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Air Ways
Genre Factual
Narrated by Corrine Grant
Country of origin Australia Australia
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Lyndal Marks
Location(s) Melbourne, Coolangatta, Rockhampton, Mackay, Adelaide, Launceston, Hobart and Alice Springs.
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Original run 14 July 2009 – present
External links
Official website

Air Ways is an Australian factual television series broadcast on the Seven Network, narrated by Corrine 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 follows the day-to-day operations of budget Australian airline Tiger Airways Australia. It has a similar premise to the successful UK factual television series Airline.[2]

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

Air Ways The show will be shown on Virgin Media's Rebrand of Living2 into Livingit on Nov 30th.

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Reception

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Ratings

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. [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 TBA TBA
16 28 March 2010 TBA TBA

Reviews

TV Tonight, and 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]

Change The Channel described Airways as "obnoxious" and called it "a grating eye-roll of a television program". [9]

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