Airline News

Qantas jacks up international fares again

Just a month after its last price increase, Qantas has jacked up its international ticket prices again — this time, by $5...

danwarne |

Virgin Blue signs Luke Mangan for inflight meals

Update As tipped by Australian Business Traveller last week, Virgin Blue has hired Australian chef Luke Mangan to overhaul its...

David Flynn |

Jetstar’s inflight iPad app revealed

Jetstar is pushing ahead with plans to use the iPad for in-flight entertainment on its domestic and international flights begin...

David Flynn |

LAX to be Virgin Blue's second global hub

Virgin Blue is still waiting for the US government to drop its staunch opposition to an alliance with Delta Airlines, but that ...

David Flynn |

Jetstar, Tiger Airways in trouble over hidden fees

Jetstar, Tiger Airways and Air New Zealand are among airlines that have been smacked by the ACCC over hidden fees that are now ...

danwarne |

Air China orders new Boeing 747-8I jumbos

Air China ordered five of Boeing's revamped 747-8I 'Intercontinental'  jumbo jet today, becoming the third airline to orde...

John Walton |

Virgin Australia or V Australia?

Virgin Blue will have a new name by mid-year, and the odds are on it being either Virgin Australia or V Australia. Neither is ...

David Flynn |

SQ to launch inflight Internet in May

Singapore Airlines plans to introduce inflight mobile phone and Internet access in May this year, beginning with its flagship A...

David Flynn |

Review: Cathay Pacific's new business class seats

Latest: read our 'world first' review of Cathay Pacific premium economy Cathay Pacific’s new international business clas...

David Flynn |

Virgin Blue offers double Velocity points

Virgin Blue is now offering double Velocity frequent flyer points to travellers who book flights on Virgin group airlines aroun...

danwarne |

Inflight meals to eat at home?

Despite the best efforts of airlines in employing masterchefs to oversee their inflight menus – Qantas’ Neil Perry ...

David Flynn |

CX mulls inflight Internet, premium economy

Inflight Internet service and a new premium economy class are both being considered by Cathay Pacific as the airline looks to f...

David Flynn |

Emirates wins best airline food award

The best food in the sky is to be found on Emirates, with Australian airlines nowhere to be seen in the top ten.  However...

John Walton |

Jetstar aims for 100% self-service

Jetstar technology chief Stephen Tame has stated his intention to make the budget airline "100% self service". However, the go...

danwarne |

Five best features in new CX biz class seats

Australian Business Traveller has already spent some time with Cathay Pacific’s all-new business class cabin, which is no...

David Flynn |

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 |