News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby rubberman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 pm

jimbly wrote:Air New Zealand to operate 787-9 to Adelaide


Already announced but spotted this...

The decision to use the 787-9 to Adelaide will mean a reduction in frequency to three flights a week. However, Air New Zealand said it would add three A320 services on the route during the summer holiday period between December 2017 and January 2018.


If true, not such good news...


http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/03/air-new-zealand-to-operate-787-9-to-adelaide/


Well, better for business class travellers. Also the 787 seats are nominally wider according to Seatguru (not the most reliable source, I know). Also, since the 787 is bigger, it's not such a reduction in available seat numbers overall. It will be interesting to see if there's an effect on fares.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby fifty » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:32 pm

Ho Really wrote:My major gripe is that every time I come home from abroad I always feel uneasy. Our border force can be very arrogant and loud. Some of them seem to have a chip on their shoulder. It could be that Adelaide is such a small place they need to show their authority and not be left behind by their East Coast counterparts. Something I've never felt or been subjected to in arguably the two best airports in the world, Singapore and Hong Kong. Where security is very good. Even in Europe where they are armed with machine guns. Perhaps they're one-offs and someone has had a bad day, but a bit of politeness, a smile and softly spoken words without the barking would go a long way. It's sad.

Anyone else get this impression?

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby OlympusAnt » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:29 pm

Travel internally in the US and deal with TSA, you'll never be disappointed with Australia ever again
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby Vee » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Autonomous vehicles trial - driverless shuttle buses at Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport will be the first airport in the country to trial driverless shuttle buses after winning a million-dollar grant from the State Government.

The airport, Flinders University and driverless vehicle supplier RDM Group will each receive $1 million from the Government’s Future Mobility Lab...

Adelaide Airport will use the grant, and an extra $1.8 million of its own money, to trial a driverless shuttle bus service to carry passengers to and from its terminal and its long-term car park.

Adelaide Airport managing director said the fleet of autonomous vehicles would replace the fleet of diesel-powered shuttle buses which services the airport’s long-term and staff car parks.

“Their compact size and agility will enable them to operate on a dedicated path at an increased frequency, potentially operating 24 hours a day, reducing road congestion and significantly lowering carbon emissions."

“The project will include new bus shelters that feature solar PV, LED lighting, CCTV and wi-fi, while the buses will use a dedicated charging station, partially fed by our existing onsite 1.17MW solar PV generation.”

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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby floplo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:26 pm

Not sure where the long-term car park is at the airport, but soon you can take a 'car' there from the terminal

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia ... spartanntp

hmmm, maybe at some point a little bit of sunday afternoon tourism to take have a look once they are up and running...
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby GoodSmackUp » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:37 pm

floplo wrote:Not sure where the long-term car park is at the airport, but soon you can take a 'car' there from the terminal

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia ... spartanntp

hmmm, maybe at some point a little bit of sunday afternoon tourism to take have a look once they are up and running...


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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby I Follow PAFC » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:12 pm

From https://www.facebook.com/AdelaideAirport/

Adelaide Airport has won a prestigious marketing award at the Routes Asia 2017 aviation conference in Japan earlier this week.
We were named best airport in the 4-20 million passenger category at the Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony in Okinawa, Japan.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby Stefan P » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:24 pm

Evening all,

Seems to be the wet season in Fiji over October-March Period so travel would be quiet. They stay 2 weekly for 2 month period. Good move FJ in my opinion.

Fiji Airways in Northern winter 2017/18 season is adjusting Nadi – Adelaide route, reflected in recent schedule update. This route is scheduled to commence on 30JUN17 with 2 weekly flights, however this will be reduced to 1 weekly from 29OCT17. except 01DEC17 – 29JAN18. This route is subject to Government approval in NW17

FJ961 NAN1630 – 2010ADL 73H 1
FJ960 ADL2200 – 0545+1NAN 73H 1


Info from: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-27apr17/
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby OlympusAnt » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:24 pm

Some talk about direct flights to Hobart in the future
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby Llessur2002 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:45 am

OlympusAnt wrote:Some talk about direct flights to Hobart in the future


That would be awesome - I love Hobart.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby Nathan » Mon May 01, 2017 9:29 am

That would be great. Super keen to check out MONA, but the flights via Melbourne have been stupidly priced.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby crawf » Mon May 01, 2017 12:31 pm

Tasmania has massive tourism potential, be good to see a direct service from Adelaide. I'd love to one day check out the Apple Isle.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby OlympusAnt » Mon May 01, 2017 1:00 pm

I could see a twice daily service in each direction
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby Brando » Mon May 01, 2017 2:42 pm

OlympusAnt wrote:I could see a twice daily service in each direction


Depending if the can get the scheduling right, I've heard it may be a twice a week service to begin with.
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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Postby rogue » Mon May 01, 2017 2:53 pm

If timed correctly, passengers from Perth could also connect through Adelaide instead of Melbourne.

Currently no direct flights from PER - HBA / LST.
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