded into the QF reservation system. As to the flights they will codeshare with, it would only be a guess. Maybe where the common ports are e.g. BKK and SIN
alangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20720 times:
Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 8): Does anyone know what AB flights QF is going to codeshare on, and from what date they can be booked on the qantas website?
This seems rather complicated. I have seen on a thread that AirBerlin is cancelling their Munich to Bangkok flights, so that will not be the code share. Then, we see that AirBerlin now has a codeshare deal with Etihad - AB flies Berlin to Abu Dhabi, and these flights connect with EY flights to Australia. So, you might even have Virgin codesharing with AB before Qantas does.
9MMPD From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 19980 times:
Quoting sydscott (Reply 17): Given the decision on South Africa I'd have thought QF would need to retain 1 or 2 more 744's to cover the loss of codeshare rights on the PER-JNB route from the beginning of next year.
I wonder if they will keep VH-OJP, OJQ since they are the next two youngest 744s for it.
Is there any slack in the A332 International fleet to queeze in PER-JNB-PER (or PER-JNB-CPT-JNB-PER)?
Since I think that route would most likey go A332
Is there any slack in the A380 fleet for a PER-JNB-PER service? It would be great to get the A380 from MEL or SYD to PER then onwards to JNB.
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 19967 times:
Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 18): Since I think that route would most likey go A332
So would I, but they really don't have enough planes to send an A332 either.
Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 18): Is there any slack in the A380 fleet for a PER-JNB-PER service? It would be great to get the A380 from MEL or SYD to PER then onwards to JNB.
A stop in PER a few times a week is the most likely outcome in the short term, in my opinion. Don't forget that QF's flight out of SYD will see a drop in numbers without SA's support, so they will be looking at ways to retain daily 744's.
It's impossible to know if QF has any slack in the A380 fleet, given that we don't know their plans for frames 13 and 14 and how that might impact on existing services (ie QF127/8 to HKG). But if they've earmarked JNB for the A380 out of SYD then I'd expect to see it in PER
BAeRJ100 From Australia, joined Nov 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 19898 times:
The word going around PER the last few months actually has been that QF would use an A380 to JNB, originating from either MEL or SYD (as was speculated above). The only issue related to WAC with the international terminal is the a/c would have to be boarded via the tarmac, as they don't have any bridge bays that are wide enough for an A380 (this is set to change within a couple years).
sydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3069 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 19690 times:
Quoting BAeRJ100 (Reply 21): The word going around PER the last few months actually has been that QF would use an A380 to JNB, originating from either MEL or SYD (as was speculated above).
I doubt they will use an A380 on PER-JNB. What I think is more likely is that QF uses a mix of 744's doing SYD-PER-JNB and the A380's on SYD-JNB. In that way they can maintain daily service from Sydney with say 4 direct A380's a week and then send the 744 on SYD-PER-JNB on the days the A380 doesn't operate. That would be a more likely scenario.
Quoting qf002 (Reply 19): It's impossible to know if QF has any slack in the A380 fleet, given that we don't know their plans for frames 13 and 14 and how that might impact on existing services (ie QF127/8 to HKG). But if they've earmarked JNB for the A380 out of SYD then I'd expect to see it in PER
The A380 on QF 127/128 was made possible by frames 11 and 12. So I'd say that takes care of their existing fleet. But don't forget that they still have Nancy Bird Walton that has been sitting on the Tarmac in SIN for a year or so that is coming back into service shortly. So they will have a spare A380 up their sleeve it the need one.