Articles Tagged ‘MEL’

Arch of Triumph 2016 – just one week of competition left

Arch of Triumph 2016 – just one week of competition left

If your airport has aspirations of winning this year’s Arch of Triumph competition, you had better get a move on, as there is just one week left of this year’s battle. Nine more airports from around the world have probably their last attempts to break onto the 2016 leader board – see how they do.

Tigerair Australia makes capital connection from Melbourne

Tigerair Australia makes capital connection from Melbourne

Tigerair Australia starts flights to its 10th destination from its Melbourne base.

Qantas makes Melbourne-Christchurch connection

Qantas makes Melbourne-Christchurch connection

Qantas commences Christchurch service from Melbourne – its third route to New Zealand.


Adelaide-Nadi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways' next Australian foray??

Adelaide-Nadi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways’ next Australian foray??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 35,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Adelaide and Nadi ‒ but the route is unserved! Will sector length see Perth – a bigger airport but also unserved – bypassed in favour of a shorter sector to Adelaide??

Hainan Airlines launches two routes to Melbourne

Hainan Airlines launches two routes to Melbourne

Hainan Airlines now connects Xi’an and Changsha with Melbourne.

Adelaide Airport edges towards 8m passengers; second MEB3 carrier arrived in May; China direct from December

Adelaide Airport edges towards 8m passengers; second MEB3 carrier arrived in May; China direct from December

Boosted by the arrival of Qatar Airways, Australia’s fifth largest airport should get very close to handling eight million passengers in 2016. We take a look at the South Australia airport’s biggest airlines and country markets.


Beijing Capital Airlines launches first Australian route

Beijing Capital Airlines launches first Australian route

Beijing Capital Airlines connects Shenyang and Qingdao with Melbourne.

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

China Southern Airlines flew 45% of traffic between China and Australia in 2015; capacity between nations grows 30%; next stop Adelaide

During the past year six routes have launched between these two nations, while a further eight are planned to commence before the end of the year. For the first five months of 2016, traffic in the market has grown 36% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at the […]

Reno-Tahoe celebrates Cake of the Week for Long Beach link

Reno-Tahoe celebrates Cake of the Week for Long Beach link

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Belo Horizonte celebrates eight years of Copa Airlines flights while Birmingham Airport breaks through the 11 million passenger barrier. More news also from Tigerair Australia and British Airways which brought back record-breaking Team GB from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


Budapest Airport and BUD Run sponsor Qatar Airways celebrate wins

Budapest Airport and BUD Run sponsor Qatar Airways celebrate wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Wizz Air celebrates flying 30 million passengers from the UK since 2004, while Melbourne welcomes the arrival of its first A350 service. More news also from Glasgow, Cluj-Napoca and Barcelona airports, as well as Aer Lingus.

Virgin Australia Airlines still Oz’s #2 airline; Sydney its #1 airport as domestic market stagnates

Virgin Australia Airlines still Oz’s #2 airline; Sydney its #1 airport as domestic market stagnates

Virgin Australia Airlines has been far from dynamic in its route development over the past few years, but this could all change as talks to enter the Beijing and Hong King markets progress. anna.aero takes a look at the operations of the airline which flies one in four airline seats in Australia.

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

China’s fourth largest airport, and this year’s World Routes hosts, Chengdu passed the 40 million annual passenger barrier in 2015, having averaged 10% growth over the last five years. Find out which of the airport’s serving airlines and network of routes are growing the fastest.