Articles Tagged ‘SYD’

AirAsia X returns to Australia with Kuala Lumpur to Sydney service

AirAsia X returns to Australia with Kuala Lumpur to Sydney service

Long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X has celebrated the return of twice-weekly services between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. Passengers were treated to a special send-off to mark the official recommencement of services on the route after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.

Qantas launches route from Sydney to Bengaluru

Qantas launches route from Sydney to Bengaluru

Qantas has launched a new route from Sydney to Bengaluru, establishing the first direct connection between Australia and Southern India by any airline. The route is operated four times weekly – on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – with an A330.

Townsville’s Sydney and Melbourne connections boosted

Townsville’s Sydney and Melbourne connections boosted

Flights between Townsville and Melbourne and Sydney have been boosted significantly with new Qantas and Virgin Australia services, with three carriers now offering flights on both routes.


Jetstar launches services from Sydney to Mackay Airport

Jetstar launches services from Sydney to Mackay Airport

For the first time in over five years, direct flights from Sydney are operating to Mackay Airport. Jetstar is utilising a 186-seat A320 on the route three times a week.

Darwin Airport celebrates relaunch of international travel

Darwin Airport celebrates relaunch of international travel

November 1, 2021 marked the relaunch of international flying for many Australians. Qantas’ first international departure was its flagship QF1 Sydney to London flight, which stopped in Darwin before making the non-stop 17-hour 20-minute flight to London.

Rex Airlines’ Gold Coast services to Melbourne and Sydney win Route of the Week

Rex Airlines’ Gold Coast services to Melbourne and Sydney win Route of the Week

Rex has launched two new routes from Gold Coast Airport to Melbourne and Sydney in time for the busy Easter period. Both services are operated twice-daily – the Melbourne route launching on 29 March and Sydney on 1 April.


Melbourne Airport wins Cake of the Week for new Rex service to Sydney

Melbourne Airport wins Cake of the Week for new Rex service to Sydney

Melbourne Airport celebrated the launch of Regional Express Airlines’ new Melbourne-Sydney route on 1 March 2021 with a spectacular, award-winning cake.

Rex puts Sydney - Melbourne on sale with NINE daily flights

Rex puts Sydney – Melbourne on sale with NINE daily flights

Rex will have 58 flights each way using B737-800s in its first week, a huge number for new entrant in core markets. We look at what’s happening and why.

Eastern Air Services takes off from Newcastle to Lord Howe Island

Eastern Air Services takes off from Newcastle to Lord Howe Island

Eastern Air Services launched Newcastle – Lord Howe on 14 November, becoming the carrier’s second route to the island.


Melbourne will be Singapore Airlines' top destination in December

Melbourne will be Singapore Airlines’ top destination in December

Singapore Airlines will have 153 weekly departures in December, with Melbourne top. We investigate this and the carrier’s top-20 O&Ds from Melbourne.

Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

We look at Bamboo Airways’ plan for Melbourne – Hanoi, which is the largest unserved market between Australia and Vietnam and Hanoi’s #1 unserved market globally.

Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane has welcomed its new runway, which is crucial for future growth. In recent years, its international seats have grown significantly. Where’s next?