While it's all tweets and rumors so far, AirAsia seems like resurrecting its Japan low cost venture and running amok in Lombok.
China hands say that Sichuan is its wild west, uncrowded in its wilderness spectacles, yet crowded with economic strength and potential in its major cities of Chengdu and Chongqing.
Updated* One of the negative consequences of the NSW Government cancelling Brindabella’s exclusive licenses to serve tiny communities is that the receivers KordaMentha are left with even less to sell.
Australia’s Greek air connections have been in a state of neglect for many years, and are something Etihad clearly intends to address with its newly announced codeshare with Greece’s largest airline, Aegean, from 30 March.
Catching flights in Fiji works this way. You sit on the verandah with a cool drink. It is the day of travel. You ask you host, or the hotel, when you should be ready. They give you an approximate time, and then someone drives you off to the airport at a leisurely pace and everything gradually happens, more or less on time, if anyone is actually keeping time.
An order by AirAsia X for a further 25 Airbus A330-300s signed in Paris overnight includes the new extended range version for high payload flights non-stop to western European cities from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as well as one new one stop flights to the US.
Moves toward rationalisation of LCC brands in Asia are underway. Where might Jetstar fit into this?
Brindabella Airlines is now ‘dead’ but could be resurrected if sold. It suspended all operations indefinitely effective this afternoon, with KordaMentha, of Ansett fame, being appointed receivers and managers.
Sunday update: Receivers have been appointed, the airline has been closed down indefinitely, and it is up for sale. A new story will be filed shortly Qantas has stepped up to assist stranded Brindabella ticket holders with special fares, and is assessing options including flights to towns that were exclusive to the Canberra based carrier.