Over the last two weeks several airlines have announced expansion of services or their intention to operate into Sydney Airport. Air Asia X the Malaysian based budjet airline will commence daily services between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur commencing from 2 April 2012. Skytrans, Cairns based airline, will commence sevices between Toowoomba and Sydney commencing from March 2012. Other airlines increasing services include Thai Airways and Aeropelican.
Air Asia X will commence their daily services between Sydney and KL from 2 April. From KL passengers will have access to a further 80 destinations on the Air Asia X network. Air Asia X forecast a 4 per cent increase in traffic per year over the next decade between Malaysia and Sydney. The new service is estimated by NSW tourism authorities to be worth at least $140 million dollars a year.
Skytrans, the Cairns based regional Queensland airline, have announced from early March they intend to commence service between Toowoomba and Sydney. The service will consist of 2 flights a day utilising Dash 8 aircraft. It will be the fourth location in south east Queensland offering services to Sydney following on from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast airports. The primary customer for the Toowoomba flights is expected to be Fly In Fly Out mining traffic.
The Centre for Aviation is reporting Thai Airlines will increase its Bangkok to Sydney flights from 11 to 14 a week from 18 June 2012.
Aeropelican, the regional NSW airline, have announced they will have 4 extra flights a week between Mudgee and Sydney commencing from February 2012.
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