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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 1:22 am

QF to have 2 A330’s with WIFI in service by the end of June.

For the domestic A330’s if they are operating an international route, WIFI will be available while flying over Australia and would be turned off after flying over the coast off Australia, for example a flight such as SYD-SIN Wifi would be available From SYD to DRW then would be unavailable for the rest of the journey

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 5:11 am

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
Today's Illawarra Mercury newspaper is reporting (page 3) a 'critical cash shortage' at Jetgo. The source is a leaked internal email to staff or something? Also mentions that action is being taken by Dubbo City Council against the airline for unpaid debts?!?!
Doesn't sound good.
I know nothing else but wish them all the best.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 am

Would REX and Jetgo make a decent combination?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 6:19 am

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Would REX and Jetgo make a decent combination?


Not really. They share little in common and generally serve different markets.

Rex relies predominantly on serving intrastate regional routes from its capital city hubs that are too thin for the larger carriers Dash-8s or ATRs (with exceptions... obviously). Aside from that, they pick up government subsidised routes (e.g. QLD and WA). They are not trying to revolutionise the regional market, but rather offer small regional centres a reliable air service.

JetGo, on the other hand, has focused on serving larger regional centres from interstate cities (BNE, OOL and MEL) (again... with exceptions). They fly fuel-guzzling aircraft but offer faster service. The problem is... these routes don't really want to pay for that. The faster regional jets are a good selling point if the route has competition and its a Saab or ATR, but when the only competition relies on the pax transferring in another city (SYD), you've got a big time advantage no matter what you fly! JG would have been better off with a fleet of Dash-8s or similar and offer the same routes and there costs would be significantly lower and the passenger numbers wouldnt be too much different!

Rex would have no use for the JG fleet and there existing route network isn't that valuable to Rex anyway...
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 6:26 am

How much back end/office efficiency might exist if the two were together? A few executives probably go if this hypothetical which could be a few hundred thousand a year. Booking systems probably would save some (but not much). What sort of procurement benefits might exist? Fuel might be ok, but parts etc are probably limited given the different fleets..
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 6:29 am

qf789 wrote:
QF to have 2 A330’s with WIFI in service by the end of June.

For the domestic A330’s if they are operating an international route, WIFI will be available while flying over Australia and would be turned off after flying over the coast off Australia, for example a flight such as SYD-SIN Wifi would be available From SYD to DRW then would be unavailable for the rest of the journey

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-launche ... ource=hero


So basically on 5x daily A332 services to AKL it would be disabled?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 7:03 am

I don't mean to sound cynical but I'm surprised Jetgo have made it this far. The type of routes they fly (primarily linking regional centres to interstate capitals/major cities, bypassing their own capital) have had trouble maintaining air service with turboprop equipment let alone a much thirstier 37/50 seat jets.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 7:07 am

VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight.

It appears -ZNC may be u/s in Melbourne as QF400 (which she was scheduled to operate) was cancelled this morning. Can anyone confirm?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 7:18 am

Dan23 wrote:
VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight.


It must be amusing to look at the monitor at the departure gate saying "QF 9 LONDON HEATHROW Via Perth" and seeing a 737 sitting at the gate. I must admit I'd be pretty annoyed if I were booked in J and got bumped to Y before the long trek to LHR. To make it worse QF777 is also a 73H tonight so you can't swap an A330 from that flight.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 8:02 am

Dan23 wrote:
VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight.

It appears -ZNC may be u/s in Melbourne as QF400 (which she was scheduled to operate) was cancelled this morning. Can anyone confirm?


I can Confirm ZNA is still at PER, saw it on the drive into T1
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 11:30 am

-VZB is now returning to MEL completing the delayed QF10
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am

qf789 wrote:
QF to have 2 A330’s with WIFI in service by the end of June.

For the domestic A330’s if they are operating an international route, WIFI will be available while flying over Australia and would be turned off after flying over the coast off Australia, for example a flight such as SYD-SIN Wifi would be available From SYD to DRW then would be unavailable for the rest of the journey

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-launche ... ource=hero


I think the other A330 which is having WiFi installed is -EBJ, not 100% confirmed just yet.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 12:37 pm

Dan23 wrote:
VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight.

It appears -ZNC may be u/s in Melbourne as QF400 (which she was scheduled to operate) was cancelled this morning. Can anyone confirm?


Is this the first schedule disruption/substitution to QF 9/10?
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 12:45 pm

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redroo wrote:
travelhound wrote:
My understanding of the Canberra diversion flights issue revolves around QF formalising an agreement with CBR to use it as a diversion airport.

If we consider the airport only have five wide body parking stands and 2-3 of these could be occupied at any one-time during the day to day operation of the airport, an official agreement with QANTAS could include an annual fee that allows CBR to invest in more parking stands.

From a QF perspective, such an agreement could result in a situation where they ultimately pay the cost for additional parking stands, that they may only use for 50-100 hours per year.

From a CBR perspective there may not be an economic return in investing in new parking stands, but their membership of IATA is dependent upon them fulfilling their obligations to the IATA rules.

As such, we have a situation where either party can exploit the rules for their own benefit.

There were similar situations with QLD ports and QLD rail after privatisation. The Port or rail provider could effectively limit access to port and rail track infrastructure and gain an economic benefit from doing so.

This is a matter where air aviation safety can be compromised by parties who have civil legal rights to protect their own commercial interests.

This could be a matter of government policy rather than the behaviours of QANTAS and CBR. I suspect these types of situations will become more common in the future.



Interesting.

Does sound like CBR trying to wring a few more dollars out of their asset. Its the airports responsibility to provide services for airlines and passengers. Qantas doesn't ask CBR to help finance its purchase of 787s, so why should CBR ask Qantas to help build more stands? CBR (or other airports) get away with this because they have a monopoly position.

Privatising the airports was a bad idea.


Forgetting the bit that the Snow family (the people who own Canberra airport) own all the land around the airport. On it you will find Brindabella Park (offices for Defence, other govt depts and private companies) and then Majura Park (woolworths, costco etc). The rent from all this is contributing plenty of $$$ to the bank balance (plus whatever they make from the airport). Plus now they have started building a housing precinct (Denman prospect)


Spot on. To a certain extent CBR is a textbook example of how to successfully invest in infrastructure, and not the other way around as suggested up thread.

Brindabella Park and Majura Park were built on airport owned land relatively cheaply (even the office buildings aren’t much more than glorified warehouses) and the revenue from the commercial and retail rent is reinvested in the new airport precinct. The entire point of developing those two sights was to secure an ongoing revenue stream that could be used to fund the airport expansion. Basically so long as the commercial premises are rented then Canberra Airport will have no issues servicing their debt.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 12:59 pm

a320fan wrote:
Is this the first schedule disruption/substitution to QF 9/10?

As far as other types filling in, yes I believe it is. No cancellations and no services have been more than an hour or two late so far. The flying schedule amongst the four 787's tends to chop and change a bit but without internal info we can only assume its planned.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 11:49 pm

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 12:25 am

qf789 wrote:
Dan23 wrote:
VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight.

It appears -ZNC may be u/s in Melbourne as QF400 (which she was scheduled to operate) was cancelled this morning. Can anyone confirm?


I can Confirm ZNA is still at PER, saw it on the drive into T1


And I that ZNC was indeed u/s at MEL, thus could not take QF9.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 7:18 am

Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 7:37 am

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Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


It wouldn't surprise me if a BNE-North America announcement is made as well as a 2nd daily BNE-SIN.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 7:41 am

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Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


Maybe there was some truth to the pay of Food/Drinks/IFE on the Tasman Flights? that was going around recently?

Or an direct flight to ORD, now NZ is going there surely QF will want too join in.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 7:51 am

oskarclare wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


It wouldn't surprise me if a BNE-North America announcement is made as well as a 2nd daily BNE-SIN.


Would be odd to announce major expansion from BNE in Sydney though wouldn't it? Though would love for it to be true...
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 8:07 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


Maybe AA JV has finally been approved? Fingers crossed! This can then trigger the BNE 789 announcement?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 8:33 am

Maybe they've solved the PER/JNB stand off with PER airport? Although again you'd think they might announce that in Perth.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 8:42 am

SYDSpotter wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


QF will start multiple A380 services ex CBR given the strong relationship between CBR airport management and QF management :duck:


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 8:42 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be?


QF will start multiple A380 services ex CBR given the strong relationship between CBR airport management and QF management :duck:
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 am

Please continue in Australian Aviation thread June 2018

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