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Member since 16 Oct 2017
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I note that the QF111 and Q112 direct flights between Perth and Auckland are not currently available for the 2018/19 season I would suspect that they would be there by now if Qantas planned to operate this route again. It would be great if anyone could advise otherwise. This may be consistent with Qantas' strategy of halting growth at Perth. Personally, is a real shame to not offer this route given the monopoly Air NZ has.
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Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 120
"... Qantas' strategy of halting growth at Perth."
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 429
Why not take the afternoon/evening arrival 787 (PER - MEL) and then do the international transit in MEL T2 and get the red eye to AKL?
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
It surprises me that Qantas aren't offering a year round daily service on this route now.
It would a great option for NZ travellers to get to London
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 767
But only if they can fly into and out of the same terminal.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 32
PAPL’s issues are more about seasonal flights and what that does to erode a long-term player’s market during that period. In the case of SAA, they are propped up by the SA govt and having Qantas take some of their monopoly share would probably put them in the red for PER-JNB. If SAA leave Perth as a result then PAPL and its T1 tenants lose income.
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 137
I'm totally bewildered at how they can spend millions of dollars of taxpayers money upgrading T3/4 for international flights and then prevent the airline from using it as intended.
Then PAPL shouldn't have allowed QF to operate any international flights from their terminal or should have fast tracked the move of QF to the other side of airfield. The behaviour you have outlined by PAPL is actively picking winners and discouraging competition. The only winners are SAA... its certainly not consumers.
Member since 13 Aug 2016
Total posts 5
Maybe they are waiting for those JQ A321NEO-LR's to arrive ;)
Member since 23 Aug 2014
Total posts 3
Additionally, PAPL is acting in an extremely short sighted manner, you only have to see how Qantas acted with its Sydney Osaka flights which were seasonal until they became permanent. As more aircraft come online and the financials and operationals become better known there is a likelihood of this happening in the case of a route like Perth Johannesburg. But that testing wouldn't be able to take place until the airport allows for the seasonal route.
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 93
Actually i disagree in this case. Perth airport made the QF T4 arrangement work for LHR / europe flights as its a win for the airport and consumers, by offering a new possibility.
I dont think its PAPL's job to prop up SAA by making it difficult for Qantas. If there is a business case for QF to fly PER-JNB then they should be able to do it.
but what has that got to do with PAPL making business difficult for QF? Its hardly QF's fault that SAA isnt particularly financially secure. Your conclusion may well be correct, but the ends dont justify the means.
It should not be an airport's role to determine effectively who flies what routes. Airport = Maintain a runway, a terminal etc. Airline = fly planes between points.
Member since 28 Feb 2018
Total posts 2
Why does Qantas expect any special treatment from Perth Airport, they are only a very minor player amongst the 20 International Airlines flying out of Perth, servicing only London & Singapore daily, and proposed seasonal services that would potentially put at risk daily flights by SAA & Air NZ Like Sydney which requires all international flights to operate from the International Terminal, that is the policy of Perth Airport. Why does Qantas want to continue flying out of their substandard T4 & T3 Terminals in Perth anyway, Supposedly the market leader, the Qantas Terminals are at least 20 years behind the very modern Perth Virgin Australia T1 Domestic Terminal adjoining both the T1 International Terminal & T2 Intrastate Terminal.
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