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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#601 Post by Hooligan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:10 am

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Hooligan wrote: When you can find the time to write something like that about a hand dryer you just know you have no purpose in life.
I didnt write it :p I agree with it though lol
I know you didnt write it.

I felt stupid just for reading everything in that link lol.

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#602 Post by 5dme » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:36 am

Slightly off-topic but from the industry...

Merry Christmas to everyone from 5DME and the Adelaide Aviation Community. Different people we have interviewed during the 2011 year pass on their Seaons Greetings. We did not have a chance to catch up with everyone so on their behalf 5DME wish you a Merry Christmas.

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#603 Post by Westside » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:11 am

muzzamo wrote:I am a fan :-) Anything that gets me to Asia cheaper is awesome imo. Adelaide is seriously lacking in this space.
More than that, anything that gets tourists from Asia to Adelaide cheaper is awesome in my opinion.

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#604 Post by mickmat » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:26 am

we had 2 Diversions Into Adelaide today,
Air Australia A320 VC576 Reg. VH-YQC BNE-MEL
Tiger Airways A320 TT345 Reg. VH-VNP Also BNE-MEL

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#605 Post by bm7500 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:49 am

mickmat wrote:we had 2 Diversions Into Adelaide today,
Air Australia A320 VC576 Reg. VH-YQC BNE-MEL
Tiger Airways A320 TT345 Reg. VH-VNP Also BNE-MEL
I believe that the diversions were due to the wild storms in Melbourne
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#606 Post by 5dme » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:06 pm

mickmat wrote:5dme.net did an interview yesterday with mark young, aal managing director and it was stated in the interview that they are targeting middle east and chinese airlines. they also just finished their travel to the middle east to talk with airlines to start flights to adelaide seeing more services in the near future.
Here's the interview.



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#607 Post by mickmat » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:24 pm

alliance fokker 100 and cathay cargo 747-400F arrived at 3-4pm today CX rego was B-HUH unsure about f100's

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#608 Post by RayRichards » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:07 pm

Any reports of an eastern connector road linking Burbridge, Richmond , Morphett and even James Melrose Roads and form a ring round around the Airport. Rehabilitating Keswick Creek, should be in the equation as well.

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#609 Post by mickmat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:27 pm

on flightradar24.com saw a qantas a333 flight no. qf6007 departing adelaide at around 1920. anybody know where it came from where its departing to?

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#610 Post by bm7500 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:27 am

mickmat wrote:on flightradar24.com saw a qantas a333 flight no. qf6007 departing adelaide at around 1920. anybody know where it came from where its departing to?
Appreciate your interest in all things aviation mickmat but this thread is for more 'newsworthy' developments at the airport. General plane spotting and airline traffic movements should be left for http://www.jetspotter.com or you could start your own thread maybe in 'The Pub'.

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#611 Post by Howie » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:50 am

Just FYI, Ben over at Flightgear simulator forums has loaded in the Sensational-Adelaide city 3d models into the Flight Gear simulator.

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#612 Post by bm7500 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:45 am

Jetstar to launch extra flights from Adelaide

JETSTAR is set to boost the number of flights from Adelaide as part of a low-airfare war against rival Tiger.

The strategy, set to be announced today and to start in April, is expected to increase Melbourne services by three a week, taking the number to 24 flights a week, and add three flights weekly to Perth, taking it to 10 a week.

Jetstar flights to Melbourne currently cost as little as $39 one-way without baggage, and $149 to Perth without baggage.

Jetstar also is set to add two extra Airbus A320s to its fleet.

"South Australians will have a greater choice on whether to fly east or west for a holiday," the airline's Australian CEO, David Hall, said.

Tourism Australia has welcomed the increased Jetstar capacity but said tourism operators face a difficult 2012 with sluggish consumer spending.

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#613 Post by bm7500 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:28 am

Virgin Australia announces further capacity increases to meet demand

Virgin Australia today announced additional flights as part of an accelerated capacity growth plan for major corporate, resources sector and leisure routes. The airline will be introducing the following:

From 13 February 2012, extra services between Brisbane-Melbourne, Sydney-Melbourne and Adelaide-Melbourne – and also between Brisbane-Cairns and Brisbane-Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine).
From 19 February 2012, an additional return service will also be introduced between Brisbane and Gladstone on Sundays in response to demand.
From 20 February 2012, extra services will also be added between Brisbane and Rockhampton.

Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur, said: “We are adding extra services across a range of routes to meet increased demand from corporate and leisure travellers.”

“Virgin Australia will be able to offer travellers the increased convenience of more flights, more often, across the country’s busiest capital city trunk routes, as well as on growing resources sector and leisure routes in Queensland,” Ms McArthur said.

The flights announced today are now available for sale at http://www.virginaustralia.com.

Adelaide-Melbourne: An additional return flight Mondays through Fridays; taking the total number of flights offered between the two cities up to 10 per day or 130 per week.
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#614 Post by muzzamo » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:45 pm

Scoot has announced their second destination (after Sydney) as the gold coast. They are certainly looking like a very Australia focused airline.

I really hope they fly to Adelaide.

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#615 Post by bm7500 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:05 pm

Miners drive airport terminal expansion plan

ADELAIDE Airport Limited is drawing up plans for an additional terminal to cope with the rapid expansion of fly-in fly-out workers at the state’s mines.

Last financial year, 157,000 passenger movements were recorded from the two main operators of services to Olympic Dam, Moomba and Prominent Hill.

Alliance Airlines and Cobham/National Jet are the two main players in the contract movement of workers. There is also an apparent increase in domestic passenger movements with major airlines as workers in other capital cities commute to South Australia.

Alliance and Cobham declined to talk on the record about their number of flights or passengers, but conceded that estimates of movements this year are even higher.

“Adelaide Airport Ltd is considering a potential expansion of the main terminal, T1, by adding further air bridges and expanding the number of gates capable of catering for regional, domestic and international traffic,” AAL managing director Mark Young said in response to Indaily’s inquiries.

“Within its proposed expansion, AAL is considering improvements to its internal configuration to suit the requirements for seamless transfer of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) personnel.”

Indaily understands a second set of plans for a separate (FIFO) terminal is being drawn up.

The increasing numbers of passenger movements is a trend evident across the mining sector.

“While most companies prefer a local workforce, there are key factors in the strong trend towards fly-in fly-out,” said SA Chamber of Mines and Energy chief executive Jason Kuchel.

“For some mines, FIFO is the only option.

“Prominent Hill, Beverley and Honeymoon are all mines that are of a size and estimated life that means it’s not viable to build a local township.

“At other mines – including Olympic Dam – there are some interesting trends where workers who live there are now asking for the FIFO option.”

Kuchel said that as staff recruitment became more difficult for the mining companies, workers and contractors were finding themselves in a strong bargaining position.

“We are now seeing cases where more experienced staff are able to dictate their terms.

“They might have been living locally at the mine for 10 years, but as their children get older they have different priorities.

“So the worker flies in and out while the family lives in Adelaide or Brisbane or whichever city they choose.”

Modern technology also means the loneliness of two weeks on and two weeks off can be reduced by communication technology.

“Because mining companies supply everything from flat-screen TV to broadband internet these days, a worker can finish their day and sit down with Skype and talk to the family,” Kuchel said.

“Remoteness has a new meaning in 2012.”

The numbers of mining workers at Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth airports is evident every day.

In the airport lounges, the suits have been replaced by hi-viz jackets and casually dressed blokes in their 20s and 30s.

Engineers, machinery operators and contractors – male and female, but predominantly male – they are providing a business boom for the aviation industry.

Alliance is the biggest fly-in fly-out aircraft charter operator in Australia. Its headquarters and maintenance hangar are located at Brisbane Airport, with major bases in Townsville, Perth and Adelaide.

Alliance operates the Fokker 100 Twinjet in a 100-seat, all-economy-class configuration, the Fokker 70 long-range Twinjet in a 75-seat all-economy configuration and the Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft in a 52-seat, all-economy configuration.

The latest additions to its fleet, the Alliance F70s, are being introduced to cater for the rapid expansion evident in the resources sector.

“It’s hard to keep count – it feels like there’s a new one coming out of the hangar every day,” Alliance’s Nicky Clarke told Indaily.

Alliance runs direct services from the east coast to WA mine sites, bypassing Perth and ensuring savings in both costs and journey times.

It is a trend that is likely to be repeated when the Olympic Dam expansion goes ahead, with BHP’s plans including an airport that can handle the biggest passenger jets.

In Queensland, where the number of mining workers has expanded from 20,000 10 years ago to 60,000 now, companies say three-quarters of the additional workers are non-resident workers, either driving in and driving out or flying in, flying out. The Gold Coast airport at Coolangatta is building a dedicated fly-in fly-out terminal to service mining companies.

Kuchel said the trend to FIFO was inevitable, but Olympic Dam would continue to source most of its workforce from the Roxby Downs township.

“This is a mine that’s big enough to be able to build a township that’s got everything you need.

“Most workers will prefer that option.

“But having the FIFO option means that it will be easier to recruit staff.”

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