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Final QANTAS 747 scheduled services for Los Angeles, Brisbane and Hong Kong

Nov 29, 2018 No Comments by

After over 34 years of non-stop trans-Pacific 747 services, QANTAS operated its last regularly scheduled 747 flight to Los Angeles on 28 November 2018. The last flight, flying as QF55 from Brisbane to Los Angeles, was operated by aircraft registration VH-OJS, a Boeing 747-438 named ‘Hamilton Island, delivered new to the airline on 30 September […]

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Australia places restrictions on Indonesia’s Lion Air

Oct 30, 2018 No Comments by

The crash involving Indonesia’s Lion Air on 29 October 2018, has led the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issuing a statement which involves travel restrictions. Flight JT610, a regularly scheduled domestic service from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Pangkalpinang, operated by newly delivered Boeing 737-8 MAX, crashed into the Java sea approximately […]

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QANTAS to deploy Airbus A330s on flights to Bali

Oct 05, 2018 No Comments by

EXCLUSIVE: QANTAS is to set significantly increase its capacity on daily services between Sydney and Bali (Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar). The carrier will upgrade the aircraft type from a Boeing 737-800 to an Airbus A330-200 effective 17 December 2018. The A330 operated flights will run until 29 January 2019, which will cover a traditionally busy […]

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Emirates scales back Australian services

Sep 28, 2018 No Comments

Emirates has announced adjustments and frequency reductions on its Australian services from Dubai including selected services operating via Singapore and Bangkok. Selected services will see capacity reductions from Airbus A380 to Boeing 777 aircraft. The changes affect the following services. Flights between Dubai and Adelaide Effective 28 October until 30 November 2018 and also 1 […]

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QANTAS reintroduces First Class service to Hong Kong

Aug 30, 2018 No Comments

QANTAS is set to reintroduce a First Class service on its A380 flights from Sydney to Hong Kong effective 01 December 2018 and at this stage until 31 March 2019. First Class service to Hong Kong on QANTAS aircraft last operated on 20 September 2014. Whilst the A380 has operated seasonally to Hong Kong for […]

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Safety concerns raised from QANTAS cabin crew operating London-Perth flights

May 18, 2018 No Comments

Safety concerns have been raised for QANTAS cabin crew operating the non-stop London-Perth flights which started in March this year. These flights are exclusively operated by “QANTAS Cabin Crew UK (QCCUK)”. QCCUK is a subsidiary company of the airline which employs people on different work agreements and conditions compared to the legacy crew based in […]

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Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance

Apr 04, 2018 No Comments

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are set to end their trans-Tasman alliance effective on 27 October 2018. The two carriers have collaborated on trans-Tasman services since 2010, which has included extensive code-sharing, joint-pricing and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace states that market changes have led to this […]

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Air New Zealand tipped to announce new long-haul destination

Mar 26, 2018 No Comments

Air New Zealand is set to announce a new long-haul destination to add to its international network. The new destination, according to industry sources is mostly likely to be Chicago O’Hare (ORD), USA. The New Zealand Herald reports that  Air New Zealand is holding a special “where to next” function for the travel industry on Wednesday morning […]

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Emirates adds Mexico City to its network

Mar 14, 2018 No Comments

Emirates will add Mexico City to its network according to reports from Mexican media. The UAE carrier plans to add daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona El Prat Airport. It will have full traffic rights between Barcelona and Mexico City. The last time non-stop services was offered between these two cities was […]

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QANTAS to reconfigure six A330-200s to international standard

Mar 08, 2018 No Comments

QANTAS will further reconfigure six of its “domestic” Airbus A330-200 aircraft to international standards. The aircraft, which are already configured with the new Business Class, will feature an additional toilet providing two dedicated lavatories in this cabin. This aligns with the larger Airbus A330-300 Business Class configuration. The aircraft will have a total of 27 […]

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