Articles Tagged ‘Qantas’

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. 

Six more city pairs adopted in anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week feature – success rate soars to 22%

Six more city pairs adopted in anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week feature – success rate soars to 22%

Earlier this year, we revealed that nine of our Unserved Routes of the Week – the feature presented with data from leading flight comparison site Skyscanner – had been adopted by the world’s airlines. Less than four months on, six more airport pairs have started (or will be soon) by carriers including LOT Polish Airlines, Qantas, […]

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 


Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

While domestic traffic in Australia continues to grow quite slowly, international traffic is booming thanks in large part to the Chinese market. We track growth in the last 12 months in both markets and look at the busiest domestic routes and how much they are growing (or not).

Sydney-Osaka is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar's next Kansai connection?

Sydney-Osaka is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar’s next Kansai connection?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 275,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Sydney and Osaka ‒ but the route is unserved!? We reckon there could be up to five different carriers which may have this link on their respective to-do lists – but who will tick it off […]

Newcastle-Perth is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 23,000 annual searches; Jetstar's fourth route from NSW airport??

Newcastle-Perth is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 23,000 annual searches; Jetstar’s fourth route from NSW airport??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 23,000 potential travellers searched the leading flight comparison site for flights between Newcastle and Perth ‒ but the route is unserved!? After our recent success in getting Fiji Airways to fly Nadi-Adelaide, will this become our second Australian new route triumph??