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Qatar Airways to buy up to 10% of Cathay Pacific

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments by

Qatar Airways has announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase up to 378,188,000 shares in fellow oneworld Alliance airline, Cathay Pacific. This would give Qatar Airways a 9.61% stake in the Hong Kong based carrier. The transaction by Qatar Airways relates to the sale of Hong Kong’s Kingboard Chemical, an investment holding company, which […]

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First QANTAS 787-9 commercial flight set for 01 November 2017

Oct 31, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS has brought forward its first commercial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight. Passengers on the QF481 Melbourne to Perth on 01 November 2017, will be in for a nice treat when their aircraft will the Dreamliner instead of the normally scheduled Airbus A330 aircraft.  The aircraft will overnight in Perth before returning to Melbourne as QF762 […]

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Malaysia Airlines to end Airbus A380 flights in March 2018

Oct 23, 2017 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines is set to end all scheduled Airbus A380 services in early 2018 less than six years after taking delivery of these aircraft. The carrier’s sole remaining scheduled A380 service is between Kuala Lumpur Sepang and London Heathrow, where it presently operates twice daily non-stop flights. Effective 15 January 2018, A380 service will reduce […]

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United plans retro themed farewell for the Boeing 747

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments

United Air Lines will plan a very special farewell for the Boeing 747 which will be retired from its fleet this year. The carrier will look to the 1970s for inspiration, offering Boeing 747 “Friend Ship” service from San Francisco to Honolulu on 07 Novemeber 2017. In fact this will be a recreation of the […]

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Malaysia Airlines set announce deal for 787 aircraft

Sep 12, 2017 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines is set to announce a deal for up to eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The type of 787 has not been disclosed at this time. The deal, worth more than US$1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with US President Donald Trump […]

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QANTAS will fly Sydney – London via Singapore – suspends Dubai

Aug 31, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the […]

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QANTAS to open Boeing 787-9 base at Brisbane airport

Aug 29, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS has announced it will based four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Brisbane (BNE) airport. The announcement was made today, 29 August 2017, at a media event by presided by QANTAS Group CEO Mr Alan Joyce and Queensland Premier, Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk at Brisbane Airport. The carrier has an initial order of eight 787-9s, with the initial […]

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QANTAS first 787 Dreamline rolls out

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for QANTAS, reg VH-ZNA (C/N 39038 / LN 615), has finally rolled out of Boeing’s Paine Field factory. Images have been taken by Paine Field Aviation photographer Chris Edwards “@woodysaeroimages” showing the aircraft rolling out at approx 2100 Seattle time on 23 August 2017. A series of test flights […]

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines only airline to land during Hong Kong typhoon

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments

Only one aircraft managed to land this morning 23 August 2017 during Hong Kong’s Typhoon Hato. According to an SCMP report, KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s flight KL887, a Boeing 747-406M (Combi) flying from Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), successfully landed during extreme weather conditions. These included winds reaching up to 113 km per hour. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET672 […]

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Jetstar announces Melbourne to Zhengzhou flights

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments

Jetstar Australia (JQ) has announced it will add flights from Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) to Zhengzhou-Xinzheng (CGO). The QANTAS Group subsidiary airline will use two-class configured Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The non-stop service is schedule to operate twice weekly from December 2017 is subject to regulatory approval. The flights are operated in collaboration with tour operator, […]

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