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QANTAS 747s to Auckland in June and July

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS will be increasing capacity on services between Sydney and Auckland during the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand for June and July 2017. This good news for Rugby fans but even better news for fans and planespotters of the “Queen of the Skies” is that selected flights will be operated by the Boeing […]

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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments by

The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt have announced they have cut all diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar. These four nations allege that Qatar is involved in supporting extremist activities. All air services between these four nations and Qatar have been suspended until further notice. […]

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Emirates’ new First Class configuration revealed?

May 23, 2017 No Comments by

The configuration for the much anticipated new Emirates First Class product may have been revealed. Seat maps on the carrier’s daily Dubai – Seattle Boeing 777-300ER operated services (EK229/EK230) show a different seating configuration from 01 December 2017. The present First Class product on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ERs/200LRs feature 8 Suites in a 1 x […]

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Emirates clarifies laptop/electronics ban

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments

In a memo to the travel industry Emirates has clarified the what the laptop/electronics ban means for travelers on services to the USA. The Dubai based carrier has confirmed that the restrictions do no apply to travelers on non-stop flights from Dubai to the United Kingdom, including those operated by partner airline QANTAS. Unlike the […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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ALITALIA-Etihad expand Italian services

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

Eithad Airways, which has gained final EU clearance to become a 49% owner in Italian carrier ALITALIA, will expand its Italian operations from March 2015.  Etihad Airways presently offers daily A330 services from its Abu Dhabi hub to both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa respectively and ALITALIA a single daily flight A330 flight from Rome […]

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Emirates adds Budapest to its network

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

Emirates will inaugurate non-stop daily service from Dubai to Budapest from 27 October 2014. The service to the Hungarian capital will be operated by two class A330-200 aircraft. Budapest will be Emirates’ 38th European destination. Flight timings – EK111 departs Dubai at 08:20 hrs and arrives in Budapest at 11:35 hrs the same day EK112 departs Budapest at […]

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QANTAS’ commitment to Singapore: the numbers show a different story

Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

It’s now just on over a year since QANTAS aligned itself with Emirates and shifted its hub from Singapore’s Changi to Dubai for its London flights. There were strong concerns that the airline would almost abandon Singapore. QANTAS quickly put these concerns to rest with lots of press releases and quotes saying it was extremely […]

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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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Perth to get Emirates A380 flights

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments

Emirates has confirmed it will finally launch Airbus A380 services to Perth effective 01MAR14. One of the thrice daily 777 DXB-PER services will be A380. EK had intended to launch A380 services to PER much earlier however delays in the airport infrastructure to handle this aircraft type meant Brisbane received the A380 service instead. This […]

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