Qantas To Place A380s On Sydney – Dallas Route, Retimes Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow)

Australian carrier Qantas has announced changes to its Airbus A380 operations. The airline revealed it will fly its flagship Airbus A380s on its Sydney – Dallas/Fort Worth route in a bid to maximize aircraft utilization as part of its turnaround plan, while also retiming its Melbourne – Dubai – London (Heathrow) flight to free up … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Showcases New A380 First Class, To Upgrade Business Class On Select A320s, A330s

Qatar Airways continues to wow with investments to its premium product line-up, as it seeks to woo luxury travellers from rivals. The Oneworld member has revealed the luxury First Class suites that will become its flagship premium product onboard its Airbus A380 fleet and announced planned upgrades to its Business Class offering on selected Airbus … Continue reading

Austrian Airlines Invests In New Long-Haul Cabins

Austrian Airlines announced today the installation of new Business and Economy Class cabins to all 10 long-haul Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft in its fleet. The move is the latest in a series of measures undertaken by the Star Alliance member to improve its product and service quality, which began in 2011 with the introduction … Continue reading

AmaWaterways Adds New Ship

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship in Vilshofen, Germany today. In a ceremony filled with local Bavarian flavour, the new ms AmaPrima was christened by her honorary godmother, Valerie Wilson, who broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and doves released into the sky.   Wilson, who is the founder, chairman … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading