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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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/
  11. Mattg

    FlyPelican adds CBR-BNK flights

    FlyPelican will start flying 3x weekly direct from Canberra to Ballina/Byron Bay from 3 July 2020. Fares from $229 one-way, aircraft is a Jetstream 32. https://the-riotact.com/canberra-airport-announces-direct-flights-to-ballina-byron/383962
  12. Mattg

    Alliance Airlines launches BNE-PPP from 22 June 2020

    Alliance Airlines will fly four times per week from Brisbane to Prosperpine (Whitsunday Coast) from later this month, flying on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. They're advertising $99 one-way launch fares which include 20kg of checked luggage. A day after the announcement, Jetstar...
  13. F

    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    Headline is presumptuous, but REX today publically floating the possibility of operating between state capitals using aircraft no longer required by other/former airlines... Deputy Chairman John Sharp suggesting $200 million (capital raising from shareholders?) would do it...
  14. H

    VA's COVID-19 Minimal Network Schedule

    https://travel.virginaustralia.com/au/minimal-network-schedule?icmpid=va|c_crm|au_hp|fre|HTGYH|na Basically the VARA network, selected Qld regional cities from BNE, MEL-PER (only transcon), Golden Triangle, MEL-Canberra and SYD-Gold Coast. SYD-MEL, SYD-BNE, MEL-BNE and MEL-PER are the only...
  15. M

    QF9 cancellations

    QF9 has been pretty reliable since its introduction as a MEL: - PER - LHR in lieu of its former via DXB route. AFAIK, neither it or QF10 southbound have had to divert to an alternate airport. The northbound QF9 has been marginally affected by changes to its flight path given the Iranian...
  16. Mattg

    Emirates adds SIN-PEN fifth-freedom route

    Emirates will commence daily flights from Singapore to Penang, Malaysia from 9 April 2020 (just over a week after it ends SIN-BNE service). The full routing will be DXB-SIN-PEN, and seats will be sold on the SIN-PEN sector. Now that's something I didn't see coming! Schedule as follows...
  17. M

    PR - PER new route to MNL/CEB/DVO: Y from A$599/ J A$2569 return

    PR has some good fares on its new PER - MNL route with connections to beach hub CEB and down in Mindanao, DVO: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/promotions/new-per The A321neo with 12 lie flat J seats (2-2 configuration) and IIRC 156 Y seats in the standard 3-3 setup should normally...
  18. G

    Help finding Emirates route from EU to Aus avoiding troubled air space?

    Hi We are due to fly home (Adelaide) on the 13th from Amsterdam via Dubai with Emirates. The path still uses the Iran-Iraq corridor that most other airlines are avoiding due to the current conflict. I'm currently in Germany and would like to change my flights to a route that doesn't go through...
  19. BAM1748

    New domestic routes

    QF to announce Orange and Griffith as new destinations. Seems to be a result of spare aircraft from NZ.
  20. pauly7

    New route: Qantas to launch Tamworth - Brisbane flights

    Qantas has announced that it will be launching a Tamworth to Brisbane direct route as of 29 March 2020, https://www.finder.com.au/qantas-set-to-launch-flights-from-tamworth-to-brisbane
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