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by mh124
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 63044

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

BITRE for September out First numbers on PER-NRT Inbound LF 63% Outbound 81% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1909.pdf Is that a bit suboptimal? QFs loads on BNE-NRT seem to be a fair bit higher (assuming the 297 seat a330) - outbound 75%, inbound 9...

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by mh124
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 63044

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

BITRE for September out First numbers on PER-NRT Inbound LF 63% Outbound 81% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1909.pdf Is that a bit suboptimal? QFs loads on BNE-NRT seem to be a fair bit higher (assuming the 297 seat a330) - outbound 75%, inbound 9...

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by mh124
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 63145

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Cancellations happen and its ok...but I was also a little surprised that VA's cover of TT is so meagre. There are 4 VA flights departing between now and the one they initially rescheduled me for. All 4 of those flights you refer to were all fully booked hence why they rescheduled you till tomorrow ...

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by mh124
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 63145

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just after some advice on getting compensation out of tiger. TT MEL-PER today cancelled. Rebooked on flight on VA 24 hours later. Need to be back in Perth tonight for work so now flying VA MEL-ADL, ADL-PER. 650$. Didn't get travel insurance or book with a credit card that has insurance. Tiger will ...

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by mh124
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 63145

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just after some advice on getting compensation out of tiger. TT MEL-PER today cancelled. Rebooked on flight on VA 24 hours later. Need to be back in Perth tonight for work so now flying VA MEL-ADL, ADL-PER. 650$. Didn't get travel insurance or book with a credit card that has insurance. Tiger will r...

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by mh124
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 416
Views: 77106

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The IASC has issued its draft determination regarding the allocation of frequencies to HND. The draft determination issues one frequency each to VA and QF. https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_decisions/files/2019/2019iasc118d_and_2019iasc119d_Japan_draft_allocation.pdf Sorry if this has already ...

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by mh124
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 416
Views: 77106

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Yes, the makeup of International flights will be interesting. The first two minutes of the local news has an article on the Hobart City Deal, with Federal Minister Alan Tudge flying to HBA today and announcing that International services will commence by the end of next year. Also, another free art...

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by mh124
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 74944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Does anyone know why Perth airport's self reported domestic passenger numbers are so much greater than the BITRE reported numbers? For example in July the BITRE reports monthly activity at 744000 https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/Domestic_aviation_July_2019.pdf But Perth airports o...

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by mh124
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 77220

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The new "Master Plan" appears to show a decrease in the "so-called" international terminal expansion. I wonder why it keeps getting smaller each time, is it to do with no airlines interested or just insufficient money to afford it all. Obviously in an ideal world, I'd hope that ...

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by mh124
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 37901

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Hi, sorry if this has been discussed before. Re the new termianl in patna - are there also going to be runway extensions as well? I thought one of the major issues was runway length limiting MTOW/range. Also - if there's a new terminal at current Patna site, whats the reason for the new terminal at ...

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by mh124
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 64463

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/per ... 51u29.html

This QF vs PER situation seems to be deteriorating. Dodgy escalators? Slow airbridges? Looks like the Alan Joyce/Nev Power catchup has achieved absolutely nothing.
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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/per ... 51u29.html

This QF vs PER situation seems to be deteriorating. Dodgy escalators? Slow airbridges? Looks like the Alan Joyce/Nev Power catchup has achieved absolutely nothing.

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by mh124
Sat May 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 62433

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Have cathay dropped PER and ADL frequencies recently?
I thought they were 10x to PER and 6x to ADL but now just coming up at as 7 and 4 respectively.

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by mh124
Sat May 04, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 62433

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/em ... 881188121z

EK returning second daily to PER seasonally over chrissie.
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https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/em ... 881188121z

EK returning second daily to PER seasonally over chrissie.

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by mh124
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 78099

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

ACT Government is trying to lure a direct flight between CBR and China. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/canberra-news/andrew-barr-in-china-looking-to-woo-airlines-to-canberra-20190325-p517fv.html My thought is other than HKG, there's no port in China where this route will be profitable without sub...

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by mh124
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 78099

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I agree with qf789 that there's too much focus on PER with the VA MAX, and too much on new destinations/routes as well. The MAX would of course reduce cost (and therefore increase yield) on longer sectors such as to DPS, but also to DRW and CNS. Not to take away from the obvious possibility of supp...

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by mh124
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 78099

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

51% originating PER-LHR from Perth - was this more than anyone else guessed ?!

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by mh124
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 72855

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

HBA International flights upgrade as part of City Deal: Article behind paywall, sorry; but I will post a free article when the ABC get around to writing one: https://www.themercury.com.au/news/hobarts-longawaited-city-deal-to-be-spread-across-tourism-science-traffic-solutions-and-housing/news-story...

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by mh124
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 72855

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Anyone know how the sri lankan airlines flight to MEL is going? Loads seem fine, but I wasn't sure re yields. Just thinking - the UL route to CMB and the Air India routes to MEL/SYD combined = 33 000 passengers In Nov. Its enough to fill two A330's a day back and forth. I think they have probably ta...

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by mh124
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I was just talking about the new perth airport train station and the proposed link from the station to the terminal - looks like a overpass rather than a seamless underground pedestrian link (which is what i'm generally used to elsewhere, eg SYD). Friends suggested that the airport may eventually go...

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by mh124
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Whats the deal with the PER-HBA frequency? Announced as 3 weekly, was expanded over summer, but I see its still 4 weekly, seems back to 5 weekly first week of feb, 4 weekly for the second week and 3 weekly thereafter. Are VA just playing it by ear and adding frequencies a few weeks in advance if the...

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by mh124
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

sigh.... so many rumours. I guess I did kind of invite this. I don't even know if there is an avenue for the WA govt to mediate, unless both parties wanted that (and it certainly doesn't sound like that). The federal government which has responsibility for aviation is going through a particularly us...

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by mh124
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are many aspects in this feud, the gate space is just one of them. I was also trying to point out that its not all PAPL, QF is as much to blame for this as PAPL. I do get the feeling that QF are trying to back out of the agreement made pre PER-LHR that included them moving over to T1 by the e...

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by mh124
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Now see the issue, there isn't the available gate space, Gates 21-24 are only suitable for narrowbodies, so operating a number of flights so close to each other is outside of what the terminal can handle. For this to work some scheduling changes need to be made, if both the SIN and JNB/AKL flights ...

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by mh124
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hi all, I had a question re BTRE international figs For airlines that do stops on their way to aus (I'm mainly thinking of EK, for example their flight to Brisbane via Singapore) - does it get counted in the Singapore or Dubai column in the "city pairs" section for brisbane? Or would it be...

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by mh124
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

For what it's worth I had drinks with people close to the Perth hub strategy about six months ago. Gist of it was that it's hard to see CDG or FRA being launched in the short to medium term, although they're happy with how LHR has worked. QF would like CDG and FRA from PER, but without the current ...

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by mh124
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48086

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Nice to hear that they are installing e gates. Could you tell how many were being set up?

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by mh124
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48086

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Is the WTB subsidised by the airport owners? 12 weekly seems very frequent.

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by mh124
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 48377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Re PER, two questions. - As many of you will know, PER international doesn't really have walled off gates with designating separate seating /security (what you would see in the middle east or se asia). Is this the case in other australian international terminals? - On another WA forum, someone has s...

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by mh124
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49556

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Sorry QANTAS your JNB flight needs to depart from T1 to make the train line viable.... but oh we won’t build you the terminal we promised you for your domestic flights to operate next to the train line.... Rail issue is a load of rubbish. While QF remains at T3/T4 passengers can use the Redcliffe S...

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by mh124
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49556

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

My guess it would be a similar arrangement to PAPL's deal with Virgin for the Virgin Pier?
I presume Virgin didn't pay up front. Does it add the fee onto its ticket costs over a prolonged number of years?

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by mh124
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49556

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Seems Perth Airport and Qantas are talking again. https://thewest.com.au/business/aviation/paris-nonstop-flight-on-perth-airport-agenda-ng-b88981686z I think the fact that their renegotiating the T3/T4 domestic terminal lease is critical - and it certainly puts all the recent blustery headlines int...

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by mh124
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 69415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Mixed on this one. I think the area could sustain a Jetstar flight once a week from Sydney and Melbourne BUT I sort of like that it’s hard to get to. Last thing I want is the region over run with tourists :-) I've heard that the drive down there from PER actually is an attraction in and of itself, ...

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by mh124
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29541

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Do you think we'd see QF cancel PER-LHR when they get aircraft that are capable enough to do SYD/MEL/BNE-LHR? Or is the LHR-PER local market large enough to merit its own nonstop at least not on a daily basis? Not at the moment seeing most of the passengers are ex-Perth Isn't it impossible to know ...

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by mh124
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 70398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Speaking of airport/flight traffic numbers, I have a PER question (sorry, I know there's been a disproportionate focus on PER of late, but at least this post isn't about overly enthusiastic state government / local newspaper announcements of new services, which are getting a bit overdone and misinte...

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by mh124
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 64706

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

You need to read a bit more around what you post. I actually posted the original link, you can see - I was responding to a comment someone made about the link that I posted. The deal noted in the content of the post I originally linked could very validly be attributable to part of WA's growth numbe...

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by mh124
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 64706

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

The QF deal has only kicked in and only applies to BME. I thought it became available from November 2017, and was at many other airports too: ... From November, Qantas will offer the discounts ... will be available for personal travel for people who live in Broome, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Paraburdoo,...

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by mh124
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 64706

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Interesting that ADL seems to be performing stronger than PER for CZ. Good news for ADL. In all honesty this isn’t much of a surprise. South Australia receives 38% more Chinese visitors compared to Western Australia, and Chinese visitor growth is faster for SA. If you include CX then Perth still ha...

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by mh124
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 48067

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

BITRE our for March PER-LHR Inbound 1188 - 6 services average 198 passengers 83% LF Outbound 1039 - 8 services average 129 passengers, 55% LF It is unclear if this is all passengers or just those from/to PER https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1803.pdf Yea...

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by mh124
Mon May 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 48369

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Flying BNE/AKL-anywhere in Hong Kong/China/Japan via Singapore is geographically stupid. It's almost the same distance to China as it is to Singapore. Guess what? People backtrack. Shocking, I know. For example, KE advertises ex-AKL fares to MNL via ICN. It's not the end of the world. In any event,...

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by mh124
Mon May 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 48369

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CZ carried 9359 passenger to Perth in Feb. Works out to about 230 / flight. Seems like a LF of around 75-82% depending on which a330s they used. Eh, load factors mean nothing if your yield is bad - Airline Economics 101. But in any event, CZ themselves have said that they're not happy with PER: Per...

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by mh124
Fri May 04, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 48369

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Qantas has suspended all future growth international plans out of PER until there is a resolution on the PER-JNB flight https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-halts-perth-international-route-expansion-plans/ Smart move by Alan Joyce. There is no reason for PER to be so intransigent on this, sur...

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by mh124
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

CZ dropping from 5 to 4 for one month and from 4 to 3 for two months then back up to 5. Has nothing to do with a unemployment rate from last month. As CZ said itself, it's not happy with PER's performance (see my post above) - part of this performance is attributable to weak out-bound demand, given...

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by mh124
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

- My point is that 1000 less is still less, given the same frequency (and I presume the same aircraft type I think their all using A332s?) But I don't doubt that Perth is underperforming (I mean that's what they've said!) - The stuff about connecting traffic - Most traffic from Australia to China go...

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by mh124
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

More PER CZ cuts. It was reduced to 4x weekly at end of March and further down to 3x weekly for a few months before goibg back to 5x weekly from August. This is not good that Australia's 4th biggest city can't maintain flights to China's most popular city from Australia. Even Adelaide is performing...

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by mh124
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

http://www.acbr.com.au/chinese-airlines ... g-wings-wa

This references it but again nothing concrete.
Also confirms that China Southern not getting the return they want on PER services.
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ben175 wrote:
Any word on MU's PER-PVG trial that's due to commence later this year?


http://www.acbr.com.au/chinese-airlines ... g-wings-wa

This references it but again nothing concrete.
Also confirms that China Southern not getting the return they want on PER services.

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by mh124
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Haha yeah. And also Tehran, Shenzen, Vienna, Cape Town. Looks like they are relying heavily on India surprise surprise.
I wonder if Qatar will smell blood in the water here, If they can renegotiate the bilateral they can start BNE.

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by mh124
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

They really have cancelled quite a few routes over the years. Bigger ones include SFO, DFW, IAH, CAN, GRU, CPH, DOH (politics), VCE. Looks like EY are retreating to a Asia / Australia (well East Coast) to Europe Connector.

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by mh124
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58854

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

little bit surprising re EY,
Perth had slightly more EY passengers than Brisbane for Jan and Dec, maybe yields were awful. 789s for both carriers I think. That's despite BNE not having a QR service as well.
Nice gift for QR as they have the a380 from May.

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by mh124
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 59272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Just looking at the international figures for Dec.
Qatar's ADL service LFs seem that they are a bit low.
The A350-900 - 287 seats...daily flight for the month works out to 17794 seats. They had 12123 passengers - LF68%. Have I worked this out right? Seems a bit low for peak season?

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by mh124
Wed May 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 44387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

SQ to cancel 3 flights on capital express route (14 August, 5 September and 24 October) ex WLG due to weaker demand http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/92644365/singapore-airlines-trimming-several-flights-from-capital-express-service Oh wow, 3 flights! that is so much. I'm surprised this made the news ...

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