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Virgin Blue To Bankstown?  
User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Does anyone see Virgin Blue operating to Bankstown, effectively copying the European secondary airport idea? Maybe even Avalon in Melbourne ? It would be a good idea IMO. What are your thoughts?


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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1112 times:

Avalon is too far from Melbourne. It's closer to Geelong, which is about 100km SW of Melbourne.

Tullamarine is connected to Melbourne CBD by a very good freeway system (even if the silly tolls play havoc with those of us who drive from interstate!)  Smile

Bankstown is probably too small for the size of DJ's operation. I'm not sure about runway lengths, but I think it's barely enough for a 73G or 738 which is what they're operating. Bankstown also has a relatively poor transport system for the city and is in the relatively lower socio-economic areas of Sydney. Thus, it's further away from larger markets. Although some might argue that DJ's market is lower socio-economic groups, some families in this region cannot afford basic things like housing, let alone family holidays...cheaper for them to drive if they go on holiday. Also, because of the jet ops, flight plans, approach procedures and aircraft noise procedures etc have to be modified...too complex.

M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1103 times:

Also check out this thread from yesterday:



User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4524 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Did Impulse ever operate from Essendon or Bankstown with their Beech 1900s ? There is something in the back of my mind....

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