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by moa999
Wed May 02, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59650

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

For LH and ULR yes..

But even QF, where the 787 is the current poster child, has said it's unlikely to take up all its 787 options, and no longer sees the 787 family as the right replacement for domestic and short Asian 330 ops

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by moa999
Tue May 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9444

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

Don’t forget QF wrote off all its problems with a near $3b loss. Had they not don’t this they wouldn’t be much better than VAs current numbers. QF went to the government for help. Virgin didn’t. They did it the hard way and limped through the tough times. And on a 10-20yr depreciation on assets. At...

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by moa999
Tue May 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59650

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

A lot of these suggestions are all about longer, further etc (And even the Boeing MOM is seemingly being pushed in that direction). I actually see the future becoming a split fleet for the 330 aircraft (reflecting comments that the 330ceo is reportedly cheaper to operate over shorter hops than the 3...

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by moa999
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9444

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

Not saying that Borghetti hasn't succeeded in taking the brand upmarket, and I'll agree the 777 seat beats QFs 330 (albeit only just) and catering is very good, but at least on Perth routes VA are continually subbing in the much poorer 737s. QF also wins generally on domestic narrowbody catering, lo...

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by moa999
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9444

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I somewhat disagree with the comment about Virgin in Australia. The 'Virgin' brand has never really succeeded. And doesn't fit the push to take VA upmarket. Virgin Mobile is reportedly likely to be closed (now fully owned by Optus but was an MVNO). Virgin Money is tiny and we never had much of Music...

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by moa999
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 177
Views: 40813

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

panam330 wrote:
Can't confirm other (oneworld) airlines, but AA will be moving to Daxing.


QF also has a relationship with MU and CZ so Daxing would make sense for them.

Amazed that CA still can't manage a daily PEK-SYD service.

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by moa999
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2660

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

Possibly TPE may work. Even for JQ, I suspect the Chinese carriers have lower flight cost bases (maybe not with management overhead). And then you've got distribution which I believe is hard for all the foreign carriers in China, but probably harder for those with an LCC direct sale mindset. Similar...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2660

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

The yields are simply crap for QFs cost base. Much better to put a 330 on EastCoast-PER than China. I booked at a wks notice SYD-PVG,HGH-HKG-SYD on Qantas, CathayDragon,Qantas for A$650 (US$500). Hong Kong leg was purely to qualify for the 144-hr TWOV (saves $100+ in Visa Fees) and the Cathay leg fr...

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by moa999
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

A worry that they can't make money even after the collapse of Mexicana.

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by moa999
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

People probably won't tend to book PE on MEL-PER given it doesn't exist on any other service, and most corporates policies will either be J or Y

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by moa999
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25792

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Big falcon and new lettering present on the first corner at the F1 Bahrain GP

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by moa999
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Nice read.

Delta will ultimately replace them with CS100s that they are already receiving.
Volotea in Spain are swapping for 319s.

So might be a few more aircraft available for Hawaiian and Qantas if they wanted them.

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by moa999
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 31130

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

Well done to HiFly and Doric. We'll be interesting to see who HiFly have behind them. I'd think a mix of holiday operators might work. Eg. June-Aug - Euro US holiday charters Sep-Oct - Hajj (timing differs every year though) Maybe April/May - Japan- Hawaii (best and popular time) But it doesn't real...

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by moa999
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools 2018 - Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 9464

Re: April Fools 2018 - Airlines

BHM wrote:

Was a sweet paint job in my opinion.


Agreed. Much better than Eurowhite.
And loved the blue wings.

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by moa999
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 11288

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

T7 is the BA terminal. There are several airlines in the terminal, but the large name atop the building is BA. When UA was in the terminal, they had 6 gates. They also got their own sign, I guess, due to the amount of space they leased. No other airline before or since had their own sign on T7...un...

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by moa999
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools 2018 - Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 9464

Re: April Fools 2018 - Airlines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTUssmXKehw
That WestJet rebranding vid is 12 months old
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concordeforever wrote:
That WestJet rebranding vid is 12 months old

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by moa999
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

zeke wrote:
I am hearing rumours of EK/EY becoming one airline. Both airlines with a lot of parked aircraft.
Always those rumours.
And yet when people do actual analysis of EKs fleet they find utilisation hasn't changed

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by moa999
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

And with their continuation of non all aisle access business class, I'm not sure if their premium cabins are viewed as much chop these days either.

Their network however is excellent

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by moa999
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

They closed VA source some time ago.

Costs, lack of sponsorship, lack of use (ad revenue).

(ed - speculation given the site gave no reason)

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by moa999
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Question: As someone just mentioned, it appeared to go out full tonight with 235 passengers. Does anyone think that after a year or so of running the route and having solid payload data, assuming it's favorable, they may end up increasing the number of seats on the plane by 5-10? You could only do ...

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by moa999
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8460

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Allowing majority foreign ownership of a US airline would happen before the US opens up to full cabotage. That, for example, is the route Australia took (except with NZ). To clarify, Australia allows majority (even 100% ownership) of domestic carriers. Examples include: Rex (a regional) - ASX liste...

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by moa999
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

redroo wrote:
Very surprised. I can't imagine they sold many (any) seats.


Suspect the fine reflects that.
Interesting I had previously thought from various posts that QF was technically able to carry pax to/from other international flights but chose not too due to the risk of getting it wrong

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by moa999
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Whatsaptudo wrote:
Qf9 this evening looks to be the first to depart PER with no seats blocked out. Departed Perth with 235 pax. The one seat empty is the pilot crew rest seat.
Maybe post that in the route thread, given all the naysayers

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by moa999
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

I'd also argue that flydubai is essentially EKs shorthaul operation (same owner though managed separately).

Although it's a fairly streamlined 737-800 operator, with MAX8, 9 and 10 on order

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by moa999
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The part talking about the empty seats bugged me: Good chance those seats were blocked to allow the aircraft to fly that far Incorrect. They were blocked for the first flight only (Possibly to absolutely ensure a divert didn't happen, and possibly due to additional weight via media equipment etc) I...

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by moa999
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Waterbomber wrote:

QF should have put 8 abreast in Y for this route. Westbound they re going to end up blocking seats anyway, so they might as well give the pax more comfort.
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Not that chestnut again.
Incorrect.

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by moa999
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Anyone know which 787 it'll be?
Two positioning in.
ZND is reportedly the chosen aircraft

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by moa999
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

airbazar wrote:
The aircraft is configured with 236 seats so if everyone decided to use the lounge, 141 seats isn't quite big enough IMO.
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Only J pax guaranteed.
If PE/Y need to be QF Plat/Gold or OW equivalent or QF club.

I'd think it would average 50-60 ppl per flight (guessing only)

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by moa999
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95989

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas! Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery. Once the PER-LHR hoopla is over I suspect focus will go back to the 380s in late 2018/2019 as they begin the refu...

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by moa999
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Also remember that MEL pax will also have the option to connect with QF1/2 at SIN, QF will up-gauge QF35/36 to A380, offering F all the way to LHR if pax want that option. QF2/36 works fine. But QF35/1 is about a 7-hr wait. QF37/1 is a better connection but only J in the 330s. Obviously MEL pax als...

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by moa999
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo related issues
Replies: 19
Views: 5858

Re: Photo related issues

As another small issue.
Photoid rags don't work in Tapatalk.
You need to view in web to view the photos.

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by moa999
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95989

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

EK413 wrote:
-OQF will be the first A380 ferried to DXB on the 24th of March SYD-DXB for heavy mx and repaint in 2016 livery.


Interesting. Not the oldest paint.
Does this mean heavy mx is moving from MNL to DXB? or a one of like the landing gear change?

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by moa999
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Well that was pretty obvious. QF are masters at making the most of any media opportunity (IE. Free advertising)

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by moa999
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71833

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

cedarjet wrote:
I’m on the inaugural LHR PER and I promise not to post the whole 17h but updates and info for sure
Guess we're lucky the plane doesn't have inflight Internet then.

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by moa999
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

TasFlyer wrote:
That's not entirely accurate:

The TT schedules displayed from 1 May onwards represent an old schedule and may yet change.


How many bookings have they lost only 45days out though

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by moa999
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 7190

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

How about we wait till it's actually specced.

But theoretically a twin-aisle aircraft that is super efficient on short haul and can achieve quick turnarounds (query if it can at non-aerobridge ports) should be attractive to LCCs
But all depends on how much Boeing compromises to meet other objectives

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by moa999
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37375

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I don't mind the yellow missing on the tail - agree it looks classy, although preferred some of the larger designs without the circle.

But think they could have done more than a tiny yellow dot on the aircraft.

Why not a yellow door, or large square for example.

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by moa999
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

But it also is a question as to how confident QF is with the ULR aircraft.

If you can fly SYD/MEL-LHR/FRA/CDG/JFK direct
Do you need the PER hub and/or do you have too many 789s (if you go above 8) given QF have seemingly decided they are the wrong aircraft for domestic and medium hall Asian routes

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by moa999
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95989

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

And also positioned back empty, so hasn't swapped with an aircraft at DXB

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

qf002 wrote:
QF has already scheduled their 787s for this year, if CDG happens then it won't be until the end of 2019 at the earliest.


And only then if they sent #7/8 from BNE, or moved the base. Otherwise you are likely talking July 2020 it later given the recent deferral suggests QF only wants 4 in FY20

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

qf789 wrote:
VH-OQD has departed DXB and will arrive in SYD around 9am


QF6064 so no pax. Would have thought they could have swapped it with another DXB aircraft

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

CraigAnderson wrote:
Can anybody confirm if JQ international flights from PER will still be T1 or are they also moving to the new QF T3 'international wing'?
Not seen anything suggesting it, although after Late-March changes it's only PER-DPS. The Qantas lounge will reportedly remain open in T1

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95989

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I'd say the Twitter poster just assumed paint.

Always needed to position one aircraft anyway. Could just swap OQD with I'd guess OQA or OQB (being oldest paint, highest hours I'd guess) into the paint shop without schedule disruption.

After 25-Mar will need to position to LHR or SIN for a swap.

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 118
Views: 74950

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

Ah ok. That explains why posts don't appear.
Got sick of being a lurker.

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Same as ADL and CBR procedures. Only one screening for transfer pax though.

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sure EK. But why would QF install Pilot Crew rests to these aircraft, just so they could fly them to destinations they already do? I’d suggest it’s more involved than “the current international schedule”.. Think it's more for passenger comfort. Obviously EBG/EBL need an upgrade, and plenty of compl...

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by moa999
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

CraigAnderson wrote:
I'm surprised Qantas hasn't restarted KUL, to me that seems an obvious 'new' route within Asia.
Limited business demand.
Low yields with MH, D7 and OD flying to the various Australian ports.

If anything I'd think it's a JQ route, but I suspect the yields don't even meet their criteria

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