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Articles Tagged ‘Australian airports’

Qantas lacks capacity bounce at its main hub Sydney

Qantas lacks capacity bounce at its main hub Sydney

Analysis of Qantas’ home-hub ‒ we investigate how the operation has developed year by year and we detail which are the leading country markets, and how this compares with a year ago, along with what expansion plans the airline has for S15 at its main base (cough – none!).

Gold Coast Airport on growth wave: 7% passenger traffic increase in 2012; Jetstar and Virgin Australia dominate

Gold Coast Airport on growth wave: 7% passenger traffic increase in 2012; Jetstar and Virgin Australia dominate

Situated on the coastline world famous for its waves, Gold Coast Airport has been challenged by traffic seasonality over the years. However, new long-haul services and competition between the airport’s two main carriers could see the airport break 6m annual passengers this 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?


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?

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?

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?