Emirates clarifies laptop/electronics ban

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments by

In a memo to the travel industry Emirates has clarified the what the laptop/electronics ban means for travelers on services to the USA. The Dubai based carrier has confirmed that the restrictions do no apply to travelers on non-stop flights from Dubai to the United Kingdom, including those operated by partner airline QANTAS. Unlike the […]

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Virgin Australia confirms Melbourne – Hong Kong flights

Mar 21, 2017 No Comments by

Virgin Australia has announced its new Hong Kong flights will operate non-stop from Melbourne Tullamarine airport. The flights are scheduled to commence from 05 July 2017 initially five times weekly in collaboration with the HNA Group of airlines such as Hong Kong Airlines. VA will use two-class configured Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Virgin’s arrival on this […]

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Cathay Pacific looks set to add Christchurch

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments by

Cathay Pacific is likely to announce service to Christchurch, New Zealand. This would be the carrier’s second station in New Zealand after Auckland. According to sources at Cathay Pacific, the new service from Hong Kong to Christchurch would be season operating from October to March during the Southern Hemisphere summer. Flights will operate four times […]

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Virgin Australia confirms flights to Hong Kong

Feb 17, 2017 No Comments

Virgin Australia has confirmed it will operate Airbus A330 services from Australia to Hong Kong starting in middle of 2017. It has not yet been announced from which Australian city these new services will operate from at this time. Flights will be operated in collaboration with the airlines of VA shareholder HNA Aviation Group. These […]

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Tigerair Australia permanently cancels all Bali flights

Feb 03, 2017 No Comments

Tigerair Australia has communicated that it will permanently discontinue its Australia to Denpasar Bali flights. Virgin Australia’s wholly owned subsidiary was forced to suspend flights earlier in January at the request of the Indonesian authorities due to licencing issues. Tigerair used Virgin Australia 737 aircraft for the services from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to Australia. […]

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Japan Airlines introduces 787-9 services to Sydney

Jan 20, 2017 No Comments

Japan Airlines will finally offer 787-9 service on its daily Tokyo Narita to Sydney service effective 26 March 2017. The airline presently offers a four class configured Boeing 777-300ER. The change to 787 will mean First Class will no longer be offered to Sydney. Japan Airlines’ 787-9 a configured in Business, Premium Economy and Economy […]

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British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew will strike on 10 January

Jan 04, 2017 No Comments

British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew are set to strike on 10 January 2017 for a period of 48 hours. The threat of industrial action was suspended before Christmas after BA put forward a revised pay offer negotiated with Unite after four days at the conciliation service, ACAS. This has since been rejected by the union’s […]

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Delta Air Lines cancels the 787 order

Dec 28, 2016 No Comments

Delta Air Lines has cancelled its order for 18 Boeing 787-8 DreamLiners. The “legacy” order was inherited when it merged with Northwest Airlines which originally ordered the aircraft. The carrier has committed to 25 Airbus A350-900 which will be delivered from mid-2017. These will replace the Boeing 747-400s (inherited from Northwest). “This business decision is […]

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Air New Zealand adds Tokyo-Haneda flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand will expand its operations into Japan by adding flights to Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) airport. Effective from July 2017, New Zealand’s national carrier will operate thrice weekly non-stop Auckland-Haneda flights using three-class configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This will be in addition to the carrier’s existing daily Auckland-Tokyo Narita flights also operated by the […]

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Fiji Airways adds Adelaide flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Fiji Airways has just announced it will operate flights to Adelaide which will become the carrier’s fourth Australian station after Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Effective 30 June 2017, the airline will commence non-stop twice weekly Nadi (NAN) – Adelaide (ADL) using two class configured 737 aircraft. “We’re delighted to launch our fourth Australian route, which […]

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