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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Singapore Airlines not going ahead with Sydney-Jakarta flights

Nov 09, 2016 No Comments

Singapore Airlines is delaying the launch of non-stop Sydney – Jakarta services which were meant to start on 26 November 2016. In a press release to Australian travel agents, the carrier states: “SIA had earlier announced that it planned to launch new three-times-weekly Singapore-Jakarta-Sydney flights on 23 November 2016. The Indonesian civil aviation authorities had […]

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Lufthansa interested in ALITALIA

Oct 18, 2016 No Comments

Lufthansa is in talks with ALITALIA about possible collaboration and investment. According to a report from Italy’s Il Messaggero (18 October 2016), the German carrier will meet with both ALITALIA and Etihad management to discuss how the Lufthansa Group will be involved. Italy’s national carrier is still struggling even with Etihad’s 49% stake. The carrier is […]

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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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Singapore Airlines launches new Sydney – Jakarta flights

Sep 28, 2016 No Comments

Singapore Airlines has announced it will launch new services from Singapore to Sydney via Jakarta, Indonesia. The new flights will take effect from 23 November 2016 and will operate thrice weekly using two class Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft. The airlines will have full traffic rights on all sectors including the Indonesia Australia sector. The Sydney […]

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Virgin Australia to fly Perth – Abu Dhabi with A330s

Sep 20, 2016 No Comments

Virgin Australia has announced it will deploy its A330s on international services for the first time. Effective 09 June 2017, VA will operate A330s thrice weekly between Perth and Abu Dhabi in partnership with Etihad’s existing daily 787-9 services on this route. There will also be further changes to Virgin Australia’s international network. The carrier’s […]

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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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