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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 151
Views: 23525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

To be honest I can see their model working - but I can see them skimming the pool with flights from Adelaide to tourist destinations and from Perth to similar. this should give them a bit of critical mass to make some money How many markets would there be from ADL or PER that don’t already have ser...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 151
Views: 23525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Looks like QF flights operating BNE-PER are diverting to ADL for fuel VA clocked 6hrs19min on a BNE-PER while a flight from SYD clocked at 5hrs32min Wind has been pretty bad here though if you are heading eastbound you are having a quicker than average flight Looks like the tech stops have continue...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 151
Views: 23525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Really heavy fog in BNE this morning. I count around 20 aircraft in various holding patterns waiting for it to clear. Departures not effected it seems. No doubt will have some knock effects during the day And BAC advised via their FB page last night that the legacy runway (19L/1R) is closing for ma...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 09, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80501

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Does anyone have the images that show where PER-LHR pax are coming from? My googling is letting me down today. Id say safe to assume that the SYD and MEL traffic would jump on their own direct services, and if that makes the 789 marginal, taking the A350 there might be a little problematic. Obvious...

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by jrfspa320
Fri May 06, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71828

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Qantas NS22 new domestic routes, most are already known with the exception of this one 2 weekly PER-OOL from 25 June 22, increasing to 4 weekly for NS23 https://aeroroutes.com/eng/220505-qfns22au Surprised at this, its a long flight which JQ already flies. Wouldnt have thought there would be enough...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 02, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80501

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

None of the references talk about replacing the F100s, only the 717s and 737s, perhaps they will will outlive them all.....

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 02, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80501

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Im guessing the SYD-LHR times quoted are flying over Russia? Having to route further south would add another 45mins or so, not alot would add additional fuel costs but also erode some of the advantage of the non-stop flight.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

[ Side note - Hasn’t the Qatari bilateral been updated recently? Thus allowing BNE,PER,SYD,MEL daily at 28? I think QR were very vocal about support Aussies getting home during the pandemic to gain political capital to push for an increase and allow BNE permanently. I Or have they sacrificed some c...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Virgin Australia Regional (VARA) set to replace the Fokkers with 737-700s. VARA will continue to operate the A320s as a dual 737/A320 operator, after recently acquiring 2 A320s this year. Author note: I wonder if the 2 current 737-700s in VA's fleet will be moved across to the VARA AOC? Source: htt...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 10112

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

There was no cabin crew rest (other than 4 blocked economy seats) when they used to operate AKL-LAX (with NZ cabin crew).

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I have a feeling that flight was supported by a FIFO contract. Maybe the contract no longer exists so the flight is not viable. Would make sense, I noticed that VA have the full complement of A320s back (according to planespotters) so didn't think it was aircraft availability as the reason, thought...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I think AJ may need a holiday. Yet again, he appears to be blaming travellers for the woes suffered by QF over Easter. He now says passengers checking in early, as they were asked to, meant that the baggage systems became overloaded with unprocessed luggage. The hike in numbers over Easter was not ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Speaking of foreign crews, this popped up on my Twitter feed this afternoon supposedly showing the expert designed crew rest facility developed for the A332s doing the longer range flights such as BNE-LAX. https://twitter.com/ietsystems/status/1516532525178703876 . If true, it is not exactly state ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65693

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

They need more widebody aircraft if they want to launch a heap of new routes. If I had to pick my guess would be: PER-JNB SYD-ICN ???-HND - If they can get the VA slot All the above can be done with A330s if some can be freed up?? QF have split their 2nd HND slot between MEL and BNE, they're assumi...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

I wonder if PAPL/QF have indeed come to an agreement regarding T3 as QF have only just recently confirmed permanent closure of the their T1 lounge suggesting they wont be returning there Checked GDS today, it showed that the SIN, LHR (when it resumes) and FCO (when it commences) ex PER will be T4 d...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Starting 27 March, Qantas is resuming the QF19 and QF20 SYD MNL SYD. This will be initially five days a week, ramping up to a daily service using their A330 eqp. Also, starting 27 March, Qantas is resuming QF71 and QF71 PER SIN PER. This appears to be 4 days a week initially and will also ramp up t...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Qantas has managed to change its SYD terminal transfer so badly that calling it a mess is flattering. At the start of the pandemic, all the bus drivers employed by QF were retrenched and replaced by contract bus drivers. The issue is the QF drivers had airside licenses so were able to do the transf...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

As mentioned the pavement loading issue is the cause of restrictions rather than the extra few hundred miles Interesting, thanks for that. Out of interest, what are the payment loading issues with Darwin? Darwin has a low subgrade strength runway rating requiring a lower taxi weight than that which...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

As mentioned the pavement loading issue is the cause of restrictions rather than the extra few hundred miles

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

FYI: Rumours are PER-LHR could resume in as little as the next 2 weeks, however construction in the security and immigration areas of terminal 3 must be finished first. DRW-LHR is around 8100nm with the new southern routing, great circle PER-LHR is 7800nm. Also heard a rumour that there are issues ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Qantas to resume flights to HND from late April Daily SYD flights from 27 April 3 weekly BNE from 27 April 4 weekly MEL from 29 April https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-flies-back-to-tokyo-on-april-27 Is this on the basis of tourists being allowed in by then? Japan doesnt seem in any hu...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Just to put things in perspective; PR already regularly flies A321 MNL-SYD/BNE with an A321LR, yes? If I recall, this was already happening pre pandemic. MNL-SYD is 3879 nm vs CMB-PER is shorter 3592; so not sure if PER-CMB really needs an XLR. The current LR should be able to do it. PR uses a stan...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Given most of the Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia is in Melbourne, I would suggest the existing direct UL A333 service remains the best way of servicing this largely VFR and tourist market. Just because an A321XLR could make the PER-CMB flight, doesn't mean it is actually a good business propositi...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 51585

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

UL has been one of those "quiet achievers" that flew throughout the pandemic. With Western Australia opening and pent-up demand for travel, could it be a golden opportunity for them to add CMB-PER to their network? PER-CMB could be a fantastic 321neo route, particularly if nobody enters t...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 23032

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

That is the exact reason the EK alliance came into being. It enabled QF to offer one-stop to just about everywhere in Europe from all mainland state capitals with typically good connection times in DXB due to the timing of EK's hub banks. Of course but some people want to fly on Qantas and some cer...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Either way there needs to be a domestic sector to move the 789s through PER for the LHR flights, but post Sunrise the PER flight, whatever flight# it ends up assuming, will be primarily local market traffic. Does there though? Its likely that there will be a 787 option going SYD -LHR via SIN post p...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 25986

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

The A330 and 787 are also bigger and wider so take longer to disembark and board. The 767 was quite quick as it was dual aisle and only 7 abreast. (Being 7 abreast was inefficient in some ways as its added width and associated drag only added 1 seat per row over a narrowbody.) Obviously, using dual...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 25986

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

Since QF have the B787 options available, it seems they will replace A330s, that is where the smart money is. I am happy to be corrected but I was under the impression that QF were not happy with the turnaround times of the A330 and hence were used on MEL-SYD only during peak times and as far as I ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 25986

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

Since QF have the B787 options available, it seems they will replace A330s, that is where the smart money is. I am happy to be corrected but I was under the impression that QF were not happy with the turnaround times of the A330 and hence were used on MEL-SYD only during peak times and as far as I ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Not 100% sure that Qatar is a particularly great place to visit though, particularly if you are female. For women travellers it isn’t any better or worse than Dubai and is perfectly safe day-to-day. The airport/airline might have PR problems with women after the dead baby incident. For tourist acti...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Just saw this pop up on Executive Traveller, QR has been approved for BNE flights on a full-time basis. About time, I reckon, and especially now that Etihad up and left BNE there's room for another Gulf carrier. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-brisbane-flights Also PER is back to dail...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

https://twitter.com/g_parker/status/149 ... 77827?s=21


It will definitely be March, just a matter of setting an exact date now.
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qf789 wrote:
Developing story atm, there are unconfirmed reports that the WA border opening is set for 3 March

https://twitter.com/g_parker/status/149 ... 77827?s=21


It will definitely be March, just a matter of setting an exact date now.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 628
Views: 147762

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

UAEflyer wrote:
How is LGW-DOH route doing , is it permanent or seasonal!
I would guess more flights will be operated from LGW during the FIFA World Cup in November/ December


Isnt this flight basically operating on behalf on QR? Id imagine the majority will be connecting pax on QR?

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Yes Perth and to all state capital cities according to the story. So will get even more crowded sky's in the years ahead. Hopefully REX will become SIA's fully-backed domestic operator in time, provide some realistic choice. We have seen many airlines come and go since deregulation, and I expect we...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussing Regional Express (REX) Problems Moving Into The Future
Replies: 15
Views: 2521

Re: Discussing Regional Express (REX) Problems Moving Into The Future

Also, REXs current 737 slots at SYD are just temporary? What will happen when they have to release them. Rex's 737 operation was based on the premise of VA ceasing to exist....this hasnt happened. I personally think they should stick to the regional operation. Ive always thought that they should hav...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

News is just coming out that a new date will be announced in the next couple of weeks, there had also been rumblings lately that the new date will not have a long lead time, it was even suggested that it could open a few days after the announcement https://twitter.com/adrianbarich/status/1493406292...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Are there enough people around the Sunshine Coast catchment to fill all those planes? Sunshine Coast airport is a pain to get to from the highway (for people from say Brisbane north), so it will be interesting to see how they go. A lot of people from Melbourne have moved up there, especially in the...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore | 2011 Photos and Video
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore | 2011 Photos and Video

Nice to see these old reports. In 2010 i flew SQ between DXB and SIN on 777s with these same interiors. I miss the 9 abreast layouts on the 777!

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHXF ... /YMML/OOMS


Are there any others still left, there is 1 still grounded in PER at least?
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qf789 wrote:
Former VA 332 XFD has departed MEL today heading to MCT

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHXF ... /YMML/OOMS


Are there any others still left, there is 1 still grounded in PER at least?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

smi0006 wrote:
QF hiring for CGK abs MNL airport managers so they must be coming back soon also.


CGK just banned all foreigners.....Indo seems bit risky at the moment for relaunching flights

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink Dash 8 replacement?
Replies: 30
Views: 7020

Re: Qantaslink Dash 8 replacement?

Agree with the above posts. The Dash works well for QF and will soldier on for a long time. The Q400s are no where near replacement age. While the ATR would be fine replacement for the 200&300s on the shorter routes the speed and range of the Q400 is really useful on the longer regional routes a...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

There were two Air Asia X A330s operating from KUL into PER and back yesterday. Guessing charters for someone?

I thought Air Asia X has ceased operations.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... february-4


I cant see much demand with 5 days of quarantine on arrival.
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SCFlyer wrote:
Jetstar resumes Bali from February 14. Qantas and Virgin to resume on March 27. All from East Coast capitals.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... february-4


I cant see much demand with 5 days of quarantine on arrival.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

AeroplaneFreak wrote:
So it looks like 09/27 is getting shortened to 1,940 metres which is very close to Essendon's 08/26 at 1,920m.

Surely this limits operating to single-aisle only now for east-west runway operations?


Short / medium haul flight A330 / 787 should be fine off that with enough wind.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

I still think its amazing that a rail link into the country's second busiest airport has taken this long especially when there are existing rail corridors fairly close by.

Target opening date of 2029 - if west gate tunnel is anything to go by could blow out by 5 years.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

The other potential issue could be flight path via DRW if things escalate in Ukraine. At the moment via DRW overflies Russia which may become an issue, via SIN (or PER) doesnt. The route from DRW to Europe is basically the standard route from Hong Kong/China/Korea/Japan to Europe, with QF1/2 flying...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

The other potential issue could be flight path via DRW if things escalate in Ukraine. At the moment via DRW overflies Russia which may become an issue, via SIN (or PER) doesnt.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

They'll be back to PER but it probably strengthens QF's resolve for Sunrise so they can bypass PER for critical east coast pax and only offer PER-LHR if it makes sense. Not sure if it will make sense but unlikely to be daily given PER pax will also be served via EK codeshares. Wouldn't be suprised ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55926

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Will be interesting to see if QF opt out of PER & commit to DRW. QANTAS HINTS AT KEEPING LONDON FLIGHTS IN DARWIN AFTER WA U-TURN Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said the airline may look to commit to extending its Darwin-London route, in light of Western Australia’s uncertain border reopening plans....

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