Australian Competition Regulator: Sydney Airport Slot Rules Stifle Domestic Airline Competition

By Aaron Karp Jun 06, 2023
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission says slot allocation at Sydney Airport must be reformed in order to increase competition in the domestic market.
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Rex To Go Up Against Qantas On Adelaide-Sydney Route

By Aaron Karp May 31, 2023
Australian regional carrier Rex Airlines plans to launch daily service between Adelaide Airport and Sydney Airport from June 29 using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
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Sydney Airport CEO To Resign; SYD’s China Traffic Rebounds

By Aaron Karp May 26, 2023
Sydney Airport (SYD) CEO Geoff Culbert will resign at the end of the year following six years leading Australia’s busiest airport.
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Virgin Australia-Alliance Airlines partnership approved

By David Casey Nov 19, 2020
The Australian carriers have been provisionally cleared to cooperate on more than 40 routes despite objections from REX.
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Australian regional Rex plans big growth on domestic routes

By Adrian Schofield Nov 13, 2020
The turboprop operator details its timeline for starting service with Boeing 737 jets.
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Recovery Tracker: LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Porter Airlines and more

By David Casey Oct 16, 2020
A weekly round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry as airlines and airports seek to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Route Analysis: SYD-AKL, DEL-YVR, AUH-KTM

Oct 14, 2020
Routes analyzes some of the services returning as well as new routes being launched. This week we look at Qantas resuming trans-Tasman flights; Air India expanding with a new Canadian service; and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s latest network addition.
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Rex to Use Boeing 737-800s on Sydney-Melbourne route

By Adrian Schofield Sep 30, 2020
The Australian regional carrier has only operated turboprops until now, primarily on regional routes.
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Delta continues LAX-Sydney route with Virgin Australia JV on hold

By Ben Goldstein Sep 14, 2020
Virgin Australia will focus on domestic and short-haul international flying for the time being.
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Analysis: Air New Zealand grounds 777 fleet

By David Casey Sep 10, 2020
Routes looks at the impact of Air New Zealand’s decision to ground its Boeing 777 fleet for a year.
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Virgin Australia scales back regional routes

By David Casey Sep 09, 2020
A number of regional routes are being cut from the airline’s network as part of an ongoing restructuring program.
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Route Analysis: LHR-ISB, MCY-ADL, BGO-SEN

Sep 02, 2020
Routes analyzes some of the services returning as well as new routes being launched. This week we look at Virgin Atlantic’s move into the UK-Pakistan market; Jetstar’s resumption of Sunshine Coast-Adelaide flights; and the launch of a new Widerøe route from Bergen.
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Delta outlines long-haul rebuild

By David Casey Aug 24, 2020
More routes are returning to Delta Air Lines’ long-haul network during the upcoming winter and summer seasons, but some destinations like Mumbai and Osaka are not currently scheduled to resume.
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Alaska Airlines expands American codeshare

By David Casey Aug 11, 2020
The US carriers are this month expanding their codeshare partnership to cover a further 60 routes.
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More international routes return to United’s network

By David Casey Aug 03, 2020
United Airlines plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September.
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Recovery Tracker: Cebu Pacific, Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand and more

By David Casey Jul 31, 2020
A weekly round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry as airlines and airports continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
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United: Resuming LAX 787 routes marks 'sprout' of good news

By Ben Goldstein Jul 14, 2020
After American Airlines drops LAX as an international hub, United boosts long-haul flying at the airport.
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Etihad re-opens global network

By Wesley Charnock Jul 07, 2020
Gulf carrier aims to “gradually” resume services with the goal of operating 45% of its pre-COVID capacity by August.
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Australian regional Rex plans to operate ‘Golden Triangle’ routes

By Adrian Schofield Jun 29, 2020
The carrier will go head-to-head with Qantas and Virgin Australia.
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Qantas cancels most international flights until October

By David Casey Jun 18, 2020
Australia’s flag carrier originally intended to operate almost 50 international routes over the coming months, but the actual total is likely to be a fraction of that.
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United to ramp up international routes

Jun 02, 2020
The airline's network will grow beyond London Heathrow, its only current international destination.
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Emirates to resume nine routes

By David Casey May 14, 2020
Gulf carrier Emirates Airline is adding more outbound destinations from Dubai starting on May 21.
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COVID-19: North America market update (w/e March 29)

By David Casey Mar 30, 2020
Routes' latest update on how airlines and airports across North America are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Virgin Australia makes domestic cuts

By David Casey Mar 25, 2020
Virgin Australia is reducing domestic capacity by 90% and temporarily grounding 125 aircraft. Low-cost subsidiary Tigerair Australia has also suspended flights.
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Where does the Airbus A380 fly? Latest network update

By David Casey Dec 31, 2019
Routesonline provides an update on the operations of the Airbus A380. We also reveal the network size of each operator and the top destinations served by the aircraft type.
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