Aircalin places region’s first A330neo order

An artist's impression of an Airbus A330-900 in Aircalin livery. (Airbus)

Airbus has secured its first A330neo (new engine option) operator in Oceania with Aircalin ordering two A330-900s as part of the airline’s fleet renewal program. The order for the two A330-900s, as well as two A320neo narrowbodies, was announced in the New Caledonia capital Noumea on Tuesday, with … [Read more...]

Federal government committed to funding regional airports

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8 at Wellcamp Airport on Monday 23 November 2015 (Lenn Bayliss)

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says the federal government is committed to help regional airports meet the financial challenges in the years ahead. While the likes of privately-owned Brisbane West Wellcamp have been able to grow from nothing to having three domestic airlines and a … [Read more...]

Traffic rights for Qatari carriers unchanged: Chester

Qatar Airways Airbus A380 A7-APE at Sydney Airport. (Sydney Airport)

There has been no change to air traffic rights for airlines from Qatar to operate to Australia despite media reports suggesting the two countries had signed an open skies agreement. It was reported over the weekend that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and her Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin … [Read more...]