Thursday April 24, 2014

New venue for 2014 RAAA convention

New venue for 2014 RAAA convention

The annual Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) National Convention will move to a new venue in the NSW Hunter Valley. Formerly held at the Hyatt Coolum/Palmer Resort on QLD’s Sunshine Coast, the 2014 convention will be held at the Crowne... [Continue reading]

Adagold establishes charter risk mgmt company

Australian charter aircraft company Adagold Aviation has established a new company that specialises in risk management strategies for the charter aircraft market. Founded in 2013 and led by former CASA senior executive Rob Collins and aviation consultant... [Continue reading]

SIA reduces SYD & MEL A380 services

SIA reduces SYD & MEL A380 services

Singapore Airlines will down-gauge one of its two daily Airbus A380 services to Sydney from May 30, and will permanently down-gauge its daily A380 service to Melbourne in response to operational requirements for the larger aircraft elsewhere. While both... [Continue reading]

Etihad announces senior appointments

Etihad announces senior appointments

Etihad Airways has announced a series of new senior management appointments. Returning to Etihad from Air New Zealand is Calum Laming who will take up the role of Vice President Guest Experience. Laming has held the position of General Manager Customer... [Continue reading]

Air NZ & SIA codeshare almost approved

Air NZ & SIA codeshare almost approved

The proposed codeshare agreement between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has been given the green light from Competition Commission Singapore. A report in airlineroute.net says the commission found that any regulatory concerns were outweighed by... [Continue reading]

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 airline to operate Boeing 787s from Brisbane Airport with the launch of new services to Denpasar on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The four times a week JQ47/46 services will add nearly 3,000 seats to the sector each... [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]

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