Articles Tagged ‘Australia’

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?

Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

It already serves the biggest and third biggest domestic markets in Australia, so it’s no big surprise that Tiger is now tackling the second busiest route. How have Australia’s top 5 routes developed since 1998 and what competition will Tiger face on its new route?


International growth outstrips domestic air travel growth in Australia; Icelandic volcanic ash cloud impacts April figures

International growth outstrips domestic air travel growth in Australia; Icelandic volcanic ash cloud impacts April figures

What’s been happening to demand in Australia since the beginning of the year? How big is the growth in international traffic and what impact did the volcano eruption in Iceland have on demand in April?

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

Top 30 Asian airports offering 7% more capacity than a year ago; Beijing passes Tokyo Haneda; Jakarta growing fastest

You want proof that the Asian economies are doing well? Then take a look at airport capacity stats for the leading airports in the region. Only two of the top 25 airports are not growing again.

Melbourne's international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Melbourne’s international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Australia’s second gateway has seen traffic growth in each of the last eight years. How much competition is there on the busiest routes and which new routes have started recently? What other new routes will be starting shortly?