Articles Tagged ‘Qantas’

Jetstar Asia celebrates 5th birthday by starting first Chinese route; also resumes Phuket flights

Jetstar Asia celebrates 5th birthday by starting first route to China; also resumes Phuket flightsThe Qantas-backed, Singapore-based value airline has been operating for five years but still has just eight aircraft. How big a share of Changi traffic does it have and how competitive are the markets it operates in?

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?

Sydney Airport welcomes Delta, Tiger and V Australia; Auckland and LA get more carriers

Airport AnalysisIt’s been an exciting year for Sydney with new airlines and increased competition on several routes. Which domestic routes are growing and which are the only two scheduled European carriers serving the airport?


Australian domestic market still growing in 2009; Tiger starts two Sydney routes in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsProving that China isn’t the only country whose domestic market is still growing we take a look at Australian domestic traffic trends in 2008/09. Which were the fastest growing routes in 2008 and which new routes may soon be stimulated thanks to Tiger Airways?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 February – Friday 6 March):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAirlines across the world seem to have decided that the beginning of March is a good time to start a new route. This week we have news and analysis on 27 new routes being started by 15 different airlines. Leading the way is Tiger Airways with five new routes, Lufthansa Italia with four new routes from Milan Malpensa and Wataniya Airways with three.

Competition from Virgin Blue and Tiger boosts traffic on Canberra airport’s two busiest routes; Qantas still operates over 60% of seats

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisAustralia’s capital city airport ranks only eighth in the country and has no international scheduled services. But Qantas is facing increased competition as rivals launched three new routes during 2008.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 22 November – Friday 28 November):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week sees several airlines venturing into new markets including Bahrain Air, Cimber Air, Kenya Airways, Pacific Blue, Qantas, Shenzhen Airlines and Volaris. So where were Ryanair’s new routes this week? Well, surprise surprise, there weren’t any.

Boeing production grinds to halt during September; Airbus delivers two A380s

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsDespite its industrial problems Boeing did deliver 12 new aircraft in September but Airbus delivered 34. Who took delivery of a new A340 and who received Boeing’s only two new widebodies last month? Which Chinese airlines received a brace of Airbus?

Qantas cutbacks mean zero growth 08/09; landing in Buenos Aires from November

Qantas cutbacks mean zero growth 08/09; landing in Buenos Aires from NovemberIt’s been a strange fortnight for Qantas. Resolving strikes, emergency landings and announcing a new CEO amid significant job cuts. But how is the Qantas Group developing in Australia? What competition does it face and what role does Jetstar play? Roll on A380 flights!


Australia: Australian domestic air traffic growth increasing at expense of load factors

Australia: Australian domestic air traffic growth increasing at expense of load factorsSince Tiger Airways launched its Australian subsidiary last November traffic growth has been kick-started once more but at the expense of load factors. Which route is it terminating and where is it reallocating capacity? How has domestic market share changed since February?

Domestic market prepares to be mauled by Tiger

Market Trends: Australian domestic marketA Tiger is about to be let loose in the Australian market. From next week Melbourne gets a new base carrier. But how has traffic developed in recent months and which routes are growing the fastest? How dominant is the Melbourne to Sydney route and which routes is Tiger avoiding at present?