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Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Airbus makes it clear that the Middle East is a huge growth zone not just a place to refuel, or interrupt a flight to Europe

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

Unless Qantas changes its ways, that flying kangaroo logo may need to be adjusted to one with tightly crossed legs

Etihad’s new X factor terminal reshapes airport competition

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.

Does a Superbus have a future at Australian airports?

Does a Superbus have a future at Australian airports?

While Sydney and Melbourne struggle to sort out access to their main airports (and quite a few other public transport inefficiencies) a contact in the UAE draws attention to the all-electric 250 kmh 23 passenger Superbus project to link Abu Dhabi to Dubai and their respective airports. It needs to be said at the outset, […]

“Singastar” is about more than Qantas/Jetstar

“Singastar” is about more than Qantas/Jetstar

Qantas and Jetstar as well as every major airline from Japan to the Middle East will be reviewing their strategies and outlook following Singapore Airline’s decision to launch a medium to long range wide bodied low fare carrier. SQ has not given any details of fleet or routes, further adding to the uncertainty, but there […]

Not your usual windsock

Not your usual windsock

A glimpse of the outline of the 828 metres tall Burj Khalifa tower can remind those landing at Dubai airport that this is a city which has made some phenomenal investments in cutting edge design and technology. However near neighbour in the UAE, Abu Dhabi could be about to do something rather more subtle but […]

What another 32 A380s for Emirates could mean

What another 32 A380s for Emirates could mean

Today’s order of another 32 Airbus A380s by Emirates is about as many of the giant jets as it would need to operate all of its current or approved flights between Australia and New Zealand and its Dubai hub. Or put another way, when Emirates has 90 A380s in service, for argument’s sake, by 2020, […]

Melbourne gets daily Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s to London from 29 September

Melbourne gets daily Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s to London from 29 September

Singapore Airlines will have daily return flights from both Melbourne and Sydney to London on Airbus A380s from 29 September. The deployment of its ninth A380 on the Melbourne-Singapore route closely parallels the late afternoon departure and early morning arrivals of the giant Airbus on the Sydney-Singapore-London route allowing easy connections for Melbourne travellers in […]

Decoding the Qantas Middle East code share

Decoding the Qantas Middle East code share

Qantas may have just started the airline equivalent of a ‘holy war’ in the Middle East. Of course no-one in Qantas would be as tactless as a Crikey blog in so describing today’s announcement of a code share with Etihad Airways. The official term is that the deal is ‘strategic’ which in itself is quite […]

Some critical QF+BA issues

Some critical QF+BA issues

One party always comes out on top in a merger, even one between ‘equals’ which is the phrase being spun into the media by Qantas and BA. Just listen to any of those who were in Qantas when it merged with Australian Airlines prior to the sale of 25% of the new entity to BA […]