Airlines Flying to Australia By Capacity

Jumpacked Airlines

All Nippon Airways (Japan) tops the list which has flown the most packed planes at 91% average capacity.  ANA is followed by American Airlines at 88%, closely followed by Delta Air Lines (USA) at 87% seat utilization over the past four years.

Half Empty Planes

Air Niugini (Papua New Guinea) averages 54%, while Philippine carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have an average capacity of 59.5% and 60.1% respectively.

Australian carrier Qantas is at number 19 and flies at an average of 79.9% capacity.

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1 All Nippon Airways 91.3%

2. American Airlines 87.7%

3. Delta Air Lines 87.3%

4. Cathay Pacific Airways 86.5%

5. British Airways 85.6%

6. Etihad Airways 85.3%

7. Japan Airlines 84.3%

8. Aerolineas Argentinas 83.9%

9. Air Canada 82.6%

10. Qatar Airways 82.4%

11. Fiji Airways 81.8%

12. Air New Zealand 81.5%

13. United Airlines 81.4%

14. China Eastern Airlines 80.8%

15. China Southern Airlines 80.5%

16. Singapore Airlines 80.5%

17. Korean Air 80.3%

18. Air China 80.3%

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19. Qantas Airways 79.9%

20. LAN Airlines 78.7%

21. Jetstar 78.3%

22. Virgin Atlantic Airways 78.1%

23. Vietnam Airlines 76.7%

24. Emirates 76.7%

25. Tigerair 76.5%

26. China Airlines 76.2%

27. Xiamen Airlines 76.1%

28. Jetstar Asia 76.0%

29. Asiana Airlines 75.9%

30. Virgin Australia 75.8%

31. Hawaiian Airlines 75.5%

32. AirAsia X 75.1%

33. Air Caledonie International 74.7%

34. Scoot 74.5%

35. Air Caledonie 74.1%

36. Garuda Indonesia 73.0%

37. Silk Air 72.9%

38. South African Airways 72.9%

39. Indonesia AirAsia 72.9%

40. Air India 72.1%

41. Air Mauritius 72.0%

42. Malaysia Airlines 71.8%

43. Thai Airways International 70.0%

44. Royal Brunei Airlines 69.1%

45. Sichuan Airlines 68.4%

46. Indonesia AirAsia Extra 67.4%

47. Malindo Air 63.6%

48. Air Vanuatu 62.3%

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49. Philippine Airlines 60.1%


50. Cebu Pacific Air 59.5%

51. Air Niugini 54.1%


Philippines AirAsia launches flights from CEB to Caticlan, Davao and Puerto Princesa

Philippines AirAsia recently launched three new domestic flights from Cebu (CEB) to Caticlan-Boracay, Davao and Puerto Princesa. The airlines will fly daily utilizing the A320 aircraft.



Cebu Pacific Needs M/F Cabin Crew

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May 6 (MANILA) – 5th Floor Activity Area, Cebu Pacific Building, Pasay City

May 13 (CAGAYAN DE ORO) – Malberry Suites Business Hotel, Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro City

May 14 (PAGADIAN) – Hotel Guillermo

  • Bring CV with 2X2 photo & be in full business attire.
  • Male (5’7″), Female (5’3″) – shoes off
  • Walk-in application starts at 0900H.

AirSWIFT Connects Boracay & El Nido via direct flights

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AirSWIFT ( connects two of the Philippines’ best islands, Boracay and El Nido, via direct flights.

The four times weekly flights (Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun) uses the brand new ATR 42-600. It leaves El Nido at 1325H and arrives in Caticlan (Boracay) at 1430H. Return flight departs Caticlan at 1500H and arrives in El Nido at 1605H.

2016 World’s Busiest Airports

Image Source: Airports Council International. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is ranked 47th.

Sichuan Airlines flies to Cebu from Chongqing

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Sichuan Airlines recently launched direct flights from Chongqing (China) to Cebu (Philippines. Flights depart every Tues-Thur-Fri-Sun. The four hour flight utilizes the Airbus 321 aircraft.

Xiamen Airlines flies to Cebu from Fuzhou

SkyTeam member Xiamen Airlines recently launched Fuzhou-Cebu flights last 18 April 2017. The twice a week flight (every Tuesday and Thursday) utilizes B737-800 aircraft. Xiamen Airlines now operates 27 weekly flights from China to the Philippines.

The Fuzhou-Cebu route faces no competition from either Chinese or Philippine carriers. This is Xiamen Airlines’ second Cebu flight. Last 10 April, it launched Jinjiang-Cebu flight.

It now accounts for 17% of seat capacity between China and the Philippines.


Philippine Airlines Acquires 2 Addt’l B777-300ER

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Philippine Airlines is set to accept the deliveries of two Boeing 777-300ER this December, 2017. The acquisition of the airlines’ two B777 is based on a long term agreement with Intrepid Aviation.

These planes are capable of flying longhaul and will have 370 seats in two classes, 42 BCL seats and 328 ECY.

“The Boeing aircraft will serve the Manila-London route, a move designed to primarily enhance the total passenger travel experience and inflight service delivery. While we already have eight B777 serving the West Coast, the incoming units will also augment other trans-Pacific flights,” according to PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista.

On top of the two B777-300ER, PAL is expected to receive Bombardier Q400 turboprops for domestic operations and  two Airbus 320NEO.