Articles Tagged ‘SYD’

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. In 2017 it handled 6.1 million passengers, a 2.6% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston explores air service developments from the facility serving New Zealand’s capital, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

Last year just under 159 million passengers travelled from Australian airports, up from around 123 million in 2009. With Brisbane being the venue for Routes Asia in two weeks’ time, plus Qantas launching non-stop London flights from Perth, Jonathan Ford highlights some more of Australia’s recent developments.

Hainan Airlines hops Down Under from Haikou

Hainan Airlines hops Down Under from Haikou

Hainan Airlines begins a twice-weekly service between Haikou and Sydney.


Tianjin Airlines zooms from Zhengzhou to Sydney

Tianjin Airlines zooms from Zhengzhou to Sydney

Tianjin Airlines begins a twice-weekly service between Zhengzhou and Australia’s largest airport. 

Aussie Rules! Sydney Airport claims first back-to-back victories of 2018 in this year's Arch of Triumph competition

Aussie Rules! Sydney Airport claims first back-to-back victories of 2018 in this year’s Arch of Triumph competition

There is no stopping Australia’s largest hub! Having won last week for the water salute that greeted United Airlines’ new service from Houston Intercontinental, Sydney has decided that one win was just not enough, taking the title again this week, given for a salute greeting another long-haul service. Take a look to see which seven […]

United Airlines proudly presents its Route of the Week award for its latest Sydney service; Zurich Airport celebrates Cake of the Week win

United Airlines proudly presents its Route of the Week award for its latest Sydney service; Zurich Airport celebrates Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, flydubai launches 737 MAX 8 flights to Moscow Sheremetyevo, the first-ever operation of the aircraft type in Russia, while FlyPelican announces that it will connect Newcastle to Adelaide from 26 March. More news also from Gothenburg and London Luton airports.


FlyPelican starts Sydney sector from Taree

FlyPelican starts Sydney sector from Taree

FlyPelican commences its third route from Sydney, a link to Taree.

Airports from five continents battle it out in Week Three of the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

Airports from five continents battle it out in Week Three of the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

The anna.aero Arch of Triumph competition proves its global credentials again this week, with airports from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Philippines and US doing battle to claim glory. Will the victor be a water arch veteran or competition newcomer? 

United Airlines hooks up Houston with Down Under

United Airlines hooks up Houston with Down Under

United Airlines begins a daily service between Houston Intercontinental and Sydney. 


Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Seat capacity on flights between Australia and New Zealand increased by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017 and has been on the rise since 2008. We take a look at some of the key air service developments in the trans-Tasman market over the past 10 years, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.