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dijical 13th Dec 2017 04:47

JETGO Airlines to launch Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore services
 
"JETGO Australia will add Karratha and its first international city, Singapore to its network from mid-2018. The regional carrier, with its hub at Brisbane airport, operates scheduled and charter services primarily along Australiaís east coast. This will be the first time the airline will fly scheduled services to Western Australia."

Embraer E175 with 88 seats will be used for these new services

So Jetgo is upgauging to ERJ175s? Very interesting.

rep 13th Dec 2017 09:54

Someone in this company must have deep pockets. Unless they have some 'contract' to take people to and from Karratha to Singapore, this will be a flop.

feetonthedash 13th Dec 2017 21:31

Good Stuff...Go JETGO

Goat Whisperer 14th Dec 2017 00:30

And scheduled services with just one E Jet is brave. WHEN it breaks down, you're proper stuck.

Ned Stark 14th Dec 2017 02:07

LOL
Here we go again!

Al E. Vator 14th Dec 2017 04:18

LOL
Here we go again with all the armchair-expert naysayers!

PoppaJo 14th Dec 2017 05:00

Jet NoGo?
 
The question is whether it will even get off the ground. Recent events donít fill me with much confidence.

Jetgo cancels new route as only one passenger booked on first flight

Ascend Charlie 14th Dec 2017 05:42

Good onya JetGo, give it a try. If there isn't a demand, go somewhere else. Not the airline's fault, just not the demand at the time.

And of course the usual suspects are jumping up and putting sh1t on them, just for having a go. But hang on, didn't all you "experts" say they wouldn't make it through the first year? Not very good experts, are ya?

B772 14th Dec 2017 06:17

I understood Silkair were commencing an operation SIN-KTA in March next year.

LostProperty 14th Dec 2017 06:27

With the number of daily SIA services on the SIN-BNE route using B777, A330 and A350 aircraft there would have to be zero demand for EJet travel on that route especially with a pit stop in KTA. There might be some demand for seats BNE-KTA but even in the boom days QF only operated one B737 return service a week. So as rep says in post #2 KTA-SIN has to be the basis of this new service but unless a fixed contract is involved most punters would probably travel KTA-PER-SIN.

juzanuthapilot 14th Dec 2017 07:27

SilkAir recently withdrew their intention to operate this route (SIN-KTA), however with a smaller aircraft, it might prove successful. It would definitely be a block seat proposition through a WA based agent thus spreading the risk. The schedules would most likely be aligned with one (or more) of the big companies crew rotations (Woodside, Chevron, Rio, BHP etc). Both KTA and PHE airports and local governments have been extremely proactive in recent years in their attempts to secure international services. I am sure these organisations are also offering incentives to the operator plus taking on some of the commercial risk as well.

I really hope it goes well for them!

Edit....I am referring to the SIN-KTA pairing!

morno 14th Dec 2017 07:56


most punters would probably travel KTA-PER-SIN.
If the flight to and from Singapore is reasonably priced then why would anyone pay the absolutely ludicrous cost of the flight to and from Perth? Donít forget that in that part of the world, the catchment extends out for hundreds of kms. People out there will quite happily drive 4-500kms one way to get on a flight.

Could prove to be a winner. Good luck Jetgo.

Awol57 14th Dec 2017 10:10


Originally Posted by morno (Post 9989678)
If the flight to and from Singapore is reasonably priced then why would anyone pay the absolutely ludicrous cost of the flight to and from Perth? Donít forget that in that part of the world, the catchment extends out for hundreds of kms. People out there will quite happily drive 4-500kms one way to get on a flight.

Could prove to be a winner. Good luck Jetgo.

Yep. I had friends that recently left town that would drive 500kms to LM for a flight to Perth as it was around $100pp cheaper each way. So for a $800 saving they would spend about $150 in fuel and 10hrs in the car.

I think a lot of eastern states people forget, or just don't realise how big and empty the NW is. And given a one way ticket to PH on average is $500, skipping the waster 6-7hrs flying south then back north is fairly appealing.

Metro man 14th Dec 2017 10:28

Silk Air fly Darwin - Singapore which might be a cheaper option.

Ozdork 14th Dec 2017 22:45

SkyAirWorld....check
Strategic........check
JetGo....................?
Good luck.

Snakecharma 15th Dec 2017 00:23

To my knowledge the 190 wa the only ejet certified for etops, so would have to have a look at the routing to see if brisbane karratha can be done none edto.

I assume karratha to singapore should be ok..

LostProperty 15th Dec 2017 02:14


Originally Posted by morno (Post 9989678)
If the flight to and from Singapore is reasonably priced then why would anyone pay the absolutely ludicrous cost of the flight to and from Perth?
Could prove to be a winner. Good luck Jetgo.

There is truth in what you say but how is BNE-KTA-SIN going to be a reasonably priced flight? Base the single E170 and a crew in KTA perhaps and forget BNE? Additionally, every time that plane becomes unserviceable it is going to cost them a motza.

Pavement 15th Dec 2017 03:15


Originally Posted by LostProperty (Post 9990630)
There is truth in what you say but how is BNE-KTA-SIN going to be a reasonably priced flight? Base the single E170 and a crew in KTA perhaps and forget BNE? Additionally, every time that plane becomes unserviceable it is going to cost them a motza.

There is a lot of demand between the Pilbara and BNE. A lot of FIFOs are based in BNE. Jetgo is a point to point operation so Iím not even sure if they would sell BNE to SIN for these services.

Iím sure theyíve accounted for the costs associated with unserviceabilities and occasional drop ins to ASP for fuel.

Global Aviator 15th Dec 2017 05:30

The amount of FIFO workers that commute to Perth then to Asia is significant!

Remove the sector to Perth and I would see people jumping at it.

LostProperty 15th Dec 2017 06:17


Originally Posted by Pavement (Post 9990646)
There is a lot of demand between the Pilbara and BNE. A lot of FIFOs are based in BNE. Jetgo is a point to point operation so Iím not even sure if they would sell BNE to SIN for these services.

Iím sure theyíve accounted for the costs associated with unserviceabilities and occasional drop ins to ASP for fuel.

I'm totally sure they couldn't sell BNE- SIN as an RPT operation but if money can be made flying KTA to SIN you still gotta get the plane to KTA and while there may well be a lot of potential demand from BNE based FIFOs the fact is their employers fly most of them to the Pilbara via Perth. There is potential demand for lots of new regional air services in Oz but most of them don't stack up economically unless there are government or industry subsidies in the mix.


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