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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?

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Brisbane almost tops 20 million mark; Tiger Airways increases competition on #1 route to Sydney

Australia’s third biggest airport has helped the region cope with the appalling recent floods. But how dominant are domestic routes and what changes have there been recently? Which new Chinese route was added during the last year and which foreign carriers serve their Asian and Middle Eastern hubs non-stop?

Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney - Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Australian domestic air travel up 6.5% in 2010; Tiger enters Sydney – Brisbane market this week; Qantas to Texas in May

Last year was another positive one for the Australian air travel market with domestic and international traffic both well up. But which are the top 10 airlines carrying international passengers and which new destination is V Australia starting later this month?


Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

Tiger attacks second biggest Australian domestic route; launches Sydney to Brisbane service from next February

It already serves the biggest and third biggest domestic markets in Australia, so it’s no big surprise that Tiger is now tackling the second busiest route. How have Australia’s top 5 routes developed since 1998 and what competition will Tiger face on its new route?

The great global LCC network strategy comparison; 11 of the world’s best analysed and compared with two years ago

The great global LCC network strategy comparison; 11 of the world’s best analysed and compared with two years ago

We examine the network characteristics of 11 of the world’s most significant LCCs and see how things have changed in the last two years. Which has the longest (and shortest) sector lengths, and which serves the most airports?

International growth outstrips domestic air travel growth in Australia; Icelandic volcanic ash cloud impacts April figures

International growth outstrips domestic air travel growth in Australia; Icelandic volcanic ash cloud impacts April figures

What’s been happening to demand in Australia since the beginning of the year? How big is the growth in international traffic and what impact did the volcano eruption in Iceland have on demand in April?


New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 3 August - Monday 9 August):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 3 August – Monday 9 August):

A quiet time for new route launches as for western carriers the summer peak is well under way. But we still have new routes involving airports in Australia, Belarus, China, Colombia, Congo, El Salvador, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Thailand.

Melbourne's international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Melbourne’s international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Australia’s second gateway has seen traffic growth in each of the last eight years. How much competition is there on the busiest routes and which new routes have started recently? What other new routes will be starting shortly?

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<br> (Tuesday 6 April - Monday 12 April):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 6 April – Monday 12 April):

This week’s super batch of new routes were dominated by US carriers starting new domestic services. But Air Canada, Kingfisher, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Transavia.com and Virgin Blue were among others with reason to celebrate this week. We have lots more amazing cake photos to celebrate.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 30 March - Monday 5 April):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 30 March – Monday 5 April):

You know what? It wasn’t all Ryanair this week. We also have great coverage from Qatar Airways’ two route launches, Avianova’s new operations from Sheremetyevo, easyJet and Norwegian in Malta, Meridiana in Helsinki and much, much more.