Ben SandilandsMay 5, 20168 Comments
Undetected damage, in this case to a Virgin flight landing on a stormy night in Samoa, is a challenge airlines haven't yet overcome
Ben SandilandsMay 2, 20167 Comments
With a profit result similar to a well run small suburban business, is it not time for Virgin Australia to radically change course?
Ben SandilandsApr 28, 20165 Comments
The X-factor in the little jet big Delta just ordered is lower fossil sourced carbon emissions designed to reap huge benefits from future carbon trading schemes
Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201631 Comments
Why has the ATSB hushed up a disturbing failure of safety oversight involving a Virgin Australia turbo-prop?
Ben SandilandsApr 8, 20167 Comments
Behind the words, the Vanuatu airport crisis is essentially about ensuring money for infrastructure gets spent on the project, and nothing else
Ben SandilandsMar 30, 201610 Comments
Air New Zealand's unhappiness with Virgin Australia has caused today's
Ben SandilandsMar 21, 20164 Comments
This is an awkward moment for Virgin Australia in that today's announcement of a
Ben SandilandsMar 14, 20167 Comments
There are good reasons why Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are pursuing home grown jet grade biofuels in issuing a Request for Information or RFI today in both countries.
Ben SandilandsFeb 11, 201610 Comments
In the big picture of its half yearly financial results released this morning Virgin Australia has managed to lift fares and operating efficiency to levels that go way above the net
Ben SandilandsFeb 11, 201613 Comments
While Virgin Australia confirmed the good news of soaring profits in its half yearly results posted this morning, five of its unusually comfortable Embraer E-190s have been chopped.
Ben SandilandsFeb 4, 20163 Comments
Less continues to be more for Virgin Australia Holdings. The group's second quarter has continued its first quarter profit recovery, while flying fewer passengers but making more mo
Ben SandilandsFeb 1, 20163 Comments
There was a bit more to today's unveiling of the first Tigerair Australia 737-800, which has been reallocated to it from owner Virgin Australia's fleet than was officially re-announ
Ben SandilandsJan 28, 201611 Comments
The failed state of Vanuatu's shoddy runway at the Bauerfield, Port Vila airport has finally become evident to Virgin Australia, which like Qantas and its main shareholder, Air New
Ben SandilandsJan 27, 20163 Comments
Updated* Australia Day could have started (and ended) badly for two passenger jets with more than 300 seats and a traffic chopper near Melbourne airport on Tuesday.
Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20167 Comments
It's almost three Australian winters since a Virgin Australia 737 with 91 people on board made an emergency landing at Mildura on a fog bound runway the pilots had difficulty seeing
Ben SandilandsJan 20, 20162 Comments
In what might be called the airline equivalent of a relationship rather than a marriage the low cost carrier Scoot has struck an interline agreement both ways between Melbourne and
Ben SandilandsJan 5, 201621 Comments
The most important thing to note about this morning's Melbourne hoverboard fire
Ben SandilandsDec 8, 201532 Comments
According to various US reports Boeing is about to unveil the first of its Boeing 737 MAX line in a private ceremony in Seattle. The MAX is a jet Airbus forced Boeing