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by IndianicWorld
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesia AirAsia X ending it's only route with A330
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

Re: Indonesia AirAsia X ending it's only route with A330

They certainly have tried hard to make A330 ops work in Indonesia but it just hasn’t worked out. It’s a pity, as the market potential should be there, but it’s still a very competitive space. With these adjustments, I could see Air Asia X expanding their Australian services with services to DMK. It’...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30164

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Maybe FI see a place for the WOW model, giving them space to better focus on other key priority markets withe the main brand. Who knows.

It does at least provide some confidence, which would have been substantially affected by a failure of WOW. It wouldn’t have been all good news for FI.

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4077

Re: Etihad to add Premium Economy from December 2018

Economy Plus is hardly a new idea. It doesn’t exactly bring with it the premiums that a true Premium Economy class can bring though. The reality is that EY really do need to find a sustainable , stronger place in the market and if this helps it active that good luck to it. This may well be small ste...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Thai Airways International routes
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Future Thai Airways International routes

Given their situation, they are likely to retreat, rather than expand, in the foreseeable future. Some of the options listed, like the US, are far more likely to be a significant challenge and would not pay off, so it’s beyter that they steer clear of those. Of the potentials though, one would think...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 80
Views: 20342

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

QF still pulls a fair bit of political clout though, so it may well have a voice in the ear of some policy makers in terms of bi-lateral negotiations. At the end of the day though, the pure scale of the amount of rights for UAE carriers compared to Qatar is very interesting to see. The bilateral for...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17397

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

Sorry to say, but this sounds more like someone was bored and made up something to entertain the masses.

Not saying the OP started that rumour, but someone out there has certainly had a good time with this one :)

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 74
Views: 12742

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

Judging by those management changes, seems to be less than ideal at Air Italy at this stage. All the positive news they were talking about seemed odd when compared to the trip reports I had seen that always seemed quite empty. On one flight, the crew went out of their way to explain that the light l...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 43273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Another forum on here is reporting on the closure of the EY lounge at LHR. If they are closing LHR surely the MEL/SYD lounges must be at some risk? Do EY operate any other lounges in Australia? Could this be an opportunity for QF to finally move their MEL lounge to a better spot and take advantage ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Garuda Indonesia destinations?
Replies: 16
Views: 1715

Re: Possible Garuda Indonesia destinations?

BNE was relaunched in 2013- it was a toss up between BNE or ADL. However, the 738's variant in their fleet required a massive weight restriction penalty for BNE and as the full capacity could never be sold, the route was cut, mainly because all the Australian routes were bleeding cash, although BNE...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

wedgetail737 wrote:
I wonder what intercontinental destinations they will choose.


May also depend on what routes are available. There has been some relaxing of the rules, but we will see how that plays out.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 4779

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

SWZ will likely be majority LCC traffic for the short to medium term, as the cost of duplicating ops between 2 airports may not be ideal for some carriers. QF/VA will likely focus on MEL/BNE to start with, leveraging off those bases, whilst moving nearly all JQ/TT ops from SYD to SWZ helps free up c...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17596

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

The length of this IAH-SYD route is certainly something that would create some headaches if fuel costs continue to rise. The upside, as pointed out above, is that higher oil prices tend to increase demand for flying into IAH, for which there is a fair amount of traffic from Australia in that sector....

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 60640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

More airports have accused Qantas of refusing to pay higher fees Queensland Airports Limited which operates OOL, TSV, ISA and LRE said that QF was unwilling to help fund infrastructure that will ultimately benefit passengers According to the Australian Airport Investors Group, they said the issue w...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 60640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

EY454 (AUH-SYD) also diverted to MEL tonight. Nice to see the EY A380 back at MEL briefly :)

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 60640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

What this bonehead of a politician fails to recognise is PER is the gateway to the state and that the whole mantra coming from the government is not just about PER but attracting visitors to all parts of the state, which will in fact benefit electorates like this bonehead of a politician in the lon...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 4997

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

QR is definitely ambitious expanding into some of the more secondary cities in SE Asia. PEN and CNX last year, now DAD this year. Umm...maybe CXR next? They seems to be the only ME3 airline which can make secondary cities work. For Thailand alone they fly into BKK, HKT, CNX, UTP and KBV! QR have be...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Much of the AKL demand is covered by the existing carriers. DL coming to the party now would likely be quite challenging.

The seasonality that was mentioned is also another challenge, just as UA and AA have faced there.

It’s certainly not a tiny market, but it’s very well served as it is.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I don't understand the obsession with feeding into another US hub ... SEA. It's not an obsession - it's merely an idea. In the case of SEA, while O&D might not be enough to support a dedicated flight from Australia on its own, extra feed through the DL SEA hub might justify such a flight. On ea...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 57482

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA will likely look at the 779, which does make sense for larger markets that may not suit the A380 but are bigger than the A350-1000 can offer.

I see potential for BA to order more A350-1000’s though, as they will suit many of their network needs.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

In many ways, VA is being squeezed between a rock and a hard place as it has limited options available to it. QF and JQ were making the original space that DJ were operating in a very challenging one, giving it yield pressures that were starting to creep in back then. Moves like the introduction of ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10809

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Lost it’s way? Nah, I don’t think we can view it that way. Things change, whether by choice or by external forces. The original model worked well at the time, but nearly all the LCC airlines have evolved. This includes the following examples: - Ryanair: was flying solely to secondary airports but ha...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surabaya - underserved? Why no ME3?
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Surabaya - underserved? Why no ME3?

Hi all, SUB - Indonesia's second largest city, with an extended metro area of ~10 million people - sees no year-round scheduled long-haul flights. Why is this? When SUB's planned expansion eventuates, could we see an ME3 carrier serve SUB, or a carrier to Australia, like JQ or QF? Surely as Indones...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Going to have a new charter operator using 767-300's from AVV soon...... I heard this from a friend recently but didn’t take it seriously at first. I guess we will see. Seems to be related to crown i think When I was first told there was no mention of Crown, but even then it doesn’t seem to be clea...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

log0008 wrote:
Going to have a new charter operator using 767-300's from AVV soon......


I heard this from a friend recently but didn’t take it seriously at first. I guess we will see.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Seems to be the first renders I have seen of the new AVV international terminal, with description of the passenger flow arrangements. http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/jet-set-take-off-at-avalon/ I do wish them luck with this venture. Seems a harder sell really, but if the KUL route works out I do h...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Well current projections are MEL will overtake SYD as the most populas city by 2030, that’s less than 12 years so makes sense that domestic demand is pretty close. Syd still has and will have the international business and tourism draw however, so I project these numbers to maintain some lead in sy...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

wiggy wrote:
well i just saw a qantas dreamliner from melbourne to brisbane on flightradar24


I think they are running 2 x daily 787’s on the route currently if I remember correctly.

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 4214

Re: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?

The only way that YMX would become a realistic option again is for far better transport links to be built. That becomes extremely expensive though, along with the need for a new terminal, can’t see how that will work as a business case. There still seems to be a fair amount of capacity that can be b...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Melbourne Airport July Stats: https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Corporate/News/Melbourne-Airport-passenger-performance-July-2018 International: 1,000,120 +7.4% Domestic: 2,285,400 +1.6% The airport also hit a new ‘busiest day’ in International Arrivals thanks to 20,193 people touching down in Mel...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Lots of Brazilians In Melbourne either studying or working, it’s probably up there as one of the largest number of foreign students and workers I come in contact with, though still far behind the more obvious sources of immigration (Uk, NZ, China, India) Also a surprisingly high number of Colombian...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 62478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

The number of South Americans in Melbourne has seemingly grown significantly in recent years. The number of Colombians certainly seems to be a growth market, especially students studying here. Overall, Brazilians tend to gravitate more to Sydney, but it is becoming far more balanced for the rest of ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Interesting observation of a flight tonight into MEL. Heard a plane power up significantly at a lower level across Keilor Downs tonight at 6:15pm tonight. A cold front with heavy Rain and winds were coming through at the time, but the flight certainly caught my attention. Checked webtrak tonight and...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

It will be new track running parallel to existing passenger lines from the city to Sunshine, then new track running parallel to existing freight lines from Sunshine to the Airport. A simple branch line (from the Craigeburne line) was one of the options considered, but that line is already shared by...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 96449?s=21


I think that might even be 7 days, given that the last part appears to be written as 26 SEP- 30 SEP.
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qf789 wrote:
Malaysia Airlines will send A380 to MEL on 4 different days in SEP

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 96449?s=21


I think that might even be 7 days, given that the last part appears to be written as 26 SEP- 30 SEP.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Adelaide has a lot less services than Perth So most in Perth hop on other carriers CZ i wouldnt of been first choice for outbound passengers ADL is a much smaller city that was far later to the China market than PER. It’s an interesting comparison to look at. ADL still has a competitive offering of...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Interesting that ADL seems to be performing stronger than PER for CZ. Good news for ADL. VA says both VA and TT are committed to SWZ and will fly there from Day 1 https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1019148404847333376 Given the amount of time until it opens, who’s knows what VA will look like b...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

For what it's worth, attending the Newcastle media event on behalf of Virgin Australia will be Russell Shaw, 'General Manager Network and Revenue Management, Virgin Australia.' Will be interesting to see what it is. Branching out onto an AKL route would be a bold move, but it may take some of that ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Interesting that ADL seems to be performing stronger than PER for CZ. Good news for ADL. VA says both VA and TT are committed to SWZ and will fly there from Day 1 https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1019148404847333376 Given the amount of time until it opens, who’s knows what VA will look like by...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3447

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

This one seems to be quite a risky proposition indeed. As stated previously in this thread, there are a number of limitations in the Taiwan market, whether it be market size, bi-lateral restrictions or even politics. It’s certainly not a market that seems to be calling out for a 3rd carrier of this ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

^^ Can’t view the article but it appears that T1 and/or T3 are in line for some international flight operations. Rebuilding those piers is likely required anyway in the not too distant future so I am sure they can work on a way to get as many international ops through those as possible, even if it i...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 30503

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

The talk of trying to keep routes like SYD if you get rid of 90% of their network is just not going to work. I think SYD could survive if LHR, FRA and CDG all survive, similar to how BI's MEL service survives because of its LHR services. For O&D to the UAE, they could offer more reasonable pric...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6852

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

I like the enthusiasm that 1 company moving into a city can bring, but I think the best that can be achieved in this case could be freight links. Long, thin routes like this that rely on 1 company to support it as a pax service isn’t realistic. What would be the level of pax that this company would ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 30503

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

The talk of trying to keep routes like SYD if you get rid of 90% of their network is just not going to work. The Australian routes rely heavily on the ability to feed into the broader EY network, providing 1-stop service to many route options. It will likely end up looking more like GF did when it r...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

All those stories about PER becoming some kind of potential super hub for Australia appear quite misguided. It may well have a role, but at the end of the day the airlines seem to work hard at gaining a slice of the far larger East Coast markets, which makes PER a harder sell in many cases. This is ...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 30503

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

I guess this means the Australia routes could also go? The EY numbers aren't pretty for Australia - let's take a look at their load factors for recent months: - Apr: 65.8% - Mar: 62.6% - Feb: 67.2% Their market share is down from 3.2% to 2.8% in one year, and will reduce further once PER is cut. Se...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Finally!!! Just hope they stick around, it is virgin could cancel them tomorrow. But might actually not book a tassie holiday!!! Chances are it will be handed to TT within 12 months and eventually dropped, take it while you can. Sorry I have no faith in Virgin at all An767 My initial thought was th...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 30503

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

O&D focus on AUH? All well and good, but they won’t need many aircraft to handle that demand. There really aren’t many routes that make sense for them without a decent connector network. They will be squeezed by many competitors to a point of irrelevance really, unless AUH can suddenly find sign...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22181

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

This sounds like a great move by UA. Strengthening its market proposition overall and giving it a stronger operating position. Sad for LAX though. The 789 is a great aircraft but that really does stretch things a bit far on a route like LAX-SIN. Any updates whether this could affect IAH-SYD, is it p...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7774

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

Will the Qatar-Australia bilateral allow a BA DOH-MEL-DOH flight? From my understanding, QR cannot add any more "main gateway" Australia flights because they have maxed out the bilateral rights. I don't believe QR and/or any other non-Australian carrier would be able to add flights betwee...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces Barcelona
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Etihad announces Barcelona

Sorry but this seems like a move that is clutching at straws.

BCN is a very competitive market as it is and overall EY’s position on this route is starting from a far weakened position.

Seems that they are out of options really but will give some things a go at least.

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