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Adelaide now hub for overseas flights
11 April 2006
The Advertiser

THE growth in international airline flights through Adelaide Airport has reached unprecedented levels.

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has confirmed it will double its Adelaide services - from the present twice a week to four from June 1.

It follows Singapore Airlines increasing from four flights a week to a daily service two weeks ago - the same time Air New Zealand reintroduced Adelaide to its network, flying three times a week from Auckland.

Adelaide Airport now handles 26 international flights a week - increasing to 28 on June 1.

South Australian Tourism Alliance chairman Les Penley said it was "excellent news" that the airlines had enough confidence in SA to increase the number of services.

"However, the challenge will be to have sufficient marketing of SA as a destination to fill the seats of the flights coming in," Mr Penley said.

"And that will require an increase in marketing expenditure by the State Government."

The new Cathay Pacific flights will follow the schedule of its existing Sunday and Wednesday services for Adelaide Airport.

On Saturdays and Tuesdays, the Cathay Pacific flights will leave at 11am for Melbourne and Hong Kong, connecting to flights to European cities.

They will arrive in Adelaide non-stop from Hong Kong.
 

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Adelaide Airport has flights internationally to the following cities:

Singapore (Singapore Airlines, daily flights)
Singapore (Qantas, via Darwin, 3/4 (?) times a week)
Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific, twice weekly, increasing to 4)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines, 3 times a week)
Auckland (Air New Zealand, 3 times a week, soon to be extended to an LAX via Auckland service)
Auckland (Qantas, number of services a week unknown)
Denpasar (Garuda Indonesia, 4 times a week)
 

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Very cool!!

23 flights.What were the number of flights before the new terminal was built? and to put this number into perspective what are the numbers of international flights that pass through Sydney and bigger airports like Heathrow and JFK,New York?
 

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It's actually 26 international flights weekly at the moment (I don't know which ones I missed). Soon it will be 28. I've seen news reports that suggest Emirates may be setting up a few Adelaide flights as well to and from Dubai.

Before the new airport was opened, the number of international flights was about 18-20 a week.
 

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Interesting stuff AG.

So if Adelaides is about 23 international flights a week then Sydney would be 300? or more?

I really have no idea of what 23 flights is when you compare it to other airports.
 

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Just had a look @ the Perth Airport website and for the 24 hours from the time of this post there are about 18 depatures and 19 arrivals at the international terminal to Singapore, denpensar, christmas island, johannesberg, hong kong, brunei, kuala lumpa, auckland, jakarta, dubai, Phuket, Bangkok.
 

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Did you guys know Adelaide Airport is >>

Australia's 4th Biggest Domestic Airport (bigger than Perth Airport) and
6th Biggest International Airport (tho it will become 5th biggest, because of increasing flights)
 

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hornetfig said:
but the question we all want to know...does Adelaide finally have aerobridges?
Lol
Are you just shit stirring now?

Seriously though, good for Adelaide. It was pretty easy to see airlines didn't want to fly there with the old terminal. Never know, a few years down the track, the new terminal might not be big enough!!
 

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crawf_231 said:
Did you guys know Adelaide Airport is >>

Australia's 4th Biggest Domestic Airport (bigger than Perth Airport) and
6th Biggest International Airport (tho it will become 5th biggest, because of increasing flights)
Re - 4th biggest domestic airport (I knew that)
Re - 6th biggest International Airport? OK what airports are in front??

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Perth
?? - Cairns?
?? - Darwin?

Anyone?
 
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