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Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:53 pm
by rev
Ho Really wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:39 pm
rev wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:12 pm

What a beauty.
Yes rev. She's a beauty. I've flown the A350-900 to Rome, Amsterdam and from Hong Kong. Soon I'll be off again to Milan and then back from Rome in one of these and probably a few more places in 2019 still with SQ or possibly other Star Alliance carriers. The difference is the one's I have flown have all been three class with Premium Economy as well.

The A350 is more comfortable and gives the impression of more spaciousness. There's more room for handheld luggage. The lighting is much better on the eyes and the air quality and humidity better than the A330-3300 we've been used to so far and the old Boeing 777-200 that SQ used to fly here. This is due to the use of composites in the airframe. The A350-900 is also quieter. The IFE is much, much better and it uses a touch screen. You can follow the plane's trajectory from different perspectives on screen too.

Hopefully soon you'll be off in one of these on SQ and enjoying the top notch SIA service.

Cheers
Yes, been far too long. Me an SIA need to be re-acquainted. Quality airline and a beautiful city-state 8)

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:31 pm
by warpspeed
We will be getting the Regional config A350-900's.

They'll only have Business and Economy, no Premium Economy.

Seating is 1-2-1 and 3-3-3 respectively.

The Regional A350's are still in build. Rego's will be 9V-SH_

The long-haul A350's (the ones already in operation) are 9V-SM_

The ULR's (due shortly) are 9V-SG_

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:39 pm
by Ho Really
In detail...

SQ277 SIN 0830 – 1800 ADL 333 157
SQ279 SIN 2335 – 0905+1 ADL 359 D

SQ278 ADL 1025 – 1510 SIN 359 D
SQ276 ADL 1920 – 0005+1 SIN 333 157

Seasonal SQ277/276 operates from 04JAN19 to 21JAN19.

Cheers

333 = A330-300
359 = A350-900
157 = Monday, Friday and Sunday
D = Daily

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 am
by Ho Really
Another airline to China would get us close to the 100,000 mark. Interesting figures released a couple of days ago...

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Source: OAG

Cheers

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
by obama95
Could we possibly see China Eastern start a direct Shanghai-Adelaide service in the near future? or even China Airlines to Taipei? Cheers

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:23 am
by Ben
Will this new plane make the trip shorter? As someone that hates flying even 10 mins shorter would be appreciated :D

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:45 pm
by Ho Really
Ben wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:23 am
Will this new plane make the trip shorter? As someone that hates flying even 10 mins shorter would be appreciated :D
Are you serious Ben? I know you are joking. Technically the only way you'll get there quicker is if you get favourable weather conditions. A tailwind so to speak. Just ten minutes... I love that! :D

Cheers

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:00 pm
by Ho Really
obama95 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
Could we possibly see China Eastern start a direct Shanghai-Adelaide service in the near future? or even China Airlines to Taipei? Cheers
The Shanghai route would be excellent with China Eastern. Another gateway into China. I guess the people at Adelaide Airport are working on it. That's my opinion. China Eastern is set to trial Perth to Shanghai flights in October. Hopefully they'll trial flights here too after that. It would be good if we could set the same target as Perth of 100,000 Chinese visitors. That's what the WA Government is aiming for by 2020. Probably not realistic for Adelaide, but if we did that up to 2024 or thereabouts it would be great.

As for Taipei, I doubt China Airlines will come here in the short-medium term. They're more interested in the eastern seaboard.

Cheers

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:43 am
by Stefan P
Morning all,

MAVCOM (Malaysia Aviation Commission) have awarded Malindo Air 7 weekly flights to operate Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide from December 2018.

Its up to the airline if the wish to use these slots. but sounds like they intend to start the route. Watch this Space...

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 pm
by Ho Really
Stefan P wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:43 am
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Malindo Air 7 weekly flights to operate Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide from December 2018.

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Oh dear. Not my first choice of airline but I suppose they'll give MAS (Kuala Lumpur) and Jetstar (Denpasar) a good run for their money.

Thanks Stefan.

Cheers

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:11 am
by cammo
Stefan P wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:43 am
Morning all,

MAVCOM (Malaysia Aviation Commission) have awarded Malindo Air 7 weekly flights to operate Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide from December 2018.

Its up to the airline if the wish to use these slots. but sounds like they intend to start the route. Watch this Space...
This is fantastic news and much needed competition on the Adelaide-Bali route. I tried Malindo last year, and for a LCC they are very good. It will also be nice to see an affordable business class introduced back onto this route.

When Virgin/Tiger dropped out of the route, Jetstar instantly and blatantly doubled their fares (which they have every right to do), but hopefully this will bring back the $300-$400 return fares to Bali.

Fingers crossed they are a bit creative with their schedule and do away with the awful overnight flight back home!

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 am
by rev
cammo wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:11 am
Stefan P wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:43 am
Morning all,

MAVCOM (Malaysia Aviation Commission) have awarded Malindo Air 7 weekly flights to operate Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide from December 2018.

Its up to the airline if the wish to use these slots. but sounds like they intend to start the route. Watch this Space...
This is fantastic news and much needed competition on the Adelaide-Bali route. I tried Malindo last year, and for a LCC they are very good. It will also be nice to see an affordable business class introduced back onto this route.

When Virgin/Tiger dropped out of the route, Jetstar instantly and blatantly doubled their fares (which they have every right to do), but hopefully this will bring back the $300-$400 return fares to Bali.

Fingers crossed they are a bit creative with their schedule and do away with the awful overnight flight back home!
Between 2002 and 2016 Lion Air Group(Malindo is a subsidiary) has had 11 crashes or crash landing. One incident where a plane hit a cow on landing.
Last year they had an oil spill on the tarmac with passengers on board, fuel pouring out of the wing.
In April a Malindo flight overshot the runway because the crew aborted take off.

In 2015 they had 53 routes revoked, as they weren't even authorized to be flying on those routes. It took a fatal crash for Indonesian authorities to actually do something.

Yeh, fantastic to have such a dodgy airline group possibly flying here.

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:08 am
by cammo
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 am

Between 2002 and 2016 Lion Air Group(Malindo is a subsidiary) has had 11 crashes or crash landing. One incident where a plane hit a cow on landing.
Last year they had an oil spill on the tarmac with passengers on board, fuel pouring out of the wing.
In April a Malindo flight overshot the runway because the crew aborted take off.

In 2015 they had 53 routes revoked, as they weren't even authorized to be flying on those routes. It took a fatal crash for Indonesian authorities to actually do something.

Yeh, fantastic to have such a dodgy airline group possibly flying here.
Yeh but the fares will be cheap right...?

I believe they've had the latest bovine-radars installed since then, so no need to worry.

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:34 pm
by rev
cammo wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:08 am
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 am

Between 2002 and 2016 Lion Air Group(Malindo is a subsidiary) has had 11 crashes or crash landing. One incident where a plane hit a cow on landing.
Last year they had an oil spill on the tarmac with passengers on board, fuel pouring out of the wing.
In April a Malindo flight overshot the runway because the crew aborted take off.

In 2015 they had 53 routes revoked, as they weren't even authorized to be flying on those routes. It took a fatal crash for Indonesian authorities to actually do something.

Yeh, fantastic to have such a dodgy airline group possibly flying here.
Yeh but the fares will be cheap right...?

I believe they've had the latest bovine-radars installed since then, so no need to worry.
New equipment doesn't make up for poor maintenance and training.

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:35 pm
by Ho Really
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:58 am
Between 2002 and 2016 Lion Air Group(Malindo is a subsidiary) has had 11 crashes or crash landing. One incident where a plane hit a cow on landing.
Last year they had an oil spill on the tarmac with passengers on board, fuel pouring out of the wing.
In April a Malindo flight overshot the runway because the crew aborted take off.

In 2015 they had 53 routes revoked, as they weren't even authorized to be flying on those routes. It took a fatal crash for Indonesian authorities to actually do something.

Yeh, fantastic to have such a dodgy airline group possibly flying here.
This is why I said "Oh dear". Any of the low-cost carriers from Indonesia and Malaysia need to be scrutinised carefully. That also includes Air Asia. Perhaps not only for safety reasons but also when it comes to on time performance and compensation. I'll accept Malindo Air flying the route suggested but I will never fly them. Here is their route map published March 2018.

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Also if you want to know their rating on AirlineRatings and reviews from AirlineRatings and the reviews from Skytrax. Enjoy.

Cheers