Qantas has foreshadowed the possibility of launching flights to South Korea, Taiwan and the Pacific Islands by early next year at yesterday's Annual General Meeting. It comes as Qantas flags further cost cutting and lashes out at some states for keeping borders closed against health advice. Qantas eyes new markets as borders remain closed At yesterday's virtual shareholders' … [Read more...]
Airline Routes is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience and the number of Qantas status credits you can earn is determined in part by the route your select.
Although international travel may remain off the cards for a while longer, Australian airlines have been launching a surprising number of new domestic routes lately. Many of these new routes are on smaller regional airlines like FlyPelican, Link Airways or Alliance Airlines. The new routes launched in Australia over recent months have taken advantage of heightened demand for … [Read more...]
Qantas will today operate its first international passenger flights since June, with a return service from Sydney to Auckland. It comes as NSW, NT and ACT today reopen their borders to travellers from New Zealand, who no longer need to quarantine in a hotel when arriving in Australia through Sydney. But Qantas has delayed plans to relaunch flights from Christchurch to … [Read more...]
Airline monopolies are generally undesirable because carriers can exploit the lack of competition to raise prices and reduce service. But there are exceptions. On thin regional routes, state governments actually guarantee a monopoly to one airline through regulation. The New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australian governments all regulate marginal regional routes that … [Read more...]
Alliance Airlines will launch scheduled flights to Canberra for the first time, with a new twice-weekly Canberra-Sunshine Coast service from 23 October 2020. The same aircraft, a Fokker 100 with 100 Economy class seats, will continue from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns. Passengers can travel from Canberra to Cairns on a single flight number without changing planes. Launch … [Read more...]