Jetgo drops Sydney-Roma flights

A Jetgo ERJ 135. (Dave Parer)

Regional carrier Jetgo has cited low demand and economic conditions for shelving planned Sydney-Roma flights less than two weeks from launch. The airline was due to start operating between Sydney and Roma with 36-seat Embraer ERJ 135 aircraft from December 1. However, a post on Jetgo’s Facebook page on Thursday said those flights have been cancelled, with all passengers … [Read more...]

Virgin partners with ABC for IFE content

The newly-repainted VH-BZG. (Lance Broad)

Passengers will be able to watch ABC television programs, including new bulletins, on board Virgin Australia flights as part of a new commercial deal between the airline and the national broadcaster. Virgin from November 1 added three 15-minute news bulletins from the ABC on its seat-back entertainment system on board its widebody Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-300 … [Read more...]

Tigerair Australia introduces “Express” fare

A Tigerair Australia Airbus A320 at Hobart. (Rob Finlayson)

Tigerair Australia has introduced a new fare bundle called “Express” which allows passengers to add seat selection and priority boarding to their flight ticket at a discount. This latest initiative adds to the recent moves Tigerair Australia has implemented in a bid to improve its financial performance. Purchasing seat selection and priority boarding together would be 10 … [Read more...]

Gov’t yet to meet half of its aviation commitments, Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum says

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has proposed restrictions on those operating aircraft fitted with Jabiru engines. (CASA)

The federal government is yet to deliver on more than half of its aviation commitments and has shown a lack of commitment to the sector, the Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum (TAAAF) says. In a statement released on Thursday, TAAAF expressed its concern that the government is yet to release its response to the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR) and that three … [Read more...]