Qantas Orders 24 Widebody Aircraft, Prioritising Sustainability and Modernisation for the Future

Qantas Airways, Australia's flagship carrier, has made a significant stride towards reducing its carbon footprint and modernising its fleet with a substantial order for 24 widebody aircraft.  The multi-billion-dollar order is evenly split between two industry giants, Airbus and Boeing,...

Incumbent Airlines Secure Five-Year Extensions for Vital Western Australia Regional Routes

Regional Express (Rex) and Skippers Aviation have secured five-year extensions for their Western Australia regional air routes beginning on October 2, 2023, and ending on July 2, 2028, solidifying their position as primary carriers on these crucial routes. Rex, facing...

Australia Introduces Alphanumeric Aircraft Registration System to Address Shortage

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has unveiled a groundbreaking solution to the depletion of available aircraft registration marks. Owners and operators can now secure marks starting this month. Under this new system, aircraft registration marks will commence with...

Qatar Airways Exploiting Loophole with “Ghost Flights” in Australia, Igniting Controversy

In a bold move that has raised eyebrows in the aviation industry, Qatar Airways has been operating near-empty or empty large passenger jets between Melbourne and Adelaide daily. This maneuver is seen as an attempt to exploit a legal loophole...

Bonza Airlines Soars: New Gold Coast Base Unleashes Tourism Boom and Growth

Bonza Airlines has announced opening its third base at Gold Coast Airport in a significant move for Australian aviation, marking a major stride for the emerging carrier.  With this expansion, the airline is set to introduce 70 new weekly flights...

Turkish Airlines Plans Direct Flights Connecting Istanbul and Australia 

Melbourne's Crown's Palladium witnessed a grand event on Friday night, hosted by Turkish Airlines, as they celebrated the highly anticipated announcement of direct flight routes between Istanbul and a yet-to-be-announced Australian airport (or airports). The highlight of the evening was...

Australia Boosts Air Force with $6.6B Purchase of US C-130 Hercules

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — To bolster its defence capabilities, Australia announced a major deal with the United States, purchasing 20 new C-130 Hercules aircraft from Lockheed Martin for 9.8 billion Australian dollars ($6.6 billion).  Following last year's U.S. Congress approval...

Airlines May Reduce Flights to Australia to Meet Emissions Promises, Warns Parliament

International airlines could scale back their flights to Australia in the coming years as the country's long-haul routes present an easy target for meeting future environmental commitments, according to a submission made by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) to...

Lack of Competition Impacts Australian Aviation On-Time Performance, Warns Airport Association

Qantas and Virgin Australia, the two major players in Australia's domestic aviation sector, now hold a combined market share of 95%, according to the Australian Airports Association (AAA). This duopoly has significantly increased the airlines' profit margins, dwarfing other industries...

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Plunges in Severe Turbulence, 7 Injured

Passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Sydney experienced intense turbulence, causing injuries to seven individuals. The terrifying incident occurred approximately five hours into the 11-hour journey over the Pacific, causing passengers to be forcefully thrown out of...
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