New route opportunities – ultra-long haul markets are being opened up by next generation aircraft

Qantas’ Group CEO Alan Joyce has said the Perth-London service commenced in 2018 has demonstrated there is “amazing demand” for non-stop services to Europe and…..

It’s all change in the South Pacific airline sector, but is the upcoming fleet and capacity growth sustainable?

The South Pacific airline market is poised for a major transformation as several of the region’s flag carriers pursue fleet expansion, supporting tourism aspirations but…..

Malaysia’s Malindo resumes expansion with Sydney, Varanasi services and new Brunei base

Malindo Air is resuming expansion in 3Q2019 following a two-year hiatus in which it has shrunk capacity. Lion Group’s Malaysian affiliate is growing its international…..

The competitive outlook for Australasian aviation – what’s driving demand for inbound and outbound travel and tourism?

A series of record breaking profits for Australasia’s two largest airlines, Qantas and Air New Zealand, has cemented the sustainability of their models and endorsed…..

The new long ranger – who will become the first airline to link New York with Australasia?

Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 787 order and Qantas’ upcoming selection of a new ultra long range aircraft has led to speculation of a race…..

Airlines to help in the design of Sydney’s new airport – an important input into the new city gateway

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSA) has entered into memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Qantas Group and Virgin Australia Group. The MoUs will…..

Sydney-South America options for corporates improve as LATAM Airlines adds nonstop services

LATAM Airlines has unveiled plans to launch three weekly nonstop flights from Santiago to Sydney in Nov-2019. The Chile-based airline group currently serves Sydney with…..

Qantas slashes Sydney-San Francisco capacity, impacting corporates and benefiting United

Qantas has been shouting about its deployment of the Boeing 787-9 on the Sydney-San Francisco route. But replacing older 747-400s it is slashing capacity by…..

Virgin Australia and the US market: 10 years and 4 million passengers but declining market share

Wednesday (27-Feb-2019) marks the tenth anniversary of long-haul services for Virgin Australia. The group took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on 6-Feb-2009 and the…..

Hotel prices are on the rise in Barcelona and Sydney in Feb-2019, but Auckland and Rio de Janeiro see big year-on-year drops

Average hotel prices have increased in Feb-2019 compared to Jan-2019 at most of the cities listed on the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI), reported monthly…..

Thai AirAsia X enters Australia market with Brisbane-Bangkok service. Is Avalon next?

AirAsia has selected Brisbane-Bangkok as its first route connecting Australia and Thailand, a surprise move given the LCC group does not currently have any services…..