Articles Tagged ‘MEL’

Australia sees domestic market growth; international traffic up 7% as American Airlines, ANA, Xiamen Airlines (re-)enter market

Australia sees domestic market growth; international traffic up 7% as American Airlines, ANA, Xiamen Airlines (re-)enter market

Australia’s domestic market returned to growth in the third quarter of 2015, but international growth is much higher. Five carriers either started or resumed international flights to Australia in the last 12 months.

Athens-Melbourne is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year; Time for Jetstar to really go long-haul???

Athens-Melbourne is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year; Time for Jetstar to really go long-haul???

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that last year 260,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Athens and Melbourne, which has a Greek poulation of 150,000 making it the biggest Greek city in the world (outside of Greece). But strewth, the route is unserved! Surely with a market that big and that reliable begging to be served, it’s […]

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Fuelled by Western Australia’s abundant natural resources, the state capital’s airport in Perth has seen the growth experienced between 2006-2014 (when its traffic nearly doubled) plateau in 2015 and 2016. That said, airlines like Malindo Air have added service to the country’s fourth busiest airport in the past year.


Lisbon Airport welcomes home the champions of Europe while Melbourne celebrates Cake of the Week title

Lisbon Airport welcomes home the champions of Europe while Melbourne celebrates Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces it will serve two Eastern European capitals from Leeds Bradford, while Blue Air picks up a special award from Hermes. More news also from Vilnius, Aarhus and Batumi airports plus the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Auckland Airport struts its stuff with Arch of Triumph win

Auckland Airport struts its stuff with Arch of Triumph win

The glory of winning the weekly Arch of Triumph certificate is beyond comparison for the inhabitants of airport fire stations around the world – as displayed here by Auckland Airport’s Brown Watch. Find out which of this week’s 17 combatants will secure the global accolade.

Xiamen Airlines starts third Australian route

Xiamen Airlines starts third Australian route

Xiamen Airlines commences twice-weekly flights between Xiamen and Melbourne.


Melbourne Airport delivers recession proof passenger growth performance since 2006; China and Singapore capacity charges

Melbourne Airport delivers recession proof passenger growth performance since 2006; China and Singapore capacity charges

Open since 1912, Luna Park in Melbourne has been around longer than the city’s airport, which opened in Essendon in 1921, before moving to its current location in Tullamarine in 1970. anna.aero takes a look at Australia’s second biggest airport’s traffic development and network.

Vorsprung durch FTWA for this week’s Arch of Triumph winner

Vorsprung durch FTWA for this week’s Arch of Triumph winner

A German airport won the 2014 Arch of Triumph competition, when Munich Airport produced the highest score (38.9) of the entire contest for its welcome of United Airlines’ Houston Intercontinental service. Find out whether this week’s German entry can live up to a nation’s lofty expectations.

Airnorth is welcomed to Brisbane West Wellcamp

Airnorth is welcomed to Brisbane West Wellcamp

Airnorth starts up the first of two services from the new airport, initially to Melbourne.


Orlando Melbourne Airport and host of Routes Europe 2016 celebrate their anna.aero award wins

Orlando Melbourne Airport and host of Routes Europe 2016 celebrate their anna.aero award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces new services from Dublin for W16/17 while Sun d’Or Airlines announces its plans to commence operations to Georgia. More news also from Wizz Air, Tigerair Australia, Manchester, Aberdeen, Moscow Sheremetyevo and Bristol airports.

Baltimore/Washington boasts with its first Arch of Triumph certificate

Baltimore/Washington boasts with its first Arch of Triumph certificate

Everyone might be busy out Christmas shopping (or doing it all on-line these days), but the world’s airports fire crews are still producing FTWAs at a rate that would put Santa’s elves to shame. Find out which one of nine global airports has won the penultimate Arch of Triumph title of 2015.

Tigerair Australia roars into Coffs Harbour

Tigerair Australia roars into Coffs Harbour

Tigerair Australia adds Melbourne to its existing thrice-weekly Sydney service into the north New South Wales destination.