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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Christchurch air traffic staff "still up there"

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

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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...

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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 |

How to survive a red-eye flight in economy

Red-eye flights leave late, arrive early, cross several time zones and don't give you enough time for a proper sleep. Whether ...

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New uniforms drop hints about Virgin Blue's plans

A further clue to Virgin Blue's plans to revamp its name, service and brand has emerged today, with leaked information about st...

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Which class for business on Air NZ's new 777?

Last week, we brought you detailed first reviews from Air New Zealand's brand new Business Premier and Premium E...

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United to keep extra-legroom Economy Plus

United will keep its Economy Plus extra-legroom seats following its merger with Continental Airlines, and will also install the...

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Qantas best for on-time flights: govt

Virgin Blue cancelled the most flights last year, while Qantas had the most on-time departures, according to the latest governm...

danwarne |

Top five updates on Air NZ's new 777

Our team made it on board Air New Zealand's newest 777-300ER when it stopped at Wellington last week, and we've brought you in-...

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Ouch: Virgin Blue doubles baggage fees

Virgin Blue is doubling its some of its baggage charges as part of a move to recoup rising fuel costs. From March, passengers ...

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