April 13, 2021| 23 0

Trans-Tasman Flight Corridor Led To 1570% Increase In Bookings

An online travel agency is enjoying a massive boost in bookings between Australia and New Zealand following the announcement of a travel bubble opening between the two countries. On the day New Zealand agreed to the travel bubble, trans-Tasman bookings surged 1570% on Skyscanner. That is great news for Skyscanner. The caveat is, there was barely an …

April 13, 2021| 35 0

Could A Slow Vaccine Rollout Ruin Qantas’ International Plans?

Qantas is sticking with its timeline to resume international flying. This is despite mounting problems with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Australia. The airline has most international flights back in its schedules from October 31. That date aligned with Australian Government timelines regarding the mass vaccination of its citizens. But Austra …

April 13, 2021| 29 0

Emirates President: The Larger The Hub The Better

Across much of the airline industry, there is a conflict between passengers and airlines. Passengers want fast point-to-point travel. But many airlines like funneling passengers via hubs. There, the airlines can fill up planes and try to extract maximum bang for their buck. Emirates is a classic example of a hub airline The dubai-based Emirates is a …

April 13, 2021| 28 0

flypop signs A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop said it has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third-largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease management services to airlines and airline investors globally. The flypop team has been in discussions with a number of leasing companies over the past few months, however, Avol …

April 12, 2021| 25 0

Will We Ever See Another Plane With 2 Passenger Decks?

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 have rapidly disappeared from airline fleets. Many passengers love these two-deck aircraft, but they are out of favor with airlines. With significant improvements in twinjets and a shift to lower capacity and more fuel-efficient operations, it is unlikely we will another anytime soon, at least not for passenger use. Tw …

April 12, 2021| 28 0

Alliance Embraer E190s To Start Flying For QantasLink From May 25th

Alliance Airlines Embraer’s will start flying for QantasLink under a wet-lease arrangement on May 25. Alliance Airlines will initially provide three Embraer jets to QantasLink. The planes are first destined to fly between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin. This will be the first time either Qantas or QantasLink has used Embraer aircraft for their …

April 12, 2021| 31 0

TWU BEGINS LANDMARK CASE TO REHIRE QANTAS WORKERS

The TWU has today begun its bid in the Federal Court to force Qantas to rehire more than 2,000 ground handlers whose roles were outsourced earlier this year. The union has hired Waterfront dispute lawyer Josh Bornstein to argue the airline’s actions contravene the  Fair Work Act  because employees at the new companies will now no longer be entitled to …

April 12, 2021| 35 0

Vietnam Looks To Reopen Borders With Vaccine Passport

The Vietnamese Government is eyeing re-opening its borders to international travelers as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up and work on digital health passports continue. Last week, a Vietnamese Government committee said the country’s IT infrastructure to support a new normal in international travel was now in place. But questions remain when to open Vi …

April 11, 2021| 31 0

Pakistan International Airlines Asks Crew To Refrain From Fasting Inflight

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has asked its pilots and cabin crew not to fast while flying. The notification comes just before Ramadan and explains why fasting during flight operations can be dangerous and pose safety risks. Let’s find out more. Fasting According to Dawn, PIA issued a safety alert to its pilots and flight attendants ahead of …

April 11, 2021| 31 0

Emirates President: A380 Still Ideal For Slot Restricted Airports

Global giant Emirates is renowned for its large Airbus A380 fleet. The airline has come to rely on the jet to power its global hub in Dubai. Even with the global health crisis and the associated downturn in travel, Emirates sees a future for the Airbus A380. According to Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, the mammoth A380 still serves an ide …

April 11, 2021| 29 0

Americans Are Back: US Passenger Numbers Hit 60% Of 2019 Levels

More Americans have resumed flying as sustained passenger numbers through March and into April above one million passengers in a day is a promising sign for airlines. Even after the popular spring break and Easter holiday weekends, passenger numbers have not slipped, showing a sustained appetite for leisure travel outside of peak travel periods. For …

April 11, 2021| 28 0

AIR NEW ZEALAND TO LAUNCH REVIVED AUCKLAND–HOBART ON 22 APRIL

Air New Zealand has confirmed it will operate flights between Auckland and Hobart for the first time in a generation from 22 April. The airline earlier said the route would restart as soon as the trans-Tasman bubble opened and has now revealed the flights will depart on Thursdays and Sundays using its A320 fleet. It comes after New Zealand Prime Mini …

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