Le turn around des A332 de Virgin pour des vols "Locaux" en Australie ..
80 minutes de turn Around, c'est long, et des Aéroports mieux préparés pour les A380 .... que pour le traffic local et les MC !
Sur un fond de modernisation des terminaux des Aeroports assez lointain, et la question de nouveaux Aéroports qui revient régulièrement !
--------- De Ben Sandilands, sur Crickey , 2 liens et un extrait ! --------http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2012/01/16/the-awkward-metric-in-virgin-australias-new-a330-flights/http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2012/01/15/little-sydney-and-mega-melbourne-an-instructive-comparison-in-new-airport-ambitions/
Virgin Australia delivered this morning on its promise of more A330-200 flights in 2012, with Melbourne-Perth double dailies from 14 May and a Sydney-Melbourne morning peak hour rotation from 15 May.
But there is one metric in the announcement that speaks loudly about the problems domestic flights, and their often long suffering regular flyers, are running into as growth forces more up-gauging from single aisle to wide body jets in general.
Virgin Australia is scheduling a turn-around time for the morning peak hour Melbourne-Sydney-Melbourne A332 of 80 minutes. By the standards of Sydney and Melbourne’s domestic terminals, that is very good.
But by the standards of airline economics it is very poor. In optimum conditions the jet could be turned around in half the time. The issue is, who will make the investment in better, more user friendly, more cost effective wide body gates at Australia’s airports as 737s and A320s and even the bigger A321s run into a string of years conforming to historic trends of around 5% growth a year?
Airlines generally expect the airport owners to do this. Airport owners generally believe in ‘sweating the asset’ which means ‘scr*w you’. A330s don’t fit into most of the domestic gates in Australia, and nor will 787s when presumably Qantas or Jetstar deploy them on the interstate trunk routes.
It is ironic that today at Sydney and Melbourne Airports it is easier and more civilised to board an A380 through the split level multi-aerobridge facilities built for it than get on or off any single aisle jet other than an Embraer 190