All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch daily, non-stop flights from Perth to Tokyo Narita from 1 September 2019. The Japanese Star Alliance member will use Boeing 787-8s on the new Perth-Tokyo route with Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class available. ANA will be the only airline to offer direct flights between Perth and Japan since Qantas abandoned its Perth-Narita … [Read more...]
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Brisbane flyers will soon have more ways to get to Thailand, with Thai Air Asia X launching direct flights from Brisbane to Bangkok. The low-cost carrier will operate four flights per week starting from 25 June 2019. Thai Airways is the only other airline operating direct flights on the Brisbane-Bangkok route. Thai used to offer daily flights to Brisbane, but recently cut … [Read more...]
Ever wondered how much it costs a commercial airline to operate a flight? It costs an airline just over $10,000 to fly a Boeing 737 from Sydney to Melbourne, meaning they need to make at least $60 in revenue from each seat to turn a profit. And it costs almost $200,000 to run an Airbus A380 on an ultra-long haul flight such as Qantas' Sydney-Dallas route. The exact price … [Read more...]
Fifth-freedom flights are "tag flights" that neither start nor end in the home country of the airline operating the flight. For example, UAE-based Emirates flies from Melbourne to Dubai via Singapore. The Melbourne-Singapore sector of this route is a fifth-freedom flight. Fifth-freedom flights can truly be a great way to travel for several reasons. Not only are fares … [Read more...]
Good news for Qantas passengers flying to Bali! Qantas will resume using wide-body Airbus A330s on its Sydney-Denpasar route from 31 March 2019. Until recently, Qantas' daily flights between Melbourne, Sydney and Denpasar were served exclusively by smaller Boeing 737s. But over the busy summer period, Qantas has been using Airbus A330s on its Sydney-Denpasar flights. This … [Read more...]