Articles Tagged ‘Australia’

Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

We look at Bamboo Airways’ plan for Melbourne – Hanoi, which is the largest unserved market between Australia and Vietnam and Hanoi’s #1 unserved market globally.

Malaysia Airlines’ Tokyo grown well; we explore Tokyo connectivity over KUL

Malaysia Airlines’ Tokyo grown well; we explore Tokyo connectivity over KUL

Last year was Malaysia Airlines’ best ever to Northeast Asia. Japan grew well, so we look at connectivity over KUL. Leisure and VFR markets key. 

Alliance Airlines begins Sunshine Coast - Cairns

Alliance Airlines begins Sunshine Coast – Cairns

Alliance Airlines began Sunshine Coast – Cairns on 17 July using the Fokker 100.


Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane has welcomed its new runway, which is crucial for future growth. In recent years, its international seats have grown significantly. Where’s next?

FlyPelican to begin Canberra to Ballina for Byron Bay

FlyPelican to begin Canberra to Ballina for Byron Bay

FlyPelican to begin this three-weekly, 828-kilometre route on 3 July using Jetstream 31s.

Australia’s Rex considering 737s/320s for thick routes; clever move or risking everything?

Australia’s Rex considering 737s/320s for thick routes; clever move or risking everything?

As Rex, with 57 operational Saab 340s, considers acquiring narrowbodies, far beyond its comfort zone, we look at what it’s considering. Much is at stake.


Virgin Australia, world's 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Virgin Australia, world’s 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Today, 21 April, Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration.  With its domestic network core for its EBIT, we look at its network and prospects.

Qatar Airways launches Brisbane to repatriate passengers

Qatar Airways launches Brisbane to repatriate passengers

This is key for passengers while ensuring freight continues. In 2019, 745,000 flew from Brisbane to Europe, with the few means of reach home now.

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

UK – Australia has 2.2 million passengers, 38% of all Europe – Australia. Strong growth by Qatar Airways, but hindered by Eithad and Malaysia Airlines.


Brisbane Airport's new runway is cleared to land in 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway is cleared to land in 2020

As Brisbane Airport celebrated their new runway this week, we chat with key players there to learn more about the passenger growth driving this.

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

Top-20 domestic routes in Australia have 1m+ indirect passengers a year. Canberra stands out and Canberra – Hobart leads with the strongest fare/mile.

Top-20 unserved routes: Australia-Southeast Asia

Top-20 unserved routes: Australia-Southeast Asia

In 2018, the top-20 unserved routes between Australia-Southeast Asia saw 777,000 passengers. To/from Vietnam, almost six in ten travelling indirectly. With its coming A321XLRs, will VietJet Air start Brisbane-Ho Chi Minh City, a strong-growing market with 51,000 passengers and above-average fare/mile?