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.
Ben SandilandsAug 5, 20165 Comments
Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
Ben SandilandsMay 31, 2016
Virgin Australia and Australia's tourism industry stand likely to be transformed by the China deal announced this morning
Ben SandilandsMay 16, 20164 Comments
Virgin Australia has kept the classic spaciousness of 777 economy class seats in its officially launched remake of its small fleet of the big Boeings
Ben SandilandsMay 5, 20168 Comments
Undetected damage, in this case to a Virgin flight landing on a stormy night in Samoa, is a challenge airlines haven't yet overcome
Ben SandilandsMay 2, 20167 Comments
With a profit result similar to a well run small suburban business, is it not time for Virgin Australia to radically change course?
Ben SandilandsApr 28, 20165 Comments
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
Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201631 Comments
Why has the ATSB hushed up a disturbing failure of safety oversight involving a Virgin Australia turbo-prop?