Archive for January, 2013

QANTAS/Emirates receives approval from ACCC for interim authorisation

Jan 17, 2013 No Comments by

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to grant interim authorisation to the QANTAS/Emirates alliances. The authorisation commences immediately and remains until such time as it revoked by the ACCC once the final determination comes into effect. QF/EK are now in a position to co-ordinates schedules, code-share on each other’s services, co-ordinate freight […]

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Virgin Australia bids farewell to Virgin Blue’s DJ flight code

Jan 11, 2013 No Comments by

Virgin Australia will retire its “DJ” flight code on 11 January 2013, removing its final link to the old Virgin Blue as it transitions to one single code of “VA” for all flights. Virgin Australia will cut across to a single reservation system, SabreSonic to handle its flight reservations, inventory and check-in systems. At present […]

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Etihad looking at Alitalia stake

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments by

Eithad is looking at taking a stake in Alitalia. French business newspaper Les Echos reports without identfying sources that Etihad is prepared to buy shares held by minority shareholders. The Air France-KLM Group have a 25% shareholding in the Italian carrier. The pact preventing significant share trading/stake holding with Alitalia expires on 12 January 2013, […]

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Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific alliance begins 31 January

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments

The Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific alliance which covers code-sharing between the two carriers’ services between New Zealand and Hong Kong Kong, will take effect from 31 January 2013. From this date members of Air NZ’s Airpoints and Cathay’s Asia Miles programmes will be able to start earning points on the code-share flights on […]

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