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Busselton Airport to be expanded to cater for 'Direct Interstate Flights'....

Old 25th Jun 2019, 05:06
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I heard Scoot were looking at a tag with Tiger bit Scoot aircraft.

Sin - Per - Busso - Per - Sin.
sounds like a profitable operation. 18 minutes in an A320.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 05:08
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I reckon there is desperation on the part of Busso here.
i wonder if the state government is bringing pressure to bear for the council to deliver on the promises made in their funding submissions.

As Potreroo said, the place is not GA friendly and never really has been which is a shame as there were some really good GA operations trying to make a go of it
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 06:30
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Several NSW towns done similar, concept was that if the facilities there inc security, longer strips etc the larger flights will come
Now they just have expensive airport to own and run and now ASIC reqd so some GA steer away.
Introduce landing fees and usage decreases further
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 07:16
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Yep Armidale next
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 08:24
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So the cargo cult mentality (Ala PNG style) is alive and well - just build a landing strip and the big silver bird will alight dispensing economic goodies ���� - what are they smoking.
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 04:47
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Has anybody outside of WA even heard of Busso? Much less would they be prepared to pay the inevitable premium vs travelling through Perth? A white elephant in the making me thinks.
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 05:47
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A white elephant in the making me thinks
well and truly made now
the level of waste here should be the subject of an official inquiry
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 00:11
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Originally Posted by topend3 View Post

Rumour is JQ but surely they have a profitable place they can send an aeroplane overnight from Melbourne ?
Not really!

There are plenty of JQ A320s sitting around Melbourne overnight. At the moment there are only PER and DRW back of the clock services being run out of Melbourne. Donít forget BOC services only work if you can take advantage of the time zone differences between departure and destination. Hence flying up and down the east coast overnight wouldnít work.

Also, given that the local council seems to be willing to subsidise the flights, the risk to JQ will be minimal.

The word inside JQ is that these flights are happening, not sure when though.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 05:14
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seems like an abject waste of ratepayers money on something that lacks a logical business case.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 05:43
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https://www.gsherald.com.au/?news/al...ng-b881242441z

Maybe some of these councils should just look at tapping into the millions of tourists who fly to Perth each year and try get them to do drive-in holidays rather than grandiose far-fetched plans to get a route from Melbourne-Albany up and running.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 06:08
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Or maybe they could look at getting their prices down enough to start attracting a broader clientele.

Hong Kong 4 star prices for a chalet in the bush? A VERY niche market and very few returners.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 01:43
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Exactly flights are only part of the equation.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 10:57
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The mayors been on the radio again today apparently itís starting next year Jetstar 3 x weekly to Melbourne. Heavily subsidised apparently I guess which it needs to be !
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 12:32
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Could never see direct working.

However a Perth to Busso at a time connecting with international flights?

Yeah wishful thinking...
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 12:54
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How the hell are they gunna sell 1100 seats a week ? Laughable.... and they donít have a terminal there yet either
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 13:06
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Originally Posted by topend3 View Post
How the hell are they gunna sell 1100 seats a week ? Laughable.... and they donít have a terminal there yet either
They would be mighty big 320/21ís at 3 for 1100... or 787ís ...

No terminal... Didnít Tiger start with tents in Melb?

Just sayen...
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 14:19
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180 each way equals 360 a day times 3 equals about 1100 using my maths
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 20:52
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180 each way equals 360 a day times 3 equals about 1100 using my maths
Yes that would be correct!

Why not get a good Perth - Busso set up if they serious want it to work.

Surely there are plenty of aircraft from Fokkers to busses that would have time during the day.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 00:01
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Oh, the unhappy residents when Busselton gets night ops with an A320. One of the impositions on all flights into there was/is that there were to be no ops until after 7.30AM, and no training ops at night. Can't see how all the unhappy ratepayers who successfully fought those battles, will rollover and allow heavies into there inside the 'aircraft free' hours they won. The local administration has almost decimated flight training there, yet they had the cheek to offer Qantas a deal to train there! Does not make flying school sense anyway, as the existing runway was fitted to the site, and there is Buckleys of getting a more into wind cross strip. Nice terminal though.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 02:21
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F#ck the Busselton ratepayers.

Their were only 4 idiots who objected to operations at the airport. They happened to live either 5 nm on 03/21 extended centreline or just east of the circuit area.

They discovered the Shire had failed to tick a box on the application for the new airport for flight training years ago. They got the EPA involved and since about 2007 no training allowed into Busselton. But if you are a charter in same aircraft thatís ok. Noisy jet RPT are ok too. What a crock if $hit.



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