Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Australia Airlines’

Virgin Australia Airlines hot foots it to Hong Kong from Sydney

Virgin Australia Airlines hot foots it to Hong Kong from Sydney

Virgin Australia Airlines starts a daily service on the city pair – already serves Hong Kong from Melbourne.

Virgin Australia Airlines begins flights to Alice Springs from Brisbane

Virgin Australia Airlines begins flights to Alice Springs from Brisbane

Virgin Australia Airlines makes Alice Springs its 22nd domestic route from Brisbane.

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

The market between Australia and Indonesia has seen various changes during the past decade, including the loss and gain of operators, plus the country pairing surpassing three million annual passengers. Jonathan Ford takes a further look at one of Australia’s biggest international sectors. 


International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

Passengers who travelled on international airlines from Brisbane grew by 5.1% in 2017, whereas traffic growth on domestic and regional airlines increased by just 1.0%. With the city set to be the backdrop of Routes Asia later this week, Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the airport’s recent developments. 

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

Last year just under 159 million passengers travelled from Australian airports, up from around 123 million in 2009. With Brisbane being the venue for Routes Asia in two weeks’ time, plus Qantas launching non-stop London flights from Perth, Jonathan Ford highlights some more of Australia’s recent developments.

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. 


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.

Virgin Australia Airlines makes capital connection from Perth

Virgin Australia Airlines makes capital connection from Perth

Virgin Australia Airlines starts its 10th domestic route from Canberra.


Congratulations Krakow! Polish airport celebrates first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Congratulations Krakow! Polish airport celebrates first-ever Arch of Triumph win

At the fourth time of asking, Krakow Airport finally won its first ever Arch of Triumph award last week. The airport’s fire crew even let their CO and CEO share in their fine victory! Nine more airports battle it out for the world’s biggest airport firefighting accolade this week.

Virgin Australia Airlines ventures into Hong Kong market

Virgin Australia Airlines ventures into Hong Kong market

Virgin Australia Airlines begins its only service to the Asian city from Melbourne.

Brisbane-Delhi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 215,000 searches; Air India's next Aussie adventure??

Brisbane-Delhi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 215,000 searches; Air India’s next Aussie adventure??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 215,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Brisbane and Delhi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will Queensland’s capital be partnered-up with another city in the region to form another Air India triangular service like its initial operation to […]