Articles Tagged ‘Qantas’

Loganair goes it alone as Flybe begins working with Eastern Airways

Loganair goes it alone as Flybe begins working with Eastern Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Loganair’s independent venture and Flybe’s new franchise agreement with fellow UK regional airline Eastern Airways, Qantas announces that it will base four 787-9s at Brisbane, while Manchester Airport is named the UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards. 

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive. 

Six more city pairs adopted in anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week feature – success rate soars to 22%

Six more city pairs adopted in anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week feature – success rate soars to 22%

Earlier this year, we revealed that nine of our Unserved Routes of the Week – the feature presented with data from leading flight comparison site Skyscanner – had been adopted by the world’s airlines. Less than four months on, six more airport pairs have started (or will be soon) by carriers including LOT Polish Airlines, Qantas, […]


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. 

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).

Sydney-Osaka is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar's next Kansai connection?

Sydney-Osaka is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 275,000 searches; Jetstar’s next Kansai connection?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 275,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Sydney and Osaka ‒ but the route is unserved!? We reckon there could be up to five different carriers which may have this link on their respective to-do lists – but who will tick it off […]


Newcastle-Perth is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 23,000 annual searches; Jetstar's fourth route from NSW airport??

Newcastle-Perth is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 23,000 annual searches; Jetstar’s fourth route from NSW airport??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 23,000 potential travellers searched the leading flight comparison site for flights between Newcastle and Perth ‒ but the route is unserved!? After our recent success in getting Fiji Airways to fly Nadi-Adelaide, will this become our second Australian new route triumph??

Qantas beats a path to Beijing

Qantas beats a path to Beijing

Qantas will compete against Air China on the Beijing to Sydney route.

Qantas adds Narita to its Melbourne network

Qantas adds Narita to its Melbourne network

Qantas starts its 23rd route from its second biggest hub.


Qantas makes Melbourne-Christchurch connection

Qantas makes Melbourne-Christchurch connection

Qantas commences Christchurch service from Melbourne – its third route to New Zealand.

Adelaide-Nadi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways' next Australian foray??

Adelaide-Nadi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways’ next Australian foray??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 35,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Adelaide and Nadi ‒ but the route is unserved! Will sector length see Perth – a bigger airport but also unserved – bypassed in favour of a shorter sector to Adelaide??

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.