Maybe a small ray of light for Queensland opening it's borders to NSW and Vic ? https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/palaszczuk-leaves-door-open-for-early-border-decision-20201123-p56h6s.html Mods: if not suitable, please delete. That's not news. The CHO officer makes the decision n...Jump to post
Wasn't it confirmed that Branson would take a 5% stake in the new company? If so, can't see the Virgin name going anywhere. 5% isn't a controlling stake in the airline. So as much as Branson would like to sit back and take the royalties for the name - it's not his decision. If Bain are so hot on co...Jump to post
Air New Zealand boss says no trans-Tasman flights until March "Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand is unlikely to resume for at least another six months, bursting hopes of a proposed "trans-Tasman bubble" opening be...Jump to post
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200831/4a62764b115b756ea2f13045bebd0e13.jpg The 1st Qantas Freighter Airbus A321 P2F (converted from passenger variant into freighter) Photo: Marteo Tan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Looks great! Are these due to replace any of the 734s? QF freight does have...Jump to post
I'd put that number at almost zero unless a very close family member was at death's door. I can't see any overseas based Australian wanting to come back home and spend 2 weeks of their hard earned vacation time in hotel quarantine at their own expense. One of my colleagues had the bright idea (and ...Jump to post
The initial batch of NEO's are not LR so would not make it to Asia unless from PER/DRW. The initial batch is LR's the follow up batch is XLRS. Jetstar has no regular A321NEOS on order. They have 28LRS and 36XLRS Minor correction. The A321XLR’s are not confirmed to be for JQ. They are. Maybe just no...Jump to post
Do they need to order NEOs? Could they not add some J seating to the JQ 321 and move them to QF- I don’t believe JQ have received any NEOs yet. In saying this not sure how long the lead time is for new seats? Maybe a project over 12-18months, but this won’t be a quick recovery. If they do receive N...Jump to post
angusjt wrote:Qantas16 wrote:I would presume they would rebrand if they were to launch capital city services... maybe stick with the REX name but drop the use of "Regional Express" particularly on the jet aircraft...
I quite like the sound of "RexJet"
Hopefully they won't have an issue if QANTAS operates any of the routes they operate on and not call the ACCC on them.
Interesting that it will start early next year.
Wonder why they think anyone would work for them for less than a jetstar pilot.
Qantas and Perth Airport feud goes up a few notches Today Perth Airport has given Qantas two days to come to genuine and meaningful talks over unpaid fees otherwise it will terminate most of Qantas leases, that being a total of 39 leases. Of the 39 leases, 21 are current which have all been served ...Jump to post
flee wrote:Qantas may be another contender - they usually operate their owned aircraft for at least 20 years.
ACCC says it'll be keeping a very close eye on the $19 SYD-MEL JQ fares suggested by Alan Joyce to promote a restart of domestic travel in order to ensure this doesn't clash with the reborn and relaunched Virgin Australia and see that airline 'killed at birth' by cheap airfares. https://www.theage....Jump to post
If Wesfarmers do end up buying into VA, it would be unlikely that they would move the HQ to Perth. If you look at their retail businesses as an example, they are all largely run out of Melbourne, especially the former Coles businesses, so they can access a wider pool of talent than if the HQ was mo...Jump to post
Just saw Sky News (coming up to 1 clock in the afternoon 30/04/20) they are reporting that Andrew Forest) the WA Billionaire might be and I say might be considering getting a consortium together to buy Virgin Australia, it was only headlines so I have not heard the whole story. Buts that what was b...Jump to post
If not reported already, CX are planning an increase in flights to SYD and resuming MEL towards the end of June. No indication if this is for PAX and/or Freight. Described as “Optimistic and subject to Hong Kong Government approval”. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/cathay-pacific-eyes-soft-...Jump to post
Or VARA, or VAI.... There are four AOC's on offer. Does an AOC in itself have any actual financial value? I gather that to apply for this “permit”, a fee is involved, whatever that may be. But to acquire a legal entitlement to operate passenger and/or freight aircraft on a commercial basis would ap...Jump to post
LCC specialist Indigo Capital tried to take over Virgin Australia in late 2018, got rebuffed and is now back in the ring again. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/virgin-suitor-indigo-partners-made-play-for-airline-18-months-ago-20200427-p54nmm.html Very interesting, Indigo's LCC airlines ar...Jump to post
ABC Radio ran a segment on VA this morning with Will Horton being interviewed. They were saying that apparently Etihad and Singapore have come to a mutual agreement that neither will make any sort of move towards Virgin Australia. Also said that Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways has expressed interes...Jump to post
ABC Radio ran a segment on VA this morning with Will Horton being interviewed. They were saying that apparently Etihad and Singapore have come to a mutual agreement that neither will make any sort of move towards VA. Also said that Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways has expressed interest in a full ta...Jump to post
Government won't block potential foreign Virgin buyer The Morrison government will not stand in the way of a foreign white knight saving Virgin Australia, given the importance of maintaining two domestic airlines. https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/government-won-t-block-potential-foreign-virg...Jump to post
Well threatening to move to Melbourne paid off. Queensland Government has pledged $200 million, conditional on HQ remaining in Brisbane. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-18/virgin-offered-$200m-coronavirus-lifeline-from-qld-government/12160946?pfmredir=sm I guess the unknown is what, if any, ...Jump to post
I’ve been having a long and hard think about the situation with VA over the last few days, as I am sure many have been as well. And I am of the opinion that the federal government should effectively nationalise the carrier. This would go a long way to protecting important jobs, not just for the car...Jump to post
Virgin CEO Paul Scurrah warns of Qantas monopoly if Virgin were to fail https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/virgin-boss-warns-of-qantas-monopoly-in-event-of-collapse-20200402-p54gb6 I am afraid every body can see that, and if that does happen watch Qantas go back to Sydney Airlines again. Lets ...Jump to post
jman wrote:SYDSpotter wrote:qf789 wrote:Nepal Airlines repatriation flight is currently about 30 minutes out from BNE
Never thought I'd see a direct Aus-Nepal flight let alone a Nepal Airlines plane in Oz !!
Technically it stopped in Kuala Lumpur on its way to BNE. The same for its return flight
Not sure why the Australian Government would rescue the foreign owned VA. VA has been poorly run for a long time. If VA falls, another will replace it. Because it being poorly run is not a reason for its current predicament, it was in no real danger of collapsing before. It provides a valuable serv...Jump to post
SQ has reduced services to cities around the world:
For more details see: https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... pacity.pdf
ben175 wrote:Just saw an FJ 330 at MEL this afternoon. Have they upgraded the NAN service and re-timed it or is this just a seasonal addition for holidays?
Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...Jump to post
they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NR...Jump to post
This recent interview with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests that the primary ULH routes to be served from MEL and SYD are: ⋅ London ⋅ New York ⋅ Chicago ⋅ Rio de Janeiro ⋅ Cape Town You Mean routes under Project Sunrise not ULH. Cape Town is ULHJump to post
Detroit313 wrote:Wow! DFW - AKL would be great!
Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...Jump to post
afterburner33 wrote:Boeing customer codes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes
Not just specific to the 747.
QF has again pushed back its A380 refurbishment program, now starting next month with first A380 back in the air in Sept https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-a380-refurbishment Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? I would have thought now was the best time to get started on this while the A38...Jump to post
Looks like Korean Air is repainting the last 4 A380's.
They have now completed their first:
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ew-livery/
BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD in the planning works following the tentative QF/AA JV approval. Both routes expected to replace the current QF55/56 BNE-LAX terminators and SYD/BNE-HKG flying (HKG reverting to A330). https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-and-american-airlines-welcome-us-depar...Jump to post
NZ's Running of ANZ is the best running of a state owned airline. Governments can't run airlines. Run them as businesses not political tools.Jump to post
Airbus sales chief says both A350 variants viable for Project Sunrise https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-confirms-both-a350-variants-viable-for-qanta-458641/ think there is a major problem when the manufacturer says that one aircraft which has already been ruled out is viable. The Cu...Jump to post
One Failure is that they fail to realise that they are only 49 not 50 for another year.Jump to post
Yesterday (Sunday 26th May)Qantas had two flights SYD LHR .. QF1 and QF5 .. QF5 (VH-OQE) which had an ETD of 2230 hours via SIN and ETD into LHR 1625LT .. After that, it is being ferried to Dresden (DRS) ... I'm guessing this is the first of the QF A380's for refit ? You're correct. You’re incorrec...Jump to post
Reducing some services during May and June (traditionally the quietest two months of the year) has been standard practice for many years. The article mentions CBR; would that be quieter because of the Federal Election and Parliament not sitting? If the article were balanced then it would also menti...Jump to post
Wow, didn't see ICN coming, but I am pleasantly surprised. Will be interesting to see how much SYD/MEL (with the large Korean populations) connecting traffic JQ will be able to generate on the route via OOL MEL does not have a large Korean population, infact the Korean population in Brisbane is qui...Jump to post
FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion. Source Fiji Airways They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019. Original source posted purchasing with the assistance of the Fiji Government Well that's not the Case. This wo...Jump to post