Archive for February, 2014

QANTAS announces changes to operations

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments by

The key changes announced for the group financial results on 27 February for the operations side are: – Removing the Perth – Singapore flight in the first quarter of the financial year 2014/2015. This effectively means no international QF operated flights left at Perth. – All Sydney – Singapore and all Brisbane – Singapore services […]

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QANTAS at a crossroads: those to blame for the crisis refuse to take credit for it.

Feb 26, 2014 No Comments by

It seems QANTAS’ woes and the state it finds itself in is being blamed on a number of factors ranging from uneven playing fields, the high Australian dollar, the low Australian dollar, a shortage in some good Chardonnay wine, Australia’s high labour costs, Justin Bieber, the QANTAS Sale Act, Virgin Australia, Miley Cyrus’ tounge and […]

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QANTAS Martin Grant copy Uniforms on sale to general public

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments by

In a very bizarre and potentially very embarassing  situation for QANTAS  it seems that the latest Martin Grant designed uniforms are actually available for purchase to the general public through online retailer AliExpress. While there is no direct mention to QANTAS with the garment being marketed as a “Celeb Patchwork Evening Dress” there is no […]

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AHB’s tips and tricks: How to answer airline “rumours”.

Feb 24, 2014 No Comments

Today’s “AHB’s Airline Tips and Tricks” is on “Airline Public Relations – how to handle those pesky rumours”…sometimes it can get pretty hard to try and answer all those hot rumours going around. When the rumour mill is on meltdown how does one answer those rumours without actually confirming or denying the rumour? Too easy! […]

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End of an era: Farewell Australian/QANTAS 737-476

Feb 22, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS will operate its last ever Boeing 737-400 flight on 23 February 2014 from Canberra to Melbourne Tullamarine. This represents the end of era in Australian Aviation history, particularly the significance and ties it has with Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) and the original Australian Airlines. Australian Airlines (TAA) placed an initial order for nine 737-400s to […]

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QANTAS and SAA terminate code-share

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS and South African Airways have decided to end the code-share arrangement on flights from Australia to South Africa effective 31 May 2014. QANTAS advises their will be no changes to their existing daily flights from Sydney to Johannesburg. QANTAS is offering options via Dubai for passengers from Perth. SAA is believed to also maintain […]

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United announces LAX – Melbourne 787-9 non-stop service

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

United Air Lines has confirmed that its first 787-9 Dreamliner destination will be Melbourne, Australia. Effective 26 October 2014, the carrier will operated non-stop six times weekly from Los Angeles LAX to Melbourne Tullamarine. The aircraft will be configured with 48 BusinessFirst, 63 EconomyPlus and 141 Economy Seats. It believed these flights will be operated […]

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British Airways announces A380 flights to Singapore

Feb 19, 2014 No Comments

British Airways will inaugurate A380 service on the London Heathrow – Singapore effective 28 October 2014. The flights will operate thrice weekly replacing the current daily 747-400 service. The remaining four services will continue to be operated by the 747. British Airways will continue to offer twice daily service to Singapore with the other daily […]

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Emirates code-shares with Jetstar

Feb 13, 2014 No Comments

Emirates Airlines and the Jetstar Group have finalised a code-share agreement. Emirates will place its EK flight code on Jetstar (Australia and New Zealand) and Jetstar Asia/Valuair flights around Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The agreement also covers reciprocal frequent flyer agreements. Emirates Skywards members will be able to redeem and earn miles […]

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Malaysia Airlines to operate temporary services out of Dubai World Central Airport

Feb 05, 2014 No Comments

 Malaysia Airlines will operate temporarily at Dubai World Central (DWC) – Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) from 1 May to 21 July 2014.  The temporary shift is due to closure of one of the runways at Dubai International Airport  (DXB) for major resurfacing work.  Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport is located in Jebel […]

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