Tuesday September 30, 2014

China Eastern to start summer seasonal services to Auckland

China Eastern to start summer seasonal services to Auckland

Air New Zealand will have a competitor between Auckland and Shanghai over summer with China Eastern set to start a seasonal service on the route from December. Shanghai-based China Eastern has announced a four times weekly Auckland-Shanghai service using... [Continue reading]

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

The world’s longest flight with the world’s largest passenger aircraft has landed at Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Qantas flight QF7 landed at DFW at 1326 local time on Monday, September 29, following a 15-hour, 15-minute journey from Sydney. The flight,... [Continue reading]

Air NZ CEO defends pricing on regional routes

Air NZ CEO defends pricing on regional routes

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended the carrier’s pricing on regional routes and says fares on turboprop services will always be more expensive than jet-operated flights due to economies of scale. Luxon says Air NZ has the... [Continue reading]

Air NZ on track for profit growth in 2014/15

Air NZ on track for profit growth in 2014/15

Air New Zealand chairman Tony Carter says the Kiwi flag carrier is on track for profit growth in 2014/15 with bookings strong heading into summer. Carter told shareholders at Air NZ’s annual general meeting in Christchurch on Tuesday it had been an... [Continue reading]

Etihad’s first 787 rolls out

Etihad’s first 787 rolls out

The first 787 for Eithad Airways has been rolled out in a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facilities on September 28. The aircraft, the first of 71 787s on order for the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, sports Etihad’s new livery first revealed only... [Continue reading]

Scoot plans Dreamliner debut on Jan 1 2015

Scoot plans Dreamliner debut on Jan 1 2015

Low-cost carrier Scoot will celebrate the new year with Boeing 787-9 services to Hong Kong and Perth from its Singapore hub. Scoot has brought forward its inaugural Dreamliner flights to January 1 2015, according to the Airline Route website. Previously,... [Continue reading]

Air NZ picks up two new aircraft in three days

Air NZ picks up two new aircraft in three days

Air New Zealand’s engineering facility is overflowing with new aircraft after taking delivery of two factory fresh airframes from Boeing in the past three days. The first, Boeing 777-300ER ZK-OKS, arrived at 0458 local time at Auckland Airport on Saturday,... [Continue reading]

Capacity cuts yet to produce lift in yields at Qantas, Jetstar

Capacity cuts yet to produce lift in yields at Qantas, Jetstar

While Qantas has stuck true to its forecast of no capacity growth across its Qantas and Jetstar domestic operations for the first half of 2014/15, this capacity discipline has yet to translate to improved yields through July and August, latest figures... [Continue reading]

Qantas CEO cheers Australian dollar’s slide, says international business improving

Qantas CEO cheers Australian dollar’s slide, says international business improving

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the falling Australian dollar is welcome news and will provide a boost to the airline’s improving international operations. The local unit has fallen from about 97 US cents in October 2013 to a little over 87 US... [Continue reading]

Qantas starts A380 services to Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas starts A380 services to Dallas/Fort Worth

Despite a change of aircraft Qantas faces a similar problem, albeit one reduced in magnitude, on its non-stop flight between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth. Qantas’s first flight to the heart of the US mainland with the Airbus A380 takes off as QF7... [Continue reading]

Is Etihad’s James Hogan aviation’s most influential Australian?

Is Etihad’s James Hogan aviation’s most influential Australian?

Etihad Airways’ Australian president and chief executive officer, James Hogan, was in his element at the rollout of his airline’s first Airbus A380 in Hamburg on Thursday night. The rollout of the airline’s new flagship aircraft, and with it the... [Continue reading]

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