ALITALIA: new livery, new uniforms, new planes for 2015

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments by

Etihad Airways, a 49% majority stakeholder in ALITALIA, is preparing Italy’s national carrier for some major changes in 2015. ALITALIA’s livery which had a relatively minor modification in 2004 is set for a new look which will be revealed in May 2015. Sources close to the airline have suggested there are the iconic stylised “A” […]

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Jetstar International adds new routes

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

According to Travel Daily (Australia) Jetstar International will add a new non-stop thrice weekly service from Cains to Bali (Denpasar) effective 31 March 2015. Furthemore, the wholly-owned QANTAS Group subsidiary airline will add a four times weekly Melbourne Tullamarine – Wellington service from 30 March 2015 Domestically, the carrier will resume non-stop Gold Coast – Perth services […]

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QANTAS new Japan schedule finalised

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments by

The new Japan schedule for QANTAS services to Japan from August 2015 has been loaded in reservation systems. The carrier announced new daily services to Tokyo Haneda as well as new fights from Brisbane to Toyko Narita operating four times weekly with an three weekly services from an unannounced city. It seems Sydney will still […]

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Last QANTAS 767 flight re-numbered as QF767

Dec 10, 2014 No Comments

The last scheduled revenue QANTAS 767 flight has been appropriately renumbered to mark this special occasion. The regular flight number of QF452 will be replaced as QF767 as a one off for Melbourne-Sydney service on 27 December. Timings for this service remain unchanged: QF 767 on 27 December 2014 departing Melbourne Tullamarine at 17:00 arriving […]

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QANTAS’ first 747-400 will now be preserved – historically significant

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

Great news for aviation enthusiasts – QANTAS’ first 747-400 reg VH-OJA “City of Canberra” will now be preserved. This is a backflip by the airline which had planned to retire it and most likely sell it for scrap in Mojave USA. The last commercial flight will still be as planned, QF107 on 07 December 2014 […]

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British Airways to offer combined air/rail bookings with Heathrow Express/First Great Western

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

British Airways has partnered with Heathrow Express and First Great Western to offer a single booking that combines rail and air travel. The partnership will take effect from 05 December 2014 and is available through travel agents. Up to 11 First Great Western stations will be offered. This move is designed to allow BA customers […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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QANTAS adds extra Coffs Harbour flights for Phillip Hughes funeral

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS will add additional capacity from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in order to assist with additional demand for Phillip Hughes funeral. The Coffs Harbour Advocate reports that the carrier will add two additional 737 services on 03 December. These will be provided by QANTAS purely on a  cost recovery basis. Additional services may still be added based […]

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Australian international cabin crew gain “Yes” vote majority in an historic move

Nov 27, 2014 No Comments

In what is possibly a world first Australian international cabin crew have successfully gained a “Yes” majority vote by way of a plebiscite aimed at making the cabin crew union that represents them more accountable to their needs. International long haul cabin crew in Australia, particularly in one of major Australian carriers, have been frustrated […]

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ALITALIA-Etihad expand Italian services

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

Eithad Airways, which has gained final EU clearance to become a 49% owner in Italian carrier ALITALIA, will expand its Italian operations from March 2015.  Etihad Airways presently offers daily A330 services from its Abu Dhabi hub to both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa respectively and ALITALIA a single daily flight A330 flight from Rome […]

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