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by TasFlyer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Domestic passenger figures for February have been released by BITRE: https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications Big decreases across the board, CNS in particular, except for some intra-WA routes. When analysing these figures, remember that February h...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Two things I thought worth sharing... 1. Tomorrow for the first time since the 1989 pilots strike there will be no scheduled passenger services in or out of HBA. The terminal is closed per HBA’s Facebook page. From Monday there will be a single daily JQ service to and from MEL. 2. I heard on the gr...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66499

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

How many aircraft will there be at TT after these go? 8 according to the article. And for the record, the following five routes are to be cut: MEL-CFS, SYD-CFS, SYD-CNS, ADL-SYD, and HBA-OOL. See https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-26/virgin-announces-tigerair-to-axe-five-domestic-routes/1200223...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66499

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Agreed. Mount Gambier seems almost inevitable. Burnie, Parkes, Griffith and Grafton are also possibilities IMHO. Perhaps not right now with the fires affecting lots of the surrounding area, but perhaps Merimbula could be a future QF régional port. ZL serve it from both MEL and SYD. On the contrary,...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66499

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Have there been any rumours about whether JQ plan to delay the 321LR because of the coronovirus?

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by TasFlyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66499

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The other thing I’m kind of curious about is what QF will do when SWZ comes online in a few years. Will the Sydney-London flights via SIN go from there or would they look at opportunities like LGW? Rgds, C1973 I would imagine for domestic it would be predominantly JQ and VA territory, with a couple...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65048

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

My predictions turned out mixed. The first was correct, and I predict international will happen at HBA by the end of 2020. Although JQ didn't increase HBA-ADL to daily, they did increase it from three- to four-weekly. This city pair has the highest number of connecting passengers nationally, and a ...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65048

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Before we get in to predictions for 2020 (which I'm assuming we'll do in the Jan thread) - how did everyone go with their 2019 predictions? Jan '19 thread here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411749 if anyone needs a reminder My predictions turned out mixed. Predictions: I...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65048

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

PER-LHR if Project Sunrise gets up, if we go by figures that over 50% is O&D ex Perth, and it's re-routed to originate/terminate in BNE. Some of the 787 would be filled with some of the BNE passengers. Also wouldn't be that difficult to time the ex-ADL flights to connect into PER as well (for t...

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by TasFlyer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67834

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just noticed a story in the Geelong Advertiser (unfortunately behind a paywall) that seems to indicate that JQ are looking at starting AVV-DPS when the new A321LR arrives. Are they looking at splitting ops with DPS flights from both MEL and AVV, maybe to block any potential moves by Air Asia to fly...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67834

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Thanks so much qf789 for posting the story, see the following link, on last month's thread about the top 20 domestic connecting passenger markets: https://www.airliners.net/forum/report.php?f=3&p=21761251 It's a shame the airlines appear in consolidation mode domestically, because there appears ...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Tonight marks the first of JQ's additional weekly ADL-HBA flight, which operates on Mondays and compliments the existing Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday services. VH-VQH has the honours of operating the inaugural run, and is currently on descent into HBA as JQ681, which is running 40 minutes late. T...

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by TasFlyer
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Virgin's AGM (6 Nov), though linked article says next week, up to 3% cut in capacity for domestic due to weakening economy, routes planning for increases for second half off the table now VA is also planning to release group strategy next month, though review on all routes may not be announced unti...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Yes, the makeup of International flights will be interesting. The first two minutes of the local news has an article on the Hobart City Deal, with Federal Minister Alan Tudge flying to HBA today and announcing that International services will commence by the end of next year. Also, another free art...

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by TasFlyer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

HBA now has new owners: Queensland Investment Corporation and Royal Schiphol Group now have 70% control following their purchase of not only Macquarie Infrastructure's entire majority stake but also some of TasPlan's, who will maintain 30% control, existing minority stake. Free article at: https://...

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by TasFlyer
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

HBA now has new owners: Queensland Investment Corporation and Royal Schiphol Group now have 70% control following their purchase of not only Macquarie Infrastructure's entire majority stake but also some of TasPlan's, who will maintain 30% control, existing minority stake. Free article at: https://m...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

From Paul Scurrah's limited time as CEO of Virgin, his initial decisions would suggest otherwise. Opportunistic, yes, but international HND slots don't come around very often, so why wouldn't you apply for a slot. Scurrah is not an airline person (though he is a transport person by career). Does he...

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by TasFlyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Blue Swan reports tourist visitation to Tasmania from Western Australia increased by 12 percent following the introduction of VA's PER-HBA service.

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by TasFlyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I also don’t understand using BNE. I’m sure the QLD government and BNE airport are paying a pretty penny. However, they don’t use A330s on BNE-PER so it’ll be interesting how they rotate aircraft. If they pull it off MEL/SYD-HKG, well the HKG situation couldn’t come at a worse time. I doubt many ai...

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by TasFlyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

On a related note, could there be any potential for new routes / increased frequencies on existing routes as part of VA's upcoming network shakeup? One would think HBA could be in line for increased frequencies given it has yet again performed the best of the top 10 airports on the latest BITRE fig...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

On a related note, could there be any potential for new routes / increased frequencies on existing routes as part of VA's upcoming network shakeup? One would think HBA could be in line for increased frequencies given it has yet again performed the best of the top 10 airports on the latest BITRE fig...

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by TasFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

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: 585
Views: 82625

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: 585
Views: 82625

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 83895

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 65918

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: 67971

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: 67971

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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