Why doesn't Qantas fly internationally from Adelaide?

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SimonFrost

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jul 2013

Total posts 64

They used to, but haven’t for a long, long time. We picked up an Emirates flight when the codeshare started, but now QF is using SIN as a hub, surely we could get an A330 everyday? There’s plenty of people who’d love not to have to make the trek east (or west) and an extra stop....

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

I have to agree with you Simon. An A330 or 737 from Adelaide to Singapore would be good. I think it is criminal that there are a number of Emirates planes from ADL to DXB daily, yet Qantas can’t even manage one.

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 203

What route would you like them to pull the 330 off? I'm sure it's something they're constantly reviewing, but also to consider is available slots at SIN, if they can't get any more, they need to can one route so they can drop the new one in there..

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Simon:

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Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 57

At least you can get to London now with only one stop with Qantas, with hopefully further routes opening up.

Why worry about Singapore when you have Perth :)

DanV

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Member since 04 Nov 2017

Total posts 60

If there's a 737 and/or A321neoLR that can do ADL-SIN at a full payload, I'm sure QF would've put a plane on the route.

Otherwise, the A330s are best put on routes that have higher demand and/or premium business demand/high yields (e.g East Coast/Perth to Singapore/Asia). Which is only one of the reasons why there's no QF Int'l service ex-ADL.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 294

ADL-SIN is around the claimed range of a 737-800, which probably means it is not quite in range when requirements for alternate airports are considered. When QF or JQ have something with more range than their current single aisle aircraft, but not as large as an A330, they may add ADL-SIN to the network.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 133

Is there really enough demand for both QF and SQ to operate this route profitably?

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 339

Adelaide is probably not a big enough market for them to justify a a330 to an international trek to SIN. And QF is techniqually operating international flights from adelaide with Jetstar. They seem to offload lower demand routes to jetstar's a320s.

Mjkcan

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 14 Jun 2017

Total posts 50

You only have to look to Canada, and wonder why there are no international flights from Edmonton, Winnipeg or Quebec City - all cities of roughly the same size.


It just isn’t profitable.

Glasgow100

Malaysia Airlines - Enrich

Member since 29 Jun 2017

Total posts 1

I have to agree with you Simon. An A330 or 737 from Adelaide to Singapore would be good. I think it is criminal that there are a number of Emirates planes from ADL to DXB daily, yet Qantas can’t even manage one.

There is one daily flight from ADL to DXB.

Qantas are losing business vto the Asian carriers with MH, SQ and CX,CZ gleefully taking 5he business from them. MH has the highest liads out of ADL.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 253

I have to agree with you Simon. An A330 or 737 from Adelaide to Singapore would be good. I think it is criminal that there are a number of Emirates planes from ADL to DXB daily, yet Qantas can’t even manage one.

There is one daily flight from ADL to DXB.
Qantas are losing business vto the Asian carriers with MH, SQ and CX,CZ gleefully taking 5he business from them. MH has the highest liads out of ADL.

They aren’t losing business ... they are accepting of the opportunity cost of deploying fleet to higher margin routes and leaving ADL to others.

PERflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Aug 2017

Total posts 29

Adelaide pax have a good option to get a morning flight to Perth and hop on the the daily QF71 PER-SIN A330 saves some time going the wrong way East first. Same with the daily QF9 PER-LHR.

Ultimately if there was profit in it for Qantas they would be flying from Adelaide. SQ, EK etc are all flying to a hub from Adelaide which certainly helps.

Patto

Member since 15 Oct 2018

Total posts 1

I would personally love the Adl - Bkk returned..


Theres no flight for that

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

Maybe when QF have more 787’s they may look at ADL to SIN.

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