What was first reported as an engine explosion on the A330-200 may have been an 'implosion'
China Eastern flight at Sydney was barely off the ground when engine failed last night
As things currently stand, China Eastern has just ordered a new type of Airbus that will make life difficult for its codeshare partner Qantas on Australia-China routes
After making a huge fuss over the alleged unfairness of sovereign ‘subsidies’ in Middle East carriers, US behemoth Delta is buying a symbolic stake in China Eastern, widely regarded as the most subsidised state owned airline of current times.
Qantas faces some substantial objections to its proposed ‘coordination’ arrangement with China Eastern from Australia’s competition guardian the ACCC, which has served notice that it proposes to deny its application its approval.
Wherever else it leads the Qantas joint venture with China Eastern 中国东方航空公司 will make life so much easier for Australians using flying kangaroo services through Shanghai’s main international airport from day one.
Qantas has leveraged its China Eastern relationship to put pressure on Virgin Australia’s Asia ambitions with new code shares to Shanghai and Beijing.
The porous nature of global alliances has been highlighted again today with Virgin Australia alliance partner Etihad Airways formalising a code share agreement with Qantas commercial partner China Eastern. Etihad is also a code share partner with Malaysia Airlines, which Qantas is sponsoring for membership of the oneworld alliance, and owns equity in Aer Lingus […]
It has taken some time for a considered response from the Hong Kong government to the Jetstar Hong Kong plan to appear in its well connected and long established English language daily the South China Morning Post but this editorial would not be welcome at Qantas. Jetstar Hong Kong should have no claim on home-ground […]