Qantas16 wrote:DavidByrne wrote:https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/286302/adelaide-market-review-and-passenger-traffic-forecast/
Interesting analysis of the potential for CHC-ADL, proposing 5x weekly service if by QF 73H in summer peak. My gut feeling is that that’s too high but it does fill one of the important gaps in connectivity for CHC. What about NZ operating a few per week in summer, transferring some of that capacity to ZQN-ADL in winter? Ultimately both sectors could have a place in the network.
The same analysis also suggests that AKL-ADL is underserved - a significant number of pax choose to connect on the east coast. Partly that will be price-driven, but also partly the fact that NZ does not offer a daily service. NZ has deliberately reduced frequency so that it can offer WB service - would be interested to know whether that has worked out better for the carrier in the medium term. IIRC it’s now 4x weekly in the winter (up from 3x weekly last year?).
Fascinating analysis. Though I can't see QF launching ADL-CHC before they launch ADL-AKL. 4x weekly ADL-AKL and 3x weekly ADL-CHC could be a good place to start though I'm not holding my breath and I'm sure QF would want ADL / SA Gov to cough up some subsidies.
Agreed QF does no international flying out of ADL at all and uses hub-spoke model through SYD and MEL. Little for them to gain flying to AKL or CHC. Stronger opportunity for a 5th freedom operator providing a beyond connection to Asia or ME.