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by Crackshot
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8142

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Yes the market is in SYD (or perhaps MEL) but would at least IST-PER be doable with any of the aircraft in the current TK fleet? At the moment? Don't think so. The 789 and 359 I suppose but they won't start getting them for a year. Any chance another airline could open the route from europe like in...

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Either or. Id doubt LH is looking at PER as much as QF is looking at Germany though. Isn't CDG a bigger market than FRA for Australia, meaning QF would probably consider France before Germany ex-PER? At the same time, LH has said last month that it's actively eyeing APAC opportunities (with PER of ...

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by Crackshot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

On QF or LH? LH on a 359 to PER would be very interesting! Cheers, C. I don't think that Lufthansa would enter that market. QF on the other hand I can definitely see happening. CDG would be first though IIRC. Generally agree, CDG being a concentration of French traffic whereas German traffic is spr...

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by Crackshot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I wonder if this might help a FRA/BER service business case? On QF or LH? LH on a 359 to PER would be very interesting! Cheers, C. I´d love to see this, but from an economical perspective, unfortunately it makes no sense for a EU Legacy carrier to return here! Sadly those are the basic facts, the e...

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by Crackshot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Lufthansa reports 40% of all booking of the recently reinstated SIN-MUC are from Australia. Additionally LH has seen over 10% increase in sales from Australia since forming its JV with SQ https://blueswandaily.com/australia-connections-critical-to-lufthansas-new-munich-singapore-service/ I wonder i...

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by Crackshot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Jetstar is starting BNE-AYQ flights starting 3rd August.

https://newsroom.bne.com.au/brisbane-airport-welcomes-new-jetstar-bne---uluru-flights/

Flights will be 3x weekly.

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by Crackshot
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6663

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

No long haul at BNE? What are you on about? Crackshot has got his comma in the wrong place (should be after the and, not before) but is clearly referring to the POM-BNE service not being a long-haul one rather than making a comment about BNE itself. :checkmark: My local airport is BNE, and whilst i...

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by Crackshot
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6663

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My local airport is BNE, and whilst it's not long-haul at all, we have the pleasure of hosting the only scheduled 767 passenger service to Australia since QF/NZ retired their's (PX from POM). As for long-haul, we are also the only BR served destination in Australia/New Zealand.

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by Crackshot
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Article is behind a paywall, but Toowoomba-Wellcamp is apparently in talks with AirAsia X to be it's first international carrier. https://myaccount.news.com.au/sites/couriermail/subscribe.html?sourceCode=CMWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&mode=premium&dest=http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/lowc...

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by Crackshot
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Article is behind a paywall, but Toowoomba-Wellcamp is apparently in talks with AirAsia X to be it's first international carrier. https://myaccount.news.com.au/sites/couriermail/subscribe.html?sourceCode=CMWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&mode=premium&dest=http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/lowco...

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by Crackshot
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Qantas16 wrote:
It does have more J class seats though that likely wont get sold so who knows!


Yeah, I imagine PAL is kicking themselves over not being able to get the neo in time to start non-stop. But like I said, I'm certainly not complaining. :D

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by Crackshot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Philippine Airlines first non-stop to BNE is on it's way. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL221 Flights will be with a 343 4x weekly, with plans to bring in the A321neo by mid-year. I'll definitely be down their to see this one land and take-off. Great to see a 343 in airline colours at BNE, ev...

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by Crackshot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 39879

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Philippine Airlines has started direct flights to BNE - dropping the DRW stopover. The flights are initially 4x weekly with the 343 with plans to bring to A321neo by mid-year.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL221

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by Crackshot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 39879

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The first PR A350 is now out of the paint shop! https://scontent.fmnl6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/29064115_2100186126664327_4543869951512271505_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeFZbj4rCq6ZsV3T1gAhege9R_IvYOyWNUaoMbP434Ojs8aJ1RfHBYA6Wyeyo1B0P6C5xKVqWFS3650epcDYvE...

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by Crackshot
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 13658

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

About time. ORD was overdue for Australasia service. Could ORD still yet see Australian service, perhaps to MEL or SYD (once QF gets ULR aircraft?) Qantas have said they'll be starting a new BNE-US destination when they take delivery of their BNE-based 789 frames. ORD is the most likely but they ar...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Is NAN even 388-ready? :lol: Qantas once had an A380 divert to NAN on an LAX-SYD flight because of an ill passenger, and whilst nothing in the article ( http://www.traveller.com.au/qantas-a380-on-side-trip-to-paradise-76er indicates that there were any problems manoeuvring on the ground I don't kno...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
Gemuser wrote:
a7ala wrote:

Apart from SYD-CHC

Is that going to be an A380 or a B77W?

It's been an A380 for a while now.


I was under the impression it was still a 77W - shows how much research I do :oops:

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

In somewhat gloomier news (and missed in the (justified) excitement surrounding QF9/10), EK has dropped all trans-tasman A380 services. Sad to see them go - and happy I got a chance to fly it twice (once in the A340-500).

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68699

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Yes it is amazing. Considering EY487 which departed PER about 2 hours before QF9 is currently sitting at FL360 And the same equipment too! Is it a configuration thing? Remember QF only have 236 seats vs EY's 299. So potentially a lot lighter pax wise, although I imagine the fuel will make up for a ...

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68699

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
Crackshot wrote:
qf789 wrote:
QF9 is now at FL350, 3hrs and 30 mins into flight


Only 3 hours into a 17+ hour flight and already at 350. That's amazing.


Yes it is amazing. Considering EY487 which departed PER about 2 hours before QF9 is currently sitting at FL360


And the same equipment too! Is it a configuration thing?

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68699

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
QF9 is now at FL350, 3hrs and 30 mins into flight


Only 3 hours into a 17+ hour flight and already at 350. That's amazing.

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

QF9 PER-LHR will have 4 flight crew 2 Captains, 1 First Officer and 1 Second Officer. The flight will be commanded by Qantas Chief 787 Pilot Lisa Norman https://thewest.com.au/news/qantas/qantas-perth-to-london-non-stop-meet-lisa-norman-the-captain-at-the-controls-for-aviation-history-ng-b88782241z...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5087

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

Also, IIRC one of the reasons the MD-11 didn't sell so good was because it didn't perform as well as advertised, and Boeing rolling out the 777 in roughly the same timeframe didn't help. A couple of potential operators (SQ was one, I believe) dumped it before it could be delivered because of that.

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5087

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

A trijet? Never happen. Technology and markets have firmly decided on twin-engines, save aircraft too big for just two (like the A380 and 747-8), and even then those haven't exactly flown off the shelf.

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68699

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Effectively it is saying no more F to MEL, 44 fewer premium seats a day (152 vs 108), effectively around 80 equivalent J fares a day less in revenue (1xF=3xJ). That is enough revenue for someone to startup an all premium aircraft to LHR. Who will be first foreign carrier to up-guage MEL to take the...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68699

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

*Update* ;) Qantas B787-9 Dream)liner VH-ZND “Emily Kame Kngwarreye” to op the inaugural PER-LHR service. EK413 Fantastic news! I'd heard rumours that it would be operating it but pleased that they are using this aircraft to mark the inaugural flight :) Yeah, given how much publicity they're lookin...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I believe he’s referring to JQ plans to use the 321LR on its DPS routes, therefore freeing up 788s for hypothetical expansion for Vietnamese routes. Correct. With 11 frames confident the A321LR will free up enough frames to go daily from both ports. EK413 Fair enough, but they have said they aren't...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Are you suggesting that JQ will use the 321LR to SGN ? That would be really pushing the envelope for it and would be a lot of extra expense for a relatively small increase in capacity and most likely a decrease in cargo capacity.. The split daily service was probably more than enough capacity for s...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://twitter.com/routesonline/status ... 8141946880


Surprised they didn’t already serve this one.
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qf789 wrote:
VA's Rod Sharp says VA plans to launch BNE-ASP

https://twitter.com/routesonline/status ... 8141946880


Surprised they didn’t already serve this one.

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Goodbye wrote:
I'm hoping the rumours about VJ do bear fruit! I travel to Vietnam twice a year from the Sunshine Coast, and not having to go via SIN, KUL, or SYD would be a godsend for me.


Comes direct from the horses mouth so I think it’s more then just a rumour, providing things go to plan.

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Meant daily from Australia to Vietnam, flights operate everyday (regardless exSYD or MEL). The number of non-stop flights between Australia and Vietnam increased by 50% when JQ launched, that’s significant capacity added to the market. However it does stimulate the market with low fares, but VN pax...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

JQ CEO says that 788's will still fly to DPS after the arrival of A321LR's, the A321LR's will replace some 788 services only. Also highly unlikely that JQ A321LR's will have a business class offering https://twitter.com/AusAviation/status/975242224693727232 I'm guessing BNE goes 321LR. Be a shame i...

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53521

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietjet-inks-deal-to-open-direct-flights-between-hcm-city-brisbane/127982.vnp Vietjet air to start SGN-BNE from 2019 after a deal was signed to start direct flights to BNE. This is a good start as we can expect many new airlines and routes over the next few days with Route...

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by Crackshot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

SQ has revealed that the second route for its soon to be 787-10’s could be an Australian route https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-first-boeing-787-10-is-due-in-march?utm_source=hero Id bet on Perth, got some old 777-200s on the route the other cities have quiet modern aircraft into Oz. BNE...

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by Crackshot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

BNE-LAX to go to 11 weekly 789 service from 1 December, from 1 September BNE-LAX will be served by a daily 789 and 3 weekly 744 So if I'm reading this right, BNE-LAX will remain on the 744 3x weekly till 1 December? I'm glad to hear the 744 will be sticking around till the end of the year, I'll be ...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

OK just re-read the article ( http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/malaysia-airlines-returns-to-brisbane-in-coup-for-queensland-tourism/news-story/e272380bcb590b9c9324f845247a8f55 , better link BTW) which quotes several government and airport officials confirming the route and a start date of April.

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

A Malaysia Airlines source has announced a return to BNE with the A330, starting 6 June http://malaysiandigest.com/business/716697-mas-to-fly-to-brisbane-from-june-6.html?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= A Courier Mail article has apparently confirmed this (although it announc...

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Question about starting a new long-haul route

Yeah I thought that would be how they did it. Cheers for the replies.

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Question about starting a new long-haul route

I'm just wondering, when an airline starts a new long-haul route that requires crew rest, how does that work with the crew who take the inaugural return? Do they just get shuttled down a few days beforehand on another airline?

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by Crackshot
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Wasn't there a rumour in one of the earlier threads about QF starting BNE-KIX? I would imagine such a route would be a good fit for Jetstar. Do they have the metal for it though?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Off the top of my head, they've already announced MEL-PER-LHR, MEL-SFO and BNE-LAX-JFK to downgrade from the 744 to 789 later this year (did I miss any?) BNE-ORD is the most widely rumoured one. BNE-SFO is my dark horse.. Just want to clarify that I believe ORD will be the first announced; I think ...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

For the prediction about LA announcing BNE this year, can’t see that one sorry. They only launched MEL-SCL in October at 3 x weekly, which one would assume they would try and build frequency on that route first. Maybe not this year, but I suspect we'll see it in the next five. This could just be wi...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

qf789 wrote:
Another one, Ethiopian add services to Australia


If they did, I'd predict it would be to PER. Then again, given they have a solid number of fifth-freedom or stopover routes, maybe via BKK to SYD?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this? An announcement should be made soon for a CKG-BNE start in September! Good news! MH returning to BNE? Didn't the airline executives say this was a matter of when, not if? I could s...

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by Crackshot
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72505

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this?

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by Crackshot
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39139

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

PR axes DRW eff 24 March 18, BNE to go non stop with A321neo around the end of March 18, no fixed date yet https://www.ausbt.com.au/philippine-airlines-axes-darwin-flights-but-brisbane-to-go-non-stop?utm_source=hero That's pretty cool. Does that make BNE the first Aussie airport to get scheduled Ne...

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by Crackshot
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39139

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

QF16 LAX-BNE (26th departure from LAX - 28th arrival in BNE) returned to LAX about 1 and a half hours after departure, now expected to arrive in BNE on Friday around 1230am Interesting, do you know why? I was spotting 15 out of BNE once and it had to return to the gate for a medical (sick flight at...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39139

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Not sure what you mean, but Chinese carriers have flights throughout the day in MEL and SYD, 3U, CZ, MU all operate flights that arrive in the afternoon and depart at night. Oh yeah? I might have just been thinking of BNE. Quite likely limited space at the international terminal in the mornings - i...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39139

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

CCA795 is currently about 15 mins out of BNE for the inaugural. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA795 Anyone know why CA has a different schedule for it's OZ flights then other Chinese carriers? (I mean arriving/departing in the late-afternoon/evening instead of morning). Just out of curiousity...

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