Articles Tagged ‘MEL’

International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

Passengers who travelled on international airlines from Brisbane grew by 5.1% in 2017, whereas traffic growth on domestic and regional airlines increased by just 1.0%. With the city set to be the backdrop of Routes Asia later this week, Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the airport’s recent developments. 

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. In 2017 it handled 6.1 million passengers, a 2.6% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston explores air service developments from the facility serving New Zealand’s capital, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

Last year just under 159 million passengers travelled from Australian airports, up from around 123 million in 2009. With Brisbane being the venue for Routes Asia in two weeks’ time, plus Qantas launching non-stop London flights from Perth, Jonathan Ford highlights some more of Australia’s recent developments.


Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines is based in Brisbane, the host city of Routes Asia 2018, operating a fleet of F50s, F70s and F100s throughout Oceania. While it is mainly known for its charter operations, it does fly scheduled services for a number of airlines in Australia. Jonathan Ford discovers more about the operator. 

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Seat capacity on flights between Australia and New Zealand increased by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017 and has been on the rise since 2008. We take a look at some of the key air service developments in the trans-Tasman market over the past 10 years, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.


Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas adds domestic and international sector from Melbourne and Sydney.

Xiamen Airlines adds another Australian link

Xiamen Airlines adds another Australian link

Xiamen Airlines begins a twice-weekly service between Hangzhou and Melbourne.

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports. 


Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline's COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline’s COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines is expecting to carry 14%-15% more passengers this year when compared to 2016, which is in-line with the current growth being seen in Vietnam’s aviation market. To find out more about the LCC, anna.aero travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to meet the airline’s COO Leslie Stephens. 

Jetstar Airways zips into Zhengzhou

Jetstar Airways zips into Zhengzhou

Jetstar Airways launches Melbourne’s 11th Chinese destination.

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Europe’s airports have gone three weeks without a win in the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, as Asia wins two times on the bounce, following a win for Australasia in Week 44. Find out what score your airport needs to secure a last minute slot on this year’s leader board.