Saturday October 25, 2014

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon headlined a list of frustrated shareholders looking for answers at Qantas’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday. The Senator took the step of purchasing $500 worth of Qantas shares to attend Friday’s annual... [Continue reading]

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Joyce points to early 2015 hearing for Jetstar Hong Kong

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says he expects the proposed Jetstar Hong Kong franchise will be granted a hearing by the local government in early 2015. Jetstar Hong Kong, which was launched in 2012, is yet to secure an operating licence and has been... [Continue reading]

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline group is on track to post an underlying profit before tax for the first half of 2014/15. The updated guidance, delivered to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday,... [Continue reading]

Cobham wins $640m AMSA search and rescue contract

Cobham wins $640m AMSA search and rescue contract

Cobham SAR Services has won a 12-year, $640 million contract to supply and operate search and rescue aircraft for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The new deal will see Cobham operate four Bomdardier Challenger 604 special missions jets... [Continue reading]

NSW calls on Canberra to ease Sydney Airport cap

NSW calls on Canberra to ease Sydney Airport cap

A relaxation of Sydney Airport’s hourly movement cap, dedicated access to Australia’s busiest airport for specific regional routes and extending the regulation of airport charges to include items such as hangar space are among 21 recommendations... [Continue reading]

Air NZ says newest safety video “most epic” ever made

Air NZ says newest safety video “most epic” ever made

Air New Zealand will conclude a three-year association with The Hobbit movie trilogy with what it labels “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”. From an airline that has given the traveling public fitness guru Richard Simmons, nude cabin crew covered... [Continue reading]

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the team comprising Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tenderer of the Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems requirement. The announcement comes... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia to start Darwin-Alice Springs flights from March

Virgin Australia to start Darwin-Alice Springs flights from March

Virgin Australia has announced plans to operate three-times-weekly return services between Darwin and Alice Springs from late March 2015. The commencement of the new services, to be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, has been timed to coincide with the... [Continue reading]

Virgin completes partial sale of Velocity, pockets $336 million

Virgin completes partial sale of Velocity, pockets $336 million

Virgin Australia has received a $336 million boost to its balance sheet after completing the partial sale of its Velocity Frequent Flyer program. The deal to sell a 35 per cent stake in Velocity to investment firm and fund manager Affinity Equity Partners... [Continue reading]

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns has joined the list of ports to say goodbye to Qantas Boeing 767-300ER services. The last Qantas 767 flight from Cairns left the North Queensland tourist spot on Tuesday October 21 when QF925 operated by VH-OGI departed for Sydney at 1206 local... [Continue reading]

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Despite a strong improvement in on-time performance from Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express (Rex) have maintained their position as the nation’s most punctual airlines. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics... [Continue reading]

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