Airline News

Emirates becomes world's third largest airline

With only 144 aircraft in its fleet, Emirates has just become the world's third largest airline by capacity, overtaking US carr...

John Walton |

SQ and PayPal partner up

Singapore Airlines is now accepting PayPal alongside credit cards for purchasing flights online at singaporeair.com. Passenger...

David Flynn |

Virgin Blue to drop 'Blue'

Virgin Blue will drop the ‘Blue’ from its name when it unveils a new brand within the next four months.The move is ...

David Flynn |

Airline launches inflight iTunes downloads

Cramming your iPod, iPad and iPhone full of entertainment has become par for the course before a long haul flight, but if airli...

danwarne |

BA 747 grounded after bedbugs attack

British Airways has admitted one of its 747s was infested with bedbugs, after a passenger sustained bites around her torso and ...

danwarne |

AirNZ's new 777 to make weekend visits to Mlb

Air New Zealand hopes introduce its new Boeing 777-300ERs on direct flights from Auckland to San Francisco and Vancouver this y...

David Flynn |

World's best airports: Seoul, Changi & Hong Kong

Asia’s supersized yet streamlined airports made a clean sweep of the world’s top airports awards, with Seoul&r...

David Flynn |

V Australia launches first flight to Abu Dhabi

V Australia begins direct flights between Sydney and Abu Dhabi from today, making it the first Australian airline with a dedica...

David Flynn |

Tiger hopes to fly to NZ, Singapore

Tiger Airways wants to expand to an international airline, flying to countries around the Asia-Pacific rim – and take bus...

David Flynn |

Borghetti: business class is "a nuclear arms race"

The introduction of a new domestic business class in May this year sees Virgin Blue adding yet another category of seating into...

David Flynn |

GALLERY: Virgin Blue’s new uniforms

Virgin Blue (since this article was first written, the airline has rebranded as Virgin Australia) has revealed a swish new look...

David Flynn |

PICTURES: Virgin Blue's new business class seats

Virgin Blue's new business class seats and service will debut in May on twice-daily flights between Sydney and Perth.The cabin ...

David Flynn |

Virgin Blue will offer inflight internet: CEO

Virgin Blue chief John Borghetti says Australians are ready for inflight internet and his airline will offer it the instant inf...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue to open new lounges

Virgin Blue will open three new domestic lounges this year, with the flagship Sydney lounge gaining valet parking and 'direct e...

David Flynn |

Airlines drop change fees for Christchurch flights

Update: last updated at 1522 Wednesday NZ time  Airlines have announced compassionate measures for those flying in and ou...

danwarne |

Christchurch air traffic staff "still up there"

Update: Thursday 24 February New Zealand Air Traffic Control organisation Airways NZ has contacted Australian Business Tr...

danwarne |

Plane landed as Christchurch earthquake hit

An Air New Zealand plane touched down in Christchurch Airport at the exact moment the magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit. One passen...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue gears up for ‘the new Blue’

There’s a seismic shift happening at Virgin Blue. A new name, new logo and new brand. New planes with new livery. New bus...

David Flynn |