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Virgin Blue Ramps Up Frequency On Some Routes  
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

VIRGIN BLUE SCHEDULE UPDATE TO OFFER MORE FLIGHTS
-------------------------------------------------

Today, we’re bringing you news of further developments
in the Virgin Blue schedule, providing you with an even
greater range of flights to choose from when planning
your travel.

Highlights of the schedule changes, starting November 1
are as follows:

* A new daytime flight on the Brisbane/Townsville route
provides for convenient same day return travel, perfect
for business travellers.

* The Brisbane/Mt.Isa schedule is new and improved. You
can now fly during the day rather than through the
night.

* Three new Melbourne/Sydney, Sydney/Melbourne flights
means that you now have even greater choice and
flexibility, with 8 daily return flights on offer.

* New morning and evening services on the
Melbourne/Adelaide, Adelaide/Melbourne and
Adelaide/Sydney, Sydney/Adelaide routes provide for
convenient daily returns so you can get a full day of
business in and save on accommodation costs.

* From October 31, daily flights will operate between
Brisbane and Mackay, opening up your travel options to
Northern Queensland.


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User currently offlineWirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Aussie

A number of Virgin Blue pilots currently in Seattle
doing a converson course, the rumour is this is
a 757 course, could prove interesting.

Wirraway


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

There was the story reported that VB was trying to aquire 757 aircraft, i'm guessing leased so this kinda does back it up.

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

That's in addition to the 3-5 new 737s due by the end of the year I assume.

From what I gather, these schedule increases are 2 aircraft worth. So there's probably more to come.

I bet they want to make MEL-LST at least 2 daily, MEL-SYD could get even more and ADL-SYD needs to get more than 2x a day. I would say 3 or 4 at the minimum.


User currently offlineWirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Aussie

As I have got it:

This coming week 1x737-800 (first operated in Aussie)
Nov 1x737-700
Dec 1x737-700
These aircraft are the ones expected from Boeing as
ordered.

The question is what else they can find to lease,
the F/A school is currently doubling their output,
so something is in the wind.

Wirraway


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Are they expanding a bit too fast?? Like I know Ansett's capacity lost is a big reason but then there are numerous examples of no-frills airlines expanding too fast on exploding traffic demands and then fails.

Could this happen to DJ??

Jimmy


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

The demise of AN is definatley why AN is expanding and them recodring a profit in the first few months of operation. They seem pretty confident in making another profit and they will if they keep it right. They will probably stop expanding once they have got the aircraft they want and then see what their position is, if AN will survive and see how much capacity QF has dumped.

User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Excellent news for the BNE-TSV route. The extra capacity is really needed with Virgin Blue being a popular choice over Qantas and at one stage Ansett. The flight is to be a rather early morning flight leaving Brisbane at around 7:30am i think.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1871 times:

Air Taiwan too fast expansion I don't think so, Ansett have been down for a month and they are only increasing service on the new time table. I think they are taking there time.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineRushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Any word on the pilots that are being re-trained in seattle? Any clues on the possibilities of 757 ?


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