"Personally I don;t think that new services into Sydney will be all that profitable. You have at least 15 daily departures to Europe, so there must be a lot of empty seats."
The trouble is the intl market on certain routes is seasonal eg. in and out of Sydney.
In December all flights UK/USA to SYD
are fully booked several months out but not SYD
to UK, whilst in January its the other way around.
This was why QF
pulled out of PER
-PAR, it could not get additional slots and pulled the fleet out. It put them onto PER
has increased total capacity to Europe by 12% and loads have increased by more than that, so there is demand.
Admittedly loads to from UK is quite soft around February-April and October-November, but there are some great deals.