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by kriskim
Wed May 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

They flew to SYD, but had lousy slots- it connected with almost nothing. Even flag waving exercises need semi-decent loads. There is a reason why MEL stayed and BNE was sacrificed, but can't post here. Suffice to say, all very political. Decisions are always made for multiple reasons, but the comme...

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by kriskim
Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Well that is one out of left field VN are starting PHE PHE-SGN (from sept 2018) and PHE-AKL (from march 2019) As well as Shanghai starting in 2019! (airline to be announced) https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/direct-flights-to-vietnam-announced-ng-b88840296z Interesting times with Sil...

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by kriskim
Sat May 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: UPS and FedEx in Australia

Both FedEx and UPS only operate into Sydney in Australia. If they have packages destined for, say Brisbane or Perth and so on, who do they get cargo space with to get the cargo to other locations throughout Australia? It would also depend a lot on what priority it is. High priority stuff would be b...

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by kriskim
Sat May 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28305

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I guess something like this, I tried the monochrome and it didn't look too nice and didn't connect well with the font. I feel like the tail needs a lighter green element (previous).

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by kriskim
Sat May 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28305

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

A million fold improvement already! Do you mind if I tweet your concept ? (With Full Credit of course) Tweet away! Glad you liked it, I think that the tail was quite hard to work with in the first place, it needed some type of blend, and I think the mosaic like background ties it in nicely with the...

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by kriskim
Sat May 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 149
Views: 28305

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Here is my take on the livery, I agree, the right concepts and elements are there but the execution simply failed the livery. Please note that its a 10 minute job so don't be too harsh haha https://78.media.tumblr.com/bcef4804daf0ec54e887dd4ff85ade45/tumblr_p8m3vhV5ic1s12f1yo1_1280.png

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by kriskim
Thu May 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Out of curiosity what type of market, pax mix does QF get on routes like MNL and CGK?

QF seems to be making money atleast despite competition intensifying on these routes, especially MNL.

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by kriskim
Sat May 05, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Vietnam Airlines in its current (April 2018, page 155) inflight magazine features an article on the chef Luke Nguyen. At the very end of the article, it states that while currently VN flies direct routes to Sydney and Melbourne, it will be 'in the near future, increasing flight frequency ...

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by kriskim
Tue May 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 35645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

A quick question that I haven’t seen covered off before. QF codeshare on CZ to CAN and on MU to PVG, is there a reason why VA don’t on HU, GS and JD flights between Australia and China? Is it because they’re to cities with little outbound market from AU, or any other reason. Just thinks it’s odd th...

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by kriskim
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

If the JV is approved, I could see:

- AA launch MEL-LAX daily with 789
- QF95/96 replaced with AA, capacity to go into new QF MEL-DFW x3 weekly service or MEL-SFO goes daily

or would QF do a left field move and launch MEL-JNB with the 789?

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by kriskim
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 84
Views: 20559

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I love what I am seeing so far, the new logo is very refined and has more of a 'premium feel', more akin with a 5 star resort seen in Bora Bora. Let's just hope that the new livery is worthy of its predecessor. I really do love the vibrant tones of blue and white of the current livery. However if th...

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by kriskim
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9244

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Why does AR need to fly to Australia when they have so many other issues. Worry about Miami and Madrid, the two most important international destinations for AR. For AR flying to Sydney is "pie in the sky" ego. AR;s mission should be to fix the airline for sale. Maybe you are right but AR...

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by kriskim
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2035

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

QF currently flies SYD-PEK daily since early 2017. PEK-MEL is only 4 weekly by CA. I just don’t understand why no one wants to add more frequency if so many second tier cities can make MEL flights work albeit with subsidy surely PEK can support at least daily if not more flights. MEL-PEK is usually ...

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by kriskim
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I think that QF needs to have flights out of ADL, CBR and PER to AKL. It would help to create those connections in their network from NZ to Australia and allow them to more effectively compete against AirNZ. I for one think that QF should have international flights out of ADL even if it is just AKL...

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by kriskim
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I was rather hoping for a single flight number same-plane service through to BNE (BNE-PER-JNB) also, for personal connections of course...and as far as I understand there's also a bigger South African expat community around Brisbane and surrounding coastal areas than in Melbourne area...however I d...

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by kriskim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 11324

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

unrave wrote:
I would expect AI to go daily on SYD and MEL before starting another Australian route


Would love to see either 9W or AI launch BOM-MEL/SYD too.

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by kriskim
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct
Replies: 48
Views: 5066

Re: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct

NZ has shot the first bullet, following changes are to be taken into affect: From October 28: - Increase to AKL-SYD/MEL/BNE~ - Increase to CHC-SYD/MEL/BNE~ From December 2: - New x5 weekly~ BNE-WLG - New x4 weekly seasonal~ BNE-ZQN ~Up to, final frequency TBC *Flight details yet to be confirmed More...

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by kriskim
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Sitting on QF10 PER-MEL and there is literally 4 of us in premium economy... I think it goes to show just how PER-centric this flight is! Pretty spectacular to have a whole row across to myself. Not sure you can judge one flight on a saturday night. Also havent you thought many passengers might be ...

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by kriskim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct
Replies: 48
Views: 5066

Re: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct

I guess that you can consider SYD/BNE-NLK as 'domestic' routes, since travel between the mainland and the island is now considered domestic since June 1st, 2016. Air New Zealand Australian Routes: Sydney: SYD - AKL SYD - CHC SYD- WLG SYD - ZQN SYD - RAR SYD - NLK Melbourne: MEL - AKL MEL - CHC MEL -...

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by kriskim
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Doesn't Want Terminal Locations, But Wants References To Generic Airline Timetables
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: Wikipedia Doesn't Want Terminal Locations, But Wants References To Generic Airline Timetables

How about we make our own Airlines and Airports wiki? I definitely think that the Terminal location is very important, I also don't like seeing international and domestic destinations mixed together.

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by kriskim
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

How much life is left in the Rex SF34s? And what would their replacement be? During my short 23 minute flight from KGC to ADL yesterday I wondered about that. Also, that was probably the smallest airport I have been into. Check in to gate, about 30 seconds, and that's being generous. It’s been a qu...

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by kriskim
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8782

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

For a while until recently, LH had a Lufthansa Intouch office in MEL. That was probably the only direct presence the group had in Australia. Lufthansa Technik also had a JV with QF via LTQ maintenance, until QF decided to close it.

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by kriskim
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

With QF putting the 380 onto QF35 daily, I thought the plan was to drop QF37, but I see it is still running, what did I read wrong ? An767 Nope, QF has actually added more capacity to the MEL-SIN market, it is now x1 daily A380 and x1 daily A330 flight. However JQ at the same time has reduced the r...

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by kriskim
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68791

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Effectively it is saying no more F to MEL, 44 fewer premium seats a day (152 vs 108), effectively around 80 equivalent J fares a day less in revenue (1xF=3xJ). That is enough revenue for someone to startup an all premium aircraft to LHR. Who will be first foreign carrier to up-guage MEL to take the...

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by kriskim
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

This route will work and I wouldn’t be surprised to see VN jump in too. With VJ singing a deal with the QLD Government, it tells me that VN was not as serious in launching the route compared to VJ, which really says something as VN is normally used as a political tool to enhance economic and busine...

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by kriskim
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

This route will work and I wouldn’t be surprised to see VN jump in too. With VJ singing a deal with the QLD Government, it tells me that VN was not as serious in launching the route compared to VJ, which really says something as VN is normally used as a political tool to enhance economic and busine...

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by kriskim
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Tigerair by the looks of it have very quietly dropped the HBA-OOL route from the end of April 2018. There is no mention of it happening, and nothing has been released by either HBA or TT but you can't book flights after the end of April. Wasn't flagged as a seasonal service: http://australianaviati...

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by kriskim
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12642

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I remember 7 years ago when SQ only had a minority stake in Tiger and talked about starting an LCC which became Scoot, CX's CEO arrogantly said they dont need an LCC subsidiary because they're right by the growing Chinese market... I too think that CX has too much arrogance overall, I believe that ...

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by kriskim
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12599

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Would be nice if the other two Virgin sister airlines, VS and VA send VX off at LAX. Would be the last time all three Virgin brands operate together at an airport.

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by kriskim
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Virgin flight returned to Perth mid flight to Adelaide Bad smell coming from the back of the airbus around 100 passengers onboard. https://thewest.com.au/news/travel/virgin-flight-from-perth-to-adelaide-turned-back-after-smell-detected-at-back-of-plane-ng-b88770856z Didn’t even realise that the A32...

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by kriskim
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shanghai Airlines to take delivery of 787's with First Class, Business Class Suites
Replies: 16
Views: 3447

Re: Shanghai Airlines to take delivery of 787's with First Class, Business Class Suites

I hope they fly them to MEL! FM actually operates MU737/738 in behalf of MU with FM painted aircraft and uniformed crew, which I find strange as the second flight, MU739/740 is actually operated by mainline MU.

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by kriskim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Philippine airline increases Melbourne services to 5 weekly from June (Current frequency is 3 weekly). Abysmal timing for the additional 2 flights though with a 3am arrival and 4:40am departure from Melbourne https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277392/philippine-airlines-boosts-melbou...

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by kriskim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Have heard unofficially VA were scaling back MEL-HKG to 5x to allow for daily SYD-HKG, but have not heard official confirmation from the GDS sources. Was there only 5x new HKG slot pairs available for VA? and did the available slots came from horse trading by partner HX on VA's behalf? Looks like t...

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by kriskim
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16822

Re: Qantas Group confirms 18 A321LR aircraft for Jetstar

Re: 18 aircraft MEL-DPS can be double daily 787-800s at times, if the aim is to at least match the same capacity, they'll need a significant amount of frequencies. JQ's 788s are 314 Y seats and another 21 of their premium economy seats. A321LR likely to be around 200 seats. 3x daily frequency would...

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by kriskim
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

There are quite a lot of people live to the north and northwest of Darwin. mariner Not to forget that the 24 million people are some of the richest on the planet. I like the idea of a scissor hub to secondary cities. Sydney to Kuching or Kota Kinabalu via DRW works for me compared to via SIN or KUL...

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by kriskim
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 flights to/from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: A380 flights to/from Melbourne, Australia

MEL A380 routes from end of March: Qantas MEL-SIN x1 daily MEL-LAX x1 daily Emirates MEL-DXB x2 daily MEL-SIN-DXB x1 daily Qatar Airways MEL-DOH x1 daily Singapore Airlines MEL-SIN seasonal x1 daily MH is looking at introducing A380 services to MEL during peak periods. CZ is apparently looking at do...

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by kriskim
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers
Replies: 40
Views: 5412

Re: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers

RJNUT wrote:
in addition to Thai Smile , could they add KokSnoot?


When WE was first formed, it was part of *A, how come they changed?

IMHO Thai Smile is not a LCC, it’s more in lined with SQ’s Silk Air and CX’s Cathay Dragon.

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by kriskim
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

JL to send 789 to MEL for 3 weeks during July, similarly to what they did over Dec/Jan https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277059/jal-july-2018-melbourne-aircraft-changes/ Great to see JL seemingly performing well on the route. Hopefully their 789 becomes a more regular visitor too in...

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by kriskim
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

This is quite surprising given both of these routes are relatively new and are both prime candidates for LCC carriers... if they can't make them work then that's a bad sign for TT. BNE-PER has no LCC competition and, from anecdotal evidence, is normally full. Not sure the TT brand can keep this up....

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by kriskim
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... 3dc0378a26
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TT will end 2 routes from BNE:

BNE-PER and BNE-PPP will be suspended from March 1. I'm sure pax will get re-accomodated on VA.

https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... 3dc0378a26

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by kriskim
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Qantas financials on Feb22, may as well start the guessing game as to what will be announced besides another massive profit! Like everybody else I'm tipping second batch of 787 orders, AJ has said fleet needs to be "in the teens" to work so that'd mean at least 4+ more but I would think a...

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by kriskim
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

This is one of the more bizarre decisions I've seen made in aviation in a long time. D7 should start by moving 3x weekly flights there and see how demand copes, not all 14x weekly frequencies. Scoot and Jetstar must be celebrating and AVV must have agreed to basically waive any fees (plus a big sub...

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by kriskim
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 9992

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

They have talked about MEL and SYD increases for early last year but it never happened. I hope it happens this time round, I mean if UL can make MEL-CMB daily, you would assume AI can too.

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by kriskim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9477

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

I think there will be further changes, I can't really see MEL-LAX QF95/96 staying at x2 weekly on the dreamliner, I think AA will likely take over that flight at one stage, leaving some room to either increase MEL-SFO to daily or open up MEL-DFW. So they are using the aircraft 789 coming from BNE an...

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by kriskim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest international intercontinental routes in ICN
Replies: 14
Views: 2372

Re: Busiest international intercontinental routes in ICN

^ That was about 5 years ago now, the market has changed. There has been growing demand for services to ICN as the local population grows, the number of Korean students studying in Melbourne has also grown too, and so has Korean tourists and arrivals into Melbourne/Victoria but then again these aren...

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by kriskim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So the new QF Nth America frequency is like this now? BNE-LAX: x11 Weekly 789 BNE-???: x3 Weekly 789 MEL-LAX: x1 Daily A380, x2 Weekly 789 MEL-SFO: x4 Weekly 789 SYD-LAX: x6 Weekly A380, x1 Weekly 744 SYD-SFO: x6 Weekly 744 SYD-DFW: x1 Daily A380 SYD-YVR: Seasonal x3 Weekly 744 LAX-JFK: x1 Daily 789

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by kriskim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9477

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

The flight will be complemented by x3 weekly 747 services during the Sep - Dec peak, when the third BNE based 787 arrives, there will be a permanent second service which will run x4 weekly from December. So the new unannounced BNE-Nth America service will likely run x3 weekly.

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by kriskim
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest international intercontinental routes in ICN
Replies: 14
Views: 2372

Re: Busiest international intercontinental routes in ICN

Interesting about the amount of demand between ICN and FRA. Wouldn't expect that, but I guess OZ benefits from feed from LH. Also I'm surprised QF doesn't fly to ICN yet. It surprises me so much QF and NZ do not have flights to ICN from their respective Hub, the demand in Sydney is very large, and ...

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by kriskim
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19832

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

For Australia, I recon JL might head back to Brisbane and should look at Perth, there is no JQ and QF abandoned PER-NRT years ago. Its hard to believe that JL had a large and expansive network around the world. They still have a sizable presence at Honolulu is it as big as what it was in the 80's w...

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