Thursday August 21, 2014

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]

Two more Qantas 767s bound for Victorville

Two more Qantas 767s bound for Victorville

On Tuesday, VH-OGG flew out from Sydney Airport to Victorville sporting a very different look from earlier this year when it was decked out with Disney characters for the movie Planes. Gone were Dusty Crophopper, Rochelle and El Chupacabra, while the... [Continue reading]

Qantas adds its support to RECOGNISE movement with special logo on Q400s

Qantas adds its support to RECOGNISE movement with special logo on Q400s

A QantasLink Q400 aircraft has been painted with a huge letter R in support of a campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution. The logo is of the RECOGNISE movement, which seeks to amend to constitution... [Continue reading]

First Qantas A330-300 repainted in ‘new’ livery

First Qantas A330-300 repainted in ‘new’ livery

The first Qantas Airbus A330-300 has been repainted in the airline’s not-so-new corporate colours. Pictured here at Sydney Airport on August 4,  A330 VH-QPC was repainted in the airline’s new colour scheme – first revealed in July 2007... [Continue reading]

Qantas to fly four times a week to Honolulu from December

Qantas to fly four times a week to Honolulu from December

Qantas will add an extra flight to Hawaii from December 20, when it will fly four times a week from Sydney to Honolulu, up from three currently. Qantas executive manager of global sales and offshore operations Stephen Thompson said Honolulu was one of... [Continue reading]

Emirates tie-up doing well for Qantas

Emirates tie-up doing well for Qantas

Qantas chief financial officer Gareth Evans says the airline’s global alliance with Emirates is delivering on all fronts. The tie-up with the Dubai-headquartered Emirates has solved Qantas’s European network problems, as well as delivered... [Continue reading]

Qantas changes tack on Iraqi airspace

Qantas changes tack on Iraqi airspace

Qantas says it will now avoid Iraqi airspace after updated advice from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA issued a new advisory note over the weekend, restricting US airlines from flying at or below 30,000ft “due to the potentially... [Continue reading]

Qantas adds extra seats on 737s as part of refresh

Qantas adds extra seats on 737s as part of refresh

Qantas will squeeze an extra row of seats into its Boeing 737-800 aircraft as part of a refurbishment of the domestic narrowbody workhorse. The addition of six extra economy seats increases the seat count of the Qantas 737 from 168 currently – 12 business... [Continue reading]

Qantas, LAN expand codeshare services

Qantas, LAN expand codeshare services

Qantas and LAN have expanded their partnership with a number of new codeshare destinations in Australia and South America. Qantas said on Thursday it would place its QF code on LAN-operated services from Santiago to six destinations in South America –... [Continue reading]

Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Qantas says there is no risk to its flights to London flying through Iraqi airspace. The airline’s services between Dubai and London currently fly over Iraq, as do a number of other airlines’ flights between Asia and Europe. Qantas chief pilot... [Continue reading]

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