i dont think australians would really fly those 20+ hour flights when they have so many leisure sites next to them: Bali, Queenstown, fiji and many more. also many in australia itself. so i really dont see them flying to greece...
Backpacking around Europe is quite popular with young Australians, with Greece being one of the countries often visited. But whether that's enough to justify LCC long-hauls when Australians have several nearby options is something I can't answer. Most tourism is indeed regional, after all. Most outbound tourism from the US is within North America, for example (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Caribbean). And it's the same for Europeans. The number of Australians visiting Greece is still dwarfed by Germans, Brits, Scandinavians, Poles, Russians, Italians, Netherlanders, Austrians, Hungarians, even Americans and Canadians. (USA-Greece isn't very far anyways...about the same distance as MEL/SYD to Vietnam or Thailand). If you hang around backpacking hostels, yeah, you'll come across loads of Australians; but the posters that have done that have gotten a bit of a skewed picture of Greece's tourism industry. That doesn't necessarily
mean there won't be enough Australians.
It's definitely an interesting business decision. Some
of the nearer leisure destinations for Australians, like Thailand and Queensland, have opposite tourism season than Europe/Mediterranean. For Europe/Med, it's May-September. For Thailand it's October-February; similar for Queensland. OTOH, places like Fiji and Bali have their high seasons around the same time as Europe. So, if the price is low enough, Scoot may be able to create more demand for leisure travel to the Med.
So, we'll see. Maybe there is a niche out there for Scoot. They're an established airline too, not some garbage business venture, like SkyGreece, which thought it can build a business on the so-called "diaspora market" (guaranteed to fail) with no local network/feeder flights or code-share agreements, whatsoever.
This doesn't make much sense. Scoot better hope fares go way up. You can already fly ATHBKK/SIN for about $600rt all in today on QR or BA.
You mean you can fly from ATH (and other points in Europe) to Southeast Asia and Australia via DOH/AUH/DXB with QR, EY, and EK.