SriLankan and QANTAS to code-share

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

SriLankan and fellow oneworld partner QANTAS have announced a code-sharing agreement which will take effect from 26 October 2014. QANTAS will place its code on SriLankan operated flights from Singapore Changi to Colombo. In turn, SriLankan will place its code on QANTAS operated services from Singapore to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. SriLankan operates daily two class A320 […]

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QANTAS adds Vancouver seasonal service

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

QANTAS will resume seasonal service to Vancouver in January 2015 for the busy Canadian Ski Season. The carrier will offer a total of six services between 03 January and 22 January operating each Saturday and Wednesday from Sydney. Return services will leave Vancouver in the late evening on Sundays and Thursdays. Flights will be non-stop […]

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QANTAS operates last international 767 service

Sep 12, 2014 No Comments by

QANTAS will operate its last international Boeing 767 services on 12 September 2014, after almost 30 years of service. The sole remaining international route serviced by a QANTAS 767 were the Hawai’i flights to Honolulu. Flight QF3 will depart Sydney at 19:40 on 12 September arriving at Honolulu on the same day, The return service […]

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British Airways refreshes 747 cabins

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

British Airways is set to refresh up to 18 of its fleet of 46 strong 747-400s. Apart from a refresh to the cabin, these 747s will have the latest generation Panasonic eX3 inflight entertainment system installed. The new system will provide more than 130 movies and 400 TV programmes on larger, hi-resolution screens, capable of touch […]

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Singapore Airlines launches A380 services to Auckland

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

As part of the recently approved Singapore Airlines-Air New Zealand alliance, the Singaporean carrier will inaugurate A380 services for the first time from Singapore Changi to Auckland. Singapore Airlines operates twice daily services to Auckland using 777s. The SQ285 and SQ286 service will change from 777-300ER to A380 from 27 October 2014. Air New Zealand […]

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Virgin Australia cuts Melbourne-LAX

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

Virgin Australia is set to cut its thrice weekly Boeing 777-300ER Melbourne-Los Angeles effective 26 October 2014. The carrier will instead increase frequency on its Brisbane – Los Angeles 777 service from four times weekly to daily also from 26 October 2014. The carrier, in a memo to staff, states this move is as a […]

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Emirates adds Budapest to its network

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

Emirates will inaugurate non-stop daily service from Dubai to Budapest from 27 October 2014. The service to the Hungarian capital will be operated by two class A330-200 aircraft. Budapest will be Emirates’ 38th European destination. Flight timings – EK111 departs Dubai at 08:20 hrs and arrives in Budapest at 11:35 hrs the same day EK112 departs Budapest at […]

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QANTAS targets cabin crew in latest round of cuts

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS’ latest rounds of cuts as part of its “transformation” to save $800 million and reduce its debt by $1 billion by June 2015 involve its international long haul cabin crew. The initiatives involve a reduction of 15% to the allowances crew receive for meals whilst they are away from home and flying. The carrier […]

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Japan Airlines again postpones 787 service to Sydney

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

In a press release to the Australian travel industry issued 18 June 2014, Japan Airlines “confirms it will maintain current Boeing 777 with a three class configuration of Business class,Premium Economy class and Economy class service route until further.” This will be the second time Japan Airlines has postponed 787 service from Tokyo Narita to […]

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Virgin Australia and QANTAS have a twitter exchange

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments

Virgin Australia’s tweet on 10 June 2014 to announce they had landed in Longreach, Queensland for the first time elicited a rather cheeky tweet from QANTAS. Virgin Australia’s tweet  ”We landed at Longreach, the birthplace of Australian aviation, for the 1st time today on a flight chartered by the QLD State of Origin team” prompted […]

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