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  1. Mattg

    Scoot getting Embraer E190s

    This is kinda cool. Scoot will take delivery of its first E190 regional jets in May. The 2-2 seating layout should be quite tolerable. The first 6 Scoot E190 destinations ex Singapore have been announced as Krabi, Hat Yai, Koh Samui, Miri, Kuantan and Sibu...
  2. H

    Delta will introduce seasonal BNE-LAX flights

    Will start around the same time as UA's seasonal flights (assuming UA restarts). LAX-BNE will become 'congested' for the summer as DL goes after the Queensland Disneyland/Theme Park crowd for the School Holidays. Another question is whether DL will operate past February (considering UA wasn't...
  3. Mattg

    Airnorth launching direct Perth-Alice Springs flights

    PER-ASP, coming from 25 March 2024. 3x weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using E170s. Somehow, this route is not currently served by any other airlines...
  4. Mattg

    China Eastern flying to Cairns in February 2024

    This is unexpected: China Eastern will add a limited-time seasonal service between Shanghai and Cairns during February 2024. Operating 4x weekly with Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
  5. Mattg

    No direct flights between India and mainland China?

    I noticed recently that there doesn't seem to be a single direct flight, currently, between anywhere in India and anywhere in mainland China. For two such large countries, which even share a border, this seems really bizarre. Does anyone know why there isn't even one single flight? Or have I...
  6. Mattg

    Qantas resumes non-stop Brisbane-Port Hedland services

    Launching next month on Tuesdays with a Boeing 737-800
  7. Mattg

    Cathay Pacific returning to Christchurch

    3x weekly A350-900 flights scheduled from 15 December 2023.
  8. Mattg

    Finnair introduces buses with flight numbers

    Finnair has taken a leaf out of American Airlines' book, replacing flights with bus services on two short-haul routes to/from Helsinki.
  9. Mattg

    Fiji Airways launching flights to Vancouver

    Fiji Airways is launching 2x weekly NAN-YVR flights from November using A330-200s. I can already see some Y award availability via QFF. Didn't find any J seats yet, but the airfares could be interesting...
  10. Mattg

    Qantas flights to Tonga

    It looks like Qantas will be flying from Sydney to Tonga every Thursday for the next 3 months, using A330s. Flights are QF335 SYD 09:30 - TBU 17:05 and QF336 TBU 18:35 - SYD 21:20. Tonga's international border is...
  11. Mattg

    Direct flights from Frankfurt to Kruger National Park

    I think this is kinda cool. From November, Eurowings Discover will launch seasonal direct flights from Frankfurt to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), which is located near Nelspruit and the gateway to South Africa's Kruger National Park...
  12. Mattg

    Bamboo Airways launches flights to Melbourne in 2022

    Bamboo Airways will start non-stop flights from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City from April 2022. Initially there will be 2x Boeing 787 flights per week, eventually increasing to four weekly flights. Melbourne-Hanoi flights will also be added...
  13. Mattg

    Rex wins licence for Roma/Charleville flights

    Rex has won the QLD government contract in a competitive tender process to service the route from Brisbane to Roma and Charleville from 1 January 2022, for a period of 5 years. Rex will take over the route from QantasLink. Rex has so far retained all its other QLD government "milk run" routes...
  14. Mattg

    Qantas to fly to Delhi from Sydney & Melbourne

    Alan Joyce has just announced a new SYD-DEL route will begin on 6 December 2021. Flights will operate via Darwin outbound, and non-stop from DEL to SYD inbound using A330s. Flights will be 3x weekly initially, increasing to daily by the end of the year.
  15. Mattg

    Qantas considering flying Sydney-London via Taiwan

    This comment from Alan Joyce in last week's earnings call caught my attention: So, if for some reason Singapore isn't open by December but Taiwan and the UK is, who knows - perhaps we'll see a daily...
  16. 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...
  17. D

    And the busiest route for January is ....

    I noticed BITRE have just released their domestic airline activity for January. The busiest route for the month was MEL-OOL. Notably MEL-SYD is still languishing at #13, although with the impact of...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...