October 17, 2017 48
Making the Canadian CSeries jet a much bigger threat to its 737 family was probably not what Boeing intended when it tried to cripple it being sold cheaply to US carriers
September 28, 2017 28
With friends like the US Department of Commerce, does Boeing have a worse enemy in terms of a trade war fought over subsidies?
September 8, 2017 32
United's non-stops between Sydney and Houston may actually be about Air NZ's ambitions to do Auckland-New York City
November 6, 2016 6
What seems good to airline stock jockeys could have unintended consequences when the customers revolt
April 28, 2016 5
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
October 9, 2015 43
The activation by Air New Zealand of the potential of its Star Alliance relationship with United to bring the US carrier onto the San Francisco-Auckland route means Qantas would be really keen to have its first tranche of Boeing 787-9s now rather than in the second half of 2017.
September 8, 2015 10
What must be one of the fastest hi-tech makeovers of a wide body jet is underway at Airbus where the first metal cutting for its A330 NEO or new engine option variants is now underway.
July 28, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015 4
Virgin Australia has announced its new premium economy cabin for its 777-300ERs, which will form part of its responses to the new Qantas-American Airlines route initiatives between Australia and the US. The cabin becomes smaller, but the seats more widely spaced.
May 16, 2015 27
Let’s consider the possible consequences if the major US airlines, American, Delta and United, succeed in restricting if not reversing the expansion of the major middle east carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.
March 17, 2015 19
While Emirates marshals its lawyers, it’s Middle East rival, Qatar Airways, has gone for the nitty gritty in its response to the increasingly shrill US campaign against the big three Gulf carriers.
March 3, 2015
Some years ago on a family visit by a US relative to Auckland, we treated our guest to an All Blacks game at Eden Park, complete with a full haka (there being no half measures when the action involves the Wallabies). She couldn’t quite get that the ceremony was all bluff, but alas, as usual, […]
November 21, 2014 4
For an airline which drives hard bargains for ‘run out’ model jets, Delta has broken its recent form by ordering 50 new, indeed, as yet not in service wide-body Airbus models.
October 1, 2014 3
Just a few days ago the question was what Virgin Australia might do to compete with really truly non-stop Qantas flights to Dallas Fort Worth? Well, the answer is Nashville, as in Nashville, Tennessee
September 29, 2014 14
With its A380s now serving Dallas non-stop both ways, Qantas hasn't just done what has been urged on it for years, but could cause a large competitive focus on new routes to America
August 22, 2014 17
Qantas has announced a suite of trans Pacific schedule changes for its US and Chile flights that certainly help to defocus some adverse speculation about next Thursday’s full year financial results.
September 5, 2013 2
Giant US carrier spurns new tech jets in big order for existing versions of Airbus airliners.
July 2, 2013
Virgin Australia's quest for global reach has reached Mexico. If you go there, your will be rewarded, but also exposed to more risk than visiting the US for example.
December 12, 2012
There will be flow on effects on Virgin Australia flyers and investors from the official sale of 49% of Virgin Atlantic to Delta Air Lines which has just been announced in New York but it may take time for them to become apparent. The deal, in which Singapore Airlines takes a bath on its original […]
December 3, 2012
Rationalisation fever is on the rise overseas as Delta is reported as seeking control of Virgin Atlantic, which means any game of musical shares could spread to Virgin Australia.