Archive for August, 2012

QANTAS/Emirates alliance set to be announced

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments by

The proposed QANTAS/Emirates alliance is set to be announced as early as 06 September. Tim Clark President of Emirates and the Chairman of the Emirates, is expected to be in Sydney on this date arrving on EK412. Strangely this flight will not proceed to Auckland as is normally scheduled. The alliance is not expected to […]

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Jetstar no longer proceeding with Cairns-Singapore flights

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments by

Jetstar’s proposed non-stop Cairns-Singapore flights, announced earlier this year will no longer proceed. The flights were to have been operated with 2 class A330-200 aircraft. The Cairns Post reports that talks are now under way with other carriers including Singapore Airlines which last flew to Cairns in the early 1990s. It is not clear at […]

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Alitalia and Etihad announce Rome Fiumicino services

Aug 24, 2012 No Comments by

Alitalia and Etihad will strengthen their alliance with the addition of Rome Fiumicino services from Abu Dhabi. Effective 01 December 2012 subject to regulatory approvals, flights will operate 4 x weekly using new Alitalia Airbus A330-200 in 3 Class configuration featuring the new Magnifica Class, Classica Plus and Classica Class. Etihad already operates daily services […]

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Jetstar and Air France/KLM form code-share agreement

Aug 20, 2012 1 Comment

As reported in Australia’s Travel Daily, Jetstar and Air France/KLM will enter into a code-share agreement with AF/KL placing their code on Jetstar’s services from the Gold Coast to Japan (NRT/KIX), offering customers from this region one stop service to Europe via the CDG and AMS hubs. Customers booked under the AF/KL flights on Jetstar […]

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Etihad to go daily to Brisbane and Singapore

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

16AUG12: – Eithad Airways will increase its present thrice weekly Airbus A330-200s Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Brisbane service to daily effective 01FEB13. The flight will be in code-share with alliance partner Virgin Australia. The increase was announced by Etihad CEO, James Hogan who is in Australian this week. Hogan also announced the creation of […]

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Singapore Airlines introduces new First And Business product

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Singapore Airlines has announced it will introduce brand new First and Business Class cabins as well as enhanced Economy cabins with the delivery of its new Boeing 777-300ERs from the second half of 2013. These new cabins will also feature on the new 787s and Airbus A350s. Singapore Airlines is evaluating the possibility of retrofitting […]

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Virgin Australia enhances Trans-Continental flights

Aug 15, 2012 1 Comment

Virgin Australia will enhance its product on the Trans-Continental flights from SYD/BNE/MEL to PER. From 26 September 2012, Economy Class passengers regardless of fare type purchased will be offered a fully inclusive product incorporating hot meals and beverages. The Virgin Australia A330s are configured to International Standard cabins featuring Business Class lie flat seats and […]

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QANTAS resumes Gold Coast services

Aug 13, 2012 No Comments

QANTAS is set to resume services to the Gold Coast Coolongatta Airport after a 5 years absence. Alan Joyce is expeced to announce this officially today, 13AUG12 along with QLD Premier Campbell Newman and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey. QF has been at a competitive disadvantage by using its Jetstar low cost model in this market […]

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British Airways first A380!

Aug 01, 2012 No Comments

Here is your first look at British Airways’ Airbus A380 registration G-XLEA (BA’s regos always hold significance – the XL in this case meaning Extra Large). BA will be the launch customer for the improved Airbus A380-800 which features a new build standard incorporating a strengthened airframe structure and a 1.5° increase in wing twist. This model […]

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Jetstar resumes MEL-HNL non stop

Aug 01, 2012 No Comments

In what is likely seen as a pre-emptive move with the possibility of Hawai’ian Airlines adding MEL to its network (after SYD, BNE and AKL), Jetstar will  resume non-stop MEL-HNL services with 2 class Airbus 330-200s from 15DEC12.  Jetstar launched non-stop twice weekly MEL-HNL services back in 2007 however these were short lived and later suspended. Jetstar […]

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