Articles Tagged ‘PER’

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Qantas starts first non-hop Perth-London Heathrow service

Qantas starts first non-hop Perth-London Heathrow service

Qantas begins historic non-stop flights between Australia and UK.

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. 


Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.

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. 


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.

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia celebrated its 10th birthday last week. The airline’s first 10 years have not been without incident (CASA groundings and changes in ownership) and we review the times when the LCC didn’t quite catch its prey and where its current passenger hunting grounds are.

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Between FY12/13 and FY16/17, the average revenue per passenger being made by Air Mauritius rose from €204.70 to €256.33 according to the company’s annual reports, with passenger traffic during this time rising by 21%. We take a closer look into the carrier serving one of Africa’s leading Indian Ocean islands. 


787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 

Virgin Australia Airlines makes capital connection from Perth

Virgin Australia Airlines makes capital connection from Perth

Virgin Australia Airlines starts its 10th domestic route from Canberra.

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

While domestic traffic in Australia continues to grow quite slowly, international traffic is booming thanks in large part to the Chinese market. We track growth in the last 12 months in both markets and look at the busiest domestic routes and how much they are growing (or not).