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’...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:I wonder what intercontinental destinations they will choose.
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Malaysia Airlines will send A380 to MEL on 4 different days in SEP
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 96449?s=21
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
^^ 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.