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by budgetflyer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 253
Views: 35215

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

Some new adds from Hobart. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293842/sharp-airlines-adds-hobart-service-from-late-sep-2020/ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/294236/jetstar-to-resume-gold-coast-hobart-service-from-dec-2020/ Good to see some more intrastate services. Ho...

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by budgetflyer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 16051

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal announces new 3 weekly Dakar-Geneva-Dakar nonstop service using an Airbus A321 effective 18Jun. According to their own web-page, so far no A321... Where is the A321 coming from? https://flyairsenegal.com/en/discover/fleet/ In other news - https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlinerout...

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by budgetflyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I can see that happening - SWZ is nothing more than an 'investment' the federal govt will be looking to offload ASAP. More traffic = more value. What is the situation with secondary airports in other cities, are they considered part of the capital as far as bilaterals are concerned or are they desi...

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by budgetflyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Does anyone have any information about JQ’s upcoming A321NEO deliveries? Last I heard the first frame was expected to arrive in August, which is really not so far away at all. Any updates about registrations / first flights etc. would be appreciated! It’s been a while since any of our major domestic...

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by budgetflyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 233
Views: 354861

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-15/ ... t/11957634
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An article detailing 13 other safety incidents experienced by the MAX, with production problems about being a possible cause.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-15/ ... t/11957634

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by budgetflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140318

American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/Alaska-Airlines-American-Airlines-Announce-New-West-Coast-International-Alliance-Alaskas-West-Coast-Network-to-Connect-With-Americans-Long-Haul-Flying-to-Create-More-Choice-for-Travelers-NET-ALP/default.aspx Related to the news of AS joining OW, quite a shoc...

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by budgetflyer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320neo cabin revealed
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Batik Air A320neo cabin revealed

Looks nice - very similar to their current product, comfortable for short hops around Indonesia. Any idea how many ID are slated to receive this year, and whether they will begin phasing out the remaining Boeing fleet? Recall the plan was to transfer the 737s to Malindo once Batik got enough NEO fra...

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by budgetflyer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

SQ adds 5th daily PER-SIN https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/singapore-airlines-adds-fifth-daily-flight-to-perth Was only a matter of time - SQ have added a fifth flight to SYD and MEL, as well as a 4th to ADL, so it's no surprise to see PER getting an extra flight. The return SQ229 is well-ti...

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by budgetflyer
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

How well does the AVV arrivals and departures faculties, handle two International flights at once? Is it like the chaos that OOL becomes when there is more than an single fight in? What could next for AVV? Maybe an JQ flight to DPS,SIN,AKL? Thai Air Asia from Phuket or Bangkok, maybe Cebu Pacific t...

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by budgetflyer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7094

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

This addition is not solely to add a new destination; it is part of a larger re-shuffle of EK services to Singapore. The addition of this rotation (and its timings, including the extended ground time in PEN) will mean that EK will continue to offer four daily flights to DXB - EK432/433 (which extend...

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by budgetflyer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Old EK timetables
Replies: 1
Views: 6515

Old EK timetables

Hello, I am currently looking to fill in some details of various Emirates flights I took between Winter 04/05 and Winter 06/07. Have the aircraft types and dates to hand, but not the schedules of the flights I took, which I would like to add to my flight log. Does anyone know where I can access old ...

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by budgetflyer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99811

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 budgetflyer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Currently Air NZ operate some 12-16 (depending on the time of the year) link flights between Auckland and Nelson. That could equal 6-8 A320 flights which could still give a lot of choice of times both peak and off peak. The current runway length at Nelson is 1347m the cost of another 400m would not...

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by budgetflyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82583

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 budgetflyer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82583

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

RG what do you think about international JQ out of CBR? Perhaps something like an A320 or the like to DPS to join the bali crowd. Lots of regional pax would travel to CBR over SYD/MEL if it was an option, perhaps from Wagga, the Southern Highlands and perhaps up towards Parkes even? Test the waters...

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by budgetflyer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82583

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

If VA did apply for a slot and was successful, which way does QF go? I'm inclined to think 2x SYD-HND and keep MEL-NRT. JAL will almost certainly move SYD-NRT to HND with their slot and keep MEL-NRT, so there is no real competitive advantage to MEL-HND. I guess the unknown is what VA and/or NH appl...

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by budgetflyer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VietJet Air has signed a MOU with AVV. Hopefully, this will be Avalons second of many international services. Note, however, Brisbane also has a MOU with Vietjet but we haven't heard anything. Also aware of 2 our carriers which Avalon are in talks with. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/vi...

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by budgetflyer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Another idea for non-stop LHR to MEL/SYD flights is an afternoon departure, with an evening arrival the next day. Currently there is no option that allows passengers, especially those travelling for work or meetings, to have a full day in London and then travel to either city without two consecutive...

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by budgetflyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas has applies to the IASC for an extra 744 seats (4 weekly A320) into Indonesia from 14 December 19. Capacity can also be used by Qantas though this looks like its for JQ Any idea what route may see this extra capacity https://blueswandaily.com/qantas-applies-for-additional-indonesia-capacity/...

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by budgetflyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65882

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

[photoid][/photoid] And the link from the Qantas news room, with the timings of the flights ... https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-flights-from-brisbane-to-chicago-and-san-francisco-open-for-business/ Any thoughts on what the 787’s will do between 6am and 15:30/20:35 in BNE? QF...

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by budgetflyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65882

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 budgetflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65882

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: 429
Views: 65882

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: 429
Views: 65882

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: 478
Views: 67949

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: 366
Views: 66163

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: 1733

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: 366
Views: 66163

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: 366
Views: 66163

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: 366
Views: 66163

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: 589

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: 207
Views: 95412

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: 340
Views: 47704

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: 366
Views: 66163

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: 366
Views: 66163

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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