Another airline in Australia?

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om2

Member since 09 Feb 2020

Total posts 1

Is there currently room for another major airline in Australia?

LatteLaptopLoon

Member since 25 Oct 2017

Total posts 18

Qantas Group & Virgin Australia Group have all bases covered. Both will try to destroy any new competition. Plus any more room at the major Australian airports ?

Lps988

Member since 20 Jan 2017

Total posts 33

No I dont think so. Given both majors also have a LCC i think the network is pretty well covered. Qantas especially, is so ingrained into the culture of Australia there is that significant level of brand loyalty and would be uphill battle to sway the average consumers mindset.

Given the popularity and membership size of QFF and Velocity, It would be hard for a new competitor to shoulder they're way in successfully as a third full-service airline.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Moved from the Qantas section to 'other airlines'.

Clancy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jan 2016

Total posts 64

Having been 'Rexed'* again there could be an opening for another regional airline that is close to on-time.

*Rexed (verb): to arrive much later than expected or not at all that day; to be impacted by a frequent delay; to be affected by the loss of a propeller/engine fire etc; an offering 'sweet or savoury'.

Yeah Chris, I know it's off topic, but...!!!

DY

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 May 2017

Total posts 16

Originally Posted by Clancy

Having been 'Rexed'* again there could be an opening for another regional airline that is close to on-time.

*Rexed (verb): to arrive much later than expected or not at all that day; to be impacted by a frequent delay; to be affected by the loss of a propeller/engine fire etc; an offering 'sweet or savoury'.

Yeah Chris, I know it's off topic, but...!!!

I wondered why you were specifically being Rexed as I thought you could equally have been Tigered or Jetstarred, but then got to the bit where you'd been offered sweet or savoury and realised Rexed must be the more upmarket verb

brinkers

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2011

Total posts 226

If someone thought they could make a buck out of it, I am sure they would try. What gap do you think there is in the market that is not being addressed?

Packetman21

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jul 2016

Total posts 68

The market would be too saturated and wouldn't be wise considering many economists think that we're going into recession - not a great time to start up an airline with two massive competitors!

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 257

Yes, Alliance is a perfect example, so good QF bought 20% of the business, opening up domestic routes currently not serviced by VA or QF to international carriers would also be a good move, particularly across northern Australia.

Nickj338395

Member since 21 Aug 2019

Total posts 14

The only 'other' airline internationally would be someone like Emirates, Cathay or Singapore who all fly into the major capital cities with multiple frequencies. I'm One World Emerald and QFF Plat so Qantas is default setting but have a choice of OW. Local based is really Qantas with VA hanging on.

Domestically a bit more choice including Tiger and Rex regionally. We are too small a population to support more airlines than we have presently

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