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

Apr 04, 2018 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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 First Class service to Asia resumes

Mar 03, 2018 No Comments

After an almost five year hiatus, QANTAS will once again offer a First Class service to Singapore from tomorrow, 04 March 2018 with the resumption of A380 operated flights from Sydney. When the A380 flights to London were re-routed via Dubai as a consequence of the Emirates alliance, it also signaled the end of First […]

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American Airlines and QANTAS file new application with US DOT

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments

American Airlines and QANTAS have filed a new application with the United States Department of Transport (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business agreement (JBA) for services between North America and Australia/New Zealand. The US DOT in 2016 requested a “show cause order” that rejected the proposed QF-AA agreement. The two carriers subsequently withdrew […]

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Emirates adds daily Dubai-Bali-Auckland service

Feb 19, 2018 No Comments

Emirates is set to add a new flight from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand via Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia effective 14 June 2018. The new service will be operated with three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates will have full traffic rights between Bali and Auckland meaning it can sell tickets for these city pairs. It will be […]

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QANTAS Emirates Alliance set to be re-authorised for further five years

Feb 16, 2018 No Comments

The alliance between QANTAS and Emirates, which started in 2013, is likely to be re-authorised for a further five years by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In a media release dated 16 February 2018, the ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherson states “that the alliance is likely to continue to result in a range of […]

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QANTAS releases 787 schedules from Brisbane

Jan 30, 2018 No Comments

QANTAS will inaugurate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner long haul services from 01 September 2018. The carrier’s daily QF15/QF16 Brisbane – Los Angeles flight, presently operated by Boeing 747-400s, will be replaced by the Dreamliner. The 787 will continue from Los Angeles to New York Kennedy Airport as an extension of the QF11/12 flight, also presently operated […]

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Alaska Airlines unveils new services from Everett Paine Field

Jan 17, 2018 No Comments

Alaska Airlines has announced which destinations will be served from Everett’s Paine Field (IATA: PAE) in Washington State, USA. The airline had previously announced its intention to serve Paine Field, home to the Boeing factory where the 747, 777 and 787s are manufactured, however the destinations were unknown. Starting from late 2018, Alaska Airlines will […]

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QantasLink to operate Airbus A320 aircraft

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments

According to a report in Travel Daily Australia (16 January 2018), QantasLink will add two Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft will be transferred from Jetstar Australia to QantasLink, however in the future they will be sourced from the Jetstar Asia order. The Airbus A320 will be operated and maintained by the QANTAS Group wholly-owned […]

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