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by TasFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 404
Views: 44368

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Next Tuesday, September 17, marks the one-year anniversary of VA's three-weekly HBA-PER service. Unfortunately, being only three-weekly, this service will not operate on its Birthday. I'm still holding out for a Hail-Mary announcement of additional services for the peak Christmas/New Year season; pe...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 404
Views: 44368

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA reportedly "reviewing all routes" and likely to cut frequencies and limited performing routes. This decision is most likely a result of the airline's recent AUD$349.1 million loss. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-29/virgin-australia-route-review-likely-casualties/11459666 Not the b...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 404
Views: 44368

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA reportedly "reviewing all routes" and likely to cut frequencies and limited performing routes. This decision is most likely a result of the airline's recent AUD$349.1 million loss. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-29/virgin-australia-route-review-likely-casualties/11459666 Not the b...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I'm not sure what you guys expect, but distances and lack of population are the two greatest obstacles to increased service, competition and lower fares. The example of Perth to Broome is a distance of 1682 kms, with Broome having a population of approx 14000 people. Comparing that to London to Rom...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The 3C's of yield management... What I the airline see, what you the consumer see, and most important of all, what I want you to see. Yes, in a similar vein, the QANTAS domestic timetable, and hence the booking search too, doesn't even show JetStar services on some routes at all —not even as a lowe...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

June domestic BITRE https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/Domestic_aviation_Jun_2019.pdf ADL-ASP, SYD-MCY, PER-ZNE and SYD-DRW saw largest increases while SYD-PPP, PER-DRW, SYD-DBO and BNE-BDB saw largest decreases It's definitely a two-speed market at the moment; I wonder if more cap...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Well this is interesting, and kinda of a surprise to me. VA 737-800's with split-scimitar winglets https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/08/virgin-australia-adding-split-scimitar-winglets-to-five-boeing-737-800s/ But why only 5 aircraft? I would have liked to see more but it comes down to cost and...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is calling for more capacity into SYD after recent trends see a move away from very large aircraft https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/08/need-for-more-aviation-capacity-in-sydney-more-stark-now/ In the meantime SYD CEO...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Some Hobart news from earlier in the week was Qantas has announced the 4 weekly HBA-SYD afternoon service operates by 717 will be daily over November to March. Link behind a paywall I’m sorry... https://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/travel/airline-adds-extra-sydneyhobart-flights-for-summer/news-s...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The new destination under consideration is intriguing; could it be BQB, WTB, or something else? And yes, there is a case for overall growth being flat, but some higher performing areas may grow at the expense of lower performing areas through a second round of re-distribution following completion o...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

What's the change? Speaking of changes at Virgin, is there any update on Scurrah's domestic capacity review? If a redistribution of the network were to be implemented for NW19-20 then it would need to be announced soon — timing co-incident with the Virgin group results on August 28 would leave only...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Can the F70 make this without payload restrictions? Going off Alliance's website it has a range of 1700nm vs the F100 which is 1500nm. MEL-KNX is 1565nm so I would think it would not be able to do it without payload restrictions I wouldn't be so sure. 140nm doesn't leave much wiggle room. Westbound...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

On a separate note, there has a been a change made to 737 Business class this week, at the moment it is only on selected flights but the change will be made permanent by the end of next month. What's the change? Speaking of changes at Virgin, is there any update on Scurrah's domestic capacity revie...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/wes ... 52cxi.html


Can the F70 make this without payload restrictions?
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qf789 wrote:
Direct Melbourne to Kununurra flights have gone on sale today

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/wes ... 52cxi.html


Can the F70 make this without payload restrictions?

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Hello everyone! We are going to fly to Australia in September 2019. We are thinking where it is better to rent a car. At the airport or in the city? We are going to Tasmania. How can we get to Launceston quickly and at a reasonable price? How to do it better? Where car rental is cheaper and what is...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Speaking of HBA, a couple of years ago I was assured by Tassie tourist industry locals "in the know" who had been over to AKL promoting HBA's merits that NZ would make a big announcement and would be serving HBA within a year or so. Since then nothing. No whispers on the NZ side of the Ta...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Qantas to add an extra 1800 seats per week to OOL for the busy summer period, both SYD-OOL and MEL-OOL will see frequency increases or larger equipment https://blueswandaily.com/qantas-increases-gold-coast-capacity-for-summer-2019-20/ After stagnating for the last couple of years, it looks like dom...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Speaking of HBA, a couple of years ago I was assured by Tassie tourist industry locals "in the know" who had been over to AKL promoting HBA's merits that NZ would make a big announcement and would be serving HBA within a year or so. Since then nothing. No whispers on the NZ side of the Ta...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Speaking of LST, I have often wondered how well Qantaslink would do if they did a LST-SYD with the Q400s 2x daily to serve SYD direct and capture international connections ex SYD. And to that note even have Qantaslink fly Q400s on flights from both HBA/LST to ADL. The problem with the Q400 on those...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There wouldn’t have been anything different on the tarmac yesterday. They are painting the new bays in stages overnight with last night being the first night. There are two bays outside Gate 6 available today, two further tomorrow, and the final three for 7 total from Wednesday (subject to weather)...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This is loaded in the JQ schedules. You must be looking at the wrong schedules because JQ's HBA-SYD has been four daily with a fifth on selected days (Wednesday and Saturday last year) for a number of years now during summer. Thanks for this info TasFlyer. I think we are on the same page but I wrot...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In other HBA news the push back project is happening this coming week. Tomorrow will be the first day of power in and pushback ops at HBA with two gates. By Thursday all 7 gates will be operational, an increase of 2 gates. Did not know this was starting so soon - I flew into HBA earlier today and w...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ appears to be increasing HBA-ADL by one flight per week (Mondays), and HBA-SYD by three flights per week (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) for NS20. There's also an upguage on one HBA-MEL to 321, making three of the six daily operated by this type. I had noticed schedule timing changes for NW19...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ appears to be increasing HBA-ADL by one flight per week (Mondays), and HBA-SYD by three flights per week (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) for NS20. There's also an upguage on one HBA-MEL to 321, making three of the six daily operated by this type. I had noticed schedule timing changes for NW19-...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

BITRE Domestic activity for May has been released at: https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications.aspx Growth still very flat, only 0.4 per cent over last May, and 0.2 per cent for the top ten airports. HBA still appears the place to go though, up 6.1...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I disagree... Possible QF A321XLR routes: *2x daily PER-SIN-PER replacing current daily A330 *Daily SYD-CGK-SYD replacing the 5x weekly A330 *DPS from SYD and MEL replacing A330/B73H *New ADL-SIN-ADL route None of the above need the additional range of the XLR? A standard NEO could fly these in a Q...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Domestic BITRE figures for April 2019 now available Biggest increases ADL-ASP up 30.7% PER-ZNE up 21% SYD-TSV up 16.7% BNE-PPP up 15.6% BNE-HTI up 15.6% Biggest decreases SYD-PPP down 12.2% SYD-OOL down 6.1% BNE-BDG down 5.3% SYD-CBR down 5.2% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/Dom...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of the NT, Qantas is launching thrice (Wed/Fri/Sun) weekly DRW-BME flights from October 27 on Fokker 100s. At this stage the route is running until the end of March 2020. Link (Paywalled) https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-tourism-boost-for-the-territory/ Coincident wi...

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by TasFlyer
Sun May 26, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

QQ/VA to Launch seasonal Melbourne - Kununurra flights in 2020 https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviation/alliance-airlines-virgin-australia-to-launch-melbourne-to-kununurra-flights-in-2020-ng-b881210949z Look forward to seeing those airfares. From the article: The air service will be underwritten ...

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by TasFlyer
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Would be nice to see HBA build a few aerobridges. I think it’s big enough (grown enough) to warrant it. Maybe 3-4? It’s the only capital city without any not that that should be the determining factor but that would be nice for HBA. Maybe they could put covered walkways jutting out from the termina...

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by TasFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

BITRE Domestic figures for March have been released at https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications.aspx As expected, March figures are lower pretty much across the board (BNE-HBA the main exception with 8.5% growth) given this year Easter occurred la...

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by TasFlyer
Mon May 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

BITRE Domestic figures for March have been released at https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications.aspx As expected, March figures are lower pretty much across the board (BNE-HBA the main exception with 8.5% growth) given this year Easter occurred lat...

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by TasFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Maybe you are on to something... https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-warns-of-sharp-loss-in-2019-on-tougher-domestic-market-20190517-p51obn.html Reducing some services during May and June (traditionally the quietest two months of the year) has been standard practice for ma...

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by TasFlyer
Fri May 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60491

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My guess is Scurrah has found some big problems with VA's financial position that perhaps JB may have been hiding. Scurrah will clear the books and get VA in better shape and exit straight after. Maybe you are on to something... https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-warns-of...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Would appear VH-OEB retirement (30APR) has been delayed due to the aircraft scheduled to operate several JQ SYD-HNL-SYD charters from 1st of May til the 7th of May. Just demonstrates the value of having these true workhorses available at a minutes notice! EK413 Just like that kids' story about fire...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Geelong vs West Coast Eagles AFL match; I'm tipping there's a return on Sunday? Further to this, can anyone share information about the following related points: ⋅ The PER-HBA operated much later than usual this day; was there a swap made in advance to facilitate the time-sensitive nature...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VA operating a PER-AVV charter this afternoon Geelong vs West Coast Eagles AFL match; I'm tipping there's a return on Sunday? Further to this, can anyone share information about the following related points: ⋅ The PER-HBA operated much later than usual this day; was there a swap made in a...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

qf789 wrote:
VA operating a PER-AVV charter this afternoon


Geelong vs West Coast Eagles AFL match; I'm tipping there's a return on Sunday?

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by TasFlyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

If you want capacity, you find a way of working on it. Regardless of what AJ says about overspecification, all carriers worldwide *abuse* the widebody fleets for shorthaul flights when they need capacity. All other airlines don't find it an issue, so why QF must be different? Jap Yup plenty of airl...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6067935/canberra-airport-to-expand-runway-to-improve-taxi-times/?cs=14225 Canberra airport will be expanding its taxiways. HBA should take note (still doesn't have full length taxiways) Yes, although HBA has no cross-runway to delay taxiing aircraft, it would ...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VA has started seasonal DRW-DPS https://www.miragenews.com/virgin-australia-new-darwin-to-bali-service-takes-off/ VA will also be operating seasonal PER-OOL over the next 3 weeks, 1-2 weekly from what I can see plus a few extra frequencies on PER-HBA In addition to this, PER-OOL will operate: &sdot...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

^^I have a treasure trove of past schedules for most Aussie Airlines plus a smattering of non-aussie International (mainly late 60's for International) however there seems to be some bugs (at my end) thatI need to be sorted before I am able to get them posted on another very professional Aussie sit...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It is indeed good news. In additional to possible services to/from AKL, I wonder whether HBA can secure international services from SIN, if there's a narrow body aircraft with sufficient range, since the demand from Asian tourists to Tasmania is huge. I doubt if there is sufficient demand to justif...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

A $200M expansion of HBA has been announced today. The first stage costs $100M and will be completed by December next year. This includes doubling the terminal, a mezzanine level for lounges (looks like we're finally getting our VA lounge), and swing gates for International operations. Free article ...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The apron at HBA will expand by two additional bays by the end of June. Jets will be pushed back by a tug rather than turning out under their own power, allowing seven bays to fit in the existing five-bay sized space. There is no mention of whether any additional gates will be added, however. https:...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I forgot to mention yesterday, 4 April, marked the ten year anniversary of Virgin Blue, as it was then, commencing HBA-CBR in the E70. This route lasted for over four years, with the final service running on 28 April 2013.

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by TasFlyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

How often and for how long? Hopefully this becomes a permanent fixture. It would be the longest domestic sector in Australia would it not? If I'm not mistaken it is the current longest domestic flight beating PER-BNE by 6 nm. In the past QF have flown BNE-KTA nonstop during the mining boom which wa...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

QF738's have returned to ASP-DRW from today http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737-800-vh-vxd-operates-new-qf938-alice-springs-darwin-service/ Coincident with this is the extra 717 flying on SYD-HBA and SYD-MCY. Note SYD-ADL, SYD-BNE, and BNE-ADL have had their 717 flights replaced with 73H for the...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

qf789 wrote:
Seasonal PER-OOL flights with VA have returned today


How often and for how long? Hopefully this becomes a permanent fixture. It would be the longest domestic sector in Australia would it not?

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