Australian Carriers Expand In Asia

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar continue their Asian expansion with new connections between Australia, China and Vietnam. The Flying Kangaroo has relaunched direct services to Beijing, while its low cost affiliate is to fly to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time.   Qantas Launches Sydney – Beijing After a hiatus of 8 years, … Continue reading

Qantas Celebrates 95th Anniversary With New Special-Liveried Jet

Australian carrier Qantas celebrated 95 years of flying this week with the unveiling of a new vintage-liveried jet in Sydney.   Adorning one of the airline’s narrow-bodied Boeing 737-800 jets (registered VH-VXQ), the Retro Roo II design recalls Qantas’ Boeing 707 aircraft from 1959 to 1961. Presented before a group of over 300 employees, Chief … Continue reading

Virgin Australia Debuts The Business

Virgin Australia has debut “The Business”, its next-generation business class product touted to raise the bar on domestic business travel down under. Launched today on its transcontinental Airbus A330s, the product embarked on its first commercial service onboard flight VA 559 from Sydney to Perth.   Reverse Herringbone Flat Beds, Direct Aisle Access The new … Continue reading

Qantas Marks Anniversary With Special Liveried Jet

Qantas’ celebrates its 94th anniversary in style with the delivery of its first “retro” painted aircraft.   The airline’s 75th Boeing 737-800 arrived in Sydney from the Boeing factory in Seattle, with staff members, media and its most loyal customer, 82-year old John Martin, who has flown on 958 revenue flights since July 1964. Named … Continue reading

Qantas Plans Upgrade Of B737s

Australian carrier Qantas will refurbish its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, adding more seats and its wireless Q Streaming inflight entertainment system. 38 of the airline’s older narrow-body jets will be upgraded progressively, joining 29 existing aircraft fitted with seatback monitors and video on-demand.   Through changes to the galley and lavatory space, an extra row … Continue reading