Articles Tagged ‘NTL’

Qantas’ new direct service from Newcastle to Melbourne wins Cake of the Week

Qantas’ new direct service from Newcastle to Melbourne wins Cake of the Week

Qantas launched a direct service between Newcastle Airport and Melbourne on 15 March 2021 – flying direct on the route for the first time in more than a decade. 12 return flights per week are being operated with a 717.

Latest route launches

Latest route launches

Qatar Airways starts Seattle, Frontier launches Oakland, FlyPelican increases Port Macquarie, and more.

FlyPelican begins Newcastle to Port Macquarie

FlyPelican begins Newcastle to Port Macquarie

FlyPelican began Newcastle to Port Macquarie on 4 February, with the short sector really a positioning service to/from Canberra.


Route launches in late 2020 and until 5 January

Route launches in late 2020 and until 5 January

SKY Airline begins Lima to Cancun, Silver Airways starts Tampa to Jacksonville, SkyUp launches Kyiv to Mattala, and more.

FlyPelican takes off from Newcastle to Sunshine Coast

FlyPelican takes off from Newcastle to Sunshine Coast

FlyPelican launched Newcastle to Sunshine Coast on 4 January, which Sunny Coast celebrated in great style with this brilliant cake.

Latest new routes (12 - 18 November)

Latest new routes (12 – 18 November)

American began Milwaukee-Miami, Eastern Air Service connects Newcastle to Lord Howe, and LOT Polish begins first domestic Czech service.


Eastern Air Services takes off from Newcastle to Lord Howe Island

Eastern Air Services takes off from Newcastle to Lord Howe Island

Eastern Air Services launched Newcastle – Lord Howe on 14 November, becoming the carrier’s second route to the island.

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra has eight new routes this summer. Hobart was Australia’s third-largest unserved domestic market in 2019; it’ll now have not one but two carriers.

FlyPelican takes off to the coast with new Dubbo - Ballina

FlyPelican takes off to the coast with new Dubbo – Ballina

FlyPelican began Dubbo – Ballina on 28 August, becoming its third route to the gateway to Byron Bay.


Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.

Virgin Australia Airlines adds New Zealand link from Newcastle

Virgin Australia Airlines adds New Zealand link from Newcastle

Virgin Australia Airlines launches flights from Newcastle to Auckland.

Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport welcomed 3.11 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. With traffic up 5.0% during the first half of 2018, its annual growth looks set to continue. Nick Preston examines the Australian airport’s network trends, including its leading airlines and routes.