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

Jan 04, 2017 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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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Fiji Airways adds Adelaide flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Fiji Airways has just announced it will operate flights to Adelaide which will become the carrier’s fourth Australian station after Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Effective 30 June 2017, the airline will commence non-stop twice weekly Nadi (NAN) – Adelaide (ADL) using two class configured 737 aircraft. “We’re delighted to launch our fourth Australian route, which […]

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QANTAS resumes Beijing flights

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments

QANTAS has announced it will resumed daily service to Beijing’s “Capital Airport” (PEK) from 25 January 2017. The carrier last served Beijing in 2009. The daily A330 service will be operated non-stop from Sydney in collaboration with code-share partner China Eastern Airlines (MU). This service will be in addition to QANTAS’s daily A330 service from […]

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ALITALIA adds flights to Cuba

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments

ALITALIA is set to resume flights to Cuba. Italy’s flag carrier will add twice weekly services to Havana from its Rome Fiumicino hub using three-class Boeing 777-200ERs. Subject to regulatory approvals, flights are set to commence on 01 December 2016. Since Etihad Airways invested with a 49% stake in the Italian carrier, ALITALIA has focused […]

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Asiana Airlines to offer non-stop flights to Sicily

Jun 21, 2016 No Comments

Asiana Airlines will expand its Italian network from early 2017. The South Korean carrier plans to add non-stop flights from Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Palermo Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) in Sicily. This will be the first time an Asian carrier has offered scheduled flights to the Mediterranean’s largest island. Anthony Barbagallo, from Sicily’s tourism commission […]

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QANTAS Brisbane call centre closes

Jun 13, 2016 No Comments

The QANTAS call centre in Brisbane will close today, 13 June 2016, meaning Hobart will be the sole call centre located in Australia for the airline. Approximately 150 remaining staff are affected by this closure when it was flagged. The closure of the Camberwell based Melbourne call centre  occurred on 16 June 2015, employed around […]

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Jetstar Hong Kong has its wings permanently clipped

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

Alan Joyce’s flawed “pan Asia” strategy has hit another road block with Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licence board rejecting Jetstar Hong Kong’s appeal to to obtain a licence. It would seem with this setback the fledgling start up will only ever be a “paper airline”. In their ruling, the authority issued this statement on 25 […]

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United may take two A380s

Jun 02, 2015 No Comments

United is set to take two “white tailed” A380s on a trial basis. According to reports from Aviation News USA, these A380s are from the cancelled Skymark Japan order.  The report further suggests that if the trial is succesful, United may take further A380s from leasing company Amedeo which has 20 confirmed orders for the type. Talks […]

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