Archive for December, 2013

Etihad likely to take major stake in ALITALIA

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments by

Reports from Rome suggest that ALITALIA is close to getting a capital injection of EUR 300 million from Etihad Airways. Talks are in an advanced stage at this time. This would effectively make Etihad the largest share holder in the ALITALIA Group. Etihad may thus be the ‘White Knight’ the Italian carrier desperately needs to […]

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Etihad adds Rome to its international network

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments by

Etihad Airways will add Rome Fiumicino to its international network from 15 July 2014. The new service will operate daily with two class Airbus A330-200 on the Abu Dhabi – Rome. This will be Etihad’s second Italian city after Milan Malpensa, where daily flights are also operated from the Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad presently serves […]

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Hawaiian Airlines increases Brisbane services

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments by

Hawaiian Airlines confirms it will add a fourth weekly service from Honolulu to Brisbane from 31 March 2014. Flights will be operated with two class 767-300 winglet equipped aircraft. This additional flight will add approximately 20 000 seats yearly on the Hawai’i – Australia market. Hawaiian Airline also serves Sydney and Auckland. It is rumoured […]

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Jetstar announces new 787 flights from Sydney and Brisbane

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar confirms it will operate the 787-8 Dreamliner international services from Sydney and Brisbane in 2014. Starting on 15 January 2014, the carrier will replace the current A330 operated flights from Sydney to Denpasar (Bali) and Sydney to Phuket with the Dreamliner. The airline will also launch a new non-stop flight from Brisbane to Denpasar […]

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Alan fiddles while QANTAS “burns”

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments

Ancient Empires represented strength and resilience, something that is indestructible and that will last forever. History has shown many times over that is not the case, even the most stable Empires can disappear or die away. Sometimes through negligence, hostility or environmental factors beyond one’s control. Sometimes it’s a combination of all of those.  One […]

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QANTAS trials new International Economy meal service

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments

QANTAS will trial a different service style for the delivery its meal in the International Economy class cabin. The biggest difference will be the complete removal of the economy class meal tray. The main meal which will have a main and dessert will be served individually without the traditional tray. Furthermore, the “Select on Q-Eat” […]

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Etihad announces Perth services

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments

Etihad Airways has officially announced it will commence flights to Perth. The carrier will operate daily flights Abu Dhabi to Perth from 15 July 2014 using 2 class A330-200. All flights will be operated in collaboration and code-share with Virgin Australia. Etihad already serves Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The carrier’s CEO Mr James Hogan states […]

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Jetstar new catering and onboard services

Dec 12, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar has introduced a new catering model for its flights. All passengers travelling on Jetstar (JQ) Long Haul International, Short Haul International and Jetstar Asia (3K) flights will now be required need to pre-purchase their hot meals on flights where this offered.  In an industry update, Jetstar states “This product enhancement provides customers with a […]

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New QANTAS uniform and it’s “au revoir” to the French roll.

Dec 12, 2013 No Comments

The new QANTAS uniform was officially adopted today (12DEC) by over 11,500 staff, in 80 locations across 21 countries. The very stylish and elegant “Euro chic” uniform was designed by Paris based Australian designer Martin Grant and features bold “fuchsia” themed tones. It is quite a departure from the previous Peter Morrissey indigenous inspired uniform […]

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QANTAS and China Southern announce commercial agreement

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

QANTAS and China Southern Airlines have entered into a commercial agreement which will see the two carriers code-share on each others’ services between China and Australia. QANTAS will add its code on China Southern’s services from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Guangzhou with onward connections to the Chinese cities of Urumqi, Xiamen, Fuzhou and […]

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