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by kriskim
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 320
Views: 46887

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

BI has given BNE the axe, the airline has since removed the destination from its schedules and its route map.

BI will continue to serve MEL, the airline is currently operating at a limited schedule.

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by kriskim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53475

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

https://www.linkairways.com/


They really need to hire an agency for their branding. And if they did, I wouldn’t be paying for this hideous logo.
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Qantas737 wrote:
Fly Corporate has rebranded to "Link Airways"

https://www.linkairways.com/


They really need to hire an agency for their branding. And if they did, I wouldn’t be paying for this hideous logo.

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by kriskim
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53475

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Last I checked JQ have 11 x B788’s, 3 of which they were keen to offload pre-COVID19. I’m sure in the current environment QF wouldn’t mind offloading these birds to VA when the time comes. Just a thought. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I would have thought that QF could of used the 788 to repla...

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by kriskim
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 157
Views: 23565

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Apparently this is the new livery? [img]snipped[/img] https://vnexpress.net/thuong-hieu-jetstar-pacific-sap-bi-xoa-so-4115724.html I found the HD version of the livery: https://images.vov.vn/w990/uploaded/mdonacdykms/2020_06_15/mb7_uttw.png @ VOV Unfortunately, higher quality photo doesn't make thi...

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by kriskim
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4527

Re: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020

Be great to have some direct service to Vietnam from BNE however they'll need some serious marketing $ spent in the local market here - they are an unknown quantity. I'd think VN could be quite entrenched in the local MEL market which may be more of a battle. It seems ambitious but wish them every ...

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by kriskim
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 157
Views: 23565

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Official press release from VN: http://spirit.vietnamairlines.com/vi/tintuc/press-117/brand-change-and-streamlining-functions-for-jetstar-pacific-7684.html That says the new brand will be “inspired by VNA’ brand colors and design“ so the two designs I see so far does not reflect this statement. Tho...

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by kriskim
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/per ... ort-el-al/


He is always writing articles glorifying Perth, he stretches the truth way too far.
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CraigAnderson wrote:
AirlineRatings suggests Perth could be the gateway for El Al flights to Sydney, Melbourne instead of those being non-stop services.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/per ... ort-el-al/


He is always writing articles glorifying Perth, he stretches the truth way too far.

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by kriskim
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Enjoyed the Austrian Photos landing in SYD. Unfortunate the circumstances for all these "visitors". I'm sure Austrian use to fly regularly to Sydney via BKK back in the early 2000's? I'm sure I nearly booked on them to Europe for my first ever overseas adventure. Ended up going KE as it w...

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by kriskim
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5541

Re: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021

They don't have to apply for full membership, probably considering *A Connect or OW Connect.

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by kriskim
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Why can’t the 788’s just be absorbed back into the QF mainline fleet? I’m sure they can be used to Asia or even takeover a few of JQ’s routes.

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by kriskim
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Wasn’t there HKT too? Back with the 77Ws in the early days. Yet somehow they make BNE-DUD and NTL-AKL work? Correct, they also had the B77W operate to HKT. NAN was also B77W at one point and then switched to a mix B738/A330. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk VA used to do PER to HKT using a 738 I ...

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by kriskim
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL eyes partnership with Bamboo Airways?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: JAL eyes partnership with Bamboo Airways?

They currently partner with VJ, and that’s not really ideal for a premium airline like JL. QH seems to be building a good reputation for itself and is not a LCC. It’s network is rapidly expanding also.

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by kriskim
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2705

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

Maybe KE can do something similar to how VN updated their livery? But I love the current livery as is, it’s still quite modern IMHO.

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by kriskim
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Noticed in the QF schedules a change to USA operations from 30JUN20. QF7/8 SYD-DFW-SYD goes daily - currently doesn’t operate Tuesdays. QF95/96 MEL-LAX-MEL goes from 2pw to 1pw. Looks like this is just to rotate a 787 through maintenance. QF93/94 MEL-LAX-MEL goes from Daily 388 equipment to 6pw and...

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by kriskim
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

For anyone that is interested, Asiana Airlines begins schedules charter services to MEL today exICN! There will be a weekly flight for 9 weeks. After these flights Asiana will decide whether to convert these flights on a regular basis. The service has been well received so far, so fingers crossed! O...

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by kriskim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?
Replies: 42
Views: 5832

Re: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?

UA98/99 was GUM-CNS, the flight number for that flight was changed with the flight ultimately dropped shortly after when UA made LAX-MEL non-stop, the flight which inherited the flight number.

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by kriskim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54955

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Review destinations: ensure the right aircraft to the right destinations with the right frequency. Reduce capacity where necessary but keep frequency to attract business customers. Cut non-performing routes and work with airline partners to keep a presence where possible. They have started to do th...

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by kriskim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

VA Regional also does MEL-KGI with the A320's, they also do a few MEL-ADL services during the weekend before the A320 gets rotated back to KGI then onwards to PER.

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by kriskim
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17463

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

NH still has a few A321NEO’s to be delivered, I don’t know why they only ordered 10 A320NEO.

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by kriskim
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Going on the following numbers (which are for a year up to Nov 2019) the demand for both CDG and FRA is not enough without feed from other cities https://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/top-10-underserved-ulh-oz-1024x609.jpg https://www.anna.aero/2019/12/13/qantas-chooses-a350-for-project-...

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by kriskim
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL
Replies: 38
Views: 7691

Re: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL

UA announced a seasonal cut to the frequency on MEL-SFO/LAX. Not unusual really for those moves to be made, but there is no ruling out that they may well undertake a rebalancing of capacity in future across its network offering, which will potentially see it expand or move flights between its SFO a...

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by kriskim
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256823

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

I can see daily SYD-LHR and PER-LHR, possibly 4 weekly MEL-LHR as well as 3 weekly BNE-LHR, make its 3 daily. But I would not believe any AUS-JFK would happen at all. The market is not big enough to warrant non-stop flight. That being said, a possible PER-MAN/FRA link could be on the cards, may hav...

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by kriskim
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I’d like to see seasonal flights first, before even thinking of year round. Same with OZ - three flights isn’t a huge amount, and won’t help gauge market potential. That's right I forgot that OZ are starting a seasonal service to here. I wonder if it is successful and just say they go year round wo...

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by kriskim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 7600414721


Hopefully MEL becomes year round next year. OZ has been doing quite well bundling both MEL/SYD together.
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qf789 wrote:
Asians extends A380 service to SYD to May 20

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 7600414721


Hopefully MEL becomes year round next year. OZ has been doing quite well bundling both MEL/SYD together.

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by kriskim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

MK tried MEL previous was never successful, couldn’t see that on the radar anytime soon. MK stopped MEL together with GVA, BLR, MAA and DUR(where flights have been resumed now) in 2012 when it was in a very bad financial situation and with high kerosene prices and its A340s with a bad product. Now ...

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by kriskim
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/bamboo-airways-set-to-launch-hanoi-melbourne-direct-flights-4018326.html Found this news from today. VN has stated that they were looking at this route within the last couple of years but that went silent, but now it looks like Bamboo Airways is now lookin...

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by kriskim
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The numbers for Thai AAX above on BNE-DMK don't point to a strong market. It sounds as though there is significant overcapacity in the Brisbane-SE Asia market so I doubt that SQ are going to rush to back fill the loss of EK. Considering that TG and MH both operate only 4 weekly at BNE, SQ is the on...

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by kriskim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

EK axes BNE-SIN-DXB from 30 March next year, the flights will not be replaced. The airline cites that the route suffered heavy losses as the reason. EK will continue to offer MEL-SIN-DXB service daily. https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/emirates-gets-nod-to-end-singapore-to-bris...

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by kriskim
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Bye-bye Beijing, as Qantas yet again pulls out of the Sydney-Beijing route. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-cancels-sydney-beijing-flights Well QF were frequently selling SYD-PEK with BNE/MEL add-ons for $500 return including tax- I'd hate to think what levels they were selling ex PE...

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by kriskim
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Ethiopian has started codesharing on SA’s PER-JNB https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287360/ethiopian-airlines-adds-south-african-codeshare-to-perth-from-late-oct-2019/ Was expecting Ethiopia to launch an Aussie route on their own. Hopefully the new SAA A350s will make it to Perth ET...

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by kriskim
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

BITRE for August out Thai AirAsia X averaging around 50% on BNE-DMK Yikes, that's pretty poor. I wonder why it's so low when they have pretty good fares all the time? Maybe the market just isn’t that strong. Will see how it plays out though as it may need time to build. TG has already decreased its...

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by kriskim
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Haneda Slots - Australia utilisation: - New Virgin Australia BNE-HND daily service - ANA to increase SYD-HND to double daily - JAL will move daily MEL-NRT to MEL-HND At this stage QF will most likely launch a second daily SYD-HND service - TBC JL's move is surprising but interesting. I wonder if a ...

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by kriskim
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93588

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Haneda Slots - Australia utilisation:

- New Virgin Australia BNE-HND daily service
- ANA to increase SYD-HND to double daily
- JAL will move daily MEL-NRT to MEL-HND

At this stage QF will most likely launch a second daily SYD-HND service - TBC

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by kriskim
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Haneda Slots - Australia utilisation:

- New Virgin Australia BNE-HND daily service
- ANA to increase SYD-HND to double daily
- JAL will move daily MEL-NRT to MEL-HND

At this stage QF will most likely launch a second daily SYD-HND service - TBC

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by kriskim
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Doubling SYD makes no sense for NH, they could've easily added MEL out of HND which would've been really profitable. This honestly reminds me of the situation of Japan to Canada flights where Japanese airlines only focus on YVR and YYZ gets no love from JL or NH. Same thing here with MEL and SYD. M...

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by kriskim
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

And Donghai Airlines has been a disaster in Australia. Close to one year being here and the load factors indicate massive losses. How long till they pull out? So it hasn't improved from this https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-06/donghai-airlines-china-darwin-nt-flights-run-under-capacity/10587454 ...

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by kriskim
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Apparently NH will double down on SYD.

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by kriskim
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

travelhound wrote:
Could be an A321 / A220 mix


With A321XLR’s most likely joining, it seems likely!

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by kriskim
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24118

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Wellingtons runway has hosted the NZ 747 back in the day. :o https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/back-in-the-day-air-nz-lands-a-boeing-747-jumbo-at-wellington-airport These were all short-distance ferry flights with 744/777s, the NZ 777s did passengers flights into Wellington after CHC eart...

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by kriskim
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

NH should send down their R2D2 Dreamliner to Perth to show it off. I think they will switch the service to the Air Japan subsidiary soon so will see different 787s in the future. It'll still be all the same aircraft - AJX and ANA does share planes around and it could be one flight done by AJX and a...

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by kriskim
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Aviation Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Korean Aviation Thread 2019

This upcoming winter season OZ will operate a few seasonal charter long-haul routes, namely: Seoul - Melbourne (1 weekly) Seoul - Lisbon (2 weekly) Seoul - Cairo (1 weekly) The performance of these routes will determine if they become regular year round, Lisbon flight will operate twice weekly for t...

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by kriskim
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Not that any airline will be lining up for this but Australia and Nepal have signed an air services agreement https://blueswandaily.com/nepal-and-australia-sign-air-services-agreement/ It is interesting where a an Australian carrier ticketed codeshare is not possible. I flew to VTE a few years ago ...

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by kriskim
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Actually, MEL is growing faster and I think you'll find those large BNE tech company office buildings are even larger in SYD/MEL. https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected].nsf/latestProducts/3218.0Media%20Release12017-18. Most ADL-USA pax travel via MEL. I can't see AA in BNE, but I can see them taking ...

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by kriskim
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

...and for Australia, American Airlines should be announcing its Oceania routes this month. I'm assuming there will be Qantas changes as well... Rumored LAX-MEL replacing some Qantas frequencies as some people have said? LAX-BNE? MEL-DFW on QF? Additionally, United has upgauged SFO-SYD to a 77W fro...

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by kriskim
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

JQ are ending MEL-CGO in December. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286495/jetstar-discontinues-zhengzhou-service-in-early-dec-2019/ Pretty much the subsidy had ended and yields are not strong enough to continue this route without the subsidy. Will the airframe used for this route ...

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by kriskim
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

EK applies to end BNE-SIN-DXB service: From The Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/emirates-applies-to-end-flights-between-singapore-and-brisbane-cccs-reviewing Unsure whether EK plans to introduce a direct service to replace the flight. The airline cites the service is causing “s...

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by kriskim
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Re: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?

A while back OS operated VIE-SIN-MEL, both destinations got axed at the same time.

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by kriskim
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines flights charters winter 2019/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: Asiana Airlines flights charters winter 2019/2020

ICN - MEL is a city pair of 80k+ pax a year, there's definitely a market there for non-stop flights.

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by kriskim
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Chris2302 wrote:
How long are the QF 787 Hong Kong flights operating for from Sydney and Brisbane?


I would say until Feb? They are doing MEL-HKG daily for the summer too.

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by kriskim
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

log0008 wrote:
Asiana Airlines will be operating a once a week MEL-ICN charter service from 27/12- 21/2 schedule is: OZ6037 0730 OZ6047 0900 Friday 777


Very exciting! Would love to see a permanent year round MEL-ICN service, TBH was not expecting OZ at all.

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