• Will be interesting to see what happens to VARA with either of these deals, no doubt Alliance would be very happy to buy the charter business but the WA intrastate network on the other hand... potential spin-off / demerger of the old Skywest?

  • I'm guessing because Scoot is serving Perth 3 times a week with 787-9's at the moment (and has been since March, one of very few routes Scoot has continued to operate passenger services on), that they're not putting SQ flights back on the route just yet.Note that SQ's scheduled services still do ...

  • It'll be very interesting to see what happens to the Terminal 1 Domestic lease going forward. VA 2.0, especially if it is a LCC / Hybird could easily operate out of T2 (and would likely not want to pay to use T1D anyway which would likely be too big for any rebirth of VA). Part of me wonders if P...

  • An interesting anamoly to the MEL-PER-LHR flights is that they're operating out of Terminal 1 in Perth! I guess when QF have no pax connecting from other domestic destinations they don't care quite as much, though part of me is still shocked they didn't insist on using T3 anyway.

  • VARA is still operating in WA, and probably had its busiest week in a long time with FIFO charters observing social distancing. Will be interesting to see the impacts, if any on VARA operations if things take a turn for the worst at Mainline VA.

  • What are loads like

    Mar 16, 2020, 05:20 PM

    International flights to leisure destinations ex Perth (think Bali) left today at about 20% load factor, some as low as 3% (less than 5 pax). Overall there's very few international flights leaving with over 50% load factor (only ones I've seen above this are QF to LHR, EK to DXB and QR to DOH) an...

  • Changes to Virgin fleet

    Mar 26, 2019, 08:40 PM

    The A320s in the Tiger fleet are very slowly getting converted for use by VARA (The 5th A320 for VARA is due to enter the fleet shortly after it got a re-fit in Singapore a week or two ago), but they don't have the same high density seating as they do on Tiger (162 on VARA vs 180 on Tiger). Despi...