Qantas welcomes first Boeing 787-9

Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNA lands at Sydney Airport. (James Morgan/Qantas)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says touchdown of the airline's first Boeing 787-9 represents something of a rebirth of the 97-year-old Australian flag carrier. The aircraft, VH-ZNA Great Southern Land, landed at 0700 local time on Friday morning, after its 10-hour delivery flight QF7879 from Honolulu, … [Read more...]

LATAM touches down in Melbourne

LATAM flight LA805 arrives in Melbourne from Santiago. (Victor Pody)

LATAM Airlines says its new Melbourne-Santiago nonstop service will offer travellers from this part of the world more convenient connections to South America and beyond. The three-times-a-week offering kicked off on Friday, when LA805, operated by Boeing 787-9 CC-BGN, touched down at Tullamarine a little … [Read more...]

UMS Skeldar to boost Australian presence

UMS Skeldar plans to establish an Australian base for its V-200 platform in 2018 as part of efforts to boost its presence in this part of the world. The prospect of bringing a V-200 demonstrator, along with the personnel and equipment that would involve, Down Under comes as UMS Skeldar puts its best foot … [Read more...]

All Nippon Airways keen to lift profile in Australia

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has teamed up with chef Adam Liaw as it seeks to increase its awareness in Australia and considers adding additional flights to this part of the world. Australians’ deepening love affair with Japan has led to a resurgence in the Australia-Japan market, with government … [Read more...]