Hainan arrives in Cairns

Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200 B-5963 arrives at Cairns Airport. (Cairns Airport)

Hainan Airlines has added a fourth destination to its route network with the start of nonstop service to Cairns. The inaugural flight, HU745 operated by Airbus A330-200 B-5963, landed at the North Queensland city a little after 0800 local time on Wednesday, after a seven-hour journey from … [Read more...]

Stratolaunch performs first taxi tests

The world’s largest aircraft came one step closer to reality on December 17 after successfully conducting its first taxi tests. The Stratolaunch, an initiative of Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen and Scaled Composites, is a platformed designed to carry rockets into the upper atmosphere where they can be … [Read more...]

Brisbane Airport welcomes new China link

Air China Airbus A330-200 B-6113 receives a traditional welcome at Brisbane Airport. (Sarah Whyte/Brisbane Airport)

Brisbane has a new nonstop link to China with the arrival of Air China’s inaugural Beijing service. Flight CA795, operated by Airbus A330-200 B-6113, touched down in Brisbane just after 1500 on Monday, following the 11-hour journey from Beijing. The aircraft received an Airservices Aviation Rescue and … [Read more...]