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

May 07, 2015 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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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Virgin Australia adds Tamworth

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

Virgin Australia will add Tamworth to its Australian domestic network from 25 May 2015. The carrier will fly from Sydney to Tamworth six times weekly with ATR-72 aircraft. The Sydney – Tamworth market is presently served exclusively by QANTAS Link services. Virgin Australia’s entry into this market will effectively end a monopoloy on this route.

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Unhappy flyers with new QANTAS domestic fare structure

Feb 18, 2015 No Comments

The new simplified  QANTAS fare domestic fare structure which went into effect today 18 February hasn’t exactly gone to plan . The new system which involves three fare “buckets” comprised of “Red E-Deals” restricted fares and “Flex” flexibile fares for the Economy cabin as well as Business Class fares. The new structure now has more […]

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QANTAS increases new Brisbane – Narita services to daily

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

QANTAS will offer daily services from Brisbane to Tokyo Narita from 01 August. The carrier previously announced four times weekly services from Brisbane with the remaining three weekly services to Narita unallocated at the time of the announcement. There was the possibility of these going to another Australian city, however they will be allocated to […]

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ALITALIA adds Seoul and Shanghai

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

ALITALIA formally announces the resumption of services to South Korea and China as part of its plan, under new majority shareholder Etihad Airways, to expand its intercontinental network. Effective 01 May 2015, ALITALIA will add thrice weekly non-stop service from Milan Malpensa to Shanghai Pu Dong using three class Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The carrier is […]

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Gloves are off for QANTAS cabin crew

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments

QANTAS cabin crew are being reminded that disposable gloves are not to be warn during service delivery via a company communication. The communication warns of the consequences for crew not complying with the recommendations. It informs that the Onboard Manager is to remove the crew member from the service if they insist on wearing gloves. […]

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