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Some points to consider:
Member since 21 Apr 2012
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Just so I get this right. You want to spend a longer time travelling and with the added inconvenience of stopovers, instead of going non-stop point to point?
haha, i understand why you guys are not too happy with the suggestion and i like your thoughts. Obviously, i'm not saying every flight has to have a stop over. If there were (hypothetically) 3 flights in a day from MEL-CNS, one could do a stop in one of the regional centres? This way the traffic to that regional town is serviced both ways. I totally agree with the landing charges, but if the councils see the benefit, they may come to the party?
I see where you are coming from. It is a chicken or the egg situation.
Is there adequate demand between such pairs or will the demand be grown, when such routes become available?
Also are the main airlines making enough money milking existing routes, or do they need to service more remote locations to drive sales?
That second question goes to the heart of the competitive aviation landscape in Australia, of which there is limited. The US being a bigger market will always result in more players, who consistently will need to refine/define their service offerings to stay in the game.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
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Not as crazy at it sounds, VA are the only one to fly direct SYD-TSV anyway, QF are all via BNE, so whether it stops at BNE or Sunshine Coast, Ballina, Gold Coast is irrelevant.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
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That's true, I was referring to the main airlines, I think JQ run four days a week or something, VA used to so a TSV - OOL service years ago, they currently don't have a TSV - MLB service so if they ran a service via OOL it would probably make the service more viable.
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JetGo does this quite well with its flights Brisbane Dubbo Melbourne
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