Topic archives: Virgin Australia

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

October 14, 2017 11

Our airlines need to use some very plain words about cytotoxic drug spills in passenger cabins

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

October 12, 2017 11

It's about 14 years since reporters have sought answers about a possible merger between Emirates and Etihad and we have almost enough words about this yesterday as heard in all of them in total

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

October 3, 2017 8

Making clean fuel is one thing, and Virgin is taking on the other essential of getting it into the fuel tanks

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

October 2, 2017 9

Etihad has chosen who will lead it, but where that will be is the question

How flying trans Tasman could be made faster, better, smarter

How flying trans Tasman could be made faster, better, smarter

September 29, 2017 2

There is an urgent need for a better airport experience for Australia-New Zealand flyers. Has the TTF nailed it?

Virgin Australia reveals a little more of its Hong Kong and China strategy

Virgin Australia reveals a little more of its Hong Kong and China strategy

September 7, 2017 8

Virgin Australia gets dailies to Hong Kong. But when will it score non-stops to cities in China?

Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down

Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down

September 6, 2017 6

Safety investigator silent on how Virgin Australia responded to pilot confusing flaps zero with flaps 30 in botched landing approach

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

August 29, 2017 17

Brisbane gets a boost from second Qantas 787 base as competing airlines left guessing which routes they will fly

Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses

Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses

August 10, 2017 7

Australia's main airline customers continue to be 'spoiled rotten' as Virgin improves its financial situation

This might be goodbye to many day return intercity trips

This might be goodbye to many day return intercity trips

July 31, 2017 17

Some unwelcome but probably essential changes to transport security are imminent in Australia

Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising

Fortunes of SingaporeAir and Etihad appear to be rising

July 27, 2017 2

Can Etihad do a Qantas style massive writedown and profit from it? Is SingaporeAir on a roll? What might they try to with their Virgin Australia investments?

HNA credit crackdown signals bigger risks for Australian interests

HNA credit crackdown signals bigger risks for Australian interests

July 25, 2017

HNA's capacity to invest more in airlines including Virgin Australia has been put in question by overseas reports

Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death

Scoot begs for free fare plugs from a media that is deaf and near death

July 22, 2017 5

Scoot has dished up its first big discount sale in Australia after swallowing the Tigerair networks in Asia

Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next?

Etihad’s Darwinian evolution falls extinct, who is next?

July 21, 2017 1

Darwin Airline's evolution as an Etihad investment in regional European flights has turned fossil

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

July 11, 2017 43

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening

Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist

Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist

July 6, 2017 7

Virgin pitches for China's new gold mountain, but we'd like to know more

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

May 20, 2017 43

Virgin Australia isn’t going to succeed by becoming a super-Qantas product, or even one which charges more ancillary fees that its stronger competitor

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

May 5, 2017 16

More safety issues with the infamous Virgin Australia ATR 72 incidents of 2014 have emerged

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

April 17, 2017 15

Is 'sweating the asset' and screwing the customer really the way to lift airline profits?

Boeing’s MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

Boeing’s MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

April 13, 2017 4

Two key days are about to round out the Boeing's 737 MAX Family