Thursday July 24, 2014

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas has extended its OnPoint support arrangement with GE Aviation for an additional seven years for its fleet of CF6-80E1 engines that power the airline’s Airbus A330-200 and A330-300s. The agreement is valued at US$340 million, and means GE will... [Continue reading]

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

The Qantas Group has signed an order for 21 more Airbus A320neos to take its A320neo Family backlog to 99, but has deferred other orders until after 2016 and to as late as 2022. The 21 aircraft order was placed in June and is on top of an order for 78... [Continue reading]

Take two for AirAsia Japan

Take two for AirAsia Japan

Pan-Asian low cost carrier AirAsia is making a second play at establishing its low-cost carrier franchise in Japan. In teaming with Japanese companies Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund, Rakuten, Noevir Holdings, and Alpen, AirAsia hopes to quickly re-establish... [Continue reading]

Jetstar launches Melbourne to Uluru flights

Jetstar launches Melbourne to Uluru flights

Jetstar commenced services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru) on June 29, with the inaugural flight JQ 664 departing Tullamarine with a full load. “We’ve seen a really positive response from travellers since we announced these flights... [Continue reading]

Jetstar suspends Brisbane-Hamilton Island flights

Jetstar suspends Brisbane-Hamilton Island flights

Jetstar has confirmed it is axing flights between Brisbane and Hamilton Island from October 20. “Unfortunately, the route (which is one of the shortest on our network) has dropped in performance during the past 12 months,” a Jetstar spokesperson... [Continue reading]

Qantas reduces low-season trans-Tasman services

Qantas reduces low-season trans-Tasman services

Qantas will cancel some daily services to Auckland from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide as part of a revised schedule that will see a reduction of 16 Qantas mainline services on the route during the low season, with Jetstar picking up seven of them. Qantas... [Continue reading]

ACCC targets Jetstar & Virgin Australia for ‘drip pricing’

ACCC targets Jetstar & Virgin Australia for ‘drip pricing’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Jetstar and Virgin Australia, alleging that each airline has engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations... [Continue reading]

Jetstar drops Perth-Lombok, Perth-Brisbane services

Jetstar drops Perth-Lombok, Perth-Brisbane services

Jetstar is suspending its Perth-Brisbane and Perth-Lombok services in response to weaker than expected demand on the two markets. The low-cost airline will suspend its six times weekly Perth-Brisbane JQ 980/JQ 981 services from July 1, while its four... [Continue reading]

Jetstar enters second decade

Jetstar enters second decade

From the Boeing 717 that took off as JQ371 from Newcastle bound for Melbourne 10 years ago, Jetstar’s distinctive bright orange star has become a fixture over Australian skies. Jetstar celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a party at its... [Continue reading]

Photos: Special livery Jetstar A320 flies in ahead of 10th anniversary

Photos: Special livery Jetstar A320 flies in ahead of 10th anniversary

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGF is pictured here flying into Melbourne on Friday evening wearing a special all-over orange colour scheme with the titles ‘Low Fares Forever’ along the right hand side of the fuselage and ‘#jetstargeneration’... [Continue reading]

Qantas flags flat capacity growth ahead

Qantas flags flat capacity growth ahead

Qantas has flagged zero domestic growth across both its mainline and Jetstar operations in the first three months of the new financial year in response to market conditions. Australia’s largest carrier, which has waged a fierce battle in the domestic... [Continue reading]

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