Air New Zealand to upgrade 777-200ER cabin and product

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments by

Air New Zealand has announced it will upgrade its fleet of eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which entered service in 2005. These aircraft will offer the new cabin standards offered on the airline’s 777-300ER and  featuring new Business Premier, Premium Economy and Economy including SkyCouch. NZ will also install the latest Panasonic eXlite inflight entertainment system, including […]

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QANTAS removes First Class service to Johannesburg

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments by

Effective 01 October 2012, QANTAS will no longer offer a First Class service on its daily 747-400 services from Sydney to Johannesburg (QF63/64). Flights will be continue to offer a 3 cabin service of Business, Premium Economy and Economy. The flights are operated in code-share with South African Airways (SAA) and have been authorised to continue […]

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QANTAS/Emirates alliance set to be announced

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments by

The proposed QANTAS/Emirates alliance is set to be announced as early as 06 September. Tim Clark President of Emirates and the Chairman of the Emirates, is expected to be in Sydney on this date arrving on EK412. Strangely this flight will not proceed to Auckland as is normally scheduled. The alliance is not expected to […]

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Jetstar no longer proceeding with Cairns-Singapore flights

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments

Jetstar’s proposed non-stop Cairns-Singapore flights, announced earlier this year will no longer proceed. The flights were to have been operated with 2 class A330-200 aircraft. The Cairns Post reports that talks are now under way with other carriers including Singapore Airlines which last flew to Cairns in the early 1990s. It is not clear at […]

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Alitalia and Etihad announce Rome Fiumicino services

Aug 24, 2012 No Comments

Alitalia and Etihad will strengthen their alliance with the addition of Rome Fiumicino services from Abu Dhabi. Effective 01 December 2012 subject to regulatory approvals, flights will operate 4 x weekly using new Alitalia Airbus A330-200 in 3 Class configuration featuring the new Magnifica Class, Classica Plus and Classica Class. Etihad already operates daily services […]

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Jetstar and Air France/KLM form code-share agreement

Aug 20, 2012 1 Comment

As reported in Australia’s Travel Daily, Jetstar and Air France/KLM will enter into a code-share agreement with AF/KL placing their code on Jetstar’s services from the Gold Coast to Japan (NRT/KIX), offering customers from this region one stop service to Europe via the CDG and AMS hubs. Customers booked under the AF/KL flights on Jetstar […]

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Etihad to go daily to Brisbane and Singapore

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

16AUG12: – Eithad Airways will increase its present thrice weekly Airbus A330-200s Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Brisbane service to daily effective 01FEB13. The flight will be in code-share with alliance partner Virgin Australia. The increase was announced by Etihad CEO, James Hogan who is in Australian this week. Hogan also announced the creation of […]

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Singapore Airlines introduces new First And Business product

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Singapore Airlines has announced it will introduce brand new First and Business Class cabins as well as enhanced Economy cabins with the delivery of its new Boeing 777-300ERs from the second half of 2013. These new cabins will also feature on the new 787s and Airbus A350s. Singapore Airlines is evaluating the possibility of retrofitting […]

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Virgin Australia enhances Trans-Continental flights

Aug 15, 2012 1 Comment

Virgin Australia will enhance its product on the Trans-Continental flights from SYD/BNE/MEL to PER. From 26 September 2012, Economy Class passengers regardless of fare type purchased will be offered a fully inclusive product incorporating hot meals and beverages. The Virgin Australia A330s are configured to International Standard cabins featuring Business Class lie flat seats and […]

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QANTAS resumes Gold Coast services

Aug 13, 2012 No Comments

QANTAS is set to resume services to the Gold Coast Coolongatta Airport after a 5 years absence. Alan Joyce is expeced to announce this officially today, 13AUG12 along with QLD Premier Campbell Newman and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey. QF has been at a competitive disadvantage by using its Jetstar low cost model in this market […]

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