IATA boss says airport privatisation a failure

International Air Transport Association chief executive and director general Alexandre de Juniac. (IATA)

International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief executive and director general Alexandre de Juniac says the privatisation of airports around the world by governments often seeking a short-term boost to the budget has proven to be a failure. Speaking to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) … [Read more...]

China Airlines prepares to join Kangaroo Route

China Airlines Airbus A350-900 B-18903. (Helmy oved/ Commons Wikimedia)

China Airlines says its upcoming move to offer double daily services between Sydney and its Taipei hub is part of efforts to support new services to London Gatwick. The Skyteam alliance member will join the plethora of carriers on the so-called Kangaroo Route linking Australia and the United Kingdom when … [Read more...]

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...]