Articles Tagged ‘MEL’
In this week’s network planning community newsletter: Africa World Airlines announces a codeshare with Brussels Airlines; Air Transat brings A321LR to Gatwick; KLM celebrates 100 years; Uzbekistan Airways connects Munich with Tashkent; Birmingham Airport adds Austrian Airlines; Melbourne Airport announces new Asiana and Jetstar routes; Air Astana launches A321LR operations to Moscow; Cabo Verde Airlines announces […]
World Routes 2019 is about to begin, so it’s a great time to look at the Australia-New Zealand market. It has been growing, but 1.3 million seats were removed by both Emirates and AirAsia X. Air New Zealand is the leading operator by seats, aided by a strong use of wide-bodies. 23 routes are operated […]
Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent
In the past five years, Air Canada has launched services to Brisbane and Melbourne, with an Auckland connection beginning this December. We look at the carrier’s Australasian growth, and potential future Asia-Pacific markets from Vancouver.
Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra
Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.
SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX
SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.
Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth
Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.
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 launches non-stop services between Melbourne and San Francisco.
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 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 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 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.