Saturday August 02, 2014

Where and when to spot the A350 Down Under

Where and when to spot the A350 Down Under

Aviation enthusiasts looking to get a glimpse of the Airbus A350 when it touches down in Sydney next week will need to set their alarms for an early start. A350 MSN005 is due to arrive at 0600 on Tuesday, August 5, from Johannesburg, and will remain on... [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]

Pitch Black 14 gets underway

Pitch Black 14 gets underway

Some 110 aircraft and 2,300 personnel from Australia, the US, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and France are due to take part in Exerise Pitch Black 14, which began on Friday. The three-week long exercise will see participants... [Continue reading]

ANA set to claim 787-9 bragging rights?

ANA set to claim 787-9 bragging rights?

Japan’s All Nippon Airways looks set to pip Air New Zealand to the line as the first operator of the Boeing 787-9 on a scheduled commercial flight. ANA’s first 787-9 flight will take place on August 7, with NH241 due to depart Tokyo Haneda... [Continue reading]

Foreign carriers dominate international routes

Foreign carriers dominate international routes

Qantas has lost a full percentage point of market share for overseas travellers over the past year as foreign carriers dominate, new figures show. While the Flying Kangaroo remains Australia’s largest international carrier, the airline’s market... [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]

SIA posts sharp profit drop

SIA posts sharp profit drop

In a sign how the disappearance of MH370 and political turmoil in Thailand has hit airlines in the region, Singapore Airlines has reported a sharp drop in first quarter profit amid “unforeseen events” and intense competition. SIA posted net... [Continue reading]

Adelaide Airport reports passenger boost

Adelaide Airport reports passenger boost

Adelaide Airport has posted a hefty increase in international passengers over the past year as airlines added new services to overseas destination, handling 908,000 international passengers in the 12 months to June 30 2014, up 25.5 per cent from the... [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]

MH17 shootdown highlights “gap in the system”

MH17 shootdown highlights “gap in the system”

Airlines need clear and accurate information on where and when it is safe to fly, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. While the tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine “exposed a gap in the... [Continue reading]

Velocity error puts space travel briefly within reach

Velocity error puts space travel briefly within reach

Some members of Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program Velocity were dreaming of space after an error temporarily gifted them about 23 million points. The unexpected 22,863,297 boost to their points balance, supposedly from a hotel stay booked... [Continue reading]

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