Interesting that ADL seems to be performing stronger than PER for CZ. Good news for ADL. VA says both VA and TT are committed to SWZ and will fly there from Day 1 https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1019148404847333376 Given the amount of time until it opens, who’s knows what VA will look like b...Jump to post
With regards to Perth... The Perth aviation market is resetting after a period of ludicrous capacity growth. From a sleepy city all of a sudden we had flights leaving every 90s to go to the Pilbara, EK flying in three planes at day and an almost hourly service to Bali. The money and the people that...Jump to post
Eh? The whole premise of the argument is absurd given that Emirates are tinkering with their entire network and very, very few routes are untouched. However, there is no way to slice this where Perth doesn’t come out badly here. Brisbane maintains 2 daily flights even after this cut, Perth is down ...Jump to post
You make a valid point about seat count - my point was that BNE is only moving from 3x daily to 2x daily services, whereas PER is moving from 2x daily to 1x daily service - PER is therefore getting a bigger cut, as a proportion of overall EK services (50% versus 33%). On the non-stop front, yes - B...Jump to post
... why arent you talking about the 50% cut out of brisbane? You make a valid point about seat count - my point was that BNE is only moving from 3x daily to 2x daily services, whereas PER is moving from 2x daily to 1x daily service - PER is therefore getting a bigger cut, as a proportion of overall...Jump to post
Can we read anything into this about PER's importance and/or performance for EK relative to others, or does this just have to do with something else, like bloc times? How about not all the flights out of melbourne, sydney and brisbane arent direct Dubai. So no need to cut them? I see your point, bu...Jump to post
Loved the non existent hysteria relating to Perth It's good to see that this will only be a temporary reduction, though it's interesting to note that as a proportion of overall flights, PER will suffer the most out of the other Australasian destinations: - PER: 50% of flights cut - ADL: 43% of flig...Jump to post
On the PER figures above, this is promising - "The China market has grown 8.3% in the last 12 months, while Japan has grown 7.3%." Despite this, it seems that the MU test flights have gone silent, and Japan won't re-start until next year, at the earliest. Does anyone know for sure one way...Jump to post
One month doesnt make a year any city could go backwards for a month or a few months. Just for clarity, the figures are annual or over more than one year - not just a month or two. It's a consistent decline. Cheers, C. Well better send an email to SQ, CX, GA, QF, MK, QR, MH, CZ who have all increas...Jump to post
A bit more information of QF's pilot issues As previously mentioned 747's will be deployed on SYD-PER and A330's replacing some services on PER-SIN. Additionally some SYD-HKG services will see 744's replaced by A388's, SYD-HNL A330's replaced by 744's and MEL-AKL will see A330's replaced by 737's I...Jump to post
Love being offline for a few weeks and they are bagging Perth again. I love PER - it's a beautiful place. But, isn't what I said in my post true? That is: - While other states recorded double-digit growth in visitor numbers in the past 2 years, WA’s growth stagnated or went backwards. - Overseas to...Jump to post
With EK at 2 x daily compared to QR at 1 x daily, EK is still likely in the the stronger overall position. True. Though, even EK doesn't seem to be too happy at PER - look at how they described it compared to other Australian cities - a "battleground." I note that quite a few carriers see...Jump to post
redroo wrote:qf789 wrote:PER-HBA will begin on 17 September, 3 weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero
Perhaps his first action should be go go and sort out PER and its intransigencies? Umm no, his first action should be encouraging more international services. The fact that Qantas and Perth Airport have a difference of opinion is irrelevant, that's a matter for Qantas and Perth Airport to sort out ...Jump to post
The WA State Government has employed former Tourism Australia boss Andrew McEvoy to encourage more international services to PER The wishlist includes A daily service from CZ A daily service from Japan Service from PVG (MU) Service from India (they will beheading off to India shortly to discuss wit...Jump to post
Also those interested on how QR is performing at PER with the A380, loads have recently been consistent above 90%, there have been some nights where it has departed without an empty seat I saw QR have loaded the a388 past the annual trial. Might be here to stay. I wouldn't be so sure - loads don't ...Jump to post
Just a reminder that AirAsia X will resume the second flight (though its only 4 weekly) to PER for this month Also those interested on how QR is performing at PER with the A380, loads have recently been consistent above 90%, there have been some nights where it has departed without an empty seat I ...Jump to post
That should be fun I flew last year in business on a 747 Sydney to San Fran were tired to say the least. But if Perth to Singapore goes to an A330 that would be a bonus. With SQ introducing 787s on this route they have to lift their game. As for VA out of perth ive given up too hit and miss. Id stil...Jump to post
Perhaps the new CEO will come to realise that the current VA international network is all for looks and glamour, and will cut back and use the global partners , concentrate on Aus domestic and Trans Tasman routes which is about all they really need. They will never be a big player in Asia or the Nt...Jump to post
The weather here in Perth has been pretty atrocious the last few days, but does anyone know the minima last night/this morning? PER recently finished upgrading the ILS equipment and lighting on 03/21 to prevent exactly this sort of thing. Bit of a shame if the first foggy morning of the cold season...Jump to post
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I will believe it when I see it but there is a planned skybridge to link Perth T1 area to the new train station being built. Looks great but I don't have faith it won't end up as a road with a few zebra crossings :/ http://blog.sydney.designinc.com.au/2018/05/24/new-skybridge-perth-airport/ It actu...Jump to post
I will believe it when I see it but there is a planned skybridge to link Perth T1 area to the new train station being built.
Looks great but I don't have faith it won't end up as a road with a few zebra crossings :/
http://blog.sydney.designinc.com.au/201 ... h-airport/
ben175 wrote:PER airport management is an absolute joke for letting this slide. But I guess on the other hand, those at SA would be very pleased.
It seems the route is not off all together, while it is gone for this year, the plan for PER-JNB was to run it seasonally DEC-MAR, QF have said that it may operate next year providing its resolved. Unfortunately until this is resolved and what QF refers to the "Perth Airport situation" fl...Jump to post
Qantas has scrapped plans for PER-JNB, the aircraft will now deployed elsewhere https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-scraps-plans-for-perth-johannesburg-flights?utm_source=hero What a shame for PER and QF! Whilst I'm sure there is likely more to it, I don't understand why PER wouldn't let QF run the fli...Jump to post
Photos of the inaugural Silk Air flight to Broome
https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviat ... b88846008z
Sydscott wrote:CBR is the gift that keeps on giving......
https://www.smh.com.au/national/act/mor ... 4zhzr.html
Are MU's trial flights to PER in September still happening? Was wondering that myself... seems to have gone very quiet. Kinda wonder whats going when PHE are getting direct flights to vietnam and Perth is sitting on its hands arguing with airlines. Well, the VN PHE flight seems to be very low-frequ...Jump to post
ben175 wrote:Are MU's trial flights to PER in September still happening?
qf789 wrote:Qantas renews codeshare agreement with Air France
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... nd-france/
First Silk Air flight to Broome
https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/wa/f ... b88844249z
Hope it helps the tourism up there.
PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please! I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER. Yes, it seems crazy - from an AKL-perspective, NZ already flies non-stop between AKL and SGN, so competition will be fierce. In addition, local O&D between PH...Jump to post
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 Silk...Jump to post
ben175 wrote:PHE-AKL on VN by March 2019!? I'll have whatever this guy is drinking please!
I will honestly be gobsmacked if VN starts PHE before PER.
Don't confuse Easter holiday loads with year-round performance. As for the short lived MNL-PER service, the DRW stop was immaterial- I heard the service was never intended to be permanent- it was designed to keep Cebu Pacific off the route due to some Filippino regulations on route authorities. Tha...Jump to post
This was posted in the Philippine Aviation thread: https://preview.ibb.co/nMB567/img.jpg Already announced for BNE from the 2nd of July and shows that PR plans to launch PER with the A321neo and will look to introduce the aircraft to SYD (though MEL must be too far). Apparently PR has been performi...Jump to post
Air Mauritius expands A330-900neo operations for PER, previously planned 1 weekly is now 2 weekly from 4 Dec 18, up to 3 weekly from 14 Dec 18 to 15 Jan 19 and 2 Apr 19 to 30 Apr 19 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278502/air-mauritius-planned-a330-900neo-operation-as-of-06may18/ A...Jump to post
I disagree with what you are saying. I think connections with 6 carriers (7 if you include the QF/JAL tie up over SIN) via SIN/KUL/BKK/HKG play a large role in the lack of direct flights from Perth to Japan and to parts of China. If that's so, then why does PER get a direct flight to HKG, when peop...Jump to post
WA budget as of today actually isnt going to be as bad as forecast. You're right - a budget deficit of AUD 900 million instead of AUD 915 million ... :lol: See: https://au.news.yahoo.com/wa-still-track-2020-21-surplus-022335936--spt.html. Cheers, C. Was forcast to be 2.6 billion actually so .9 is e...Jump to post
Japan flights for PER won’t happen until 2019 at the earliest https://www.ausbt.com.au/perth-airport-ceo-no-direct-ana-or-jal-flights-to-japan-this-year?utm_source=hero This is disappointing as it definitely the missing link from Perth. The number of people I speak to that are going or have been to...Jump to post
Japan flights for PER won’t happen until 2019 at the earliest Well, this is not a surprise at all, with the WA economy still in the doldrums - in particular, WA has a jobless level 30 per cent worse than its long-term average, and the new WA budget won't help matters much, either. See: - https://ww...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Japan flights for PER won’t happen until 2019 at the earliest
https://www.ausbt.com.au/perth-airport- ... ource=hero
Qantas has suspended all future growth international plans out of PER until there is a resolution on the PER-JNB flight https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-halts-perth-international-route-expansion-plans/ Good on Qantas for playing hard ball on this.... Perth airport seems to be so damn infl...Jump to post
Looks like EK got relegated to Gate 50 tonight, QR at Gate 51 Here is a pic of them side by side, photo was sent to me so sorry for poor quality https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcGwT7KV4AA4obQ.jpg https://twitter.com/brendanqf789/status/991267269693992960 Looks great....all we need is a better internat...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:A7-API is operating QR's inaugural A388 service to PER today