Qantas to invest in regional Australia by given $10 million in bigger discounts. Initially one way fares from selected regional centres will be capped at $400 one way https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-invests-10-million-in-bigger-discounts-for-regional-australia/ https://www.w...Jump to post
Virgin has introduced baggage allowance for infants, the new allowance will be 23kg plus 2 special infant items https://7news.com.au/business/virgin-australia/virgin-australia-announces-baggage-allowance-for-infants-to-help-make-travel-easier-for-families-c-400686 Just an excuse to get a quick feel...Jump to post
Citilink have opened reservations for DPS-PER service. Although not yet officially announced. First flight DPS-PER is scheduled on the 27th of October where as first PER-DPS is scheduled for the 28th The route seems to be operated daily with an A320 QG542 DPS0110 - 0450PER 320 D QG543 PER0950 - 133...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Hawaiian to add a seasonal 4th weekly flight on BNE-HNL between 16 Sep and 13 Oct 19
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ne-flight/
What’s in it for CBR though? If they really are only getting 9% load factor that’s ~33 pax a flight... I doubt they’d be making any money on a service like that for all the services and facilities they have to provide in return. QR is trying to get around the bilaterals, and that’s fine, but they s...Jump to post
Since Scurrah became CEO the first month he spent travelling around the various ports engaging with the workforce. After that he launched the review going through everything in the whole group. He has been open and up front and given regular updates though nothing has been finalised yet. I would su...Jump to post
Prudent to be rid of the euros 800 million upgrade cost of the whales. For the leased aircraft, they will be up for accrued maintenance, pro-rata cost of checks, plus internal and external refurbishment as part of the end of lease balloon payment. If there is a buyback in place with Airbus on the r...Jump to post
BITRE for May available For those interested since it was discussed last month https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1905.pdf AC loads on MEL-YVR inbound 62% outbound 81% QF MEL-SFO loads for May 88% inbound and 90% outbound, maybe an increase in frequen...Jump to post
Just a quick one re JQ and their A321s, are they purely domestic, or have they ventured to NZ or DPS? I seem to recall JQ using them on DRW-SIN and DRW-DPS, many years ago when they operated the scissor hub that also connected CNS and OOL I believe. But that would have been 8-10 years ago, so not s...Jump to post
Final decision on QF/CX codeshare deal has been handed down, the proposed deal has been rejected https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_decisions/2019/2019iasc204.aspx Ironically the NZ/CX deal got approved and is operating, would have thought the NZ/CX deal would have had an lot more conflicts tha...Jump to post
except foreign aircraft aren't supposed to do charters within the US... had a huge huge blow-up with Air Canada about this years ago when they flew some hockey teams to the States, and then to another US point. Almost *every* US Airline complained to the DOT about it. I don’t think they did charter...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:clrd4t8koff wrote:RyanairGuru wrote:
These flights were staff charters for FCTG
Thank you both!
There was an ANZ 773 that also operated to LAS that morning.
Would have been interesting to know what NZ would have done with DJ, if there bid to buy in them 2001went ahead. I think DJ would simply have become AN's version of JQ. Let's not forget that QF was able to take advantage of the collapse of VQ and utilise it's fleet for JQ. VQ didn’t collapse but wa...Jump to post
And Godfrey simply got lucky with Ansetts collapse. Had NZ put in another $50m i doubt DJ would have lasted beyond 2002. Would have been interesting to know what NZ would have done with DJ, if there bid to buy in them 2001went ahead. I think DJ would simply have become AN's version of JQ. Let's not...Jump to post
Both SQ and EY have agreements with VA between Australia and the UK. Which has been de-emphasised by both carriers for a long while now. In SQ's case if they cared they would've promoted the partnership thoroughly. EY on the other hand doesn't have the money to counter internal rival SQ and VS. SQ ...Jump to post
VA just got a little slice of good news for it’s long haul, the ACCC just granted interim authorisation for VA and VS to cooperate on scheduling and services on HKG and LAX flights. Draft determination expected in September, still not sure who’d go to LHR via LAX but anyways. I’m sure they’d conside...Jump to post
A bit of well-placed gossip about VA international, which no I can't substantiate, but comes from sources who would know. A lot of bitterness between HNA and VA right now. It was expected Hong Kong Airlines would market and fill the HKG flights but VA feels they've been completely 'screwed over' (s...Jump to post
What is the current situation with connections at LAX and HKG ? Are their flights coordinated at both airports to provide a layover of only a few hours each way ? Or in some possible itineraries is there something like a 10 hour layover or overnight stay required ? And if they aren't already coordi...Jump to post
Ouch! I do wonder what will happen to NZ as more and more flights over fly AKL to the US, Canada, and South America. A lot of that traffic is local. The decreases in QF, JQ and NZ are travel pattern changes. VA’s is just a fact that their increases in capacity overall are not being absorbed. Last M...Jump to post
Alliance (QQ) to increase its DRW base from 1x F100 to 2x F100 and 2x F70 by the end of this year. Article also suggests QQ has its eye on RPT services from DRW/NT. https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/06/alliance-airlines-to-grow-darwin-base/ This could also be related to the uncertainty around ...Jump to post
With the discussion about QF having enough 787 aircraft to cover the 747 retirement, I might just throw a curve ball in. What if JQ were to reduce it's 787-8 fleet, sending a couple to QF - that would give QF additional aircraft capacity, and JQ could instead use A321s for DPS which I think they ha...Jump to post
With the discussion about QF having enough 787 aircraft to cover the 747 retirement, I might just throw a curve ball in. What if JQ were to reduce it's 787-8 fleet, sending a couple to QF - that would give QF additional aircraft capacity, and JQ could instead use A321s for DPS which I think they hav...Jump to post
QF knew they had an empty return charter flight coming up in October, so rather than let it fly mostly empty like the situation described they managed to milk publicity by offering the entire A380 flight up for frequent flyer reward seats. Fills the plane, burns some points balances and heaps of fre...Jump to post
In the interests of balancing things up, should we gather thoughts of what VA has done right? For mine: 737 MAX deferral - a good move Changing the 737 MAX fleet mix to have a few more of the larger size, also a smart move. Removing the Embraers - kind of torn on this one, from a passenger experienc...Jump to post
Neither "Tiger" nor "Virgin" are brands worth paying royalties for. They have almost zero resonance in the Australian market in 2019. Singtel came to that conclusion a while ago re Virgin Mobile, which was once a strong brand. It's no different in aviation. The fact that VAH pay...Jump to post
^^ Probably puts forward one reason towards the case for them to take VAH private. The problem is a bickering shareholder board with all larger shareholders having their competing interests. Making that option least likely I have some concerns that JB may have signed up to another 10 year term of V...Jump to post
There is a fairly strong rumour that they will announce Brisbane. I'm not sure I believe it as I haven't heard anything about the Australia-Qatar bilateral been amended (it is currently maxed out), but Brisbane would be a gateway (of sorts) to Queensland and therefore some of Australia's most popul...Jump to post
I can't see how VA avoids major changes to the short haul international network. A bonfire of banknotes would probably save money compared to the atrocious performance of markets like POM and HIR, the dumpster fire that is Trans Tasman and their inability to gain any traction in the NZ market, and ...Jump to post
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer. Source: Airlineroute.net Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will...Jump to post
Gangurru wrote:Cathay Pacific is reportedly ending it’s Cairns flights.
https://www.tropicnow.com.au/2019/april ... ights.html
Why doesn't Cathay Dragon fly to Darwin, Australia? I saw some people when I was there in the downtown, and I think they would like a HK flight. But I didn't ask them. I would say same reason as BWN where local population is just too small to support the service. Agree. MH couldn't make DRW work, a...Jump to post
A solution to Tullamarine’s capacity issues may be to make Avalon Melbournes international airport and have a high speed train service linking Southern Cross to Geelong via Sunshine and Avalon. Tullamarine would remain as a domestic airport. This would require a Sunshine interchange linking Tullama...Jump to post
BITRE international out for January 19 https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1901.pdf Also note Singapore - Melbourne exceeded Singapore - Sydney and Auckland - Sydney to become the busiest international route in Australia. Perhaps SQ should consider increas...Jump to post
According to twitter, https://twitter.com/i/status/1112429356184489985, Virgin Australia is reportedly introducing Virgin Australia fly foods, where it will work similar to UberEats or Deliveroo and allows customers to order food from interstate and have it delivered to your home via Virgin Austral...Jump to post
I'm not, considering SYD has QF1/2 to go if one wants to go to LHR. Michael Melbourne has 37/1 (20 mins more with A330 and A380) and 2/36 (30 mins more with A380 and A330), both with a comparable midpoint to 1/2. So not sure that is the reason. Doing some dummy bookings online, QF9/10 is a bit down...Jump to post
Another point that is sometimes forgotten, airlines don’t make money just on the initial fare price and ancillary fees, there’s also revenue from ticket changes. Whilst a passenger may book in advance to get a cheap fare, they may not actually travel on that date, so the airline can add revenue from...Jump to post
Just a query regarding VA and the 737 MAX. Yes, it’s nice to have new aircraft, with its fuel efficiencies, but can anyone identify a single new route which they believe will be opened by VA with the MAX8 they couldn’t currently operate? I realise the larger MAX scheduled for a few years time would ...Jump to post
VA to operate one time charter BNE-LAS on 12 July 19 https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1109852145795231744?s=21 Do you happen to know who the charterer is? If so, who is it? Taking a guess.. FlightCentre maybe. It seems to be something they have done before. You'd be guessing correctly, their...Jump to post
Speaking of VARA, how many aircraft are still left in the Skywest livery, or are they all painted now? There is 1 F100 in Skywest retro livery Deliberately retro or not yet had a chance to visit the paint shop? When it gets painted it'll probably the first time since they were founded they would ha...Jump to post
Will the expanded codeshare include BNE-HNL.
From what I can see VA only seem to codeshare on HA's SYD-HNL flight, but not on the BNE flight.
https://twitter.com/winglets747/status/1102827624097701888?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D04H37cUcAABwBy?format=jpg&name=900x900 I like it. But at the same time, aft section looks kind of too busy though I'm not sure you'd want the premium carrier's logo so prominent on the budget carrier of...Jump to post
moa999 wrote:Is SWZ official, or just what people are assuming.
Beijing Daxing doesn't have an IATA code yet, and it opens soon.
CZ are still using the SkyTeam lounge as they haven't left yet. They aren't expected to leave until October. ...but you get the impression it isn't a friendly divorce. All Skyteam airlines typically have the Skyteam logo at the end of their own logo block. CZ no longer does this and doesn't seem to...Jump to post
Interesting given that BA customers are still entitled to enter the Qantas lounges under One World rules. It's almost a middle finger to QF who must continue to accept BA customers but will no longer be paid in return. Interesting. Id always assumed that there was a fee payable by the marketing air...Jump to post