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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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QANTAS celebrates 30 year frequent flyer milestone

Aug 19, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS celebrated 30 years of its frequent flyer program in style. The national carrier hosted a lavish invitation only VIP event on 18 August 2017 at Sydney’s iconic Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The cocktail function was attended by a select group of top tier frequent flyer members, celebrities, senior management including […]

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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments

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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ALITALIA praised for its reply to homophobic tweet

May 20, 2017 No Comments

ALITALIA which has been in the news recently for not the best reasons given it is under administration, finally has some good news. The Italian carrier has been praised in the way it has replied to a homophobic tweet. ALITALIA was promoting “International Museum Day” on 18 May 2018 using a photo of Michelangelo’s iconic […]

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Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Boeing’s iconic Paine Field

May 18, 2017 No Comments

Alaska Airlines will launch regular scheduled flights late 2018 from Everett’s Paine Field in Washington State. Apart from giving residents another alternative to using Seattle’s Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, this is great news for aviation geeks as it is Boeing’s main production factory for aircraft such as the 747 and 777. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad […]

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Air New Zealand increases services to North and South America

May 10, 2017 No Comments

Air New Zealand will increase frequency of services to North and South America. Services from Auckland to Buenos Aires (EZE) which commenced in December 2015 and are operated in collaboration with Aerolineas Argentinas, will have up to five weekly services. Air New Zealand presently operates three weekly services. however effective 29 October 2017 these will […]

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British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew will strike on 10 January

Jan 04, 2017 No Comments

British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew are set to strike on 10 January 2017 for a period of 48 hours. The threat of industrial action was suspended before Christmas after BA put forward a revised pay offer negotiated with Unite after four days at the conciliation service, ACAS. This has since been rejected by the union’s […]

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Delta Air Lines cancels the 787 order

Dec 28, 2016 No Comments

Delta Air Lines has cancelled its order for 18 Boeing 787-8 DreamLiners. The “legacy” order was inherited when it merged with Northwest Airlines which originally ordered the aircraft. The carrier has committed to 25 Airbus A350-900 which will be delivered from mid-2017. These will replace the Boeing 747-400s (inherited from Northwest). “This business decision is […]

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Air New Zealand adds Tokyo-Haneda flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand will expand its operations into Japan by adding flights to Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) airport. Effective from July 2017, New Zealand’s national carrier will operate thrice weekly non-stop Auckland-Haneda flights using three-class configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This will be in addition to the carrier’s existing daily Auckland-Tokyo Narita flights also operated by the […]

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