Airline News

Emirates eyes broader rollout of unbundled business class

Emirates' discounted business class fares offer full service in the air, but fewer frills on the ground.

Chris Chamberlin |

The innovations that reshaped business travel this decade

From 2010 through to 2019 saw dramatic changes in the business travel experience, with many innovations driven by technology.

Chris Chamberlin |

Designing Emirates' "game changer" first class private suite

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark explains the design ethos behind the airline's first class suites, where privacy is top priority.

Chris Chamberlin |

Emirates plans new social areas for Airbus A350, Boeing 787

Emirates is planning ahead for the eventual retirement of its A380s, with "social areas" becoming the norm across its fleet.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas shifts Melbourne-Tokyo flights to Haneda Airport

It's goodbye Narita, hello Haneda for Melbourne-based travellers jetting to Japan.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas' three-pronged Europe strategy

The Kangaroo Route between Australia and the UK, let alone the rest of Europe, has never been so diverse...

David Flynn |

Qantas adds non-stop Frankfurt flights to Project Sunrise

Europe's financial capital could see direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne by the mid-2020s.

David Flynn |

Emirates eschews first class for new Boeing 787-9 fleet

Emirates' next-generation jets will see the airline standardise on a single business class seat design but forego first class.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas chooses Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise

Qantas will buy up to 12 Airbus A350-1000 jets as part of Project Sunrise, with flights to begin in the first half of 2023.

David Flynn |

Emirates plans all-new Airbus A380 inflight bar

Emirates aims to take its inflight bar and lounge to new heights, with a third edition of its popular A380 lounge on the way.

Chris Chamberlin |

Cathay Pacific: Brisbane all-A350, but fewer flights

Australia's third largest city gets fewer Cathay flights, but the airline's best business class and premium economy on every one.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas puts Haneda announcement on hold until early 2020

Qantas is keeping its powder dry on how it will use the rights to fly to Tokyo's Haneda airport.

David Flynn |

El Al to trial non-stop Israel-Melbourne flights in 2020

The Israeli flag-carrier says it will run a 'trial' of direct flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne across April and May 2020.

David Flynn |

Qantas not convinced on Airbus, Boeing revised Sunrise bids

"We don't have to do Project Sunrise" says Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, as Airbus and Boeing hand in a second version of their offers.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia won’t rush into new domestic business class

The mooted transcontinental Boeing 737 business class could be set for a comeback – in the middle of 2021...

David Flynn |

Philippine Airlines launches non-stop Perth-Manila flights

Philippine Airlines ditches the Darwin stopover of yesteryear, and puts its best foot forward with its latest aircraft.

Chris Chamberlin |

Virgin Australia readies Brisbane-Tokyo flights

Virgin's fresh focus on Japan will include daily Brisbane-Tokyo flights and a partnership with ANA, and flights are now on sale.

Brandon Loo |

Virgin Australia trims LAX flights in mid-2020

Virgin Australia is trimming its trans-Pacific flights to Los Angeles across August-September 2020.

David Flynn |