Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Australia’

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?

Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Chinese airlines invading Australia; Qantas and Virgin Australia stand by

Traffic between Mainland China and Australia is booming as Chinese carriers keep growing. But which airports benefit the most? And what is the response from Australian carriers?


Virgin Australia relaunches flights to Mount Isa from Brisbane

Virgin Australia relaunches flights to Mount Isa from Brisbane

Virgin Australia now flies from Brisbane Airport to the Queensland mining city of Mount Isa.

Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Perth airport welcomes Qatar Airways; traffic growing at 12% in 2012 after more than doubling between 2003 and 2011

Western Australia’s Perth airport welcomed its second ‘MEB3’ carrier this week as Qatar Airways arrived from Doha. How rapidly has the airport grown in recent years and which two domestic routes account for almost 30% of traffic? Which other foreign carriers serve one of the world’s most remote major cities?

Virgin Australia launches Darwin flights from Sydney

Virgin Australia launches Darwin flights from Sydney

Virgin Australia Airlines breaks Qantas’ and Jetstar’s duopoly on the domestic route from Sydney Airport to Darwin Airport.


Virgin Australia launches new route to Port Macquarie from Brisbane

Virgin Australia launches new route to Port Macquarie from Brisbane

Virgin Australia continued expanding its regional network, now flying from Brisbane to Port Macquarie.

Virgin Australia launches new regional route to Gladstone from Brisbane

Virgin Australia launches new regional route to Gladstone from Brisbane

Virgin Australia now flies with ATR72 aircraft between Brisbane and Gladstone in Queensland.

Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Australian domestic air travel demand up 2.7% in Q2; Tiger Airways back flying reduced domestic network

Despite ash cloud issues in June (courtesy of Chile rather than Iceland) Australian domestic air travel is still growing. What’s the latest news on Tiger Airways’ gradual resumption of services and where will Virgin Australia start operating its new ATRs from? And which Asian carrier is growing demand fastest on international routes?


Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Despite some extreme weather, Australia’s domestic travel continued to grow in Q1. Which major new domestic services have launched this year? What’s happening with international traffic? Which carriers gained (and lost) market share during 2010?