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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#571 Post by Benski81 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:41 am

I saw this on an article from Business Spectator, I wonder how much of this will come Adelaide's way:
Qantas International’s market share has fallen from 39 per cent to 14 per cent over the past decade, against a backdrop of intensifying competition from the emerging Middle Eastern carriers and other government-sponsored competitors with network and cost advantages.

That’s not a new statistic but it becomes even more disconcerting when the plans of China Southern are factored into the competitive mix Qantas is already grappling with. China Southern’s president, Tan Wan’geng, told a Gold Coast audience he plans to dramatically increase flights between Australia and China over the next four years and connect the Australian market to major hubs in Asia, Europe and the US.

China Southern is already operating 35 flights a week between China and Australia, up from 10 a week two years ago. It now plans to boost that to more than 110 a week by 2015. It isn’t, of course, alone. Asian and Middle Eastern carriers are now continuously entering the market and ramping up capacity on routes into and out of Australia.

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#572 Post by HeapsGood » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:22 pm

On another note the Adelaide Airports new hand dryers are terrible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_Airblade

Not only are they cramped and terrible, you also have a high chance of touching the sides of the cramped dryer with your hands like other people before you, thereby contracting bacteria from the dude with poo on his hands.

Epic fail on this technology.

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#573 Post by Nathan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:27 pm

You really have trouble using an Airblade? I think they're perfectly fine, certainly better than traditional hand dryers.

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#574 Post by metro » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:54 pm

I like the new hand driers, so much better than old ones. They actually dry your hands and they do it very quickly. :D

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#575 Post by Will » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:46 pm

HeapsGood wrote:On another note the Adelaide Airports new hand dryers are terrible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_Airblade

Not only are they cramped and terrible, you also have a high chance of touching the sides of the cramped dryer with your hands like other people before you, thereby contracting bacteria from the dude with poo on his hands.

Epic fail on this technology.

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First world problem! :D

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#576 Post by Thanial » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:30 pm

Wait a second we have airblades now? :shock: Adelaide really is moving up in the world, they're like designer hand-dryers :lol: Now if we only had some tourists to use them...

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#577 Post by bm7500 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:39 am

Talking about the hand dryers at the airport is hardly newsworthy :roll:

There isnt much news of late but anything to change the subject.... Bill Gates and family arrived in Adelaide on their Bombardier Global Express business jet a few days ago and were flown out by helicopter to KI to apparently stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge.
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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#578 Post by muzzamo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:49 am

bm7500 wrote:There isnt much news of late but anything to change the subject.... Bill Gates and family arrived in Adelaide on their Bombardier Global Express business jet a few days ago and were flown out by helicopter to KI to apparently stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge.
Got a source? Nothing in the news about this.

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#579 Post by bm7500 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:07 pm

muzzamo wrote:
bm7500 wrote:There isnt much news of late but anything to change the subject.... Bill Gates and family arrived in Adelaide on their Bombardier Global Express business jet a few days ago and were flown out by helicopter to KI to apparently stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge.
Got a source? Nothing in the news about this.
Yes, i was surprised how quiet this one was kept but my source is from the Jetspotter forum. One of us could have easily alerted The Advertiser to his arrival but if the guy is here on a holiday, im sure he and his family deserve some serenity.
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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#580 Post by crawf » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:36 pm

If it is true, I'm surprised the Advertiser or any media source hasn't pick this one up yet, they occasionally check out forums for news stories or gossip

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#581 Post by mickmat » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:57 pm

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747F scheduled for next tuesday

CX8023 Estimated arrival 8:30am departing as CX8022 ETD 10:30am

There will Be another 747F flight on the 28th

CX8023 ETA 1:00pm

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#582 Post by mooshie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:26 pm

Saw the Cathay pacific cargo flight come in this Tuesday, while taxiing for takeoff myself. Unfortunately I missed the landing!

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#583 Post by peas_and_corn » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:42 am

bm7500 wrote:Talking about the hand dryers at the airport is hardly newsworthy :roll:

There isnt much news of late but anything to change the subject.... Bill Gates and family arrived in Adelaide on their Bombardier Global Express business jet a few days ago and were flown out by helicopter to KI to apparently stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge.
Did he give an opinion regarding the new hand dryers?

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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#584 Post by mickmat » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:22 pm

Tomorrow's Cathay Pacific Cargo CX8023 Flight has been cancelled the next one will be here on the 28th December
ETA 1300 as CX8023
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Re: Adelaide Airport & Airline News

#585 Post by bm7500 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:10 am

More good news from SQ :D
Singapore Airlines boosts flights for Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth

IN BRIEF | Singapore Airlines will increase weekly flights between SIngapore and Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth from March 25 to October 27 as part of tis Northern Summer schedule.

Adelaide-Singapore services go up to 10 times per week from the current seven. Brisbane-Singapore and Perth-Singapore will each be served 21 times per week, rather than 19 and 18 respectively, compared to last year's Northern Summer schedule.

If you're connecting on to Mumbai from Singapore you'll find an extra two flights per week (19, up from 17) and four flights per day to Seoul, up from three daily services today.

http://www.ausbt.com.au
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