Analysis for Asia
Get ready for Scoot Tigerair
Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) LCC subsidiaries Scoot and Tigerair plan to complete their merger in Jul-2017, leading to the dissolution of the Tigerair brand in Southeast Asia. Tigerair Australia and Tigerair Taiwan will soon be the only Tigerair branded airlines remaining although neither now have any ownership from SIA.
Scoot’s new Sydney schedule improves India-Sydney connections
Scoot has implemented a new schedule for three of its weekly Sydney flights, resulting in improved connections to India and its future European destinations.
Scoot takes delivery of first long haul aircraft
Scoot has taken delivery of its first 787 configured for long haul flights and is using the aircraft on Australia routes ahead of the Jun-2017 launch of services to Athens, its first true long haul route.
Is it time for a regional revolution in Malta?
Can smaller capacity regional airliners be the solution to Malta’s connectivity challenges, and to balance out schedules due to seasonal peaks and troughs? ‘Regional Connectivity and Second Tier Operators’ was the main theme of the sixth edition of the BOV Aviation Outlook held at Bank of Valletta’s head office in Santa Venera and featuring the most influential players in the Maltese aviation industry. The conference was hosted by Bank of Valletta CEO Mario Mallia. Hon Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure was also present.
Scoot continues to study European markets to support long haul low cost strategy
Asian carrier Scoot faces some critical decisions in the coming months as the Singapore Airlines LCC subsidiary begins long haul operations. The carrier recently took delivery of its first Boeing 787 configured for long haul flights and is about to take its second long haul configured aircraft, followed by two more in the current fiscal year. But, it has currently only announced just a single long haul destination.
Is a true all-LCC option on the horizon for the Australia-London market? AirAsia X’s potential Gatwick relaunch and a Norwegian-Jetstar partnership could make it possible
AirAsia X is planning to resume services on the Kuala Lumpur-London Gatwick route –perhaps as early as late this year if it decided to acquire 777s but at the latest in 2018 as it takes delivery of new A330-900neo aircraft.
Australia has embraced long haul low cost operations with a network increasing to record numbers
Australia has been the testing ground for the long haul low cost model over the last decade and the market has benefited from a disproportionate amount of long haul low cost capacity. Australia still accounts for more than 20% of global long haul low cost capacity even though the sector continues to expand and make inroads in other regions such as Europe and the Americas.
Focus on a Speaker - CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is just around the corner, scheduled for 30-May-2017. Let’s take some time to learn about some of the incredible speakers scheduled for the event.
Tony Fernandes: “It’s time we kill monopolies – before monopolies kill us”
“If governments and other stakeholders are serious about safeguarding mobility, it’s time to kill monopolies.” Those were the words of respected low-cost airline guru Tony Fernandes, founder and group chief executive officer of AirAsia in a paper presented to the World Economic Forum earlier this quarter.
Monthly Update: BITRE on time performance snapshot – March 2017
Each month the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) monitors the punctuality and reliability of major domestic airlines operating between Australian airports.