Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
There is talk on a number of aviation forums that now Hobart has extended its runway, several airlines may be considering international routes to Hobart. Would you fly on an International service from Hobart? Where would you like to be able to fly to and would you be okay if it stopped enroute such as Hobart - Canberra - Singapore?
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 287
I don't see it as viable when it's a short flight from Hobart to Melbourne and you can walk between the domestic and international terminals in Melbourne easily.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 31 Jan 2013
Total posts 38
Not sure there is enough of a population in Tassie to make it viable?
Singapore airlines did operate a number of very successful a310 charter flights into Hobart in early 90s. There is a potential asian tourism market especially if Tasmanian government gets behind it. My thinking is a service Singapore- Canberra- Hobart - Canberra- Singapore could work
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
Aside from SIN, leisure traffic to DPS may also work, and maaaaybe AKL. Limited destination options here.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Why Canberra? Extending a current Melbourne as a tag may more sense... But once there is a stop, they lose a fair chunk of the advantage of flying there.
Via Canberra would ensure a good mix of premium passengers and tourists. Dont think there will be a huge demand for premium classes to Hobart. Needs an aircraft more suited to regional routes. An a350 -900 or similar would be a suitable size aircraft. Tagging on to Melbourne wouldn't work as use larger aircraft including a380 for many services
Member since 23 Feb 2017
Total posts 6
What about something a service that goes to NZ as well, just like the CBR flights. Something like SIN-HBA-ZQN/CHC/AKL. Two birds with one stone. Or air asia flights from KUL. The terminal obviously needs to be redeveloped before such flights with full service airlines begin.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 257
Singapore or Auckland would be a possibility but it takes some govt assistance for customs subsidies etc to start the routes and get some numbers on the board, given the recent experience in Townsville where subsidised customs for international flights have failed to sustain services I don’t think the govt will be in a hurry to try it again anytime soon.
Off my memory SQ's smallest aircraft is actually the 777-2, which they will be flying to Melbourne soon. They have also flown A330 to Melbs.
Given SQ is re-routing the CBR - WLG flights to MEL, due to the bigger market, I don't see it happening.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 195
Air NZ may do it due to the US tourists who come to NZ and then go to Tasmania, however more than AKL I can't see a large enough market
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 20 Apr 2015
Total posts 4
I'd like to see a direct flight from Perth let alone an overseas port. Personally, a direct flight from Singapore would be great.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Bogans to bali maybe, not enough pax for any other routes
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 109
Inbound tourism seems to be key here.
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