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Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

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 […]

Qantas has just 17% of Australian international market

Qantas has just 17% of Australian international market

The Australian market has seen some changes in ownership among the airlines that operate within it, while passenger numbers continue to climb. International traffic (+5.2%) is growing more than twice as quickly as domestic traffic (+2.2%) so far in 2013. Airlines from China, Indonesia and Philippines have added new international flights this year.

Sichuan Airlines now China's sixth biggest domestic airline; #2 carrier at Chengdu and Chongqing

Sichuan Airlines now China’s sixth biggest domestic airline; #2 carrier at Chengdu and Chongqing

Operated by its all-Airbus fleet of 70 aircraft, Sichuan Airlines carried over 14 million passengers, representing 5% of the domestic market, and launched long-haul flights to Canada last year. Last month, Melbourne became the airline’s first Australian destination.


Australian domestic air traffic up 2.5% in first half of 2012; international traffic up 5.2%

Australian domestic air traffic up 2.5% in first half of 2012; international traffic up 5.2%

Qantas may be struggling but traffic has been growing steadily in the Australian market. International traffic is growing twice as quickly as domestic traffic but which airlines have started which new international routes since the beginning of the year?

Lviv’s new terminal opens for business; Melbourne and Chengdu become sister airports; Silver Airways upgrades Bahamas service; Turkish gears up for its Passenger Portraits campaign

Lviv’s new terminal opens for business; Melbourne and Chengdu become sister airports; Silver Airways upgrades Bahamas service; Turkish gears up for its Passenger Portraits campaign

While the dust has settled following the busy season change period and it now is back to business as usual, anna.aero reports on the latest other celebrations. Which two airports in Asia-Pacific signed a cooperation agreement? How does Turkish Airlines use its sports sponsorships in its latest marketing campaign? And which airport in the Ukraine […]

Will Tiger Airways Australia's grounding impact on Philippine and (planned) Indonesian, Thai operations?

Will Tiger Airways Australia’s grounding impact on Philippine and (planned) Indonesian, Thai operations?

The Australian authorities’ shock decision to ground Tiger Airways Australia at least until Saturday could have implications far beyond Australia. But how many routes does the airline actually operate in Australia, what share of the domestic market does it have and what’s been going on at Avalon?


Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Despite some extreme weather, Australia’s domestic travel continued to grow in Q1. Which major new domestic services have launched this year? What’s happening with international traffic? Which carriers gained (and lost) market share during 2010?

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

In Australia it’s almost summer and Qantas’ LCC is launching a range of new routes this month. How quickly has it grown, how big is its fleet, which are its biggest routes, and how extensive is its international network?

Melbourne's international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Melbourne’s international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Australia’s second gateway has seen traffic growth in each of the last eight years. How much competition is there on the busiest routes and which new routes have started recently? What other new routes will be starting shortly?


Virgin Blue’s growth coming from international routes; 18.4 million passengers carried in last 12 months

Virgin Blue’s growth coming from international routes; 18.4 million passengers carried in last 12 months

Australia’s second airline is nearly 10 years old but domestic growth is slowing. What is its market share in Australia and where else does it fly to? And why is an old 90s novelty hit suddenly popular again in New Zealand?

Australian international traffic growing strongly but Qantas is losing market share; US and Indonesia see biggest gains

Australian international traffic growing strongly but Qantas is losing market share; US and Indonesia see biggest gains

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud is unlikely to reach Australia but flights heading for Europe have been impacted. International traffic has been growing well recently but which carriers are winning and which are losing out?

Adelaide – Melbourne now #4 in Australia; Qantas and Virgin Blue have cut capacity by over a quarter

Route AnalysisThe arrival of Tiger Airways has helped stimulate this market and now Jetstar is on the route as well. How has traffic developed in the last couple of years and what are the signs for the future?