Saturday September 20, 2014

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney Airport has posted a one per cent increase in passenger traffic in August, underpinned by growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.202 million passengers in August, up from 3.17 million in the prior corresponding period, Sydney... [Continue reading]

Avalon rail link route unveiled

Avalon rail link route unveiled

The Victorian government has identified the preferred route for a $260 million rail line linking Melbourne’s Avalon Airport to the existing Melbourne-Geelong track. A spur rail line of about 5.5km that begins between Lara and Little River stations on... [Continue reading]

Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

The MQ-4C Triton has completed an 11-hour, 3,290nm transcontinental flight from the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, California, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, where the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is due to begin its next... [Continue reading]

Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant Aerospace has completed its first sale in New Zealand, annoucing on Friday that it had sold a 400XTi quick-change air ambulance to Skyline Aviation for operations with its New Zealand Air Ambulance Service operation. New Zealand Air Ambulance... [Continue reading]

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second Boeing 787-9 has completed a second day of flying over Washington State as the aircraft enters the final stages of its preparations before delivery. Flight tracking website flightaware.com shows ZK-NZF took off from Snohomish... [Continue reading]

Airport staff to face extra ID checks, passengers under more scrutiny after terror alert lifted

Airport staff to face extra ID checks, passengers under more scrutiny after terror alert lifted

The federal government’s move to lift the terror alert level to high will result in a bolstered presence from law enforcement agencies at airports and may cause longer wait times for travellers and additional security checks for staff, Australia’s... [Continue reading]

Tigerair Australia joins gate-to-gate club

Tigerair Australia joins gate-to-gate club

Tigerair Australia is the last of Australia’s major carriers to allow passengers to use personal electronic devices in flight mode from the moment they board to the time they step off the aircraft. The low-cost carrier said on Thursday it had received... [Continue reading]

Air NZ 787-9 flights to Shanghai, Tokyo pushed back

Air NZ 787-9 flights to Shanghai, Tokyo pushed back

Air New Zealand has pushed back the start dates for Boeing 787-9 flights to Tokyo and Shanghai. In an update on global distribution systems, the Kiwi flag carrier’s first Dreamliner flight to Tokyo will now commence on December 2, about three weeks... [Continue reading]

Qantas’s foreign shareholding reaches 44.7 per cent

Qantas’s foreign shareholding reaches 44.7 per cent

Qantas says its foreign ownership level has risen to 44.7 per cent, edging closer to the 49 per cent legislated cap. In an update to the market on Wednesday, Qantas said its total foreign ownership level had risen from 43.7 per cent at July 31 to 44.7... [Continue reading]

RAAF completes fourth Iraq munitions delivery flight

RAAF completes fourth Iraq munitions delivery flight

A 36SQN C-17 Globemaster has completed the RAAF’s fourth air shipment of military stores to Erbil in northern Iraq. The shipment was delivered without incident on September 16 and the aircraft safely returned to Al Minhad Air Base in the UAE. The... [Continue reading]

SriLankan and Qantas enter codeshare agreement

SriLankan and Qantas enter codeshare agreement

SriLankan Airlines has inked a codeshare partnership with Qantas over flights between the Colombo and Australia, its fifth codeshare deal with a oneworld carrier, having joined the global alliance in April 2014. Under the partnership, Qantas will add... [Continue reading]

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