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AirAsia finds new Japan venture partner?

AirAsia finds new Japan venture partner?

While it's all tweets and rumors so far, AirAsia seems like resurrecting its Japan low cost venture and running amok in Lombok.

Sichuan Airlines comes to Sydney, from China's wild west

Sichuan Airlines comes to Sydney, from China's wild west

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.

Brindabella licence cancellations reduce reasons to buy it

Brindabella licence cancellations reduce reasons to buy it

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.

Etihad works its new Greek connections in SYD, MEL and PER

Etihad works its new Greek connections in SYD, MEL and PER

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.

Fiji Airways and the pleasures of small, friendly, unhurried flights

Fiji Airways and the pleasures of small, friendly, unhurried flights

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.

AirAsia X buys big on longer range A330s for EU, US routes

AirAsia X buys big on longer range A330s for EU, US routes

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.

China Southern can't fill its Sydney A380 service

China Southern can't fill its Sydney A380 service

According to sources China Southern is pulling its daily A380 off the Sydney-Guangzhou route from late February because of poor loads.

Scoot, Tiger and AirAsia X all flag new ambitions

Scoot, Tiger and AirAsia X all flag new ambitions

Moves toward rationalisation of LCC brands in Asia are underway. Where might Jetstar fit into this?

Brindabella suspends ops indefinitely, receivers appointed

Brindabella suspends ops indefinitely, receivers appointed

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.

Qantas offering discounts to Brindabella customers

Qantas offering discounts to Brindabella customers

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.