Friday April 18, 2014

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

The world’s best-selling jet airliner achieved another milestone on April 16, with the delivery of the 8,000th 737 to United Airlines. The aircraft, a 737-900ER is painted in standard United Airlines livery, but adds a small logo commemorating the milestone... [Continue reading]

Jetstar launches BNE-DPS 787 services

Jetstar launches BNE-DPS 787 services

Jetstar has become the first commercial Boeing 787 operator at Brisbane Airport with the launch of its new services to and from Bali. The four times a week service will add nearly 3000 seats to the sector. The airline now has three 787s in service, with... [Continue reading]

Etihad & Fiji Airways to interline

Etihad & Fiji Airways to interline

Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have announced a “groundbreaking” interline agreement which they say “is the starting point of further negotiations between the two airlines”. “This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from... [Continue reading]

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said he will raise the issue of foreign investment in Qantas when he mets with Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum in Dubai this week. “I’m sure he’ll raise it if I don’t. But I will explicitly... [Continue reading]

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair begins Darwin, Cairns services from new Brisbane base

Tigerair Australia’s new Brisbane-Darwin and Brisbane-Cairns services begin today (April 15) following the budget airline’s establishment of an operational base at Brisbane Airport last month. The new Brisbane base, announced late last year, became... [Continue reading]

MoU signed for Avalon Int’l expansion

MoU signed for Avalon Int’l expansion

An MoU has been signed between the owners of Avalon Airport, Linfox Group, and HNA Group Hainan Airlines to commence international services into Avalon. The MoU, signed on the sidelines of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s trade mission to China, commits... [Continue reading]

Rex wins workforce development awards

Rex wins workforce development awards

The Regional Express (Rex) Group has been recognised by the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) for its innovative approach to workforce development. The airline won four awards in total including the Innovation and Excellence in Workforce... [Continue reading]

Velocity offers an upgrade to Space Class

Velocity offers an upgrade to Space Class

Virgin Australia’s Velocity loyalty program will give one of its members an opportunity to win a seat on the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo commercial space flight. The airline says members will be given an opportunity to upgrade to the seat on SpaceShipTwo... [Continue reading]

Singapore Airlines appoints new state managers

Singapore Airlines appoints new state managers

Singapore Airlines has made some changes to its Australian state management team. Greg McJarrow has moved to the position of manager New South Wales/ACT from his previous position of manager Queensland, replacing James Dunne who left the airline in March. Jacki... [Continue reading]

Virgin Aust rated 2nd best employer

Virgin Aust rated 2nd best employer

For the second year running, Virgin Australia has taken second place in the Randstad Awards for the best employer in Australia. The award, which was won by national broadcaster the ABC also for the second year in a row, is based on the results of the... [Continue reading]

Qantas and China Southern extend codeshares

Qantas and China Southern extend codeshares

Qantas has announced it will offer more codeshare flights on China Southern services to four destinations in China. The extension of the codeshare arrangement will take in China Southern services from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Guangzhou,... [Continue reading]

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