Tuesday September 30, 2014

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Australian domestic carriers experienced lower load factors in July despite cutting capacity in the local market. The Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics (BITRE) said the number of passengers carried on regular public transport (RPT) domestic... [Continue reading]

Emirates expands Jetstar codeshare, adds frequent flyer earn

Emirates expands Jetstar codeshare, adds frequent flyer earn

Emirates says it will add its EK airline code on five more Jetstar-operated flights and give its frequent flyer members the opportunity to earn points on Jetstar services. The Dubai-based Emirates says the new codeshare flights cover Jetstar Asia or Valuair... [Continue reading]

Jetstar adds Honolulu as 10th Dreamliner destination

Jetstar adds Honolulu as 10th Dreamliner destination

Jetstar will be the second Boeing 787 operator to Honolulu when it deploys the Dreamliner to the tourist hotspot from February 2015. The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier will switch the aircraft used on its six times a week Sydney-Honolulu service from an... [Continue reading]

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Jetstar to begin Gold Coast services to Wellington and Queenstown

Low-cost carrier Jetstar will open two new international routes from the Gold Coast when it starts flights from the Queensland tourist hotspot to Wellington and Queenstown from December. The Qantas subsidiary says it will fly three times a week to both... [Continue reading]

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

While domestic capacity discipline seems to be the order of the day at Qantas and Virgin Australia, it is a different story for the nation’s two low-cost carriers Tigerair and Jetstar. Qantas’s latest traffic statistics indicate the Flying Kangaroo... [Continue reading]

Jetstar to trial cabin baggage officers at select Australian airports

Jetstar to trial cabin baggage officers at select Australian airports

The so-called “Ryanair jacket” could soon make an appearance in Australia as Jetstar moves to ensure customers stay within their free carry-on baggage allowance. Jetstar says an upcoming six-month trial of “cabin baggage officers” at a... [Continue reading]

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas has pushed back the deadline for exercising the first of its 50 options and purchase rights for Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for 12 months and confirmed it has delayed delivery of Airbus A320neos for Jetstar by four years. The airline group also... [Continue reading]

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas says its group domestic operations – Qantas Domestic (including QantasLink) and Jetstar – have posted an underlying EBIT of “just below” $50 million for the 2014 financial year, which CEO Alan Joyce says makes them “in... [Continue reading]

Jetstar takes seventh 787

Jetstar takes seventh 787

Jetstar has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing 787, with the arrival of VH-VKG in Cairns on Tuesday afternoon. Operating as JQ7992, the aircraft departed Paine Field at 10:26am on Monday, touching down in Cairns 13 hours and 47 minutes later at 5:13pm... [Continue reading]

Latest Jetstar 787 delivered to Cairns

Latest Jetstar 787 delivered to Cairns

The latest Boeing 787 for Jetstar has been delivered to Cairns. The Flightaware website shows 787-8 VH-VKH, operating as JQ7878, departing Boeing’s Paine Field, Everett facility on Thursday evening (August 14), arriving into Cairns at 5:48am on... [Continue reading]

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic carriers improve on-time efforts

Domestic flyers have been treated to improved punctuality in 2013/14, with all local airlines bar Tigerair Australia posting a lift in on-time performance, new figures show. In the 12 months to June 30 2014, 83.8 per cent of all flights left within 15... [Continue reading]

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