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by SeaEagle8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10325

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

Not a surprise QF MEL-SYD made the list. The route is flown but 738 and 330 most week days every 15-30mins. I think it will be the perfect route for a 797. If it wasn’t for their reliability I’m sure QF would have kept their 763 - with 36J and 210Y running every 30mins. They great for short haul- b...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 37344

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I would assume the A380s will be phased out like most airlines seem to be doing or wanting to do.

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas BNE-LAX-JFK flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Qantas BNE-LAX-JFK flight question

I checked on sabre and SYD-LAX-JFK is not a same plane service see below FLIGHT DATE SEGMENT DPTR ARVL MLS EQP ELPD MILES SMD 1 QF 11 4AUG SYD LAX 935A 620A LR 388 13.45 7495 N DEP-TERMINAL 1 INTERNATIONAL ARR-TOM BRADLEY INTL TERM LAX JFK 820A 440P B 789 5.20 2458 N DEP-TOM BRADLEY INTL TERM ARR-T...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC? . As far as I can remember AC's MEL-YVR has always been 4x weekly - if not 3. It has never been more than 4x weekly. With MAX grounding it wouldn't help either. Michael No. I...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls. AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights: 77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788. Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries. Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls.
AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights:
77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788.

Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Good news for BNE as they have been fairly light on flights to China. These will help offset the loss of PEK flights on CA.

Meanwhile CZ will bring the A380 back to SYD this summer on one of its three daily flights to CAN.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285156/fiji-airways-discontinues-adelaide-service-in-late-july-2019/

FJ to end ADL from late July.


That was posted as one of the last few entries in the June thread.

Possibly temporary due to the Max grounding.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of... looks like ADL-NAN is all over Source: https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1145078284775878657 Will be a shame for ADL, but probably not surprising given FJ's ongoing issues with the 737MAX. Im sure this is only temporary until the Max issue is resolved. Potentially, though the r...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

What have they been using to ADL? Can an NG 737 make NAN-ADL without heavy weight restrictions. Yes, using the 737-800's with a few blanked out seats. This is what FJ used on the ADL route before they had the MAX. Speaking of... looks like ADL-NAN is all over Fiji Airways in recent weeks adjusted N...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If VA were smart they'd launch SFO or LAS or SEA or another gateway into the USA. Really? How would this make VA smart? Flying 777s to these places would be a disaster in my opinion. Therefore I’d suggest they would be smart not launching anything further to the US. If they can barely make LAX work...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Malindo already upgauging the new SYD service before it even launches. Will still launch with 738s on 14 August but effective 27 October upgauging to 737-900ER. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285140/malindo-air-nw19-sydney-aircraft-changes/ OD171 KUL1700 – 2010DPS2110 – 0615+1SYD ...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6228

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Doha-Brisbane? Not necessarily super large cities, but a route QR is fighting to start and up there as the biggest hole in their network. And they don't fly there due too the terrible relations between Qatar and Australia? It's just a matter of allowable frequencies between the two countries. The Q...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike. All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far. Not all of them, the number of staff on strike is probably 1/3 of their entire FA group and apparently flights cancelled are reflected. I still see a lot of regional and majority of their NA ne...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190620/ ... 417w0h.pdf
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After a rather subdued last few months SYD had a pretty strong May for international. Domestic still pretty flat.

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190620/ ... 417w0h.pdf

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas says their first priority with BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD is to make them daily, they also say BNE may see other US routes in the future such as DFW and SEA https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-further-brisbane-growth-beyond-chicago-san-francisco?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas says their first priority with BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD is to make them daily, they also say BNE may see other US routes in the future such as DFW and SEA https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-further-brisbane-growth-beyond-chicago-san-francisco?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With today’s announcement, QF’s USA network (including JQ and AA) will be quite extensive: Ex SYD: -LAX 2x daily -SFO daily -DFW daily/6 weekly -JFK daily (via LAX, using BNE-LAX aircraft) -HNL (5x QF, 4x JQ?) Ex MEL - LAX 9x weekly - SFO 4x weekly - HNL 3x weekly JQ Ex BNE -LAX daily -SFO 3x weekl...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The question is, where are these 789's coming from? They can't be part of the additional order, as this was supposed to be 747 replacement, so what current QF 789 routes could be dropped? SYD-HKG is an obvious one, back to an A330, but that's just one aircraft and for ORD and SFO you'd need, what, ...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas to announce non-stop flights from BNE to SFO and ORD today https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-non-stop-chicago-brisbane-flights?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&itm_campaign=news Does this mean the JV is now formally approved? I understood from initial media release that thes...

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by SeaEagle8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looking at those BITRE figures again and specifically AUS-NZ. I didn't realise at first glance but VA actually flew fewer passengers to NZ in March 2019 vs March 2018 despite a 17% increase in capacity. I thought the lower LF was just not absorbing the increase in seats but to fly even fewer passeng...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

For those interested, BITRE International Airline Activity - March 2019 report is out. https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1903.pdf The pattern with NZ services continues. LF by Airline: QF 86.8 JQ 85.8 NZ 83.1 VA 68.1 QF, JQ and NZ have dropped approx...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

For those interested, BITRE International Airline Activity - March 2019 report is out. https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1903.pdf The pattern with NZ services continues. LF by Airline: QF 86.8 JQ 85.8 NZ 83.1 VA 68.1 QF, JQ and NZ have dropped approx...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

That small town comment was ignorant.
Regardless of population you have to look at the demographics of the population too. Corporate premium travel, immigrant population, and the ability to attract inbound travel. This is where Sydney has an advantage on top of the fact it is the largest city.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I don’t think you’re understanding me.

Speculate away but if you say there is a press release then provide a link to it.

That better?

Otherwise, like I’ve said speculate away and have fun with all the possibilities.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The rep came from AA in SYD and is in complete knowledge of the airline plans. The rep is adamant BNE will start sometime in 2020 which fits with what AA has announced as well as BAC meeting which was held 3 months or so ago advising them of these plans. Route could not be confirmed due to confiden...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The rep came from AA in SYD and is in complete knowledge of the airline plans. The rep is adamant BNE will start sometime in 2020 which fits with what AA has announced as well as BAC meeting which was held 3 months or so ago advising them of these plans. Route could not be confirmed due to confiden...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Saturday at America Travel Expo in BNE, an AA rep was asked if they plan BNE of which the answer was yes. So most likely BNE is getting service from AA. Could be DFW or LAX. Is that an actual reliable source? An AA rep? I'm sure BNE is in AA's plans. When that happens though? Who knows. Everything ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Saturday at America Travel Expo in BNE, an AA rep was asked if they plan BNE of which the answer was yes. So most likely BNE is getting service from AA. Could be DFW or LAX. Is that an actual reliable source? An AA rep? I'm sure BNE is in AA's plans. When that happens though? Who knows. Everything ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Is this source an AA source?

So his expectations are LAX-SYD remains a 789 and AA adds LAX-MEL and expands AKL with possible flights from DFW?

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Agree with that. Speculate with a bit of effort backing up an opinion like the last few posters. Don’t speculate by saying something is in a press release that isn’t even mentioned in it.

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

So it's merely a frequency question out BNE. If QF are adding more than 3 or 4 services per week then MEL aircraft must assist. If MEL aircraft are needed out of BNE something will need to be reduced out of MEL and that something isn't going to be MEL-PER-LHR. Hence the speculation around the 789 L...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

[threeid][/threeid] With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? The flight being replaced by an AA flight is, if the information in this thread is correct, is QF 95/96 which is the second MEL-LAX flight currently running 2 per week, does not leave much capacity fo...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

I believe that aircraft will be freed up to do BNE-ORD/SFO according to the QF memo I don’t think the “memo” suggests anything about that. No announcements about frequency have been made. I doubt either will be daily. So it’s hard to say at this point how much metal will need to be committed to the...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? I believe that aircraft will be freed up to do BNE-ORD/SFO according to the QF memo I don’t think the “memo” suggests anything about that. No announcements about frequency have been made. I doubt either will be daily. S...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

undertheradar wrote:
Thanks for all your great work qf789..just thought I'd say that :)


I agree completely. The amount of timely information he provides is greatly appreciated.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So I think we all agree Sydney will be served by 40 international carriers when Malindo starts.

Breakdown by region:

SE Asia 10
China 8
Americas 6
South Pacific 6
Other East/North Asia 5
Middle East 3
Europe 1
South Asia 1

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26? Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new. BNE is currently 26, 27 when XJ launch BNE-DMK in 3 weeks. BNE: AC, NZ, NF, SB, PX, CI, CZ, MU, CX, BR, FJ, ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26?
Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

TN486T wrote:
^^from a vic based av geek , "yippee". Something to be proud of, but very much expected. MEL and AVV is snapping at your heels. :box: :box: :box:


OK I'll spar :box: :box: :box:

MEL will be at 34 once Air Vanuatu starts. Impressive too.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With Malindo’s upcoming new service to Sydney in August this will be SYD’s 40th international passenger airline.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421467
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Welcome to the Australian Aviation Thread for June 2019. Please continue to add your comments below.

Link to last thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421467

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2019/

OD171 KUL1825 – 2135DPS2235 – 0640+1SYD 738 D
OD172 SYD1200 – 1650DPS1800 – 2110KUL 738 D
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Malindo’s new SYD service now open for reservation.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2019/

OD171 KUL1825 – 2135DPS2235 – 0640+1SYD 738 D
OD172 SYD1200 – 1650DPS1800 – 2110KUL 738 D

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Projections & statistics that’s all they are & Sydney will continue to be far more attractive & gateway. The upper hand Melbourne have working in their favour would be 24 hour Ops until Badgery’s Creek is up & running. The Airlines & tourists alike will continue travelling to Sy...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I didn't want to start a we versus they bashing but just highlighting that the article was a good overview of what's happening at Melbourne Airport. I agree with Indianic World too that Sydney does have the advantage of a larger business community that attracts premium travel. I would think Melbourn...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Statistically it actually does look like Melbourne will catch up to Sydney's population. So perhaps not really journalism crap after all. But I agree Sydney will continue to be the busiest international gateway for years to come. Meanwhile Sydney Airport had its AGM today. Page 14 highlights possibl...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-eco ... 516bx.html
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Decent article about Melbourne Airport's expansions plans in the SMH today.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-eco ... 516bx.html

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by SeaEagle8
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

In other news, Philippine Airlines are adjusting their Sydney services from August. Operational aircraft is switching to A330 from A321, however three weekly flights are being cut to make for a total of six per week. Perhaps the lower seat-kilometre costs of the A330 are a factor in this decision? ...

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