British Airways orders 2 more 777-300ERs

Jul 06, 2012 No Comments by

British Airways will take up the last remaining 2 options for its original order of 777-300ERs (order was 6 + 4 options). The 77Ws were originally ordered as a stop gap measure to the 787 delays, however the carrier has been impressed with its performance and will eventually have a fleet of 10 777-300ERs.

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Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Etihad/Air Berlin working towards co-operation

Jul 05, 2012 2 Comments by

Eitihad/Air Berlin and Air France/KLM are working towards and alliance which will include Alitalia. This is like to involve code-sharing and joint ventures to develop traffic between Europe, the Abu Dhabi hub and Asia. In particular Alitalia is likely to expand its network as a consquece of this proposed collaboration. Alitalia is expected to inaugurate […]

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Virgin Australia orders 23 737 MAX – first Australian carrier

Jul 05, 2012 No Comments by

Virgin Australia has announced an order for 23 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX, becoming the first Australian carrier to do so. The aircraft will be delivered between 2019-20212. VA also announced it will defer delivery of some new 737NGs from 2016 to allow for fleet flexibility. It will still have up to 31 new aircraft delivered […]

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Qatar 787s to Perth by December 2012

Jul 05, 2012 No Comments

Travel Daily (Australia) (05JUL12 edition)  has exclusviely revealed that Qatar which recently launched Doha-Perth services is set to inaugurate services with the 787 (currently flights are operated with 777-200LR Worldliner) and increasing frequency from thrice weekly to daily from December 2012.  This was was revealed to the Travel Daily by QR CEO Akbar Al Baker […]

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Emirates confirms Adelaide services from 01NOV12 plus major expansion

Jul 04, 2012 No Comments

It’s official – Emirates finally announces services to Adelaide. From 01 NOV 12 EK will commence with 4 weekly non-stop Dubai-Adelaide services operated by 3 class 777-300ER aircraft. From 01 FEB 13, this service will become daily. Other expansion highlights to the EK network: PERTH – from 01 DEC 12 an extra 5 weekly non-stop […]

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Airline ‘Safety Management Systems’ (SMS) and implications on “on time perfomance” – an analysis.

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Introduction  The financial and operational aspects of an airline’s way of doing business are obviously of critical importance. In order to have a sustainable operation, an airline must have a sound financial base and on an operational level it should strive to offer a consistent service which will make it a favourable option for the […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 commence revenue service KUL-LHR

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines is the world’s newest Airbus A380 operator. Inaugural services have commenced on the Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow thrice weekly on the MH2/MH3. These will become daily from 25AUG12. From 07OCT12, the MH A380 will commence daily SYD-KUL services on the MH122/123 replacing the present 744 service.    First MH A380 Flight arriving […]

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747-8i – First month of revenue service – possible new orders?

Jul 02, 2012 No Comments

Boeing’s new flagship the latest variation of the original “jumbo jet”, the 747-8 Intercontinental, has been in revenue service with Lufthansa for just on a month.  Whilst the program has been highly successful for the cargo version, sales have been slow for the passenger version. This is set to change with Turkish Airlines announcing its […]

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WELCOME TO AIRLINE HUB BUZZ!

Jul 01, 2012 14 Comments

A warm welcome to the  new Airline Hub Buzz dedicated website! What started as a simple curiosity in learning to use Facebook in late November 2010 has now grown into a community of almost 3000 people. Thanks to you support and feedback, I think it was time to start a website. For those familiar the […]

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Airlines and outsourcing: is it really a financial saving or an actual longer term costly mistake?

Jul 01, 2012 No Comments

AN AIRLINE HUB BUZZ ORIGINAL ARTICLE – (C) 2012 Introduction and Background Organisations are continuously evaluating ways in which they can obtain operational and organisational efficiencies whilst simultaneously achieving some form of cost reduction. The concept of outsourcing may allow organisations to more effectively achieve their strategic objectives by transferring some or all of their […]

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