Articles Tagged ‘MEL’

Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport welcomed 3.11 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. With traffic up 5.0% during the first half of 2018, its annual growth looks set to continue. Nick Preston examines the Australian airport’s network trends, including its leading airlines and routes.

Qantas adds second Californian connection from Melbourne

Qantas adds second Californian connection from Melbourne

Qantas launches non-stop services between Melbourne and San Francisco.

North America notches its second Arch of Triumph win of 2018

North America notches its second Arch of Triumph win of 2018

The world’s biggest aviation market has taken until August to provide its second victorious champion of this year’s Arch of Triumph competition. What is more noteworthy is the fact that the same Floridian airport has delivered both of these wins for the region.


Regional Express enjoys third consecutive year of growth in 2017; Sydney is leading airport out of 59 served in S18

Regional Express enjoys third consecutive year of growth in 2017; Sydney is leading airport out of 59 served in S18

Regional Express saw a marginal 0.8% increase in scheduled two-way seat capacity on direct flights across its network in 2017. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Australian regional carrier’s operation over the past 10 years, including its ASK growth, and its leading airports and routes.

Cebu Pacific Air makes a move on Melbourne from Manila

Cebu Pacific Air makes a move on Melbourne from Manila

Cebu Pacific Air introduces first flights to Melbourne with a link from Manila.

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation's popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation’s popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways in 2018 will offer just over 2.30 million seats, up 11% versus its offering last year, and up 46% since being re-branded from Air Pacific in 2013. Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments that have taken place at the South Pacific-based carrier, including new routes and the nation’s visitor trends.


Air New Zealand's Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand’s Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand, along with its subsidiaries, has grown seat capacity from Auckland by 44% between 2011 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the latest changes at the Star Alliance member’s biggest hub, how subsidiary capacity has developed, and which routes are flown using the airline’s newest aircraft.

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM toasts its 150,000th passenger from Inverness while China Southern Airlines opens a second non-stop service to Rome Fiumicino. More news also from AirAsia, Germania, Flybe and Blue Panorama Airlines, plus St. Petersburg and Melbourne airports.

Passengers on the up 'Down Under'; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Passengers on the up ‘Down Under’; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Nearly 100 million scheduled travellers passed through Australia’s airports in 2017, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and 35% up on 2008 levels. Nick Preston examines the latest network trends from the land down under, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.


Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world's eight busiest routes

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world’s eight busiest routes

In the third and final instalment of our regional review for S18, we examine Asia and the Asia Pacific countries. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

Singapore-Vancouver is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 130,000 searches; Singapore Airlines' only Canadian connection??

Singapore-Vancouver is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 130,000 searches; Singapore Airlines’ only Canadian connection??

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 130,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Singapore and Vancouver ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the right kit in place to fly this long sector, will it be Singapore Airlines or Air Canada which will […]

Malindo Air makes move on Melbourne

Malindo Air makes move on Melbourne

Malindo Air begins flights from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne via Bali.