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


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 +

Jonathan Cheong

South Australia’s main gateway of Adelaide is rebounding strongly from the pandemic and has developed a long-term plan to improve its international connectivity to include destinations in the United States, as well as markets in Asia, Europe and South Africa as part of its Network Vision 2050 plan. Australia only reopened its boarders in February […]

June 13, 2023 | Air Service Community News

Earlier this month, on 3 December, Australian flag-carrier Qantas began 3-weekly service on the 14,440-kilometre route between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth. This brought to 17 the number of non-stop airline services between the US and Australia. Back at the end of October, United had introduced 3-weekly service between San Francisco and Brisbane. Between 2004 and […]

Currently on track to open international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026, Western Sydney International Airport is being co-designed with both airlines and passengers to provide the best possible experience at the facility expected to become Australia’s future gateway to the world. “The terminal design draws on Australia’s natural beauty, the region’s rich […]

December 14, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis


In 2019 Melbourne Airport welcomed 37.1 million passengers, making it Australia’s second busiest airport after Sydney, which handled 44.4 million passengers. Rounding out the country’s top five airports were Brisbane (24.0 million), Perth (12.5 million) and Adelaide (8.5 million). Melbourne’s traffic mix was roughly 70% domestic (25.8 million) and 30% international (11.3 million). The airport […]

November 14, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis

Perth Australia

Perth Airport has some surprising stats up its sleeve. For instance, did you know that 17 or the 20 most populous Asian cities are closer to Perth than any other major Australian city? Or that 60 per cent of the world’s population lives within a 10-hour flight of the airport? It’s figures like these that […]

November 13, 2022 | Air Service Community News

151st IATA Slot Confernence

As summer migrates to the Southern Hemisphere once again, Melbourne International Airport is gearing up to host the 151st IATA Slot Conference (15-18 November). The event will bring together airline and airport slot coordinators from around the world, ahead of what promises to be a busy 2023 for global travel. For four days Melbourne International […]