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by budgetflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yes, daily ADL-HBA would be better; one solid route rather than two marginal ones, and easier to drop a frequency over winter if needed. The LST-ADL to which you refer was operated by Southern in a BAE 146-200, and used to cycle the jet through the ADL base. I see - operated not necessarily for com...

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by budgetflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40843

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 budgetflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40843

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 budgetflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Can confirm that JL773/774 are presently being operated by two-class frames. Have flown both of these flights in the last two weeks, and on both occasions the aircraft operating the services (JA838J for both flights) was definitely sans-PE. JAL's website does indeed confirm that there are two-class,...

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by budgetflyer
Thu May 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Could potentially be due to the weight limitations with the flight distance, it was not uncommon for them to leave all luggage behind. A good point - I had not realised that PR were facing weight restrictions. Perhaps the conversion of some of their A321NEO’s on order to the LR version would solve ...

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by budgetflyer
Tue May 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia India Eying International Flights Before Year-end
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: AirAsia India Eying International Flights Before Year-end

I expect I5 will function as a ‘feeder’ airline of sorts for AirAsia’s operations in KUL and DMK, much in the same way that QZ does. Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know Malaysian carriers have used up most of their available seats / frequencies to India, hence we see Batik Air operating I...

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by budgetflyer
Tue May 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

VA increased BNE-HBA to nine flights per week from July last year. Thanks - wonder what the cause of this growth was? 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...

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by budgetflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

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 budgetflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

A possible explanation for Virgin’s poor financial performance, as per their most recent results. Even if it is their strongest market, Virgin will always be affected more by changes in the domestic market compared to Qantas, simply because a greater proportion of their available seat kilometres are...

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by budgetflyer
Wed May 15, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7C to relaunch flights between CJU-FUK
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: 7C to relaunch flights between CJU-FUK

Jeju Air are also launching flights from FUK to MWX (Muan) on 1 July, it seems. The flights appear to operate FUK-CJU-FUK and FUK-MWX-FUK on alternate days, with MWX flights operating on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun, and CJU flights operating on the remaining three days. Flight times are: 7C1413 FUK-MWX 12...

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by budgetflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 53059

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any idea when Thai AirAsia will take delivery of their first two A330NEOs? They are launching three new routes in the next two months, so I assume they are planning on taking delivery of these sometime in the next few weeks. Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere!

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by budgetflyer
Sat May 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 23719

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

I believe that Australia would be best served non-stop from ADD, assuming it is technically feasible of course. I can't speak to the size or volume of Africa-Australia traffic, but even with the current travel options, it is an expensive and time-consuming journey to make that often requires a doubl...

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by budgetflyer
Sat May 11, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Thanks all for the warm welcome! Welcome sir and happy flying to you, :) Where are you based? (I’m in HBA). Excellent - I am now based in Melbourne, but as an ex-Hobartian, it is great to see others who are interested in the (small) aviation scene we have in Tasmania! I agree about the state of our ...

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by budgetflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Hello, After many years of reading the monthly Australian Aviation threads, I have decided to take the plunge and join Airliners.net. I have been following our local aviation scene for the last ten years or so, and I look forward to contributing to discussions on this forum, and to this thread in pa...

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