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 +

LAX-BNE

United introduced a new transpacific service on Wednesday November 29 between Los Angeles and Brisbane. The 11,525-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, departing LAX on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the 257-seat 787-9 aircraft. The Star Alliance member will compete against Qantas’ daily flights. It complements United’s other Brisbane service, from San Francisco, launched a […]

December 1, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Adelaide airport

Adelaide Airport is positioning itself as a growing international travel hub as it continues its robust recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic. Both domestic and international travel saw a strong resurgence this year, with traffic rebounding to 97% of pre-COVID levels during the recent quarter ending in June 2023. The future is looking even […]

November 6, 2023 | Air Service Community News

AKL-JFK

Qantas introduced one of the longest commercial flights in the world on Wednesday 14 June by inaugurating services between Auckland and New York JFK. The 14,185-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, increasing to 4-weekly from October, using the 236-seat 787-8 aircraft. Qantas will compete directly against Air New Zealand’s 3-weekly […]

June 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +