Jetstar Hong Kong has its wings permanently clipped

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments by

Alan Joyce’s flawed “pan Asia” strategy has hit another road block with Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licence board rejecting Jetstar Hong Kong’s appeal to to obtain a licence. It would seem with this setback the fledgling start up will only ever be a “paper airline”. In their ruling, the authority issued this statement on 25 […]

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Malaysia Airlines set to suspend Brisbane flights

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines is set to suspend its daily Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane services. According to airline reservation systems/GDS all services from 09 August are closed for sale in all cabins. According to local sources the carrier is also set to close its Brisbane office. The Malaysian flag carrier has signaled it would undertake significant cuts […]

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Melbourne QANTAS Call Centre Closes

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments by

The QANTAS call centre in Melbourne, one of three operating in Australia, will formally close today 16 June 2015. The call centre in Brisbane is scheduled to close sometime in mid 2016. Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. The closure of the Melbourne call centre which employs around […]

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United may take two A380s

Jun 02, 2015 No Comments

United is set to take two “white tailed” A380s on a trial basis. According to reports from Aviation News USA, these A380s are from the cancelled Skymark Japan order.  The report further suggests that if the trial is succesful, United may take further A380s from leasing company Amedeo which has 20 confirmed orders for the type. Talks […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380s to Sydney for one week

May 29, 2015 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines will temporarily operate its A380s to Sydney from 30 May to 08 June 2015. The flights be will offered as a two class product with the eight seat First Class cabin marketed and sold with Business Class service. The A380s will replace the normally scheduled A330 service on flights MH123 Kuala Lumpur to […]

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ALITALIA new livery, new brand and new uniform uniform revealed on 04 June

May 07, 2015 No Comments

ALITALIA’s new look, powered by majority stakeholder is set to be revealed on 04 June 2015 in Rome. The airline will adopt a new livery as well as new uniforms for all staff. ALITALIA’s livery which had a relatively minor modification in 2004 will apparently still retain the Italian “tri-colour” of green, white, red. It is […]

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Jetstar launches 787 Gold Coast – China service

May 05, 2015 No Comments

Effective 29 September 2015, Jetstar Airways (JQ) will add Wuhan (WUH), China to its international network. The low cost carrier, wholly owned by QANTAS, will fly twice weekly from the Gold Coast/Coolangatta Airport to Wuhan using two-class 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Flights are scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday. The Travel Daily Australia  (05 May 15)reports that the […]

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QANTAS resumes Perth – Singapore services

Apr 17, 2015 No Comments

QANTAS will resume flights between Perth and Singapore which were suspended in May 2014. The carrier will use two class Boeing 737-800 aircraft five times weekly from 26 June. The Perth – Singapore market is also served four times daily with wide body 777/330 aircraft by Singapore Airlines, twice daily with Jetstar Asia A320s and […]

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Jetstar Australia/NZ inaccuracies with cabin crew pay

Apr 16, 2015 No Comments

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand cabin crew, or “Team Members” as the wholly owned QANTAS subsidiary airline designates them, have been sent letters about inaccuracies relating to their remuneration. Essentially it relates to staff having been underpaid for work already undertaken. This letter, signed by the Head of HR Transformation, is being sent to staff […]

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Virgin Australia goes “all inclusive” on domestic flights

Apr 15, 2015 No Comments

Effective today 15 April 2015, the domestic product and service disparity between Virgin Australia and its rival QANTAS will greatly narrow. Virgin Australia will now include food, checked baggage and entertainment on all domestic Australian services. Previously, Virgin Australia still offer “low cost carrier” attributes on domestic services such as additional charges for check luggage […]

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