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New Airline Services To Melbourne?  
User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 822 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Hey there, recently on the news it was stated that the Victorian Government had persuaded 5 - 7 new International airlines to start or increase services to Melbourne. Apart from Air Canada & Philippine Airlines, does anyone know who these airlines are & when they will be starting? I have looked at the Melbourne airport website without any luck!

appreciate your help!

cheers - BZF




Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
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User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Any news people? I would also like to know about this?

_________
Das.A


User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Hows things VH-BZF and Dasa? Well it seems as though Bangladeshi Biman were planning on coming, and that Qatar Air were also planning on doing so but 'm not sure when or if they are now. EVA Air was another airline mentioned, along with Lan Chile awhile ago, but things are very quiet on all fronts.

Hopefully we in MEL will get more service, but it this rate it doesnt look like it

P.S. Does anyone know if Air Canada are still coming to MEL, it isnt looking too good for them financially but ive heard no news?


User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

I'm goin well here IndianicWorld, Yourself?
I thought Air Canada was still coming... but I don't know now.... I was hoping one day we would get Air India here, but I guess I still have to keep on hoping... and I don't think Bangladesh Biman are really going to come to MEL despite the large Bangladeshi population here...


User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Im good thanx dasa. Well thats what I thought about Bangledeshi but you never know the plans of some. I always wanted a Japanese carier to come to MEL but its never happened. Im sure it could happen. Do you?

User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 822 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

G'day IndianicWorld!

AC is still flying to Melbourne - United are doing the pax handling & Qantas are doing the ramp!

I believe SQ are increasing their services?

BZF



Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Now thats all good news, im hoping SQ do increase their services, maybe to 17 times a week, and then to 3 times daily if the demand is there. MEL is a big market for them, and they are a very competitive airline.

What routes do you think Australian Airlines will fly from MEL when they start and where will they be based do you think?


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

No sign of SQ increasing their services as now there are 14 flights operated by the B744.But it'd be nice to see them do so...afterall Australia is one of their gold mine!

Best Regards


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Well SQ are adding 5 flights a week over the Christmas peak so demand must be strong - MEL is the only Australian port where they are doing this.

As for new airlines, some possibilities may be:
Australian Airlines
Biman
Eva Air
JAL
Korean Air (I don't think they come in currently)
Eva

I suppose some airlines into SYD might consider extending their flights, such as Egyptair, SAA, China Eastern etc.

Maybe one or two Sth Pacific carriers that currently avoid MEL?


User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Actually not just MEL, BNE is also adding flights during the peak season.

Best Regards


User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Good round up of airlines there, but i suspect we will not see SAA or Korean here. But in saying that, the MEL exposure to SkyTeam is non-existent and needs to be fixed if it wants to make it here. Star and oneworld dominate here, and they need to bring some flights in soon.

User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1985 times:

UA from SFO via SYD will start Dec. 3rd.

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Michael's right. Can't wait for that flight Big grin

When I work, I hope to non-rev on that flight someday. Never beeen to OZ, and wanna party in SYD, plus my uncle lives in MEL.

  • SFO

  • User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

    Wanna know if there's any news about Australian Airlines that is suppose to start oeprations in July 2002. They were suppose to announce their plans by October, but there's still no news yet! Anybody had any idea, like the fleet, livery, destinations served and their hubs?

    Regards.


    User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

    It seems the fleet will be 763s and the airline will be based in Cairns. With a base up there, it seems highly likely that the first routes will include smaller Japanese cities (Sapporo, Fukuoka etc), Seoul etc.

    I am expecting that DPS will become AA territory as well once the airline gets under way.


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