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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:15 am

QuayWeeAir wrote:
Qantas To Start Melbourne - Queenstown Flights This Winter... More Competition For Air New Zealand, Jetstar And The Newly Started Services From Virgin Australia.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sour ... WE_PhyxRM5

Looks like QANTAS Could use smaller aircraft such as 737-700 over the off season.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:23 am

tullamarine wrote:
QuayWeeAir wrote:
Would we ever see Jetstar venture more within the Pacific? Currently only Fiji and Rarotonga (Via Auckland) are being served. Would be nice to see Jetstar in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or even on flights to Papua New Guinea.

Travel to many of the smaller Pacific ports is pretty marginal. Whatever was attempted would have to allow for a return service using the same crew. Realistically a 180 seat A320 is probably too much plane. The Pacific looks to be a likely market for the A220 with Air Vanuatu already announcing orders.

Not to mention Tonga and Samoa would be a fair bit way out from Australia, and NZ market is well served by NZ. I believe cargo is a big factor on these Pacific Island flights however if you're pushing the A320's flight envelope then there's not much you can do about this.

PNG is well served by QF Mainline, VA and Air Niugini which IIRC two of them carries are not having a very good load - certainly not something that QF as a group wants JQ to hurt even more.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:52 am

QuayWeeAir wrote:
Would we ever see Jetstar venture more within the Pacific? Currently only Fiji and Rarotonga (Via Auckland) are being served. Would be nice to see Jetstar in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or even on flights to Papua New Guinea.


No chance of seeing JQ flying to POM, sadly the security situation in PNG means that there is no mass tourism from Australia. I'd say most of the AUS-PNG traffic would be from the corporates & miners.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:34 pm

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:32 pm

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RyanairGuru wrote:
OK, to avoid confusion it appears that there are flight attendant bases in Sydney and Hobart but not pilot bases, is that correct?

Why does it matter where pilots and FA's are based?


It doesn't. The point is the airframes, despite some relatively 'early' arrivals in the evening (MCY and CBR), are fully occupied. I believe there is one 'spare' frame, but of course by 'spare' I mean parked in the mx hangar here in CBR (and noting at some point they all need painting). There is zero opportunity for increased utilisation of the two-class fleet unless and until more frames are reconfigured, particularly after the end of March.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:35 am

Hello,
Avalon is here: any orders beyond Air Vanuatu’s A220s expected to feature?
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:05 am

Maliyanwalto wrote:
Hello,
Avalon is here: any orders beyond Air Vanuatu’s A220s expected to feature?
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Rarely, if ever, are orders announced at Avalon. Unfortunately it isn't that an important enough of an air show to warrant such publicity.

The biggest announcement was yesterday when Boeing announced the development of a new drone in cooperation with the RAAF.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:33 am

I wouldn't so much say that it isn't important, it's more that civil orders wouldn't be expected because the primary focus (by far) of Avalon is military/defence aviation. Probably followed by aviation industry (hence Flying Colours, etc.), actually, moreso than civil aviation operators.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:02 am

Hello,
Well yes Avalon has arguably lost some of its civil airliner glitz since the heady days of the Russians inviting people like me to inspect the IL-96 and Tu-204. I am aware that few if any civil orders have been made over the decades of Avalon, but it’s always interesting to speculate.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 am

Would have been great to have Qantas announce the Project Sunrise order at the Avalon Airshow, but it just isn’t the right timing it seems. It would have been quite an interesting media event that one.

The Air Vanuatu order announcement was certainly outside the usual playbook for this airshow.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:43 pm

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