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Tigerair takes aim at queues, counters with a hip hit team

iPad toting customer service staff with holster mounted printers started the process of eliminating much of the counters and queues for Tigerair passengers at its Melbourne Airport terminal today.

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Virgin Australia tames the Tiger but overall losses persist in Q3

Virgin Australia continued to lose money in the three months to the end of March,  but has also posted very substantial improvements in its Virgin and Tigerair branded airlines.

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Virgin Australia’s new chair has long experience in finance and fuel

The appointment of Elizabeth Bryan as the new chair of Virgin Australia ticks the big boxes of experience in fuel, finance and public administration for an airline.

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Virgin’s full service roll out ends, the real battle begins

Virgin Australia’s completion today of its moves to offer complimentary food and drinks (as fitting the hour of travel) across its services, as well as free checked luggage is not so much the start of a bun fight between the major carriers, but the onset of harsh performance comparisons.

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Virgin Australia adds Spain and Scotland codeshares

As promised earlier this year, Virgin Australia keeps adding new international codeshares with Etihad that can compete with the Qantas-Emirates partnership.

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Virgin turbo-prop incident in Qld exposed safety breaches

Try as it does to downplay safety breaches, the ATSB report into a Virgin Australia Regional turbo-prop incident at Moranbah in Queensland in 2013 uncovered a culture of ignoring air safety laws that has gone unpunished.

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The day the music stops in Tamworth for Qantaslink

Virgin Australia is starting Sydney-Tamworth turbo-prop ATR72 flights six returns weekly from 25 May.  Which means there goes the music, in the country and western capital of Australia, as far as Qantaslink is concerned.

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Virgin Australia opens new international strategy with Fiji

Fiji will be served in peak periods from 4 April by Virgin Australia A330-200s as well as the 737s which fly its current schedule on routes between Australia and Nadi, marking the start of its recently foreshadowed new international initiatives.

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Virgin Australia flags major international initiatives

The consumer take away from this morning’s Virgin Australia first half financial briefing is that profitable competition will continue to rule on domestic routes, at least for the time being.

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Virgin Australia shrinks losses in strong first half year

Virgin Australia Holdings, which now includes 100 percent of the Tigerair Australia franchise, has grown overall revenue much faster than costs have increased in its half year results to 31 December.

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Virgin Australia back in the money in latest results

Virgin Australia has posted second quarter results for the current financial year that show a big turnaround in the profitability of its full service brand as well as low cost unit Tigerair Australia.

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Would you really fly to Beijing one stop if non-stop is available?

Air China 中国国际航空公司 has posed an interesting dilemma for loyal Qantas and Virgin Australia customers with its new non-stop flights between Melbourne and Beijing with an initial four times weekly service from 1 June using two class Airbus A330-200s.

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Qantas gradually breaks the bad news about cheaper fuel

Get over it! Falling petrol prices at the service station pumps aren’t a reliable sign as to what will happen to air fares on domestic and international flights in Australia.

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China might not become a wide open gateway to Europe

The ‘improved’ air services agreement with China to be announced today Friday might be an excuse for firing up the ‘lock up our skies’ debate to protect Qantas, but this isn’t a simple issue.

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Qatar Airways already testing live black box uploads

Qatar Airways group CEO Akbar Al Baker made an astonishing disclosure to a media conference this week about live streaming data from flight recorders, which no one seems to have picked up on for its implications for new tech high efficiency air traffic control systems.

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A costly ‘low cost’ year ahead for Qantas and Virgin?

We’re going to be so cheap Air-India and Philippine Airlines will set up call centres in Cairns and Charleville.

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Bigger Australian airports want more foreign flights

Seeking a Qantas bypass, airports ask for more Qatar, Emirates and Etihad jets in a cause that will inflame protectionist versus free trader conflicts

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Etihad’s new X factor terminal reshapes airport competition

Why there needs to be a discussion about transport infrastructure costs in Australia, whether in airports, rail or roads.

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