KLM Royal Dutch Airlines only airline to land during Hong Kong typhoon

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments by

Only one aircraft managed to land this morning 23 August 2017 during Hong Kong’s Typhoon Hato. According to an SCMP report, KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s flight KL887, a Boeing 747-406M (Combi) flying from Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), successfully landed during extreme weather conditions. These included winds reaching up to 113 km per hour. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET672 […]

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Jetstar announces Melbourne to Zhengzhou flights

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments by

Jetstar Australia (JQ) has announced it will add flights from Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) to Zhengzhou-Xinzheng (CGO). The QANTAS Group subsidiary airline will use two-class configured Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The non-stop service is schedule to operate twice weekly from December 2017 is subject to regulatory approval. The flights are operated in collaboration with tour operator, […]

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QANTAS celebrates 30 year frequent flyer milestone

Aug 19, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS celebrated 30 years of its frequent flyer program in style. The national carrier hosted a lavish invitation only VIP event on 18 August 2017 at Sydney’s iconic Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The cocktail function was attended by a select group of top tier frequent flyer members, celebrities, senior management including […]

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Emirates changes Advanced Seat Reservations policy

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Emirates has announced further changes to its “Advanced Seat Reservations” policy. In October 2016, in line with partner airlines QANTAS, Emirates began to charge for Economy Class seat selection. These charges were exempt for First, Business and Economy Flex passengers, in addition to top tier frequent flyer members of Emirates and QANTAS. Effective 20 August […]

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Air France-KLM acquires 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments

The Air France-KLM Group announced on Thursday 27 July 2017 they would acquire a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic. The deal is worth around GBP 220 million. The Franco-Dutch group plans on investing around “over $1 billion of equity transactions with other airlines in what it described as a move to become the European […]

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QANTAS resumes services to Osaka-Kansai

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will resume services to Osaka Kansai (KIX). Flights will operate seasonally from Sydney to Kansai from 14 December 2017 to 24 March 2018 thrice weekly. The carrier will use two-class configured Airbus A330 aircraft. These flights will complement Jetstar’s 787 operated services from the Gold Coast and Cairns to Osaka. These new flights will […]

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British Airways further enhances Club World product

Jul 05, 2017 No Comments

British Airways has partnered with luxury British bedding brand The White Company to offer an enhanced sleeping experience for customers in the airline’s long haul “Club World” Business Class. The airline will offer new bedding and amenity kits in Club World. On flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK, customers will receive a new day cushion […]

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Malaysia Airlines implements revised seating policy

Jun 19, 2017 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines has now implemented a revised seating policy. Passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines will now be charged to selected their preferred seats. This move brings the Malaysian carrier in line with its oneworld Alliance partner airlines such as QANTAS and British Airways.  The charge applies to passengers travelling in Economy Class. First and Business Class, […]

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Malaysia Airlines migrates to the Amadeus reservation system

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will transition to the Amadeus Altéa passenger services system (PSS) on 10 June 2017. The Amadeus booking booking platform is used by over 120 airlines worldwide, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, QANTAS and most recently USA based Southwest Airlines which migrated to the new system last month. The new system will replace […]

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QANTAS 747s to Auckland in June and July

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will be increasing capacity on services between Sydney and Auckland during the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand for June and July 2017. This good news for Rugby fans but even better news for fans and planespotters of the “Queen of the Skies” is that selected flights will be operated by the Boeing […]

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