Articles Tagged ‘SYD’

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?

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

Although it has been a slow week in terms of new route launches, we have excellent photo coverage to go with the 12 new routes launched. Read about new services starting all over the world; in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

In Australia it’s almost summer and Qantas’ LCC is launching a range of new routes this month. How quickly has it grown, how big is its fleet, which are its biggest routes, and how extensive is its international network?


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 9 – Monday 15 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 9 – Monday 15 November)

Although the winter season madness has calmed down, we have had 23 new routes launched in the last week. An Australian low-cost carrier launched a base just down the road from its already existing main base and we have full analysis of further routes launching in every continent, fully illustrated!

Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

It already serves the biggest and third biggest domestic markets in Australia, so it’s no big surprise that Tiger is now tackling the second busiest route. How have Australia’s top 5 routes developed since 1998 and what competition will Tiger face on its new route?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 3 August - Monday 9 August):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 3 August – Monday 9 August):

A quiet time for new route launches as for western carriers the summer peak is well under way. But we still have new routes involving airports in Australia, Belarus, China, Colombia, Congo, El Salvador, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Thailand.


New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 6 July - Monday 12 July):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 6 July – Monday 12 July):

In the last week, 35 new routes were launched. Notably, there were no route launches in the Americas, but all other continents are represented with great launch celebrations. Which two airlines launched the same route on the same day? Turkish Airlines, which is rumoured to be merging with Serbia’s Jat Airways, has expanded in the […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 15 June - Monday 21 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 15 June – Monday 21 June):

39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read […]

Virgin Blue’s growth coming from international routes; 18.4 million passengers carried in last 12 months

Virgin Blue’s growth coming from international routes; 18.4 million passengers carried in last 12 months

Australia’s second airline is nearly 10 years old but domestic growth is slowing. What is its market share in Australia and where else does it fly to? And why is an old 90s novelty hit suddenly popular again in New Zealand?


Australian international traffic growing strongly but Qantas is losing market share; US and Indonesia see biggest gains

Australian international traffic growing strongly but Qantas is losing market share; US and Indonesia see biggest gains

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud is unlikely to reach Australia but flights heading for Europe have been impacted. International traffic has been growing well recently but which carriers are winning and which are losing out?

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]

Australian domestic market down less than 1% in 2009; Tiger stimulates two Sydney routes

Australian domestic market down less than 1% in 2009; Tiger stimulates two Sydney routesAustralia appears to have weathered the economic downturn better than most countries if its air travel data is any indication. What impact has Tiger Airways had since it launched flights on two of the country’s top 10 routes in July?