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by mh124
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60981

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: 365
Views: 59767

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: 365
Views: 59767

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: 599
Views: 75624

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: 599
Views: 75624

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: 599
Views: 75624

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: 559
Views: 70375

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: 559
Views: 70375

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 75084

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: 47316

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: 47316

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: 47653

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: 48584

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: 48584

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: 48584

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: 66869

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: 29236

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: 68044

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: 63324

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: 63324

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: 63324

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: 47269

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: 47478

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: 47478

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: 47478

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58018

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: 58512

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: 43959

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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by mh124
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 37747

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Canberra Airport lobbying SQ for a 5th weekly service to its capital express service http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-airport-lobbies-for-fifth-singapore-airlines-flight-20170115-gtrosk.html Based on the recalculated loads that have been floating around - it really doesn't sound li...

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by mh124
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31670

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Agree redroo. Just wish it was cheaper . 25-45 m seems an impossible bridge to gap for a temporary structure.

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by mh124
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Thanks. Yes agree - that's why I am kind of hoping that the three parties can whittle the cost down (so it doesn't affect the airports ability to consolidate everything at T1) and then all 3 parties can try and cobble together a funding arrangement. The airport is the only group that can deliver the...

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by mh124
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

I think part of the issue is the cost - 25 to 45 million seems like a lot for what is meant to be a temporary arrangement. The benefits are no let tangible. The airport is a business just like qf - it gets 30-40k passengers a day, so this seems like a very large outlay for what is a small added bene...

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by mh124
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Emirates EK424/425 rotation to Perth has been downgraded to a 777-300ER from an A380 for the month of November. Back to A380 from the 1st of December. I know EK424/425 loads have been abysmal (especially EK425) since the A380 change. Working at the airport, I am yet to see it leave with more than 2...

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by mh124
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/ ... on-closer/ So it looks like that IF PER-LHR is to happen (obviously a very big if) QF will add an international area to their current domestic terminal at PER. I guess there's plenty of space since VA left. I don't think it would cost much for a customs ar...

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by mh124
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 131
Replies: 217
Views: 24894

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 131

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TruemanQLD" class="quote" target="_blank">TruemanQLD</a> (<a href="#106" class="quote">Reply 106</a>):<br/><i>This is great news. Does anyone kn...

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by mh124
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Orders 787
Replies: 24
Views: 19583

RE: QF Orders 787

i see. i think i misread the reuters article. when it said "converting 787-8 order for jetstar to 787-9s" i presumed they meant the 787-9's would be staying with JQ.

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by mh124
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Orders 787
Replies: 24
Views: 19583

RE: QF Orders 787

Interesting to see a few frames going onto <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym>. All the A330s are gone - so this is presumably to deliver new routes? Or just increase frequency on exiting routes? One route I have been thinking about for a while is <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Au...

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by mh124
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 115
Replies: 218
Views: 25577

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 115

Bitre stats for december are out. No mention of Toowoomba in the '50 busiest regional airports section.' It would only neeed 4500 passengers or so to make the list (Broken Hill, which is 50th has 4400). Does this mean that the load factor on qantaslink's new flight is that low. There would have been...

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