Alice Spring adds Perth service for improved global connectivity

The Darwin-based regional carrier Airnorth introduced operations between Perth and Alice Springs on Monday March 25. The 1,980-kiilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the 76-seat E170 aircraft. Airnorth becomes the only airline connecting to two Australian cities. Flight TL361 departs Perth at 08:15 local time, arriving in Alice Springs […]

AirAsia PER-CGK

Southeast Asia is a critical part of Australia’s international network. This is not just for onward connectivity to Europe, including the famous ‘kangaroo route’. Crucially, it is also for holidays for Australians, especially in Bali and Thailand, along with the growing diaspora from Southeast Asian countries, students (particularly from Vietnam and the Philippines) and more. […]

IST-MEL

Turkish Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul IST and Melbourne via Singapore on Friday 1 March, marking a historic feat for the carrier as it entered the Australian market and commenced services to its sixth continent. The route will be maintained 3-weekly, departing Istanbul IST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and continuing its journey from Singapore […]

March 5, 2024 | Latest Route News +

MCY-Mildura

The Sunshine Coast – affectionately called the Sunny Coast – continues to break its passenger traffic records. The closest airport to some of Australia’s best tourist locations, it welcomed 180,600 passengers in January 2024 – more than any other month in history.  In 2023, it had 1.85 million passengers, smashing previous records. This is primarily […]

February 20, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis, Top Story

PNG-CNS

China Eastern Airlines inaugurated a limited seasonal service between Shanghai PVG and Cairns on Thursday 1 February, marking the resumption of flights between China and Tropical North Queensland after four years. The 5,900-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly for just three weeks with alternating departure days. The 230-seat A330-200 aircraft will be used on all […]

February 6, 2024 | Latest Route News +

MEL -ASP Bonza

Australia’s fast-growing LCC Bonza commenced operations between Melbourne and Alice Springs on Tuesday 12 December, marking its arrival into Australia’s Red Centre and further expanding its operations in the Northern Territory. The 1,855-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the 186-seat 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier competes directly against the […]

January 25, 2024 | Airports, News & Analysis

Manila - Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is the country’s fourth-busiest airport, behind Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The airport’s statistics show that it welcomed about 14 million passengers between January and November 2023 – above 2019 figures in the same 11 months. The international market is recovering, aided by many new and returning airlines. […]

January 15, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis, Top Story

NOU-MEL

Aircalin, the flag carrier of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, introduced flights between its Noumea base and Melbourne on Friday 8 December. It marks the airline’s return to the route after almost four years. The 2,685-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 168-seat A320neo aircraft. The carrier […]

December 13, 2023 | Latest Route News +

SGN-PER

Vietnam Airlines inaugurated a new service between Ho Chi Minh City and Perth on Thursday 7 December. The 4,835-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing the Vietnamese capital. Flights will be operated by the 259-seat 787-9 aircraft. The SkyTeam member will compete directly against LCC VietJet, which runs five weekly […]

December 11, 2023 | Latest Route News +