Airline News

AirNZ boosts legroom on trans-Tasman flights

Air New Zealand will offer passengers extra legroom in economy class at no added cost on trans-Tasman flights from late next mo...

David Flynn |

CX adds fourth daily SYD-HK flight

Cathay Pacific is adding a fourth daily flight between Sydney and Hong Kong to its permanent schedule, with the decision to con...

David Flynn |

Qantas' new 737-800s start flying to NZ

Trans-Tasman travellers will enjoy laptop power sockets and and video screens at every seat as Qantas' three new Boeing 737-800...

John Walton |

Etihad and Air New Zealand to codeshare

Etihad and Air New Zealand will start selling tickets and allowing frequent flyer ticket redemptions on each other's flights la...

John Walton |

Delta introduces Economy Comfort seating

Delta is following the lead of United and its SkyTeam partner KLM by introducing an "economy with more legroom" premium area of...

John Walton |

BA lets businesses triple-dip on points

British Airways is ramping up promotion for its On Business program by offering triple points to all new companies which sign u...

David Flynn |

Inflight calls, texts & data on Air NZ next month

Air New Zealand passengers will be able to use mobile phones on selected domestic flights by the end of this month as the Kiwi ...

John Walton |

Qantas 737-800s to get Sky Interior?

Qantas appears set to unveil a radical new-look cabin for its domestic fleet aircraft later this year when the airline takes de...

David Flynn |

Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa Airports open

Having escaped the worst of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, the major North Queensland airports are starting to return to normal service...

John Walton |

Qantas International slowly dying: Alan Joyce

Qantas chief Alan Joyce said today there was "a real question mark over the viability of Qantas International" if it keeps goin...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue-Etihad alliance gets final approval

The alliance between Virgin Blue and Etihad has received the blessing of the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commiss...

David Flynn |

Qantas hikes international ticket prices

Qantas flights to the UK and Europe will see a near-50% rise in the ticket's fuel surcharge from February 19 due to the rising ...

David Flynn |

Air NZ contract airline banned from flying

Air New Zealand contract airline Air National has been banned from flying by the CAA over concerns about allegedly false traini...

John Walton |

DISPUTE: Webjet stops selling Delta flights

Australian airline price search website Webjet today took the unprecedented step of disconnecting and deleting Delta Air Lines'...

danwarne |

Emirates adds Zambia, Zimbabwe flights

Emirates is taking square aim at business travellers working in the lucrative mineral and resources sectors in Zambia and Zimba...

John Walton |

Qantas, Jetstar evacuate passengers from Cairns

Qantas and Jetstar are flying additional planes into Cairns to get people out safely before "monster" Cyclone Yasi hits on Thur...

danwarne |

Fire extinguishers used on Singapore Airlines A380

UPDATE 3rd February | Singapore Airlines has issued an updated statement today. See our followup story: "There was no fire" on ...

John Walton |

Singapore Airlines: "There was no fire" on A380

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that fire extinguishers had been deployed after wiring...

danwarne |