Articles Tagged ‘Qantas’

Phoenix proudly presents its Cake of the Week prize

Phoenix proudly presents its Cake of the Week prize

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cobalt becomes a fully fledged member of IATA, while Wizz Air confirms it will add further capacity to its Vienna base for W18/19. More news from Emirates at Newcastle, United Airlines in Geneva, easyJet at Belfast International plus Qantas in Alice Springs. 

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. In 2017 it handled 6.1 million passengers, a 2.6% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston explores air service developments from the facility serving New Zealand’s capital, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

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.


Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates the sixth anniversary of its Manchester hub, United Airlines adds a connection to Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, Air Belgium selects Brussels Charleroi as its home base, London Luton breaks the one million passenger mark for 12th consecutive month and four-year-old Dwayne Franke is treated to a special flight […]

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.


Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas starts new route duo

Qantas adds domestic and international sector from Melbourne and Sydney.

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports. 

Qantas hops onto Kangaroo Island route

Qantas hops onto Kangaroo Island route

Qantas adds Adelaide to Kingscote service with five times weekly service.


Melbourne-Phnom Penh is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 140,000 searches; one for Jetstar to jump onto??

Melbourne-Phnom Penh is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 140,000 searches; one for Jetstar to jump onto??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 140,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Melbourne and Phnom Penh ‒ but the route is unserved!? Jetstar Airways is expanding in the region from the Australian city, will the Cambodian capital be its next connection??

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.

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi between January and August this year handled 41.1 million passengers, up from the 38.9 million it processed during the same period of 2016. In June this year the airport passed the 60 million annual passenger milestone, while for the calendar year it anticipates hitting 62.04 million passengers.