IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2403 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 920 times:
well they were not a strong carrier here anyway, so they wont be missed too badly. I guess Qatar Airways will start services to Oz soon then, maybe hey should choose ADL or BNE as their cities, as EK has MEL and SYD and now PER happily served.
Joewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 907 times:
Where did this information come from.
Having been MEL-SIN twice last year in chock-a-block full economy class A340 on all 4 flights I find it hard to beleive that they would bail out of the SYD/MEL/SIN 3 flights per week as it was my impression that their loadings have been very good.
Maybe they're doing it too cheap at $596aud r/t last time I flew.
Gulfair From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 877 times:
Where has this information come from??
GF has been happily serving MEL since the early 90's, actually it was the first Middle East carrier to fly direct to Melbourne.
I agree with Joewhi, the load factors from MEL to SIN have always been full in my experience, although admittedly the sectors from SIN to BAH when I have flown have been rather low at times....
It would be a shame to see GF leave MEL and SYD as they have been a loyal server for many years, please could someone verify this??
As far as I know no arrangements have been made with QF, so who will they codeshare on? (certainly not EK)
Maybe an option for GF is to join star alliance, as SQ and TG have frequent flights to MEL which GF could place their code on, dont really see GF forming a relationship with QF.......
And about the 340's, who says they are going, they were, unitl the 332's arrived, the flagship of GF, and among the most comfortable I know of.
Why would they get rid of them, especially if they are being filled? Gf only serves MEL and SYD 3 times a week.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 835 times:
There was some talks about Gulf Air code-sharing with MAS. Not too sure if they are only going to code-share on the Malaysia-Gulf routes only or onwards to Australia. Since some people said Qantas, I would had believed that it would be Qantas then.
Braniff place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 700 times:
Iam really sick and tired of all this code sharing bullshit we experience in australia, if i buy a ticket from a specific airline i expect to travel with them. Its sad to see yet another carrier cut australia, really really sad.