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Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Australia’

Australia’s international traffic growing at 7%; Qantas share now down at 16% as AirAsia X grows fast among leading carriers

Australia’s international traffic growing at 7%; Qantas share now down at 16% as AirAsia X grows fast among leading carriers

The Australian air travel market continues to report solid if unspectacular growth, with the international market growing over three times as fast as the domestic market. 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.

Virgin Australia launches new domestic route to Paraburdoo

Virgin Australia launches new domestic route to Paraburdoo

Virgin Australia starts flights from Perth Airport in Australia to Paraburdoo Airport in Australia.

Wellington Airport predicted to have a record passenger year by anna.aero with an excellent SVID result to boot

Wellington Airport predicted to have a record passenger year by anna.aero with an excellent SVID result to boot

Wellington; nicknamed Welly, Windy Welly and even Wellywood, is home to Wellington International Airport. Ranked as New Zealand’s #2 passenger airport, anna.aero investigates its SVID ranking and predicts a record passenger year by the end of 2013.


Edinburgh Airport thanks one in two million and Hamilton Island receives route award

Edinburgh Airport thanks one in two million and Hamilton Island receives route award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News; Edinburgh Airport thanks its passengers for being one in two million after a record summer and the folks at Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island receive the award for enterprise.

Virgin Australia starts Melbourne to Hamilton Island flights

Virgin Australia starts Melbourne to Hamilton Island flights

Virgin Australia adds Melbourne Airport to Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island.

Qantas has just 17% of Australian international market

Qantas has just 17% of Australian international market

The Australian market has seen some changes in ownership among the airlines that operate within it, while passenger numbers continue to climb. International traffic (+5.2%) is growing more than twice as quickly as domestic traffic (+2.2%) so far in 2013. Airlines from China, Indonesia and Philippines have added new international flights this year.


Virgin Australia’s three busy years; acquisitions allow it to outperform Australian market growth

Virgin Australia’s three busy years; acquisitions allow it to outperform Australian market growth

Virgin Australia will grow weekly flights by 7% this August, when compared to same month last year, including starting new routes to places like “Bundy” or Bundaberg in Queensland. We also look at how the acquisition of Skywest Airlines in April has impacted on the carrier’s key metrics.

Qantas’ domestic ‘line in the sand’ not being achieved

Qantas’ domestic ‘line in the sand’ not being achieved

Three Qantas bosses have all said how important the group’s (Mainline, QantasLink and Jetstar) combined 65% domestic market share is to the Australian airline. anna.aero investigates whether this is being achieved on some of the country’s biggest routes.

Virgin Australia launches flights to Bundaberg

Virgin Australia launches flights to Bundaberg

Virgin Australia starts flying from Brisbane Airport to Bundaberg Airport in Queensland.


Virgin Australia begins flights from Brisbane to Moranbah

Virgin Australia begins flights from Brisbane to Moranbah

Virgin Australia launches domestic route from Brisbane to Moranbah.

Gold Coast Airport on growth wave: 7% passenger traffic increase in 2012; Jetstar and Virgin Australia dominate

Gold Coast Airport on growth wave: 7% passenger traffic increase in 2012; Jetstar and Virgin Australia dominate

Situated on the coastline world famous for its waves, Gold Coast Airport has been challenged by traffic seasonality over the years. However, new long-haul services and competition between the airport’s two main carriers could see the airport break 6m annual passengers this year.

Adelaide reports 16% growth in seats; Emirates drives international expansion; Jetstar Airways up 16%

Adelaide reports 16% growth in seats; Emirates drives international expansion; Jetstar Airways up 16%

South Australia capital Adelaide is the country’s fifth largest city, but does it punch above its weight when it comes to passenger numbers? What effect will new arrivals Emirates and Tiger Aiways Australia have on the airport’s relatively flat monthly passenger profile? Is its route to Sydney growing faster than its biggest route to Melbourne?