Sunday October 26, 2014

Qantas says yields and passenger numbers up in September

Qantas says yields and passenger numbers up in September

Qantas has reported improving passenger numbers and yields for the three months to September amid ongoing weak consumer sentiment. The latest monthly operating statistics released on Friday showed Qantas domestic (including QantasLink) reported a 1.6... [Continue reading]

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon headlined a list of frustrated shareholders looking for answers at Qantas’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday. The Senator took the step of purchasing $500 worth of Qantas shares to attend Friday’s annual... [Continue reading]

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says he expects the proposed Jetstar Hong Kong franchise will be granted a hearing by the local government in early 2015. Jetstar Hong Kong, which was launched in 2012, is yet to secure an operating licence and has been... [Continue reading]

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline group is on track to post an underlying profit before tax for the first half of 2014/15. The updated guidance, delivered to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday,... [Continue reading]

Air NZ says newest safety video “most epic” ever made

Air NZ says newest safety video “most epic” ever made

Air New Zealand will conclude a three-year association with The Hobbit movie trilogy with what it labels “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”. From an airline that has given the traveling public fitness guru Richard Simmons, nude cabin crew covered... [Continue reading]

American Airlines to codeshare on Jetstar Japan services

American Airlines to codeshare on Jetstar Japan services

American Airlines has expanded its Japanese network through a series of new codeshares with Jetstar Japan. The Dallas-based carrier will place its AA code on Jetstar Japan’s services from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa, Osaka and Sapporo from October... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia to start Darwin-Alice Springs flights from March

Virgin Australia to start Darwin-Alice Springs flights from March

Virgin Australia has announced plans to operate three-times-weekly return services between Darwin and Alice Springs from late March 2015. The commencement of the new services, to be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, has been timed to coincide with the... [Continue reading]

Virgin completes partial sale of Velocity, pockets $336 million

Virgin completes partial sale of Velocity, pockets $336 million

Virgin Australia has received a $336 million boost to its balance sheet after completing the partial sale of its Velocity Frequent Flyer program. The deal to sell a 35 per cent stake in Velocity to investment firm and fund manager Affinity Equity Partners... [Continue reading]

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns has joined the list of ports to say goodbye to Qantas Boeing 767-300ER services. The last Qantas 767 flight from Cairns left the North Queensland tourist spot on Tuesday October 21 when QF925 operated by VH-OGI departed for Sydney at 1206 local... [Continue reading]

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Despite a strong improvement in on-time performance from Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express (Rex) have maintained their position as the nation’s most punctual airlines. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics... [Continue reading]

Cathay celebrates 40 years of service to Sydney

Cathay celebrates 40 years of service to Sydney

Forty years ago, a Cathay Pacific Boeing 707 took off from Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport bound for Sydney. When it landed some nine hours later on October 22, 1974, it marked the start of Cathay’s 40-year unbroken run of service between the NSW capital... [Continue reading]

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