Qantas to let first 787 option lapse

Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNA arrives in Melbourne on October 27 2017. (Victor Pody)

Qantas will let the first of its 15 Boeing 787 options lapse later this month, CEO Alan Joyce has told Reuters. The first of those 15 options was due to be exercised in February, while Joyce says Qantas would make a decision on firming up further options into firm orders in a "few more months", the Qantas … [Read more...]

Emirates to repaint Qantas A380s

Eight Qantas Airbus A380s will be repainted in the airline's new livery by Emirates Engineering. Beginning in March 2018 the aircraft will be stripped and repainted at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, which Emirates says is the largest aircraft painting facility in the world owned by an … [Read more...]

AirAsia to move Melbourne flights to Avalon

AirAsia X Malaysia is set to be the first international airline to service Avalon Airport once it moves its double-daily Kuala Lumpur flights from Melbourne Tullamarine airport there later this year. No date has been publicly announced for the move to Avalon, with the airport requiring immigration and … [Read more...]