Articles Tagged ‘SYD’

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?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 12 – Friday 18 December)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 12 - Friday 18 December)Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 October – Friday 30 October):

Route NewsHere it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 12 – Friday 18 September):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsA dozen new routes from 10 airlines featuring airBaltic, Dragonair, IndiGo, Indonesia AirAsia, Kenya Airways, Kingfisher, Montenegro Airlines, Pacific Blue, Porter Airlines and a curious new route from Ryanair.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 5 September – Friday 11 September):

Route NewsSome interesting new routes started this week. Aegean, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Air India Express, Bahrain Air, jetBlue, Pacific Blue, Ryanair and SkyExpress have all had cause to keep their PR departments busy with some positive news.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 29 August – Friday 4 September):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThe start of September sees increased activity on the new route front. Nearly 30 new routes from 18 airlines covering Africa, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America and the USA. Something for everyone.


Sydney Airport welcomes Delta, Tiger and V Australia; Auckland and LA get more carriers

Airport AnalysisIt’s been an exciting year for Sydney with new airlines and increased competition on several routes. Which domestic routes are growing and which are the only two scheduled European carriers serving the airport?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 25 July – Friday 31 July):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsItaly and Greece have been the main beneficiaries of new route launches (from Air Italy, blu-express, easyJet and Wizz Air) this week as we head into the peak of the European summer season. Other interesting new routes are provided by Estonian Air, Tiger Airways and yet another new route from Turkish Airlines.

Australian domestic market still growing in 2009; Tiger starts two Sydney routes in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsProving that China isn’t the only country whose domestic market is still growing we take a look at Australian domestic traffic trends in 2008/09. Which were the fastest growing routes in 2008 and which new routes may soon be stimulated thanks to Tiger Airways?