Air Ways

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Air Ways
Genre Factual
Narrated by Corinne Grant
Country of origin Australia
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24
Production
Executive producer(s) Lyndal Marks
Location(s) Melbourne, Coolangatta, Rockhampton, Mackay, Adelaide, Launceston, Hobart and Alice Springs.
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network Seven Network
Original release 14 July 2009 – present
External links
Website

Air Ways was an Australian factual television series broadcast on the Seven Network, narrated by Corinne Grant and produced by Lyndal Marks,[1] the executive producer in charge of Border Security. It began screening in July 2009 and was filmed in airports including Melbourne, Coolangatta, Rockhampton, Mackay, Adelaide, Launceston, Hobart and Alice Springs.

Air Ways followed the day-to-day operations of budget Australian airline Tiger Airways Australia (now Tigerair Australia). It had a similar premise to the successful UK factual television series Airline.[2]

Air Ways returned for a second series on Sunday, 7 February 2010.[3]

Air Ways also returned for a third season, but as of now, a return fourth season remains uncertain.

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Ratings[edit]

Air Ways had a strong debut, attracting an audience of 1.216 million for its first episode. Subsequent episodes have been watched by over 1.3 million viewers a week. On 25 August 2009 it was the second most popular show of the day.[4]

Air Ways was ranked 7th in the top 15 shows for the week ending 25 July 2009 and 13th for the week ending 1 August 2009.[5][6]

Episode No. Airdate Ratings (in millions) Nightly Rank
1 14 July 2009 1.216 7th
2 21 July 2009 1.549 4th
3 28 July 2009 1.412 6th
4 4 August 2009 1.379 6th
5 11 August 2009 1.334 7th
6 18 August 2009 1.306 7th
7 25 August 2009 1.443 2nd
8 1 September 2009 1.310 6th

Season 2 of Air Ways also had a strong debut in a new Sunday evening time slot, ending up being the fourth most popular show of the night. The show continued to improve, moving to the number one position for several weeks running. Note that the final episode was in fact a repeat of a season one episode, perhaps explaining the sudden ratings slip.[7]

Episode No. Airdate Ratings (in millions) Nightly Rank
9 7 February 2010 1.327 4th
10 14 February 2010 1.351 3rd
11 21 February 2010 1.267 3rd
12 28 February 2010 1.342 2nd
13 7 March 2010 1.432 2nd
14 14 March 2010 1.488 1st
15 21 March 2010 1.467 1st
16 28 March 2010 1.097 7th

Reviews[edit]

TV Tonight, an Australian television blog, rated Airways three stars out of five, saying that this format "makes for tasty voyeurism" and that "it will be very entertaining to those who eat up this genre".[8]

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