Friday July 25, 2014

Air New Zealand to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

Air New Zealand to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington. The airline will celebrate 75 years of operations during 2015, and is working with Te Papa to launch a six month retrospective... [Continue reading]

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to buy six A330-800neos from 2019, and has taken purchase rights on an additional six aircraft. The order replaces Hawaiian’s current order for six A350-800s... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia to cease LA – Melbourne flights, LA – Brisbane to go daily

Virgin Australia to cease LA – Melbourne flights, LA – Brisbane to go daily

Virgin Australia has announced it will end its direct services between Los Angeles and Melbourne, and will increase its four services a week between LAX and Brisbane to a daily service. The airline will cease its Melbourne services on October 25, and... [Continue reading]

MH17 shoot down “changes everything”

MH17 shoot down “changes everything”

Emirates Airline chairman and CEO, Sir Tim Clark has told the Wall Street Journal that the apparent shooting down of Malaysia Airline flight MH17 over the Ukraine on July 17 with the loss of all 298 on board “changes everything” in regards to... [Continue reading]

Fiji Airways records best ever half yearly profit

Fiji Airways records best ever half yearly profit

Fiji Airways owning company Air Pacific Limited has reported an interim FJD$17.2m (A$9.93m) profit for the six months to June 30, its best ever half yearly result and a massive improvement over the FJD$500,000 (A$292,000) profit recorded in the same period... [Continue reading]

Malaysian 777 shot down over eastern Ukraine

Malaysian 777 shot down over eastern Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has apparently been shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The aircraft, registered 9M-MRD and operating flight MH17 with 283 passengers and 15 crew members... [Continue reading]

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas has been awarded TRUEngine status by engine OEM General Electric for its 66 GE CF6-80Es which power its fleet of Airbus A330-200 and -300s. The status recognises the airline’s maintenance standards of the engines in service. “Qantas Airlines... [Continue reading]

Etihad commences direct Perth-Abu Dhabi flights

Etihad commences direct Perth-Abu Dhabi flights

Etihad Airways started non-stop services between Perth and Abu Dhabi on July 16 when the first aircraft, an A340-600 operating flight EY486, touched down at Perth at 13:10 local. Perth is the airline’s fourth Australian destination after Sydney, Melbourne... [Continue reading]

Rex backs RAAA calls for fair go for regionals

Rex backs RAAA calls for fair go for regionals

Regional Express says it fully supports calls by the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) for the Federal Government to end regional and domestic air service subsidies of international carriers. In a July 7 statement, the RAAA said over $300... [Continue reading]

Australian Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

Australian Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

The annual Australian Airports Association National Conference and exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 23-27 2014. The AAA expects more than 600 delegates to visit the conference to hear speakers drawn... [Continue reading]

Qantas to remain majority Australian-owned

Qantas to remain majority Australian-owned

Federal cabinet has reached a compromise agreement on the Qantas Sale Act which will see the airline remain majority Australian owned. Although the Abbott coalition government had wanted to open the airline up to foreign investment and has previously... [Continue reading]

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