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Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Western Australia’s Perth airport welcomed its second ‘MEB3’ carrier this week as Qatar Airways arrived from Doha. How rapidly has the airport grown in recent years and which two domestic routes account for almost 30% of traffic? Which other foreign carriers serve one of the world’s most remote major cities?

Qantas launches new route from Sydney to Santiago de Chile

Qantas launches new route from Sydney to Santiago de Chile

Qantas now connects Sydney Airport with Santiago de Chile.

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australia domestic air travel demand was virtually unchanged in 2011. But what about international traffic? Which were the leading airlines in the international market and which of the top 10 international city-pairs saw the fastest growth (and biggest drop) in passenger numbers?


QantasLink starts Perth to Geraldton service

QantasLink starts Perth to Geraldton service

QantasLink joins SkyWest in connecting two cities in Western Australia. Will operate double-daily flights using Q400s.

Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Despite ash cloud issues in June (courtesy of Chile rather than Iceland) Australian domestic air travel is still growing. What’s the latest news on Tiger Airways’ gradual resumption of services and where will Virgin Australia start operating its new ATRs from? And which Asian carrier is growing demand fastest on international routes?

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

Although ‘only’ 30 routes launched in the last week, we have a comprehensive selection of great photos from celebrations all across the world – including lots of cakes! But which two landmark jetBlue routes are among them? And don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet to keep track of all the routes!


Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Despite some extreme weather, Australia’s domestic travel continued to grow in Q1. Which major new domestic services have launched this year? What’s happening with international traffic? Which carriers gained (and lost) market share during 2010?

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

The last week’s 41 new routes range from a US intra-state service of 360 kilometres to a major 13,800-kilometre intercontinental service. But which new low-cost airline launched operations in the last week? And which network carrier added two new transatlantic routes?

New airline routes launched (29 March - 4 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (29 March – 4 April 2011)

The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European […]


Airbus stays in delivery race lead; Ryanair takes 300th 737-800; Virgin Atlantic receives first A330

Airbus stays in delivery race lead; Ryanair takes 300th 737-800; Virgin Atlantic receives first A330

Airbus continues to deliver more aircraft than its US competitor, but which Latin American airline took the most of its aircraft in February? Which two A340 customers took their first A330s as fuel prices again reached high levels? And which airline took both a 737 and an A320?

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Australia’s third biggest airport has helped the region cope with the appalling recent floods. But how dominant are domestic routes and what changes have there been recently? Which new Chinese route was added during the last year and which foreign carriers serve their Asian and Middle Eastern hubs non-stop?

Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney - Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney – Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Last year was another positive one for the Australian air travel market with domestic and international traffic both well up. But which are the top 10 airlines carrying international passengers and which new destination is V Australia starting later this month?