Wednesday August 27, 2014

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]

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Domestic discount airfares lower than a year ago

Australia’s domestic carriers’ recent pullback of capacity growth appears yet to have an impact on prices, with the cost of the cheapest economy tickets remaining below last year’s levels. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and... [Continue reading]

Jetstar Japan to be bigger than Australia: Hrdlicka

Jetstar Japan to be bigger than Australia: Hrdlicka

Jetstar chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka says the low-cost carrier’s Japanese business will one day be larger than the group’s Australian operations as demand for travel in the Asia grows. Speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific aviation summit... [Continue reading]

Jetstar boss takes flight for charity

Jetstar boss takes flight for charity

Jetstar’s Australian boss David Hall has swapped his suit and tie for an orange jacket as he took to the skies in the name of charity. Hall took on the role of flight attendant on a pair of Jetstar flights between Melbourne and Sydney on Friday,... [Continue reading]

Jetstar 787 debuts on Gold Coast – Tokyo

Jetstar 787 debuts on Gold Coast – Tokyo

Jetstar launched its first Boeing 787-8 service from the Gold Coast to Tokyo Narita on July 24. The service, which up until now had been operated by Airbus A330-200 equipment, is the latest route for the 787, five of which are now in service with Jetstar. “Jetstar... [Continue reading]

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]

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