Singapore Airlines adding more flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in 2017

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is adding extra flights to its already-hefty Australian schedule in 2017, with Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney set to receive more services.

Melbourne will increase to 31 flights a week from July 17 2017, from 28 currently, with a fifth daily service to operate on Monday, Friday and Saturday with Airbus A330-300s as a red-eye from Singapore and lunchtime departure from the Victorian capital.

Meanwhile, SIA is switching one of its four daily Melbourne-Singapore flights to a four-class Boeing 777-300ER featuring first, business, premium economy and economy from January.

On the Brisbane-Singapore route, SIA said it grow its schedule to 28 flights a week, from 24 currently, from August 22 2017.

And the Star Alliance member will have 35 flights a week (or five flights a day) on the Sydney-Singapore route during the peak travel period between June and September 2017. Outside of this peak period, SIA operates 33 times a week between Sydney and Singapore. Separately, SIA said it would have double-daily A380 flights to the NSW capital during the peak winter period.

The planned capacity increases comes after SIA launched its new Capital Express service linking Singapore, Canberra and Wellington in September.

The Virgin Australia shareholder and alliance partner had planned a new Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flight that was due to launch in November. However, the launch was postponed due to what SIA said was runway maintenance works at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

And the airline has also boosted its premium passenger offering with a new SilverKris lounge at Brisbane Airport.

SIA regional vice president for South West Pacific Tan Tiow Kor noted 2017 marked the airline’s 50th year of operations to Australia.

“We are looking forward to the year ahead and are excited by the prospect of celebrating our 50th anniversary flying to Australia,” Tan said in a statement.

“The increase in services and capacity announced today reinforce our longstanding commitment and investment to Australia and the South West Pacific region.”

Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics showed SIA was Australia’s second largest foreign carrier in the 12 months to June 30 2016 with an 8.4 per cent share of the market in terms of passengers carried.

At its peak, SIA and its regional wing Silkair have 145 flights a week between Singapore and Australia, serving Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

 

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Adelaide wins bid to host 3,000 delegate 2019 World Routes conference

The first Airbus A350-900 commercial service to Australia prepares to touch down at Adelaide Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

Australia will host the World Routes conference for the first time in 2019 when the event and its 3,000 delegates head to Adelaide for the three-day forum.

The event, which aims to develop new air services by bringing together representatives from airlines, airports and tourism bodies, among others, is expected to be held in September, and will be South Australia’s biggest ever conference.

World Routes, which began in 1995, is organised by UBM plc and the Adelaide event will be hosted by the South Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism Australia and Adelaide Airport.

“Destination marketing is a complex and highly competitive business and these are the professionals who play such an important part in deciding where international airlines choose to point their aircraft,” Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said.

Adelaide Airport general manager Mark Young said the airport has been attending World Routes events for 20 years, given its importance in helping promote air travel to the state.

“Adelaide Airport is a proud funding partner of World Routes 2019, and like the state government we support the goal to grow tourism and improve international air access,” Young said.

“It will support our continuing pitch for increased airline services by bringing key targets to our front door.”

The announcement of Adelaide as host of World Routes 2019 follows the announcement in March that Brisbane would host Routes Asia – one of five regionally-focused Routes events held every year – in March 2018.

 

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Página 151 de 366- Qual é a distância entre Adelaide e Santiago?

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Distância de Adelaide para Honolulu

A distancia é 9150 km ou 5685 milhas ou 4940 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Adelaide e Honolulu

Map – Shortest path between Adelaide and Honolulu

Adelaide

Honolulu

O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.
Adelaide
Latitude: 34 ° 56 ‘Sul
Longitude: 138 ° 36 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 57,3 ° leste-nordeste
título final: 47,8 ° Nordeste
Honolulu
Latitude: 21 ° 19 ‘Norte
Longitude: 157 ° 51 ‘Leste
posição inicial: 227,8 ° Sudoeste
título final: 237.3 ° Oeste-sudoeste
Fonte : timeanddate.com > Distance Calculator

Qual é a distância entre Adelaide e Santiago?

Boeing 777-2B5/ER aircraft picture

Distância de Adelaide para Santiago

A distancia é 11848 km ou 7362 milhas ou 6397 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Adelaide e Santiago

Map – Shortest path between Adelaide and Santiago

Adelaide

Santiago

O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

A posição de Adelaide
Latitude: 34 ° 56 ‘Sul
Longitude: 138 ° 36 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 154,9 ° Sul-sudeste
título final: 24,7 ° Norte-Nordeste

A posição de Santiago
Latitude: 33 ° 26 ‘Sul
Longitude: 70 ° 39 ‘Oeste
posição inicial: 204,7 ° Sul-sudoeste
título final: 334,9 ° Norte-noroeste

Fonte : timeanddate.com > Distance Calculator

Quelle est la distance entre Los Angeles et Adelaide (Australie du Sud)?

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Distance de Los Angeles à Adelaide

La distance est 13154 kilomètres ou 8174 miles ou 7103 miles nautiques
La distance est la distance de l’air théorique (distance grand cercle). Voler entre les aéroports des deux emplacements peut être une distance différente, selon l’emplacement de l’aéroport et la route réelle choisie.

Carte – court chemin entre Los Angeles et Adelaide

Map – Shortest path between Los Angeles and Adelaide

Los Angeles

Adelaide

La carte utilise une projection qui rend la terre et des océans beaucoup plus près du pôle sud et pôle nord. Le titre / cours / roulement pendant un vol varie dans la plupart des cas. Carte basée sur l’image de la NASA.

Los Angeles
Latitude: 34 ° 03 ‘Nord
Longitude: 118 ° 15 ‘Ouest
position initiale: 245,1 ° Ouest-sud-ouest
titre final: 246,5 ° Ouest-sud-ouest

Adélaïde
Latitude: 34 ° 56 ‘Sud
Longitude: 138 ° 36 ‘Est
position initiale: 66,5 ° Est-nord-est
titre final: 65,1 ° Est-nord-est

Fonte : timeanddate.com > Distance Calculator

Página 151 de 366- Qual é a distância entre Los Angeles e Adelaide?

Boeing 777-3B5/ER aircraft picture

Distância de Los Angeles para Adelaide

A distancia é 13154 km ou 8174 milhas ou 7103 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Los Angeles e Adelaide

Map – Shortest path between Los Angeles and Adelaide

Los Angeles

Adelaide

O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

A posição de Los Angeles
Latitude: 34 ° 03 ‘Norte
Longitude: 118 ° 15 ‘Oeste
posição inicial: 245.1 ° Oeste-sudoeste
título final: 246.5 ° Oeste-sudoeste

A posição de Adelaide
Latitude: 34 ° 56 ‘Sul
Longitude: 138 ° 36 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 66,5 ° leste-nordeste
título final: 65,1 ° leste-nordeste

Fonte : timeanddate.com > Distance Calculator

Página 148 de 366- Qual é a distância entre Vancouver e Adelaide?

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Distância de Vancouver para Adelaide

A distancia é 13410 km ou 8333 milhas ou 7241 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.

Mapa – caminho mais curto entre Vancouver e Adelaide

Map – Shortest path between Vancouver and Adelaide

Vancouver

Adelaide

O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

A posição de Vancouver
Latitude: 49 ° 17 ‘Norte
Longitude: 123 ° 07 ‘Oeste
posição inicial: 250,7 ° oeste-sudoeste
título final: 228,7 ° Sudoeste

A posição de Adelaide
Latitude: 34 ° 56 ‘Sul
Longitude: 138 ° 36 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 48,7 ° Nordeste
título final: 70,7 ° leste-nordeste

Fonte  : timeanddate.com > Distance Calculator

Adelaide tram promise: suburban routes up for grabs

Tuesday

May 17, 2016

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Federal Labor’s promise of $500 million to kickstart the rebuilding of Adelaide’s tram network is likely to set off intense lobbying, with previously announced routes up for grabs and doubts about whether one proposed suburban line will go ahead.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, like the Prime Minister last week with his Flinders University rail plan, filtered the announcement through the Murdoch media today before fronting up in person for the TV cameras.

But, as with last week’s announcement, the realities are more complicated than a first reading would indicate.

The State Government says the funding will allow for the “first stages” of the so-called AdeLINK network of trams through the CBD, inner east, western, northern and southern suburbs, creating up to 2000 jobs.

However, questions remain about whether the proposed routes are in the right place.

The Government produced a map of the network (scroll down to view) in its Integrated Transport Plan produced in 2013, but little has happened since, apart from the announcement in February this year of a $4 million study to plan for the roll-out.

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan told InDaily today that the previously announced routes were “completely contestable”.

He said he had written to mayors asking for input about the proposed routes and whether they served the community’s needs.

Mullighan indicated that an argument could be mounted that Sir Donald Bradman Drive, for example, was a better option than Henley Beach Road, and similar arguments could be mounted about the southern tram link, currently slated for Unley Road.

“There are two viable alternatives there [in the west] – each have benefits and some drawbacks,” he said.

“That’s why we want to sit down with the councils through the planning study, because they will have a view about the best option for their communities.”

InDaily has previously reported that the long-mooted Port Adelaide tram line is no certainty to go ahead due to concerns about the lower speed and passenger capacity of light rail compared to the current trains.

Mullighan agreed the Port tram idea wasn’t set in stone: the question was whether light or heavy rail was the best option to serve the Port.

“That’s more contestable in terms of the mode, rather than the route,” he said.

He said he understood the time and capacity advantages of heavy rail, but, on the other hand, light rail could extend further than the current Outer Harbor line corridor into local communities.

InDaily understands there is a push among some in the Port to reactivate the heavy rail spur to the rail museum – a move which would bring trains within a short distance of Dock One, which is slated for significant residential development.

The head of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Pat Gerace, also called on the Government to closely examine its proposed routes to ensure future light rail provides “urban uplift” rather than just servicing popular corridors.

Gerace used Goodwood Road as an example of his point. Under the current plan, a tram line to Mitcham would run down Unley Road from the CBD, however Gerace says that route is already bustling and busy.

Goodwood Road, however, could become a more appealing residential road, with medium-density mixed residential developments – of four to five storeys, for example – if a tram was routed along its length.

“Then you get a Chapel Street [one of Melbourne’s most vibrant streets], you get rejuvenation,” Gerace told InDaily.

“We need to make sure there’s maximum urban uplift from this investment.

“A tram might go to a place like The Parade – and that’s wonderful. It’s not a bad idea… but we shouldn’t just put the trams where it’s busy.”

The Government shouldn’t “squander the opportunity” to regenerate under-utilised areas of the city that would attract appealing new development if serviced by popular light rail.

Mullighan said he agreed with Gerace’s comments and indicated every proposed route was open to re-examination, with the possible exception of Prospect Road.

The State Government's map of the five proposed tram route extensions that make up AdeLINK.

The State Government’s map of the five proposed tram route extensions that make up AdeLINK.

As for what Adelaide could build with a $500 million federal investment, Mullighan said the Government believed it could either start work in more than one direction, or make a significant start on one major route.

He said the Government was confident it could build a tram link to the airport for that sort of money, or complete much of the eastern link down The Parade.

As InDaily reported last week, the State Government has received conflicting consultants’ reports on the proposed Port tram link, which the Integrated Transport Plan indicates would replace trains on the Outer Harbor line.

One of the reports raised concerns about the extra time that would be taken on light rail to reach the city from the outer reaches of the line, as well as the smaller carrying capacity of trams compared to trains.

Last week, the state and federal governments committed to spend more $238 million – almost half the cost of today’s announcement – to build a lowered rail line and underpass in the north Parklands to separate the Outer Harbor line from the freight route.

This project would be mostly redundant under the current PortLINK tram concept, which envisages running the tram from the Entertainment Centre across Port Road to link with the current rail corridor at Bowden Station. Under that plan, there would be no need to separate the freight and passenger routes in the north Parklands because that section of the passenger line would no longer be needed.

The Government is talking about an option to run trams on the new lowered corridor by building a tram line extension past Adelaide Oval, but there is scepticism among transport planners about the value of that idea.

For this reason, the decision to go ahead with the Torrens Junction project seems to suggest that the Port tram idea is on shaky ground.

Meanwhile, one of the local mayors whose area is slated for a tram, Unley’s Lachlan Clyne, today argued the tram line should be underground if studies showed traffic on Unley Road would be impeded.

“Our main roads leading into the city were never designed for the volumes of traffic they now carry and the only options are to build overpasses or underground tunnels,” Clyne said.

“I don’t think an overpass would work but an Unley underground seems to have merit.”

He said undergrounding, which he estimated would cost $100 million a kilometre, should also be considered for the Prospect tram line – making it many times more expensive than a surface tram.

 

Source : In Daily

Adelaide receives Australia’s first A350 flight

The first Airbus A350-900 commercial service to Australia prepares to touch down at Adelaide Airport. (Seth Jaworski)Qatar Airways flight QR914 touches down in Adelaide. (Seth Jaworski)

Qatar Airbus A350-900 A7-ALH receives an Airservices ARFF monitor cross after landing at Adelaide Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 A7-ALH in Adelaide. (Ryan Hothersall)

Adelaide has welcomed Australia’s first scheduled Airbus A350-900 passenger flight, with Qatar Airways QR914 touching down in the City of Churches a few minutes before 1600 local time on Tuesday.

The inaugural service, operated by A7-ALH, covered the 6,109nm journey between Doha and Adelaide in a little under 13 hours and landed about an hour ahead of schedule.

The aircraft was due to spend about five hours on the ground, including hosting some media and special guests for an on-board function, before operating the reciprocal QR915 back to Doha that was due to depart at 2125.

Adelaide Airport managing director Mark Young said the daily service from Qatar would offer South Australians ““some unique destinations in Europe, including a significant number of secondary airports” not served by other airlines from Australia.

It also had a very good spread of destinations in the United States.

“We are very strategic about the airlines we seek to attract, and Qatar has been on our radar for several years.” Young said on the eve of the inaugural flight’s arrival on Tuesday.

Qatar is the second airline from the Middle East to serve Adelaide alongside a daily Emirates Boeing 777-300ER service, which is operated flown under a codeshare partnership with Qantas.

Its arrival was excellent news for SA tourism and SA travellers, Young added. The wide-bodied aircraft would be handled at Adelaide Airport without any new infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Adelaide Airport was continuing its efforts to attract direct services from the US West Coast and China, with both China Eastern and China Southern in its sights.

Young said the Chinese airlines were “very focused” on the business case for serving SA, and discussions were proceeding satisfactorily.

However, there was no forecast of the timing of new entrants from either target market.

The South Australian Government offered inducements to Qatar Airways, including a contribution to marketing the new service, but would not disclose details of the deal.

South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the international visitors was critical to the state’s economy.

“The new daily direct service is a great opportunity for South Australia to further strengthen our growing international reputation as a must-see tourism destination,” Bignell said in a statement.

“Not only will the Qatar Airways flights bring tourists to South Australia, but the return flights present the chance to fill the A350-900’s cargo holds with as much as 80 tonnes of premium South Australian produce.”

The move to add a fourth Australian destination to Qatar’s network – after Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – will open up competitive routes to the Middle East, Europe and the eastern US for SA air travellers.

Qatar Airways, launch customer for the A350-900, has been steadily expanding destinations for the new aircraft after making the first commercial flight between Doha and Frankfurt in January 2015.

This year, ahead of the Adelaide service, the oneworld alliance member began flying the A350-900 to Philadelphia in January and New York and Boston in March.

The aircraft has a range of about 8,100nm at a cruising speed of about 900 km/h, with Airbus claiming a faster, more efficient aircraft type because of its extensive use of light composite materials and its tapered wing, and the reduced fuel burn of its twin “next generation” Rolls Royce Trent engines.

In a statement ahead of the aircraft’s arrival, Qatar’s chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said Adelaide was an important addition to the airline’s route map.

The service would connect the South Australian capital with 38 countries in Europe, 23 countries in Africa and 27 destinations in the Middle East, he said.

Al Baker was due to hold a media conference in Adelaide on Wednesday.

On the eve of the Adelaide service, Airbus announced an order for six A350-XWBs, and six options, from Philippine Airlines, taking the order book for the Airbus type to 783 aircraft for 42 airlines.

 

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