As a recipient of a number of regular proprietary financial institution bulletins they historically tend to be very weak at picking downtrends in consumer demand, and this is could mean bad news for Qantas and Virgin Australia and their low cost brands.READ MORE
Concerns about the future of the all new Canadian regional jet the Bombardier CSeries have deepened as the first intended buyer Braathens in Sweden seeks to delay deliveries until after other airlines are using it.READ MORE
You don’t have to dig all that deeply to uncover unease in Australian inbound tourism stakeholders as to the calibre of the Coalition’s understanding and support for promoting travel to this country.READ MORE
Opinion The arguments, mainly promoted by organised labour and political figures in Australia, that government intervention is necessary in Qantas, took hits this week from two sources.READ MORE
Virgin Australia had surprises for both major competitor Qantas and major shareholder Air New Zealand today.READ MORE
There are two possible reasons why a satellite phone on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 didn’t respond to calls from frantic airline officials after it went missing on 8 March.
One would be that a conscious decision was made not to take the call, and the other, that there was no one near it who was physically able to answer it.READ MORE
Investors had two Qantas activities to consider today. The one that flies passengers and continues to do a very poor job of it in terms of returns, and the one that pumps ‘optionality’ in offering new stock structures for its domestic and international arms.READ MORE
Qantas has just reported a statutory loss after tax of $2.843 billion dollars and an underlying loss after tax of $646 million for the year to 30 June.
The loss far exceeds market expectations, and was primarily driven by a massive write down in the value of the international fleet.READ MORE
Etihad’s over the top $43,000 London flights take us back to similar equivalent fares for kangaroo route flights post WWIIREAD MORE
The main problem of the Knee Defender is the confrontational ‘courtesy card’ thoughtfully provided for you to serve on the passenger seated in front of you, telling him or her that you are taking control.READ MORE
As a curtain raiser to a dismal two days of Qantas and Virgin Australia losses to finish off this last week of the financial year reporting season, Air NZ’s strong $NZ262 million net profit announced in Auckland this morning is a lot of salt to sprinkle over the wounds of the Australian carriers.READ MORE
There will almost certainly be strong views expressed about the pros and cons of allowing a helipad to be built atop a major new Darling Harbour hotel in Sydney as proposed earlier today.READ MORE
Just how high did Qantas fly its Boeing 747SPs?READ MORE
Qantas is to fly, courtesy of a code share, to Taiwan, where in the past to stay on the right side of China, it had to invent a special Australia Asia Airlines entity.READ MORE