Articles Tagged ‘Qantas’

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates the sixth anniversary of its Manchester hub, United Airlines adds a connection to Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, Air Belgium selects Brussels Charleroi as its home base, London Luton breaks the one million passenger mark for 12th consecutive month and four-year-old Dwayne Franke is treated to a special flight […]

Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines is based in Brisbane, the host city of Routes Asia 2018, operating a fleet of F50s, F70s and F100s throughout Oceania. While it is mainly known for its charter operations, it does fly scheduled services for a number of airlines in Australia. Jonathan Ford discovers more about the operator. 

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Seat capacity on flights between Australia and New Zealand increased by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017 and has been on the rise since 2008. We take a look at some of the key air service developments in the trans-Tasman market over the past 10 years, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.


Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas adds domestic and international sector from Melbourne and Sydney.

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports. 

Qantas hops onto Kangaroo Island route

Qantas hops onto Kangaroo Island route

Qantas adds Adelaide to Kingscote service with five times weekly service.


Melbourne-Phnom Penh is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 140,000 searches; one for Jetstar to jump onto??

Melbourne-Phnom Penh is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 140,000 searches; one for Jetstar to jump onto??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 140,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Melbourne and Phnom Penh ‒ but the route is unserved!? Jetstar Airways is expanding in the region from the Australian city, will the Cambodian capital be its next connection??

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia celebrated its 10th birthday last week. The airline’s first 10 years have not been without incident (CASA groundings and changes in ownership) and we review the times when the LCC didn’t quite catch its prey and where its current passenger hunting grounds are.

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi between January and August this year handled 41.1 million passengers, up from the 38.9 million it processed during the same period of 2016. In June this year the airport passed the 60 million annual passenger milestone, while for the calendar year it anticipates hitting 62.04 million passengers. 


Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

On 28 September Norwegian began its four times weekly service between London Gatwick and Singapore, opening up its UK capital hub to the Asian market for the first time. anna.aero joins the carrier in its celebrations and even bakes the route launch cake at the Gatwick end of the route.  

Loganair goes it alone as Flybe begins working with Eastern Airways

Loganair goes it alone as Flybe begins working with Eastern Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Loganair’s independent venture and Flybe’s new franchise agreement with fellow UK regional airline Eastern Airways, Qantas announces that it will base four 787-9s at Brisbane, while Manchester Airport is named the UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards. 

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive.