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Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open

Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 20167 Comments

Unlimited risks and rewards come to air routes between Australia and China

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Ben SandilandsNov 16, 20165 Comments

There was some good news at Virgin Australia's AGM, but the topics that excite consumers aren't yet ShowTime ready

Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger?

Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger?

Ben SandilandsNov 4, 20164 Comments

In the jungle of low cost airline competition, the Tigerair brand might be strong enough to resist extinction

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 201610 Comments

Gradually, but at a civilised pace, urgency over the lethal potential of the Samsung device is creeping up on Australia's air safety regulator

Tigerair to add Perth-Brisbane to low fare network

Tigerair to add Perth-Brisbane to low fare network

Ben SandilandsOct 13, 20161 Comment

Tigerair gives Jetstar eight months notice it is filling a hole in its network

Virgin Australia restores Melbourne LAX 777s and puts A330s on Perth-Abu Dhabi

Ben SandilandsSep 20, 20168 Comments

It might only have small wide body fleets but Virgin Australia is working them like there is no tomorrow

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

Ben SandilandsAug 18, 20164 Comments

Australia's safety investigator exhaustively concludes that airlines need to keep a sharp lookout while reversing their jets. Really? Yes.

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Ben SandilandsAug 5, 20165 Comments

Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Ben SandilandsJul 28, 20163 Comments

Virgin Australia has posted a set of numbers that reinforce the view that the best investment in air travel is an airport car parking franchise

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Ben SandilandsJul 27, 2016

Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline

Virgin Australia to be with wi-fi mid 2017 from unknown partner

Ben SandilandsJul 21, 20164 Comments

Virgin Australia declines to reveal the father of its forthcoming wi-fi transformation, but hopes rise for something faster than the Qantas NBN hook-up for its domestic A330s and 737s

Airbus and Boeing predict the same future but in different sized jets

Airbus and Boeing predict the same future but in different sized jets

Ben SandilandsJul 12, 20161 Comment

Farnborough Airshow awash with more water than orders as rivals Airbus and Boeing predict the size and scope of air travel

Tigerair Australia to replace all of its A320s with 737s

Tigerair Australia to replace all of its A320s with 737s

Ben SandilandsJul 6, 201613 Comments

Virgin Australia and its Tigerair franchise are continuing moves to turn into a simplified group flying only one type of wide body and single aisle jets across their combined networks

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 201615 Comments

Brexit today, an independent Scotland 'tomorrow', and a Trump presidency to come. Airlines have much to fear, but will anyone care amid the threatened turmoil?

Virgin Australia gives some pointers to its future

Ben SandilandsJun 15, 20168 Comments

ME giant Etihad appears to be a happy prisoner of the Virgin Australia restructuring deal and it's likely Tigerair will boost VA's international expansion in competition with Jetstar

Virgin Australia restructures with $1 billion in new funds

Ben SandilandsJun 15, 2016

With a pile of new money and fleet cutbacks, and two new China stakeholders, Virgin Australia is about to become something different to what it is now

Second China group bids for Virgin Australia stake

Second China group bids for Virgin Australia stake

Ben SandilandsJun 10, 20166 Comments

A major China play for Virgin Australia seems to be on, but will Singapore Airlines try to take out its PRC rivals?

Virgin Australia wants daily China flights ASAP

Virgin Australia wants daily China flights ASAP

Ben SandilandsJun 1, 20163 Comments

Virgin Australia has started something on the China-Australia air routes that its rivals as well as its captive airline stakeholders may well seek to confine

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