If this team Qantas was out there on a level playing field today and it got the ball it would hand it back to the opposing team and give them great big sloppy kisses all around.
Air Asia has scored another goal in the very, very long game of gaining access to the one billion population sized market for inexpensive air travel in India by getting an operating certificate for a franchise to be based in Chennai.
While the greater number of air travellers gaze on the Middle East luxury arms race, wondering what’s in it for them, Emirates has dropped the first hint that it will respond to the ‘apartment’ concepts unveiled by neighboring UAE upstart Etihad this week.
Apartments in Etihad A380s for those who could probably afford to buy one! Qatar Airways’ early introduction of A350s to Perth! Whatever will Emirates do?
What is it about Brisbane Airport, Airbus A330s, and mud daubing wasps that could cause airlines to stock up on insecticide for walk around pre-flight inspections?
There is much to read between the lines in Etihad issuing a deadline for its taking a stake in troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
When America’s major plane maker Boeing, France’s major oil company Total, and a major Middle East carrier, Etihad, get together for a serious effort to undercut traditional oil with a biofuel substitute for fossil carbon releasing kerosene it is reasonable to think something of moment is going on.
When it comes to big 'bad' Gulf carriers Emirates can be seen as 'conquering', Etihad as 'investing' and Qatar as 'colonising'.
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.