Air France-KLM acquires 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments

The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt have announced they have cut all diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar. These four nations allege that Qatar is involved in supporting extremist activities. All air services between these four nations and Qatar have been suspended until further notice. […]

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John Travolta donates his QANTAS Boeing 707 to HARS Albion Park

May 27, 2017 No Comments

John Travolta has donated one of his private jets, a Boeing 707-138B which sports a retro QANTAS livery to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Albion Park, NSW, Australia. The aircraft will join the Boeing 747-438 reg VH-OJA donated by QANTAS in 2015. In the press release dated 27 May 2017, Mr Travolta states: […]

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Emirates’ new First Class configuration revealed?

May 23, 2017 No Comments

The configuration for the much anticipated new Emirates First Class product may have been revealed. Seat maps on the carrier’s daily Dubai – Seattle Boeing 777-300ER operated services (EK229/EK230) show a different seating configuration from 01 December 2017. The present First Class product on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ERs/200LRs feature 8 Suites in a 1 x […]

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ALITALIA praised for its reply to homophobic tweet

May 20, 2017 No Comments

ALITALIA which has been in the news recently for not the best reasons given it is under administration, finally has some good news. The Italian carrier has been praised in the way it has replied to a homophobic tweet. ALITALIA was promoting “International Museum Day” on 18 May 2018 using a photo of Michelangelo’s iconic […]

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