Qantas welcomes first Boeing 787-9

Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNA lands at Sydney Airport. (James Morgan/Qantas)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says touchdown of the airline's first Boeing 787-9 represents something of a rebirth of the 97-year-old Australian flag carrier. The aircraft, VH-ZNA Great Southern Land, landed at 0700 local time on Friday morning, after its 10-hour delivery flight QF7879 from Honolulu, … [Read more...]

Domestic airfares up in October

Australia's domestic carriers at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

There was an across-the-board increase in Australian domestic airfares in October, whether travellers were buying business or economy class tickets, new figures show. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) monthly measure of airfares showed the largest increase was in the … [Read more...]