Friday October 31, 2014

United looks to frequency for Australian growth

United looks to frequency for Australian growth

United will look to build its Australian network through frequency and aircraft changes in the period ahead, a senior executive says. The US-based carrier this week commenced direct flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner... [Continue reading]

Qantas supports initiative on workplace safety

Qantas supports initiative on workplace safety

Qantas has given its support to the Australian Paralympic Committee’s efforts to promote workplace safety. The airline is the first member of the APC’s Workplace Safety Alliance, an initiative that hopes to bring together businesses from the transport,... [Continue reading]

Virgin and Tourism Australia boost marketing spend

Virgin and Tourism Australia boost marketing spend

Virgin Australia has expanded its global marketing deal with Tourism Australia for a fourth time, with the two parties expected to pour a combined $10 million into promotional activities in 2014/15. The $10 million will be spent on showcasing Australia... [Continue reading]

Borghetti flags two to three new international routes within three years

Borghetti flags two to three new international routes within three years

Virgin Australia will add two or three new international destinations to its route network within three years, the airline’s chief executive John Borghetti has revealed. “You wlll see us fly to more international destinations over the next three... [Continue reading]

Virgin schedules ATR services from Melbourne

Virgin schedules ATR services from Melbourne

Virgin Australia looks set to open a couple of new routes for its fleet of ATR turboprop aircraft out of Melbourne. According to schedules from Virgin’s website, the airline will start Melbourne-Canberra flights with ATR 72-600s on November 10, while... [Continue reading]

Airlines say yields stabilising as oil prices fall and passenger traffic grows: IATA

Airlines say yields stabilising as oil prices fall and passenger traffic grows: IATA

Airlines around the world expect falling oil prices and stronger demand for travel and cargo to support growing profitability in the period ahead, new figures show. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline business confidence index for... [Continue reading]

SIA A380 touches down in Auckland

SIA A380 touches down in Auckland

Auckland Airport has welcomed its second Airbus A380 operator with the touchdown of Singapore Airlines’ first flight to New Zealand using the double-decker superjumbo. SIA flight SQ285 arrived at 1120 local time on Tuesday, after the nine hour, two... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia chairman Neil Chatfield to step down

Virgin Australia chairman Neil Chatfield to step down

Virgin Australia is on the lookout for a new chairman, with Neil Chatfield to step down from the board after eight years as a director. Chatfield, who was appointed a Virgin Australia director May 2006 and named chairman in June the following year, says... [Continue reading]

United completes world’s longest 787 route

United completes world’s longest 787 route

United’s inaugural direct service from Los Angeles to Melbourne touched down at Tullamarine at 0757 on Tuesday, completing the world’s longest Boeing 787 route in 15 hours and 10 minutes. At 6,883nm (12,748km), the route eclipses Ethiopian Airlines’... [Continue reading]

Indonesia AirAsia Extra picks Bali-Melbourne for inaugural route

Indonesia AirAsia Extra picks Bali-Melbourne for inaugural route

Indonesia AirAsia Extra will enter the competitive Australia-South East Asia market with Bali-Melbourne as the low-cost carrier’s inaugural route. The newest affiliate of the AirAsia X group of airlines will launch with five times a week service... [Continue reading]

Curtain falls on Virgin’s Melbourne-Los Angeles service

Curtain falls on Virgin’s Melbourne-Los Angeles service

Virgin Australia has operated its final Melbourne-Los Angeles flight and commenced daily Brisbane-Los Angeles service as the airline consolidates its Boeing 777-300ER operations at two local hubs. The last flight to depart Melbourne for Los Angeles... [Continue reading]

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