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  1. J

    QANTAS launches 2 new international routes, roars back to NZ as Virgin Defers until November

    Qantas roars back to New Zealand with 122 flights a week and launches two new routes Qantas and Jetstar will operate up to 122 return flights per week across the Tasman when the quarantine-free bubble starts. Qantas will also launch two new routes into Queensland - Auckland to Cairns and the...
  2. D

    And the busiest route for January is ....

    I noticed BITRE have just released their domestic airline activity for January. https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications The busiest route for the month was MEL-OOL. Notably MEL-SYD is still languishing at #13, although with the impact of...
  3. alexy23

    Trying to find 787/Dreamliner routes

    It does appear they’ve been positioning these planes quite a lot lately. Has anyone been able to systematically find the routes that the 787 will be on? Or is this something that just pops up in a lucky dip style.
  4. Mattg

    Rex accuses Qantas of predatory behaviour, withdraws from routes

    Rex has put out yet another media release today accusing Qantas of predatory behaviour in launching flights on various former Rex monopoly regional routes. Rex says that it has decided to keep operating on routes with new competition from QantasLink, even though they will be loss-making, and...
  5. Mattg

    New QantasLink routes to Coffs Harbour & Ballina

    QantasLink is launching 3 new routes to CFS and BNK from 1 April, as well as upgrading some SYD-CFS flights from Dash 8s to Boeing 717s (with J seats sold) in April. The new routes are: MEL-CFS - daily Boeing 717 flights BNE-CFS - 4x weekly Q400 flights CBR-BNK - 2x weekly Q400 flights...
  6. Scarlett

    CBR-SYD restarting

    Looks like VA are back on the quick CBR-SYD route from 22 Feb. Just looking for flights to MEL and options via SYD are coming up. B737 being used. Only a couple of flights each day. And a VA email mentions CBR lounge being reopened soon, so I guess that'll be from 22 Feb as well.
  7. RB

    FlyPelican [starting NTL-PQQ flights]

    Haven't seen this posted yet FlyPelican spreads wings to Port Macquarie | Newcastle Weekly One day a week, 30 minute flight. Seems like it would be difficult to get going. Only around 2.5 hrs to drive these days
  8. Mattg

    Is Virgin planning to axe flights to Port Moresby?

    I was just having a look at Virgin's policy for changes to domestic & international bookings during COVID-19. Interestingly, they are allowing free changes to trans-Tasman and international short-haul bookings except to Rarotonga, Tonga and Port Moresby. For flights to Rarotonga, Tonga or Port...
  9. J

    Qantas joins Japan Airlines in joint venture [rejected by ACCC]

    Some great news with an AA like integration on the cards and hopefully some new routes as well —- Qantas and Japan Airlines to tie-up, kick-start COVID revival Qantas has proposed a commercial joint venture with Japan Airlines that will see them co-ordinate schedules and airfares, and share...
  10. illallangi

    Sydney to Canberra seaplane route to be examined after test flight next week

    Sydney to Canberra seaplane route to be examined after test flight next week | ABC Seems there's a bit of opposition to this news already, as petrol motors are banned on the lake for recreational fishing. Anybody know what time they'll be landing on Tuesday? I happen to be in Canberra, would...
  11. J

    Jetstar to launch Melbourne to Margaret River flights from February 2021

    Melburnians will soon be able to take a break in one of Western Australia’s top travel destinations, with Jetstar announcing it will commence direct flights to the Margaret River region from early next year. After the original planned launch in March 2020 was postponed due to border closures...
  12. Mattg

    First Qantas 787-9 flight to Johannesburg

    The first ever Qantas 787-9 flight to South Africa took place this week, with VH-ZND operating as QF63 SYD-JNB on Wednesday. The flight time was 13h 20m and looking at the flight path, EDTO/ETOPS doesn't seem to have been an issue. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-znd#2602ef3f...
  13. J

    Jetstar reopens Avalon routes as border restrictions are removed

    Jetstar prepares for reopening of Avalon There will be twice daily flights between the local airport and Sydney from December 18. NSW is opening up its southern border to Victoria from November 23, due to the low number of coronavirus cases. It will be the first time the budget airline has...
  14. J

    Qantas unveils three new routes from the nation's capital

    Lots of new QF routes popping up everywhere as borders are removed. Tasmania also got 5 new QF routes (in other thread) Looking forward to using some of these newbies! ——- Qantas unveils three new routes from the nation's capital Qantas has announced it will be expanding their network...
  15. J

    Qantas launches new Adelaide route

    Qantas is set to launch Adelaide - Mildura flights using Dash-8 Q300 aircraft. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.heraldsun.com.au/leader/mildura/mildura-to-adelaide-flights-qantas-set-to-launch-new-route/news-story/e588ca734273b1f32bf8ba9d9f162d1a
  16. Mattg

    Link Airways to provide competition on CBR-NTL route

    Who would've thought we'd be seeing new competition on the Canberra-Newcastle route? Link Airways will launch 4x weekly flights on a Saab 340 (2 flights on Mondays and 2 flights on Fridays), increasing later to 11x weekly...
  17. Mattg

    World's longest flight in a narrow-body aircraft?

    I know the new A321neo LR aircraft has a rather good range and is capable of flying trans-Atlantic. But surely a non-stop flight of 12 hours and 20 minutes in a single-aisle A321 is just too long? Air Transit has scheduled a non-stop YUL-ATH flight later this month on a A321neo LR. The outbound...
  18. Mattg

    Korean Air cancels flights to Australia until March 2021

    First it was Qantas, now Korean Air has also pulled all flights to Australia (and New Zealand) from sale until the end of the IATA northern winter scheduling period, which is 27 March 2021...
  19. Mattg

    Rex allowed to coordinate with Qantas on regional routes

    The ACCC today extended authorisation for Rex to coordinate with Qantas on selected regional routes where both airlines operate until 30 June 2021. (They can also cooperate with Virgin, if they also serve the route). This allows them to coordinate on flight schedules to ensure the relevant...
  20. Mattg

    Alliance to fly Brisbane-Moranbah in its own right

    Alliance Airlines is adding scheduled service on the BNE-MOV route from 17 August 2020, using Fokker 70 aircraft. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292701/alliance-airlines-adds-brisbane-moranbah-scheduled-service-from-mid-august-2020/
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