Articles Tagged ‘MEL’

Australian domestic market still growing in 2009; Tiger starts two Sydney routes in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsProving that China isn’t the only country whose domestic market is still growing we take a look at Australian domestic traffic trends in 2008/09. Which were the fastest growing routes in 2008 and which new routes may soon be stimulated thanks to Tiger Airways?

Jetstar, Tiger and Virgin Blue helping to stimulate Melbourne – Gold Coast market to new level

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchWe looked at this route last December when Tiger had just entered the market and now we look at fares by departure time for three different departure days. What patterns emerge? Is anyone consistently cheaper than the others?

Australian domestic market growth still defying global trends; Tiger, Jetstar and Virgin Blue stimulating Gold Coast traffic

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAustralia’s domestic market must be one of the few that is still seeing air traffic growth, even if it is slowing. Which are the fastest-growing domestic routes and which two destinations has Tiger dropped from Melbourne?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 8 November – Friday 14 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 11 October – Friday 17 October):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes cover the globe from North to South America, Europe to the Middle East and a lot of activity in Australia. Airlines involved include Air Arabia, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Norwegian, OpenSkies, Pacific Blue, TAM, United Express and Virgin Blue.

New routes launched during the last week:
Saturday 20 September – Friday 26 September

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes come mostly from Asia and the Middle East. Afriqiyah starts service from Libya to Dubai, while Pakistan’s airblue links Lahore with Muscat. India’s Paramount began a new domestic route and Hong Kong Express launched flights to Manila in competition with three other carriers. Norwegian re-started a domestic route, and Pacific Blue started Auckland-Melbourne.


Australian domestic traffic defies global trends and continues to prosper; Melbourne – Gold Coast up 40%; Tiger picks ADL as 2nd base

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsPassenger numbers grew 8% in the second quarter of 2008 though load factor fell two points to 75%. Which of the biggest routes are showing the highest year-on-year growth and which airport will become Tiger’s second Australian base in March 2009?

Australia: Australian domestic air traffic growth increasing at expense of load factors

Australia: Australian domestic air traffic growth increasing at expense of load factorsSince Tiger Airways launched its Australian subsidiary last November traffic growth has been kick-started once more but at the expense of load factors. Which route is it terminating and where is it reallocating capacity? How has domestic market share changed since February?