• As a non Virgin flyer/follower, I'm simply astonished they don't already fly between Canberra and Perth. 

  • Cathay Pacific in 2016

    Jan 12, 2016, 02:07 PM

    While the JQHK incident MAY (note MAY) make the government slightly more reticent to expand the bilateral (I doubt it would be a major or even a minor issue), the biggest issue overall would be the non-availability of slots of Hong Kong for Australian carriers to actually use. You can bet your bo...

  • Cathay Pacific in 2016

    Jan 12, 2016, 01:58 PM

    It would be nice to see an expanded bilateral to allow more flights, it is worth noting that Hong Kong International is severely slot constrained until at least 2023 and even if more rights were granted to both sides it would be hard, very hard on the Australian side, to actually capitilise on th...

  • Qantas trims east-west A330 flights

    Jul 30, 2015, 10:47 PM

    But they're 'reshuffling flights and downgrading aircraft' because THE DEMAND ISN'T THERE TO SUSTAIN THEM ANY LONGER. It has NOTHING to do with isolation. That is something the country deals with as a whole. This isn't a money saving strategy. This is a money making strategy. Matching capacity t...

  • Qantas trims east-west A330 flights

    Jul 30, 2015, 10:06 PM

    We'll just have to disagree on this. Western Australia is AN important economy, but it is not THE most important. To suggest otherwise is, I'm really sorry to say, hugely arrogant. We could debate for days on this and other topics....like the fact that NSW contributes more than double in GDP comp...

  • Qantas buying the A320neo?

    Dec 20, 2014, 07:56 PM

    As the others have noted these are indeed slated for Jetstar and the various Jetstar franchises....however Qantas did not rule out using them for Qantas. Whether they will or not is another question! They ordered 99 neos and almost 200 additional purchase rights for the A320neo family. It wouldn'...

  • I completely that Qantas probably don't care what Perthites think but if it generates positive PR and positive buzz they'll go through the motions of acting like they do.

  • I reckon it will be Perth. Melbourne can be (and is) adequately served (for the moment) via the 4x weekly Jetstar to Narita + excellent connections over Sydney to Narita and soon over Brisbane to Haneda. And then there are the numerous other one stop options of Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines,...

  • Almost had a heart attack from laughing at this thread from the ever dependable Robert. Thanks for making my week! 

  • As there is publicly available information on loads it is impossible to speculate. Even then, load factors give no indication whatsoever of yields. General information from various news sources indicate that Qantas is by no means alone in having weaker than normal loads for this time of year, so ...