Richard Branson is coming to town this month (https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/richard-branson-decriminalise-drugs-nsw-uniting-20181002-p507ad.html), wonder if VA will take advantage of him being here to launch the B737 ‘Perth Product’ flatbeds? Branson is a real media magnet and VA would get a l...Jump to post
Emirates swings the A380 axe again, this time the A380s on SYD-BKK-DXB and MEL-SIN-DXB are being dropped as of 15 Jan 2019.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-cuts- ... ource=hero
I find the response being "very positive" to be interesting, yes, because I didn't think those Indian airlines would be interested in PER (particularly given how both AI and 9W are a mess right now). Unless, of course, the "very positive" statement was just spin Either 1. a bunc...Jump to post
Could it be that TK's IST-SYD flights are FINALLY happening???
https://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlin ... ource=hero
Admittedly, GT is not one the world's great journalists but, as a freelance, he only gets paid for the pieces that get published and the best way to get something published in The West is to give it a WA angle even if it is fairly obtuse and unlikely. Realistically the caption should have said Pict...Jump to post
Such a load of clickbaity codswallop indeed! “Pictured: Boeing 777X which will fly non-stop from Perth to Los Angeles. Boeing has revealed the sleek new jet which will fly Qantas’ non-stop route from Perth to Los Angeles. The giant 777X aircraft will also fly non-stop from Sydney to London.” https:/...Jump to post
Thanks negative Nancy. What makes it successful is not its flights to NZ but the fact it’s achieved what it has thus far. Its an airport run by 2 regional councils that leases land from military, without the expertise that a multi-conglomerate has at running airports. That doesn't make NTL-AKL a 's...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Former CX CEO Tony Tyler has been named a Qantas Board member
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... rd-member/
"Singapore Airlines is believed to be eyeing an increased stake in Virgin Australia through a bid for the 19.8% shareholding of China's HNA Group" https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-said-to-be-eyeing-larger-stake-in-virgin-australia SQ has 20% already, if it buys the HNA stake it ...Jump to post
Qantas rules out A350-900ULR for Project Sunrise for being too small (in terms of pax capacity), now the contest is between the A350-1000ULR and the Boeing 777-8.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-rules-o ... ource=hero
Detailed plans for Western Sydney Airport site released The Department of Planning and Environment on Tuesday released an initial land-use plan for the so-called Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a region earmarked to take advantage of economic activity stimulated by the airport. The plan breaks the lan...Jump to post
cpd wrote:A delicious designer meal enjoyed on Qantas:
https://twitter.com/StevePurvinas/statu ... 40/photo/1
NTL-AKL 3xweekly but only a seasonal service to Feb 2019
https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... nd-flights
Newcastle media announcement tomorrow will include Virgin Australia. There was mention in the NZ thread of VA increasing flights to NZ above what has already been announced- I can’t foresee anymore capacity on existing markets. Super long shot - but could this be for VA, or TT to beat NZ to the pun...Jump to post
Interesting that there will be a 900ULR doing SIN-SFO along with the 'normal' A350-900. There was talk of SQ introducing a third North American destination for the ULRs but I didn't think SFO was what they meant, seemed more like YVR or ORD or a new non-stop destination compared to SIN-SFO.Jump to post
Flights start 2 November 2018 as SQ37/38 three days per week, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; goes daily on 9 November; gets three more flights as SQ35/36 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. SIN-INC-LAX dropped from 30 November. https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-launches-non-stop-flights-to-los-a...Jump to post
Can we read anything into this about PER's importance and/or performance for EK relative to others, or does this just have to do with something else, like bloc times? Why cut PER so much? I do wonder if QF has taken a good dollop of the cream out of the top of the yield profiles of EK/EY etc with i...Jump to post
Yes, just read this, temporary reduction in flights ex-SYD, BNE, PER, ADL and AKL among others due to runway works. EK has just issued a statement confirming this, be nice if they had been on the front foot in informing people before pulling flights off the GDS!Jump to post
My 2c is that Qantas will go big on the 797, very big indeed. QF has a lot of 787 orders which it won't take up but which it obtained at insanely low rates from the initial order in 2005, it can use those as leverage for a good deal on the 797, which Joyce has said he wants for SYD-MEL as well as ea...Jump to post
A.Net rumours confirmed :) "Qantas will fly its iconic Boeing 747 between Sydney and Perth from late July, while its double-daily Perth-Singapore Boeing 737 service will be replaced by an Airbus A330." https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly-boeing-747-sydney-perth-airbus-a330-perth-singaporeJump to post
planemanofnz wrote:bunumuring wrote:I have a prediction about who will replace John Borghetti before the end of the year, but it may be more appropriate to place it in the NZ thread...
Do share - are you talking about Christopher Luxon?
If best-case scenario means new premium economy seat in 4 years, that is still a very short lifespan for current premium economy, usual lifespan for product is 7+ years, which still indicates to me that QF isn't happy with the seat. You could say the same about the A330 vs 787 J though, it’s only a...Jump to post
Well Alan Joyce's "revolutionary" premium economy seat didn't last very long! "Qantas' latest premium economy seat has been flying for barely eight months but the airline is already scoping out its replacement" reports AusBT. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-on-the-hunt-for-next-...Jump to post
Well Alan Joyce's "revolutionary" premium economy seat didn't last very long! "Qantas' latest premium economy seat has been flying for barely eight months but the airline is already scoping out its replacement" reports AusBT. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-on-the-hunt-for-next-g...Jump to post
Perhaps the new CEO will come to realise that the current VA international network is all for looks and glamour, and will cut back and use the global partners , concentrate on Aus domestic and Trans Tasman routes which is about all they really need. They will never be a big player in Asia or the Nt...Jump to post
How does the VA board tolerate him when he was not even bothered to attend the IATA meeting? Well considering what had just happened with Air New Zealand and Qantas, and that Qantas was hosting IATA, why on earth would Borghetti attend under those circumstances? Nothing but pain for VA there, it's ...Jump to post
John Borghetti must have been reading that thread earlier this week, announces resignation as Virgin Australia CEO https://www.ausbt.com.au/john-borghetti ... -australia #aviationJump to post
Jetstar considering some form of business class or premium cabin on its domestic A321neos
https://www.ausbt.com.au/jetstar-could- ... ource=hero
Akbar Al Baker walks back yesterday's remark at IATA Sydney 2018 where he said a woman couldn't be CEO of Qatar Airways because the job was too hard, says it was a joke and blames media for "taking it out of context". https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-women/airline-boss-stir...Jump to post
Has QF caught the Basic Economy and 'Buy-on-Board' bug? AusBT reports QF looking at basic economy fares and 'pay as you use' ancillaries for AU-NZ flights, no doubt to help compete against NZ which has its own 'Seats to Suit' packages'. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-is-looking-at-buy-on-board-for-...Jump to post
SilkAir will drop its identity and assume that of parent Singapore Airlines, as well as take over some regional SQ routes and install business class flat beds in its Boeing 737s, in a major shake-up announced this morning from Singapore https://www.ausbt.com.au/silkair-adopts-singapore-airlines-bran...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific's first A350-1000 due for delivery June 20
https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific ... ve-june-20
DeltaB717 wrote:I don't know how SQ crewing works now that SQ291/292 has made way for SQ288, but I believe they were operating a similar pattern for CBR and WLG.
"Virgin Australia sets 50-50 gender target for its Pilot Cadetship Program as applications open today for its 2018 program" according to press release. "Virgin Australia has today announced a target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, ensuring...Jump to post
Qantas has suspended all future growth international plans out of PER until there is a resolution on the PER-JNB flight https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-halts-perth-international-route-expansion-plans/ Smart move by Alan Joyce. There is no reason for PER to be so intransigent on this, sur...Jump to post
As yesterday's press conference to announce its order of six more Boeing 787-9s, did Alan Joyce comment on where those were likely to be based? I haven't read it anywhere and can't believe that none of the 'aviation journalists' attending this would not have had sense to ask this obvious question. W...Jump to post
Yes, the usual and predictable QF and PER boosterism from GT. In QF related news, how much longer is it going to take for QF to announce the final route for the last of its first eight B787s? That frame is supposed to be base in BNE so maybe they are still working the numbers on BNE to DFW, SEA or O...Jump to post
Not sure if already reported? QF and JQ move to CGK T3 from May 11
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-jetstar ... ource=grid.
I agree with this. It seems quite silly on Perth Airport’s part to push for the flight to be operated at T1 when QF only moved their flights to T3 only 30 days ago, not only that but didn’t QF and PER sign an agreement that all QF flights would be moved to T1 by the end of 2025, so what has changed...Jump to post
GT reports on QF vs PER for T3 vs T1, makes interesting observations about terminal arrangements: "Another difficulty for Qantas is that the A330 will operate from Sydney as a domestic flight to T4 and then require towing to the other side of the airport to T1 which can take up to one hour depe...Jump to post
No more QF B747s for LAX in major network rejig from Qantas
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-drops-b ... ource=hero
qf789 wrote:Here's the recently painted OQF on arrival into SYD this morning
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-set-to-launch-perth-johannesburg-flights?utm_source=hero Why is AusBT seemingly getting an exclusive on this instead of Qantas Newsroom breaking it first? AusBT article references "Internal airline schedules sighted by Australian Business Traveller but yet to be...Jump to post
Review of the SQ 787-10's new 'regional business class' at https://www.ausbt.com.au/review-singapo ... ource=hero (mods, please move to another SQ B787-10 thread if this isn 't the right place for this link)Jump to post