Articles Tagged ‘Australia’

Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Traffic between Mainland China and Australia is booming as Chinese carriers keep growing. But which airports benefit the most? And what is the response from Australian carriers?

Australian domestic air traffic up 2.5% in first half of 2012; international traffic up 5.2%

Australian domestic air traffic up 2.5% in first half of 2012; international traffic up 5.2%

Qantas may be struggling but traffic has been growing steadily in the Australian market. International traffic is growing twice as quickly as domestic traffic but which airlines have started which new international routes since the beginning of the year?

Brisbane reports 6% growth in 2012; new Honolulu service with Hawaiian Airlines coming in November

Brisbane reports 6% growth in 2012; new Honolulu service with Hawaiian Airlines coming in November

Australia’s third busiest airport passed 20 million passengers last year and is reporting solid growth in 2012. But which domestic routes are growing fastest, and which new services have been added by which airlines in the last 12 months? Which long-haul carriers will Hawaiian Airlines be joining at the airport in November?


UK international traffic up 1.3% in first half of 2012; US up 300,000 passengers, Lithuania up 46%

UK international traffic up 1.3% in first half of 2012; US up 300,000 passengers, Lithuania up 46%

The UK market may not be growing much overall but which are the top 10 country markets for growth so far in 2012, and what is driving that growth? We also take a closer look at why the Australian market isn’t doing as badly as the data would suggest.

Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Western Australia’s Perth airport welcomed its second ‘MEB3’ carrier this week as Qatar Airways arrived from Doha. How rapidly has the airport grown in recent years and which two domestic routes account for almost 30% of traffic? Which other foreign carriers serve one of the world’s most remote major cities?

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australia domestic air travel demand was virtually unchanged in 2011. But what about international traffic? Which were the leading airlines in the international market and which of the top 10 international city-pairs saw the fastest growth (and biggest drop) in passenger numbers?


Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Despite ash cloud issues in June (courtesy of Chile rather than Iceland) Australian domestic air travel is still growing. What’s the latest news on Tiger Airways’ gradual resumption of services and where will Virgin Australia start operating its new ATRs from? And which Asian carrier is growing demand fastest on international routes?

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Despite some extreme weather, Australia’s domestic travel continued to grow in Q1. Which major new domestic services have launched this year? What’s happening with international traffic? Which carriers gained (and lost) market share during 2010?

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Australia’s third biggest airport has helped the region cope with the appalling recent floods. But how dominant are domestic routes and what changes have there been recently? Which new Chinese route was added during the last year and which foreign carriers serve their Asian and Middle Eastern hubs non-stop?


Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney - Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney – Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Last year was another positive one for the Australian air travel market with domestic and international traffic both well up. But which are the top 10 airlines carrying international passengers and which new destination is V Australia starting later this month?

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

Guangzhou #2 airport in China; China Southern serves over 90 destinations non-stop; Auckland starts in April

China’s second busiest airport handled just over 40 million passengers last year. But what is the split between domestic and international routes? How dominant is China Southern? And which are the leading country markets? Which US carrier is coming soon?

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

In Australia it’s almost summer and Qantas’ LCC is launching a range of new routes this month. How quickly has it grown, how big is its fleet, which are its biggest routes, and how extensive is its international network?