Asiana Airlines to offer non-stop flights to Sicily

Jun 21, 2016 No Comments by

Asiana Airlines will expand its Italian network from early 2017. The South Korean carrier plans to add non-stop flights from Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Palermo Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) in Sicily. This will be the first time an Asian carrier has offered scheduled flights to the Mediterranean’s largest island. Anthony Barbagallo, from Sicily’s tourism commission […]

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QANTAS Brisbane call centre closes

Jun 13, 2016 No Comments by

The QANTAS call centre in Brisbane will close today, 13 June 2016, meaning Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. Approximately 150 remaining staff are affected by this closure when it was flagged. The closure of the Camberwell based Melbourne call centre  occurred on 16 June 2015, employed around […]

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Air New Zealand sells Virgin Australia stake to China’s Nanshan Group

Jun 10, 2016 No Comments by

Air New Zealand has sold a 19.98% stake  it holds in Virgin Australia to China’s Nanshan Group. This in effect offloads virtually most of Air NZ’s stake in Virgin Australia as reported in The Australian (10 June 2016). Under the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approvals, the shares have been sold at a value of AUD […]

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QANTAS set to close Brisbane call centre on 14 June 2016

Feb 25, 2016 No Comments

The QANTAS call centre in Brisbane is set to close on 14 June 2016, meaning Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. Approximately 150 remaining staff are affected by this closure. They have been left without any concrete date for closure for quite some time. The closure of the […]

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Air Canada announces daily Brisbane services

Dec 21, 2015 No Comments

Air Canada’s previously announced thrice weekly services from Vancouver to Brisbane, scheduled to start 01 June 2016, will be boosted to daily services from 17 June 2016. Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, said customer response to Air Canada’s announcement of the only non-stop flights between Canada and Brisbane had been very positive. “As a result, […]

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American Airlines announces Auckland services

Nov 11, 2015 No Comments

American Airlines has confirmed it will resume services to New Zealand from June 2016. In a joint press conference in Wellington, American and QANTAS announced a new daily service from Los Angeles to Auckland using American Airlines’ 787-8 aircraft. The two carriers collaborate already collaborate under a “Joint Business Agreement” on Trans-Pacific services. Air New […]

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Cathay Pacific adds 5th weekly Adelaide flight

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Cathay Pacific is set to increase capacity to South Australia by 25 per cent. The carrier has announced it will add a fifth weekly service on the Hong Kong to Adelaide market from 02 December 2015. Cathay’s Adelaide services were “de-linked” from Melbourne last April to become dedicated non-stop services. “Since we introduced our new […]

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Air Canada announces Brisbane flights

Jul 09, 2015 No Comments

Air Canada has officially confirmed it will add Brisbane, Australia to its route network from 2016. This will be the carrier’s second Australian station after Sydney which already has daily 777 services. The Canadian carrier will offer year round thrice weekly 787-9 non-stop services from Vancouver to Brisbane from 17 June 2016. “Air Canada continues to strategically […]

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Jetstar Hong Kong has its wings permanently clipped

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

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

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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