Singapore Airlines not going ahead with Sydney-Jakarta flights

Nov 09, 2016 No Comments by

Singapore Airlines is delaying the launch of non-stop Sydney – Jakarta services which were meant to start on 26 November 2016. In a press release to Australian travel agents, the carrier states: “SIA had earlier announced that it planned to launch new three-times-weekly Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney flights on 23 November 2016. The Indonesian civil aviation authorities had […]

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Lufthansa interested in ALITALIA

Oct 18, 2016 No Comments by

Lufthansa is in talks with ALITALIA about possible collaboration and investment. According to a report from Italy’s Il Messaggero (18 October 2016), the German carrier will meet with both ALITALIA and Etihad management to discuss how the Lufthansa Group will be involved. Italy’s national carrier is still struggling even with Etihad’s 49% stake. The carrier is […]

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QANTAS resumes Beijing flights

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments by

QANTAS has announced it will resumed daily service to Beijing’s “Capital Airport” (PEK) from 25 January 2017. The carrier last served Beijing in 2009. The daily A330 service will be operated non-stop from Sydney in collaboration with code-share partner China Eastern Airlines (MU). This service will be in addition to QANTAS’s daily A330 service from […]

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Singapore Airlines launches new Sydney – Jakarta flights

Sep 28, 2016 No Comments

Singapore Airlines has announced it will launch new services from Singapore to Sydney via Jakarta, Indonesia. The new flights will take effect from 23 November 2016 and will operate thrice weekly using two class Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft. The airlines will have full traffic rights on all sectors including the Indonesia Australia sector. The Sydney […]

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Virgin Australia to fly Perth – Abu Dhabi with A330s

Sep 20, 2016 No Comments

Virgin Australia has announced it will deploy its A330s on international services for the first time. Effective 09 June 2017, VA will operate A330s thrice weekly between Perth and Abu Dhabi in partnership with Etihad’s existing daily 787-9 services on this route. There will also be further changes to Virgin Australia’s international network. The carrier’s […]

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ALITALIA adds flights to Cuba

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments

ALITALIA is set to resume flights to Cuba. Italy’s flag carrier will add twice weekly services to Havana from its Rome Fiumicino hub using three-class Boeing 777-200ERs. Subject to regulatory approvals, flights are set to commence on 01 December 2016. Since Etihad Airways invested with a 49% stake in the Italian carrier, ALITALIA has focused […]

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Asiana Airlines to offer non-stop flights to Sicily

Jun 21, 2016 No Comments

Asiana Airlines will expand its Italian network from early 2017. The South Korean carrier plans to add non-stop flights from Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Palermo Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) in Sicily. This will be the first time an Asian carrier has offered scheduled flights to the Mediterranean’s largest island. Anthony Barbagallo, from Sicily’s tourism commission […]

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QANTAS Brisbane call centre closes

Jun 13, 2016 No Comments

The QANTAS call centre in Brisbane will close today, 13 June 2016, meaning Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. Approximately 150 remaining staff are affected by this closure when it was flagged. The closure of the Camberwell based Melbourne call centre  occurred on 16 June 2015, employed around […]

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Air New Zealand sells Virgin Australia stake to China’s Nanshan Group

Jun 10, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand has sold a 19.98% stake  it holds in Virgin Australia to China’s Nanshan Group. This in effect offloads virtually most of Air NZ’s stake in Virgin Australia as reported in The Australian (10 June 2016). Under the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approvals, the shares have been sold at a value of AUD […]

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QANTAS set to close Brisbane call centre on 14 June 2016

Feb 25, 2016 No Comments

The QANTAS call centre in Brisbane is set to close on 14 June 2016, meaning Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. Approximately 150 remaining staff are affected by this closure. They have been left without any concrete date for closure for quite some time. The closure of the […]

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