• Yes, the demand is there and can't be ignored. But there is sense of randomness when it comes to Chinese airlines flying to Australia. And profitability for routes such as the one announced by Beijing Capital Airlines will be difficult without subsidies. Additionally, the new route will also see...

  • This is a clear result of China's controversial 'one route one airline' policy. Airlines are just scurrying to add any route possible so as to block other carriers in the future.

  • Bali-Australia will be competitive for Turkish Airlines or any sixth freedom carrier. Maybe they can re-visit the previous Singapore or Bangkok options which have a premium advantage over Bali. Even a nonstop service could be evaluated with long range aircrafts (like the Airbus A350-900ULR and Bo...

  • Alitalia to leave SkyTeam alliance?

    Jul 09, 2016, 02:19 AM

    This clearly has undertones of an Etihad Ainrways influence but perhaps it is necessary with the rescure place they are putting into action. And Alitalia hasn't yet confirmed anything so we'll have to wait and see what they'll do.

  • SQ nixes Virgin Australia play

    Jun 25, 2016, 12:05 AM

    Singapore Airlines has used Virgin Australia to access the domestic Australian market which is a major source market for its global operations. With or without a greater stake, this relationship will probably continue. The addition of the two Chinese investors, who have an agenda of their own, wi...

  • Qantas is certainly better off with the Boeing 777X, preferably the 777-8 version over the 777-9 due to range and seat capacity factors. The Airbus A380neo has little chance in the Red Roo's fleet (as in any other airline's fleet apart from the Middle East network carriers) as Qantas' long haul r...