International from Hobart?

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puppy79

Member since 06 Dec 2017

Total posts 23

I do not see why not but what would the smallest plane any operator can use remains the question.Trans Tasman say to Auckland with connections to the Americas using say a 787 ON NZ makes sense to name but one option.

rufusfly

Member since 13 May 2016

Total posts 54

Bogans to bali maybe, not enough pax for any other routes

The Bali bogan traffic is mainly supported by mining incomes from Perth, Tasmanian bogans can barely afford 5 packets of cigarettes a week let alone overseas holidays.

Not all people in Hobart smoke cigarettes My wife and I are flying to Hong Kong on 8/3/18 on virgin in J class

Pointsman

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 18 Jan 2017

Total posts 8

The talk down here was that the main reason for the extension was for larger aircraft to come direct from China!

It should also be noted the the Lavendar group are trying to build a new hotel in the CBD if they can get past council/ greens and the general population!
The two (airport and hotel) go hand in hand.

turner773

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Mar 2014

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Bogans to bali maybe, not enough pax for any other routes

The Bali bogan traffic is mainly supported by mining incomes from Perth, Tasmanian bogans can barely afford 5 packets of cigarettes a week let alone overseas holidays.
Not all people in Hobart smoke cigarettes My wife and I are flying to Hong Kong on 8/3/18 on virgin in J class

I too fly business out of Hobart on Qantas when flying overseas approximately three times a year (and know many other people who do the same). The business cabin on Hobart flights is usually full too, suggesting there are up to 552 premium passengers on Qantas a week out of Hobart and (although I don’t know how full Virgin Australia is) maybe another 448 passengers a week there. An international flight to a major hub like Singapore or Hong Kong should be able to find 84 business class passengers a week (or 8% of current premium seats) for a 3 times weekly flight. That doesn’t mean it makes economic sense to fly them direct instead of via Melbourne or Sydney though.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

Bogans to bali maybe, not enough pax for any other routes

The Bali bogan traffic is mainly supported by mining incomes from Perth, Tasmanian bogans can barely afford 5 packets of cigarettes a week let alone overseas holidays.
Not all people in Hobart smoke cigarettes My wife and I are flying to Hong Kong on 8/3/18 on virgin in J class

Thanks for that, any reason for your post apart from bragging about flying in J?

rufusfly

Member since 13 May 2016

Total posts 54

Bogans to bali maybe, not enough pax for any other routes

The Bali bogan traffic is mainly supported by mining incomes from Perth, Tasmanian bogans can barely afford 5 packets of cigarettes a week let alone overseas holidays.
Not all people in Hobart smoke cigarettes My wife and I are flying to Hong Kong on 8/3/18 on virgin in J class

Thanks for that, any reason for your post apart from bragging about flying in J?

Not all people smoke in Hobart. Has for bragging my name is not DOUBLEPLATIUM. My wife has a bad back and cancer so flying in Y is not an option

alan46

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Dec 2016

Total posts 2

As kiwis who came to live in Tasmania in 1997 (we came for five years but are still here 21 years later and loving it), we were disappointed that the seasonal Hobart-Christchurch-Hobart flights stopped soon after we arrived and believe that improved marketing on both sides of the Tasman could have saved the day. While not wishing to underestimate the importance of the direct traffic between China and Tasmania, I do hope that consideration will be given to flights between, say, Adelaide and Christchurch or Wellington with a stop-over in Hobart, especially if passengers can just fly the domestic legs within Australia. This would have the potential of increasing tourism in SA, TAS, and NZ.

londoner

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 12 Jul 2016

Total posts 14

Queenstown runaway is not long enough to support wide body jets but I suspect if it were - China Southern and Asian airlines could be interested

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