British Airways obtains EASA approval for 787 and A380

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments by

British Airways is the first airline in the world to gain European Aviation Safety (EASA) Part M and Part 145 approvals for both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. What this means is that BA has the required management structure in terms of effectively managing and resourcing the maintenance to keep these aircraft airworthy as […]

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Cathay Pacific declares Jetstar Hong Kong’s application as breaching ‘Basic Law’

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments by

Cathay Pacific in a press release issued 05 September 2013 has declared that fledgling start up airline Jetstar Hong Kong’s application “would violate Basic Law and undermine Hong Kong’s economy”. Jetstar Hong Kong’s recent application for authority for an ambitious 129 routes to 13 countries from its proposed Hong Kong hub seems questionable, particularly when […]

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Jetstar A330 international network update

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments by

Jetstar has announced Airbus A330 service updates: – introduction of a new Melbourne Tullamarine – Phuket service twice weekly from 14DEC13 – will increase to thrice weekly from March 2014 -additional services Melbourne Tullamarine to Honolulu increasing from thrice weekly to four times weekly from 19DEC13 -additional service Melbourne Tullamarine – Singapore from five weekly […]

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British Airways adds Austin, Texas ; unveils 2014 schedule

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments

British Airways will add Austin, Texas to its network from March 2014. The service, to be operated by the carrier’s new 3 Class Boeing 787 ‘DreamLiner’ will initially have five weekly frequencies. It will increase to daily later in 2014. Sean Doyle, BA’s Executive Vice-President for the Americas states “We are very excited to be […]

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Jetstar adds Adelaide-Auckland flights

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar Australia announced its first international flights out of Adelaide with new services to Auckland, New Zealand. The ADL-AKL services will operate with single class Airbus A320 services thrice weekly every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will be in code-share with QANTAS and are scheduled to commence from 16 December 2013, subject to regulatory approval. […]

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QANTAS reveals new Business Class for A330s

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

QANTAS has enveiled its new cabin product upgrades for their Airbus A330 fleet, including a new Marc Newson designed Business Suite.  Economy Class will have seats similar to those found on the Airbus A380 and refurbished 747s. New and enhanced inflight entertainment systems will also be installed. BUSINESS CLASS SUITE     The Business Class Suite […]

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QANTAS/Emirates trans-Tasman Alliance starts 14 August

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments

The QANTAS/Emirates trans-Tasman arrangements will take effect from 14 August 2013. This include arrangements similar to what is already in place with the existing arrangements of the QF/EK partnership. Flights across the Tasman will be in code-share for both airlines and will include reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. The combined QF/EK offering will include around 130 […]

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Cathay Pacific adds the Maldives to its network

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments

Effective 27 October 2013, Cathay Pacific will fly four times weekly to the Maldives. The new Hong Kong – Male flight will be operated by three class Airbus A330-300 featuring the new Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Flights are times to offer suitable connections from Australia, SE Asia and the USA. These new services offer new […]

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Malaysia Airlines returns to Darwin

Jul 05, 2013 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines will resume services to Darwin from 01 November 2013. Malaysia last served Darwin in the late 90s with 737 aircraft. These new Kuala Lumpur (Sepang) - Darwin services will be operated five times weekly new 2 Class 737-800 aircraft. This will be the carrier’s sixth Australian city after Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. All […]

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QANTASLink 717s to have Business Class and will fly to Canberra

May 15, 2013 No Comments

QANTASLink is set to introduce a Business Class cabin on its Boeing 717s, which are currently configured in single class Economy service. These two class 717s will be used on new services between Canberra-Sydney, Canberra-Melbourne and Canberra-Brisbane, replacing 737 services and given the 717s smaller capacity possibly increase frequency on these routes. QANTASLink also uses […]

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