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Formally known as Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney Airport serves Australia's largest city, Sydney. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 35 airlines, the airport is a major hub for airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, QantasLink and Rex. The airport is operated by Sydney Airport Corporation.
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Chinese airlines have finally kick-started international growth, expanding 37% in the first eight months of 2015. This equates to an additional 7.38 million passengers in 8M2015 compared to 8M2014. This almost equals the 7.39m passengers Chinese carriers added between 8M2010 and 8M2014. The volume growth Chinese carriers used to achieve over four years is now being achieved over just a single year.
With countries continuing to liberalise visas for Chinese nationals, and the Chinese government directing airlines to expand internationally, this faster international growth is the new norm. Although most international Chinese traffic is short haul, the accelerated growth is seen with long haul expansion: Sichuan Airlines launched long haul flights in 2012 and not another Chinese carrier went long haul until Xiamen Airlines in Jul-2015. Beijing Capital Airlines followed in Sep-2015, and 2016 could see two more airlines – Tianjin Airlines and Tibet Airlines – fly long haul. 2016 will see at least 10 Chinese airlines operate widebody aircraft. This report looks at the long haul growth from China's secondary carriers that will increasingly become intercontinental names.
A week after the Australian government granted the State of Qatar – and therefore Qatar Airways – a long-sought capacity increase, Qatar Airways has wasted no time and announced a daily Doha-Sydney service from 01-Mar-2016 on the 777-300ER. This finally places Qatar in Australia's largest city, complementing existing daily services to Melbourne and Perth.
The generous-sounding 50% capacity increase means an additional seven weekly flights to primary gateways for a total of 21 for Qatar. This compares to Emirates' 84 weekly flights to primary gateways. Qatar's scheduled seat capacity into Australia will be 17% the size of Emirates and 44% the size of Etihad. Although Qatar will finally add Sydney to its network, it faces some challenges making European connections work due to its hub structure. One disadvantage it may face too is on-carriage. Qantas – which partners extensively with Emirates – does not carry Qatar's code on any of its services and Etihad and Virgin Australia are partners.
Vietnam Airlines has placed into service its first batch of 787-9s and A350-900s, enabling it to begin implementing a major widebody fleet renewal programme. Vietnam Airlines is only the second operator of the A350 worldwide and the successful introduction of two new-generation widebody aircraft types within only one month is a major accomplishment for a relatively small long-haul carrier.
The 787s and A350s are initially intended as replacements but there will be opportunity for some modest growth in the short term including a new route from Sydney to Hanoi. The Vietnamese flag carrier is also now looking at other new widebody types, including ultra long-range variants that would be used to launch non-stop services to North America. Vietnam Airlines has been looking at the 777-8X but could instead emerge, along with Singapore Airlines, as a launch customer for the proposed A350-900ER.
The biggest benefit of the new widebody fleet is increased efficiency and product improvements, including the carrier's first lie-flat business class seat. The enhancements could help Vietnam Airlines attract a strategic investor after an initial attempt to sell a stake to a foreign airline as part of its late 2014 initial public offering did not succeed.
Recently, Airports Council International (ACI), the airports global trade representative, observed that, “in many instances, airlines are not paying the cost of the airport infrastructure they use.
"In fact, some airlines are now pushing for even lower airport charges, arguing that such cuts would save passengers money and thereby boost employment opportunities.
"We believe such arguments are flawed and make overly optimistic assumptions of how directly passengers would benefit from such cost reductions.”
Airports are now deriving on average 62% of revenues from passengers, through retailing and other activities, and only 38% from the airlines they serve.
Every two hours, an Emirates aircraft – half of them A380s – departs Dubai for Australia. After India, the UK and US, Australia is Emirates' fourth largest market by seat capacity deployment but second largest, after the US, for available seat kilometres.
About one in every 10 seat kilometres flown by Emirates is en route to Australia. Emirates is the largest international airline in Australia after Qantas while its neighbour, Etihad Airways, is eighth largest. Etihad in Australia punches above its weight: globally it is 37% the size of Emirates but has 45% as many seats to Australia as Emirates does.
Qatar Airways is missing out. If its Australian capacity was in proportion to Emirates the way Etihad's is, Qatar would have around 18,000 weekly seats and 50-60 weekly flights, placing it on the heels of Cathay Pacific as the seventh largest airline in Australia. Instead Qatar has only 14 weekly flights, 4,700 seats and is Australia's 18th largest carrier.
CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney - the region's biggest ever aviation & travel forum
Over 700 industry professionals and government officials will attend CAPA's Third Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney from 3-5 August. The Summit is shaping to be the biggest aviation and travel event ever held in the region. The three day event includes full days for an Airport Innovation Summit and a Corporate Travel Innovation Summit, as well as two days dedicated to a high level review of the key aviation events in the region, involving many of the key industry leaders.
Many industry CEOs will be taking part, including Alan Joyce (Qantas), Christoph Mueller (Malaysia Airlines), Mark Dunkerley (Hawaiian), Jayne Hrdlicka (Jetstar), Sean Donohue (DFW International Airport) and Patee Sarasin (NOK Air). Lim Ching Kiat (Changi Airport Group), Li Dongliang (China Southern Airlines), Levent Konukcu (Turkish Airlines) and Chu Viet Cuong (Vietjet) and are also among the approximately 100 speakers/panellists.
More than 120 airline delegates are already signed to come, from 40+ airlines, along with 20+ major airports. For the Corporate travel Summit, over 120 Corporate Travel Buyers will be present.
In total, over 700 industry experts, from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and beyond are heading to Sydney for what promises to be the biggest event of its kind ever held in the region.