Archive for May, 2014

QANTAS set to close its Brisbane and Melbourne Call Centres

May 28, 2014 No Comments by

QANTAS is set to close down its Melbourne and Brisbane Telephone Sales/Reservations departments. The only remaining Australian based called centre to remain for the carrier will be Hobart. The closure for Melbourne and Brisbane is expected to take place sometime in 2015 and 2016 respectively. QANTAS already has an established off-shore call centre based in […]

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Cathay Pacific adds Zurich to its network

May 20, 2014 No Comments by

Cathay Pacific further expands its European network with the addition of Zurich, Switzerland. This will be the second new European station after Manchester which was announced earlier on. The carrier will operate non-stop daily four class Boeing 777-300ER from Hong Kong to Zurich effective 29 March 2015. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “We […]

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787 declared a 777 variant by EASA for crew licensing

May 20, 2014 No Comments by

On Friday, 16 May 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) declared the Boeing 787 to be a 777 variant for crew licensing purposes.  The EASA Operational Evaluation Board recently met to discuss this 787/777 issue and agreed the 787 can be classified as a variant of the 777. For carriers like British Airways which […]

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QANTAS A380s to Dallas/Fort Worth and re-times Melbourne-London flights.

May 07, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS will commence A380 services from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) from 29 September 2014, replacing the 747s. The flight will operate 6 times weekly, instead of daily, however it will operate non-stop on the return sector without the the Brisbane stopover as is presently done with a 747. First Class will also be offered […]

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Virgin Atlantic farewells Sydney!

May 05, 2014 No Comments

After almost ten years of service to Sydney, Australia, Virgin Atlantic operated its final flight today, 05 May 2014 from Sydney to Hong Kong. The carrier, which commenced flying to Sydney on 08 December 2004, offered daily flight A340-600s flights from London Heathrow to Sydney via Hong Kong. In February this year the carrier announced […]

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