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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am

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Thanks for the reply. I would assume they would too, but a bit of a same they prioritize BA via LHR, as would be nice to book directly with QF with ease to likes of EDI in future.


Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am

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Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!


BA have multiple LHR-EDI services daily.
 
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Tue May 15, 2018 10:30 am

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cougar15 wrote:
Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!


BA have multiple LHR-EDI services daily.


Whoops, sorry, indeed they do, the site I looked at quoted me the cheapest options.... trains :white: :white:
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 pm

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RyanairGuru wrote:

That’s what really staggers me about this. Qantas is their largest airline customer, not some fly-by-night charter that might go bankrupt tomorrow. Unless Qantas were already behind on paying other fees and charges, which seems highly unlikely, this behaviour by Canberra Airport seems nothing less than rediculous.


Anybody just read their AusAv newsletter,? This is turning rather nasty!!


Yes, CBR airport has fired back calling it "absolute baloney".

Also any chance of Jetstar flying to CBR seems to be off the table now

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 4zf8f.html


I'm not buying CBR Airport's explanation as there doesn't seem like there was justification for the car to be parked behind the 737. Seems like CBR is abusing its market power.

VA isn't a big fan of CBR either.
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:19 am

getluv wrote:
qf789 wrote:
cougar15 wrote:

Anybody just read their AusAv newsletter,? This is turning rather nasty!!


Yes, CBR airport has fired back calling it "absolute baloney".

Also any chance of Jetstar flying to CBR seems to be off the table now

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 4zf8f.html


I'm not buying CBR Airport's explanation as there doesn't seem like there was justification for the car to be parked behind the 737. Seems like CBR is abusing its market power.

VA isn't a big fan of CBR either.


CBR appears to be in a situation that it overspent on infrastructure and now is under pressure to gain revenue at every turn.

Annoying your biggest customers isn’t going to help, but the level of panic that seems to be occurring by the airport on small issues seems far too excessive.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 am

Thought it was odd seeing -ZND back so soon again and slowly climbing into the skies above Perth last night (Tuesday) operating QF9 after watching her cross the coast on her on Saturday night operating the same flight to LHR, then I realised QF must have altered the Dreamliner rotations in order for her to featured in the Tesla promo yesterday in MEL.

Pretty impressive video, featuring two awesome feats of human engineering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvk4fNxF0l4
 
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 am

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Thought it was odd seeing -ZND back so soon again and slowly climbing into the skies above Perth last night (Tuesday) operating QF9 after watching her cross the coast on her on Saturday night operating the same flight to LHR, then I realised QF must have altered the Dreamliner rotations in order for her to featured in the Tesla promo yesterday in MEL.

Pretty impressive video, featuring two awesome feats of human engineering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvk4fNxF0l4


There is currently some slack in the fleet as QF95/96 to LAX is operating at a reduced frequency, last week it was 5 weekly this week it’s down to 3 weekly, hence why some days you see 789’s operating on domestic services
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am

There has been an adjustment to SQ PER schedule that was posted yesterday

Update is SQ223/214 will be operated by A333 from 31 Mar 19 to 30 Apr 19. Perhaps route will be upgraded to a 787-10 or A359 Regional after that date

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-changes/
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Thu May 17, 2018 5:20 am

Rex's tantrum over Mt Gambier continues, axing 10 services in retaliation for criticism about it's services.

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2018/ ... ine-rexit/

They're also a little salty about how their numbers have dropped on PLO since QantasLink started flying there. For most passengers that's really a no brainer - a nice, relatively comfy Q300 with functioning bathrooms against a decrepit Saab with no running water in the bathrooms. Rex have no one to blame but themselves for that. Also, QantasLink passenger can access the Qantas Club at ADL if they have the privilege to, compared to Rex opening up their lounge pretty much when someone can be bothered opening it.
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Thu May 17, 2018 6:17 am

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Rex's tantrum over Mt Gambier continues, axing 10 services in retaliation for criticism about it's services.

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2018/ ... ine-rexit/

They're also a little salty about how their numbers have dropped on PLO since QantasLink started flying there. For most passengers that's really a no brainer - a nice, relatively comfy Q300 with functioning bathrooms against a decrepit Saab with no running water in the bathrooms. Rex have no one to blame but themselves for that. Also, QantasLink passenger can access the Qantas Club at ADL if they have the privilege to, compared to Rex opening up their lounge pretty much when someone can be bothered opening it.


I don't know if I would be so harsh on Rex - they operate a lot of very marginal routes that are the lifeblood of many regional towns. On many routes they are the only carrier and no one else has shown interest in flying it, and its not like they make a lot of money from doing so. As for the old aircraft - its not like they can afford to buy new aircraft anyway. If they raise fares, they can hammered in the media. Whilst PLO is probably a prime example of a route that is better suited to QF now anyway, there are plenty of routes out there for ZL to fly.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 6:26 am

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brucetiki wrote:
Rex's tantrum over Mt Gambier continues, axing 10 services in retaliation for criticism about it's services.

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2018/ ... ine-rexit/

They're also a little salty about how their numbers have dropped on PLO since QantasLink started flying there. For most passengers that's really a no brainer - a nice, relatively comfy Q300 with functioning bathrooms against a decrepit Saab with no running water in the bathrooms. Rex have no one to blame but themselves for that. Also, QantasLink passenger can access the Qantas Club at ADL if they have the privilege to, compared to Rex opening up their lounge pretty much when someone can be bothered opening it.


I don't know if I would be so harsh on Rex - they operate a lot of very marginal routes that are the lifeblood of many regional towns. On many routes they are the only carrier and no one else has shown interest in flying it, and its not like they make a lot of money from doing so. As for the old aircraft - its not like they can afford to buy new aircraft anyway. If they raise fares, they can hammered in the media. Whilst PLO is probably a prime example of a route that is better suited to QF now anyway, there are plenty of routes out there for ZL to fly.


And Rex know this - hence why they get away with the poor customer service and chucking tantrums like this when someone points out their poor service. It's not like people can vote with their feet if they have a bad experience with Rex on many routes - and the routes Rex has competition with they get hammered on.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 am

Not that they have the money but REX should really start looking at some replacements for their Saabs - they are getting old. I know they must be under 50 seats or something like that due to security requires but surely a few new or even newish ATR 42s could work in their fleet.
 
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am

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And Rex know this - hence why they get away with the poor customer service and chucking tantrums like this when someone points out their poor service. It's not like people can vote with their feet if they have a bad experience with Rex on many routes - and the routes Rex has competition with they get hammered on.


It's not like Rex is preventing other carriers from flying on the routes though (excluding regulated routes, but blame that on the government not Rex)... if QF/JG/VA/FC think that Rex is really screwing over a market, they are perfectly entitled to enter it and offer the better service (and by doing so, take the market from Rex). Rex is best suited to serving those routes others wont - they operate smaller aircraft with higher CASK, so when QF enters with a Dash 8, obviously they will get hammered.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am

QF122 SYD-ZQN diverted to Invercargill yesterday due to a flaps problem

https://avherald.com/h?article=4b8abdb7&opt=0
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 10:48 am

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It's not like Rex is preventing other carriers from flying on the routes though (excluding regulated routes, but blame that on the government not Rex)... if QF/JG/VA/FC think that Rex is really screwing over a market, they are perfectly entitled to enter it and offer the better service (and by doing so, take the market from Rex). Rex is best suited to serving those routes others wont - they operate smaller aircraft with higher CASK, so when QF enters with a Dash 8, obviously they will get hammered.


It’s Mount Gambier residents and visitors, rather than QF/JG/VA/FC, who think that Rex is ‘screwing over’ the market. As someone who flies frequently from Adelaide to Mount Gambier for work, I’m inclined to agree when I’ve paid upwards of $700 return on occasion!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 10:50 am

TG476 SYD-BKK diverted to DRW earlier today, possible medical??

https://twitter.com/FlightIntl/status/9 ... 7813868544
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 1:23 pm

Unruly passenger arrested in MEL after trying to force his way into a Jetstar flight this morning. He missed his flight to ADL & tried to force his way into a SYD-bound flight.

As well as being arrested by the AFP & facing charges, he's also looking at a lifetime ban by both QF & Jetstar.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 4zfwq.html
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Thu May 17, 2018 4:28 pm

Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 am

Qantas to reduce fares to BME as it works with the State Government to attract more visitors to BME rather than Bali, QantasLink A320's will be used on the route as well

https://thewest.com.au/news/tourism/qan ... b88838874z

While this is a start more will need to be done for this to work.
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Fri May 18, 2018 1:02 am

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Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies?

Thanks in advance.


The A380 fleet will be around for another 10 years. What replaces depends on what is ordered for Project Sunrise. I have always thought that it would go to the 777X but on the other hand they may go with the A350. The problem with replacing the A380's with 787's is with routes like SYD-LAX and MEL-LAX frequency does not really work. While outbound from Australia it can spread throughout the day from LAX all flights depart in a relatively small window. While that is the negative the positive of operating a smaller jet is frequency can be adjusted to meet seasonal demand. A good example of that is the current MEL-LAX flights with the 789, during peak times its 6 weekly, during off peak times and this week is a good example its only operating 3 weekly. However saying that QF does need something larger than the 787 for those high volume routes to LAX plus perhaps some Asian destinations as well
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 1:08 am

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies?

Thanks in advance.


There not getting rid of there a380 any time soon. They are about to do a revamp of the a380 which they will need to get a return of investment from, so the a380 will probably be in the fleet for another 8 years at least.

There's probably also very little chance they will order the 777-8 as they don't want a 747-400er situation with a plane that is hard to resell.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 1:59 am

QF754 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

It's not like Rex is preventing other carriers from flying on the routes though (excluding regulated routes, but blame that on the government not Rex)... if QF/JG/VA/FC think that Rex is really screwing over a market, they are perfectly entitled to enter it and offer the better service (and by doing so, take the market from Rex). Rex is best suited to serving those routes others wont - they operate smaller aircraft with higher CASK, so when QF enters with a Dash 8, obviously they will get hammered.


It’s Mount Gambier residents and visitors, rather than QF/JG/VA/FC, who think that Rex is ‘screwing over’ the market. As someone who flies frequently from Adelaide to Mount Gambier for work, I’m inclined to agree when I’ve paid upwards of $700 return on occasion!



Yeah of CED-> ADL $440 one way on a Friday night.

They're also highly profitable also, so if crummy service and decrepit fleet sees their margins erode they only have themselves to blame for that.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 am

VA is increasing BNE-HBA year round by two services per week from July 13, bringing their total on this route to nine per week:

BNE-HBA VA708 1910-2200 5 73H from 13July
BNE-HBA VA706 1620-1910 7 73H from 22July
HBA-BNE VA701 0715-0950 6 73H from 14July
HBA-BNE VA709 1945-2220 7 73H from 22July
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:03 am

qf789 wrote:
Qantas to reduce fares to BME as it works with the State Government to attract more visitors to BME rather than Bali, QantasLink A320's will be used on the route as well

https://thewest.com.au/news/tourism/qan ... b88838874z

While this is a start more will need to be done for this to work.


Is there any plan for these A320s to have a less JQ / more QF seating arrangement? Although i guess with the high density 737 layout there isn't much difference anymore...
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 am

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies?

Thanks in advance.


They are refurbishing the A380s between 2019-2020 so they will be in the fleet for a another 10 years, till around 2030. Qantas is known to keep planes for around 20-25 years so the A380 is likely no different.

As others have said they will likely be replaced with the larger variant of whatever is chosen for Project Sunrise, either the 777-9 if the 777-8 is chosen for project sunrise or the A350-1000 if the A350-900ULR is chosen for project sunrise.

They are focusing on the retirement of the 747s at the moment.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 6:45 am

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VA is increasing BNE-HBA year round by two services per week from July 13, bringing their total on this route to nine per week:

BNE-HBA VA708 1910-2200 5 73H from 13July
BNE-HBA VA706 1620-1910 7 73H from 22July
HBA-BNE VA701 0715-0950 6 73H from 14July
HBA-BNE VA709 1945-2220 7 73H from 22July



Does that bring the number of planes parked overnight to 4? Apron space is quickly running out down there!
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Fri May 18, 2018 7:00 am

Don’t know if there is any truth to it but it appears VN are about to announce a weekly Saturday service between Port Hedland and Vietnam from September. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritHedland/ ... 42389027:0
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 am

jrfspa320 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas to reduce fares to BME as it works with the State Government to attract more visitors to BME rather than Bali, QantasLink A320's will be used on the route as well

https://thewest.com.au/news/tourism/qan ... b88838874z

While this is a start more will need to be done for this to work.


Is there any plan for these A320s to have a less JQ / more QF seating arrangement? Although i guess with the high density 737 layout there isn't much difference anymore...


Could be the start of QF finding an way to operate these routes with an lower cost base, more passengers and cheaper QLink crew = win for the budget.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 7:43 am

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TasFlyer wrote:
VA is increasing BNE-HBA year round by two services per week from July 13, bringing their total on this route to nine per week:

BNE-HBA VA708 1910-2200 5 73H from 13July
BNE-HBA VA706 1620-1910 7 73H from 22July
HBA-BNE VA701 0715-0950 6 73H from 14July
HBA-BNE VA709 1945-2220 7 73H from 22July



Does that bring the number of planes parked overnight to 4? Apron space is quickly running out down there!


This will make it five jets overnighting on a Friday: a 737 and 717 for QF, plus now three 737s for VA. There is enough apron space to accommodate this; the limiting factor though is the gates. Although VA officially has two gates, it is effectively just one gate which gets double banked depending on which side of the desk you walk past. There is only a single doorway to walk through as you transition from landside to airside.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am

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Don’t know if there is any truth to it but it appears VN are about to announce a weekly Saturday service between Port Hedland and Vietnam from September. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritHedland/ ... 42389027:0


Unless this is a SGN-PHE-PER service on a 321 testing the market... I'll believe it when I see it.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 8:19 am

Direct flights to Vietnam announced
Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
Friday, 18 May 2018

Direct flights from Port Hedland to Vietnam have just been announced, opening up destinations across the globe from Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Airlines will start flying from Hedland to Ho Chi Minh City every Saturday from September.

People will be able to start booking flights in two weeks and will need to go in to the new travel agency that will be set up in the Pilbara Photographics store in South Hedland Shopping Centre.

The in-store agency will be able to arrange flights, packages, visas and all other documentation needed for the trip, so booking online will not be an option.

The new flights have been organised by Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce president Peter Carter, who is excited about what the new option will bring to the Pilbara.

“There’s so much potential in this market, Vietnam is screaming for fresh produce so these flights won’t just be for passengers, we will be sending Pilbara and Kimberley produce straight to hotels in Asia.”

People will be able to use Ho Chi Minh City as a base to fly elsewhere in the world at a far cheaper price.

Local travellers can expect more direct flights in coming years, with plans for flights to Auckland with Vietnam Airlines from March, 2019 and Shanghai via a yet to be disclosed airline later in 2019.

“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.

Port Hedland International Airport general manager Rod Evans said the flights were not driven by the airport, but supported the move.

“We have the ability to facilitate international flights and are always ready to work with airlines to accommodate new flights in and out of Port Hedland,” he said.

Read More:https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/direct-flights-to-vietnam-announced-ng-b88840296z
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 8:31 am

TasFlyer wrote:
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VA is increasing BNE-HBA year round by two services per week from July 13, bringing their total on this route to nine per week:

BNE-HBA VA708 1910-2200 5 73H from 13July
BNE-HBA VA706 1620-1910 7 73H from 22July
HBA-BNE VA701 0715-0950 6 73H from 14July
HBA-BNE VA709 1945-2220 7 73H from 22July



Does that bring the number of planes parked overnight to 4? Apron space is quickly running out down there!


This will make it five jets overnighting on a Friday: a 737 and 717 for QF, plus now three 737s for VA. There is enough apron space to accommodate this; the limiting factor though is the gates. Although VA officially has two gates, it is effectively just one gate which gets double banked depending on which side of the desk you walk past. There is only a single doorway to walk through as you transition from landside to airside.


Interesting. Thanks! I look forward to seeing what HBA management come up with about the departure hall. Hard space to work with, but those long walks to the ends of the apron are a pain. Also a shame the new arrivals hall is up one end and has only two carousels. Didn't future proof that!
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 am

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Direct flights to Vietnam announced
Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
Friday, 18 May 2018

Direct flights from Port Hedland to Vietnam have just been announced, opening up destinations across the globe from Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Airlines will start flying from Hedland to Ho Chi Minh City every Saturday from September.

People will be able to start booking flights in two weeks and will need to go in to the new travel agency that will be set up in the Pilbara Photographics store in South Hedland Shopping Centre.

The in-store agency will be able to arrange flights, packages, visas and all other documentation needed for the trip, so booking online will not be an option.

The new flights have been organised by Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce president Peter Carter, who is excited about what the new option will bring to the Pilbara.

“There’s so much potential in this market, Vietnam is screaming for fresh produce so these flights won’t just be for passengers, we will be sending Pilbara and Kimberley produce straight to hotels in Asia.”

People will be able to use Ho Chi Minh City as a base to fly elsewhere in the world at a far cheaper price.

Local travellers can expect more direct flights in coming years, with plans for flights to Auckland with Vietnam Airlines from March, 2019 and Shanghai via a yet to be disclosed airline later in 2019.

“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.

Port Hedland International Airport general manager Rod Evans said the flights were not driven by the airport, but supported the move.

“We have the ability to facilitate international flights and are always ready to work with airlines to accommodate new flights in and out of Port Hedland,” he said.

Read More:https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/direct-flights-to-vietnam-announced-ng-b88840296z


This is bizarre. Obviously, if true, its being heavily subsidised by local/state government but why SGN? Surely service to SIN/KUL would be preferable!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 9:11 am

PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please!
I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 9:42 am

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PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please!
I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER.


Im having what ever they are drinking too!!

Maybe its a codeshare via Perth.
Not sure that PHE would have much of a VN market
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 10:41 am

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Don’t know if there is any truth to it but it appears VN are about to announce a weekly Saturday service between Port Hedland and Vietnam from September. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritHedland/ ... 42389027:0


Hmm, PER I would've been a little surprised but PHE? :crazy: They put a picture of a 789 too :lol: I will eat my hat if it is a 789 service (if the service even goes ahead) !

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 am

For those interested the first QF A332 has been repainted, that being VH-EBN, it is currently in BNE

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Fri May 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Well that is one out of left field
VN are starting PHE

PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019)

As well as Shanghai starting in 2019! (airline to be announced)

https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west- ... b88840296z

Interesting times with Silk Air starting a trail out of BME too.

PHE Airport boss
“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.
Wish this guy took over Perth airport.
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 11:02 pm

waoz1 wrote:
Well that is one out of left field
VN are starting PHE

PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019)
https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west- ... b88840296z



People will be able to start booking flights in two weeks and will need to go in to the new travel agency that will be set up in the Pilbara Photographics store in South Hedland Shopping Centre.

The in-store agency will be able to arrange flights, packages, visas and all other documentation needed for the trip, so booking online will not be an option.


Is this 1989 still? can Australian Passport holders not apply for the required visa online?
 
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Fri May 18, 2018 11:12 pm

Vietnam e-Visa was launched earlier this year. Until January it was a visa that still required your passport making a trip to the embassy.
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Fri May 18, 2018 11:54 pm

waoz1 wrote:
Well that is one out of left field
VN are starting PHE

PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019)

As well as Shanghai starting in 2019! (airline to be announced)

https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west- ... b88840296z

Interesting times with Silk Air starting a trail out of BME too.

PHE Airport boss
“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.
Wish this guy took over Perth airport.


How does this work? So perth and brisbane (I know Vietjet from 2019, but not confirmed yet) don't have a vietnam service but PHE does? This is a joke when a small town has more vietnam flights then Australia's 3rd and 4th largest cities.
 
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Sat May 19, 2018 12:03 am

oskarclare wrote:
waoz1 wrote:
Well that is one out of left field
VN are starting PHE

PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019)

As well as Shanghai starting in 2019! (airline to be announced)

https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west- ... b88840296z

Interesting times with Silk Air starting a trail out of BME too.

PHE Airport boss
“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.
Wish this guy took over Perth airport.


How does this work? So perth and brisbane (I know Vietjet from 2019, but not confirmed yet) don't have a vietnam service but PHE does? This is a joke when a small town has more vietnam flights then Australia's 3rd and 4th largest cities.


It says that tickets must be booked through a particular travel agent. This is almost certainly a charter and not a scheduled flight, and if the Port Headland council feel that this is a good use of ratepayers money then more power to them. I would personally question the logic though!
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Sat May 19, 2018 1:56 am

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Vietnam e-Visa was launched earlier this year. Until January it was a visa that still required your passport making a trip to the embassy.


Not 100% sure that’s correct. I did visa on arrival at SGN in March last year with an AU passport. No sending of passports or embassy trip.
 
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Sat May 19, 2018 2:28 am

^^ I believe South Vietnam to our North West coast was a quite popular trip 40-odd years ago. Might this PHE-SGN be some sort of nostalgia thing, or some sort of "boat people" joke?

Other than that, WTF? Perhaps it is testing the waters for FIFO workers or similar. I know a lot of oil rig workers etc. spend their downtime in low-cost countries where, ahem, female company is readily available.
 
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Sat May 19, 2018 2:31 am

Britain’s largest union Unite has raised concerns and accused QF of being dismissive of cabin crew rest times between flights, all cabin crew are UK based

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/union-ra ... b88840927z
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Sat May 19, 2018 5:15 am

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PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please!
I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER.

Yes, it seems crazy - from an AKL-perspective, NZ already flies non-stop between AKL and SGN, so competition will be fierce. In addition, local O&D between PHE and New Zealand will be low, and even with an NZ code-share for connections to the Americas, I can't see the service working. Is there something I'm missing?

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Sat May 19, 2018 5:28 am

planemanofnz wrote:
ben175 wrote:
PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please!
I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER.

Yes, it seems crazy - from an AKL-perspective, NZ already flies non-stop between AKL and SGN, so competition will be fierce. In addition, local O&D between PHE and New Zealand will be low, and even with an NZ code-share for connections to the Americas, I can't see the service working. Is there something I'm missing?

Cheers,

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There is a substantial fifo population ex NZ into WA.
So if they are looking at a weekly then it might work.
 
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 am

oskarclare wrote:
How does this work? So perth and brisbane (I know Vietjet from 2019, but not confirmed yet) don't have a vietnam service but PHE does? This is a joke when a small town has more vietnam flights then Australia's 3rd and 4th largest cities.


There's a pretty high chance it doesn't work, but there is a lot of wealthy people (or people with disposable income at least) in PHE (though the town is very boom and bust). I grew up there and we'd go to Bali nearly every weekend when flights were launched. PHE-AKL would be a combination of tourists and FIFO workers I guess. Port Hedland is a remnant of its former self though since the mining boom is over - thought more workers were down in Karratha and Onslow now.
 
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am

oskarclare wrote:
waoz1 wrote:
Well that is one out of left field
VN are starting PHE

PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019)

As well as Shanghai starting in 2019! (airline to be announced)

https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west- ... b88840296z

Interesting times with Silk Air starting a trail out of BME too.

PHE Airport boss
“I made a commitment to myself to get seven new airlines flying in and out of Port Hedland within the next five years,” Mr Carter said.
Wish this guy took over Perth airport.


How does this work? So perth and brisbane (I know Vietjet from 2019, but not confirmed yet) don't have a vietnam service but PHE does? This is a joke when a small town has more vietnam flights then Australia's 3rd and 4th largest cities.


If they have the money to subsidize such a flight then VN won’t say no. Reading the article, it sounds like the flights are “scheduled charter” for now. The flight will be good for exports in the area too, so it sounds like that there will be a lot of belly cargo.

PHE is probably doable with a A321NEO, VN will get a few at the end of the year.
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:59 pm

Another EY capacity reduction, Effective 28 Oct 18 EY will operate double daily 789’s to MEL

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