- Dec 8, 2004
Hahah it’s not glamorous work the ‘bogan shuttles’ but QF have got there first and hoovered up any remotely premium pax heading that way with an A330 service from SYD and a 737 from MEL (which is how they opened SYD so expect an upgrade if they can build that market too).They’d be better off just admitting that the “business airline” for long haul isn’t working. This was all to do with the former CEO wanting to look like a “real” airline and fly to “real” places like HKG.
They’d be better off deploying the airbus on Bali or Phuket and doing bogan shuttles. It’s not glamorous, but there’s probably more money to be made.
I think it would be very risky for VA to throw a premium heavy widebody on that route. They’ve put widebodies on leisure routes before and got seriously burned.
What about PER to Joburg? QF certainly see an opportunity there (just held back by a backward airport operator).