QANTAS First Class service to Asia resumes

Mar 03, 2018 No Comments by

After an almost five year hiatus, QANTAS will once again offer a First Class service to Singapore from tomorrow, 04 March 2018 with the resumption of A380 operated flights from Sydney. When the A380 flights to London were re-routed via Dubai as a consequence of the Emirates alliance, it also signaled the end of First […]

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American Airlines and QANTAS file new application with US DOT

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments by

American Airlines and QANTAS have filed a new application with the United States Department of Transport (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business agreement (JBA) for services between North America and Australia/New Zealand. The US DOT in 2016 requested a “show cause order” that rejected the proposed QF-AA agreement. The two carriers subsequently withdrew […]

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Emirates adds daily Dubai-Bali-Auckland service

Feb 19, 2018 No Comments by

Emirates is set to add a new flight from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand via Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia effective 14 June 2018. The new service will be operated with three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates will have full traffic rights between Bali and Auckland meaning it can sell tickets for these city pairs. It will be […]

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QANTAS Emirates Alliance set to be re-authorised for further five years

Feb 16, 2018 No Comments

The alliance between QANTAS and Emirates, which started in 2013, is likely to be re-authorised for a further five years by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In a media release dated 16 February 2018, the ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherson states “that the alliance is likely to continue to result in a range of […]

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QANTAS releases 787 schedules from Brisbane

Jan 30, 2018 No Comments

QANTAS will inaugurate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner long haul services from 01 September 2018. The carrier’s daily QF15/QF16 Brisbane – Los Angeles flight, presently operated by Boeing 747-400s, will be replaced by the Dreamliner. The 787 will continue from Los Angeles to New York Kennedy Airport as an extension of the QF11/12 flight, also presently operated […]

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Alaska Airlines unveils new services from Everett Paine Field

Jan 17, 2018 No Comments

Alaska Airlines has announced which destinations will be served from Everett’s Paine Field (IATA: PAE) in Washington State, USA. The airline had previously announced its intention to serve Paine Field, home to the Boeing factory where the 747, 777 and 787s are manufactured, however the destinations were unknown. Starting from late 2018, Alaska Airlines will […]

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QantasLink to operate Airbus A320 aircraft

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments

According to a report in Travel Daily Australia (16 January 2018), QantasLink will add two Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft will be transferred from Jetstar Australia to QantasLink, however in the future they will be sourced from the Jetstar Asia order. The Airbus A320 will be operated and maintained by the QANTAS Group wholly-owned […]

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JETGO Airlines to launch Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore services

Dec 12, 2017 No Comments

JETGO Australia will add Karratha and its first international city, Singapore to its network from mid-2018. The regional carrier, with its hub at Brisbane airport, operates scheduled and charter services primarily along Australia’s east coast. This will be the first time the airline will fly scheduled services to Western Australia. City of Karratha Mayor, Peter […]

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Qatar Airways to buy up to 10% of Cathay Pacific

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments

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

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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