Tags: Australia

Virgin Atlantic chooses Menzies Aviation for cargo handling in Australia

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Menzies Aviation in Australia. The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo handling in Melbourne on June 8, with Brisbane to follow on 9 July, and Sydney on 7 August. The move will support Virgin Atlantic’s longstanding international long-haul cargo sales and […]

Australia gives up on the missing MH370 plane search

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the final report, summing up the already concluded search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished in 2014 on its way from Malaysia to China.  The authority states that “the understanding of where MH370 may be located is better now than it has ever been”, as […]

Qantas plans direct flights from Australia to UK and US by 2022

Qantas has announced it is investigating direct flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York by 2022. A direct flight would cut total journey time by up to four hours on Sydney-London and almost three hours on Melbourne-New York. If accomplished, this 20-hour non-stop journey would be longest commercial flight. In […]

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services. The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class, will increase capacity on the route by 3,724 seats a week, inbound and […]

Virgin strengthens its cargo team in Australia

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has strengthened its team in Australia with the appointment of Amanda Matar as Account Manager – Sydney. Amanda joins Virgin Atlantic as the airline increases its long-haul cargo sales and management services for Virgin Australia with the launch in April of Virgin Australia’s five Boeing 777-300ER flights per week from Melbourne to […]

Qantas To Fly Non-Stop Perth To London

Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history. First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub. Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights. Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate […]

Australia & China sign open sky agreement

Australia and China have settled arrangements for an open sky agreement called “open aviation market” between two countries, as announced by the Australia‘s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment on the 4th of December 2016. Under this agreement, both Australian and Chinese airlines will have an unrestricted capacity between China and Australia. Australia‘s Minister for […]

Emirates announces enhancements on services to Melbourne, Australia

Passengers travelling to Melbourne, Australia will now have another direct flight option with Emirates announcing that flights EK408 and EK409 will begin operating as nonstop services from Dubai from 30 October 2016.  Operated by an Emirates B777-300ER aircraft, EK408 will depart Dubai at 03:00hrs and arrive in Melbourne (MEL) at 23:20hrs. The return flight, EK409, […]