Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Australia’

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

Top-20 domestic routes in Australia have 1m+ indirect passengers a year. Canberra stands out and Canberra – Hobart leads with the strongest fare/mile.

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

World Routes 2019 is about to begin, so it’s a great time to look at the Australia-New Zealand market. It has been growing, but 1.3 million seats were removed by both Emirates and AirAsia X. Air New Zealand is the leading operator by seats, aided by a strong use of wide-bodies. 23 routes are operated […]

Passengers on the up 'Down Under'; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Passengers on the up ‘Down Under’; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Nearly 100 million scheduled travellers passed through Australia’s airports in 2017, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and 35% up on 2008 levels. Nick Preston examines the latest network trends from the land down under, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.


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.

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.

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

While domestic traffic in Australia continues to grow quite slowly, international traffic is booming thanks in large part to the Chinese market. We track growth in the last 12 months in both markets and look at the busiest domestic routes and how much they are growing (or not).


Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

Australia sees domestic market growth; international traffic up 7% as American Airlines, ANA, Xiamen Airlines (re-)enter market

Australia sees domestic market growth; international traffic up 7% as American Airlines, ANA, Xiamen Airlines (re-)enter market

Australia’s domestic market returned to growth in the third quarter of 2015, but international growth is much higher. Five carriers either started or resumed international flights to Australia in the last 12 months.

Australian domestic air travel declining; international traffic up as Air China, Cebu Pacific Air, SilkAir and United Airlines add routes

Australian domestic air travel declining; international traffic up as Air China, Cebu Pacific Air, SilkAir and United Airlines add routes

Australia’s domestic air travel market is no longer growing, though international traffic is. We look at recent trends ‘down under’ and reveal which airlines have added which international routes in the last 12 months.


Australia’s top 20 airports grow by 1.5% in 2014; international demand growing faster than domestic

Australia’s top 20 airports grow by 1.5% in 2014; international demand growing faster than domestic

One of the latest new domestic routes to launch in Australia was the JETGO Australia route between Brisbane and Tamworth. However, it is overseas traffic at the top 20 airports that is driving much of the country’s annual growth, with international airlines increasing by 5.6% in 2014. We investigate where is growing and where is […]

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Relations between Australia and New Zealand (also referred to as Tran-Tasman relations) are extremely close with both sharing British colonial heritage. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 2.8% and ASKs up 2.5%, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the two […]

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

The Australian air travel market continues to report solid if unspectacular growth. We track the growth rates in recent months and look at which airports are growing their international demand most rapidly. Plus a round-up of recent new international services.