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new airline flying USA west coast to Australia starting December 2018

new airline flying USA west coast to Australia starting December 2018

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Old Mar 27, 18, 9:32 pm
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new airline flying USA west coast to Australia starting December 2018

just heard about a new airline that will be flying USA west coast to Australia starting in December 2018.

No details, just that flights will operate 2-3 times a week, with 1 or 2 likely to be nonstop & other(s) with 1 brief stop somewhere in the Pacific & fares will be much cheaper than existing airlines flying nonstop. As December & January are peak season ex Australia, probably a good time to start.

Flights will not be over any existing route. Avalon (Melbourne) was mentioned as apparently much cheaper to fly into than MEL & not congested like MEL. Air Asia X has just announced they'll be switching their 2 daily MEL/KUL flights to AVV/KUL.

Anyone hear anything else about this startup ?
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Old Apr 18, 18, 1:02 am
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just heard more on this subject. Airline is looking to fly into TIJ(Tijuana) so it can access the San Diego market through CBX on U.S. side of border. With the Southwest effect, it may also draw passengers from as far as LA, as it's only a 2 hour drive & believe the car parking fees at CBX are very reasonable.

Apparently, when passengers arrive at TIJ, they turn right to enter Mexico & turn left to enter USA after a short 100 metre walk across a passenger only walkway over the border.

The airline could therefore probably advertise 2 destinations from Australia, Mexico & USA. OK it's 100 metres from USA but some airlines like Ryanair advertise cities when flights land up to 100 kms away not 100 metres away.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 5:25 am
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You sound like the poster USAOZ on a.net, who is always spouting some fantasy "rumor" about more service between North America and Australia, especially by start-up carriers, that nobody else has ever heard and apparently none have ever come to fruition. Your writing style is very similar to boot.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:34 am
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Ha. Probably someone out there who has some inside knowledge & thinks it's a good plan ... not a true long haul lcc but with lower costs & simpler business plan.

There a quite a few people involved in this. It's definitely bring looked at right now very seriously & funding is no issue with a number of hnwi involved. Maybe others prefer to keep their powder dry ? Know timing is now an issue with only 8 months before they were thinking of starting ops & ideally needing long lead time.
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