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Virgin Australia Inks Agreement With Link Airways.

Virgin Australia has signed an exclusive agreement with Link Airways to restart Sydney to Canberra, Australia services. Flights will commence from 30 January 2022. They will operate 53 times per week, adding up to 16,250 seats between the two cities each month.    The route — which was first paused in April 2020 at the height of the pandemic — will be operated using Link Airways’ Saab 340B+ aircraft and crew, with up to 9 flights per weekday available to…

Boeing 747 Legacy Carried On Through Tourist Attractions

More than 50 Years after the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1968, the iconic jet is still being produced at Boeing's factory in Everett, WA. But not for much longer. Production will end in 2022 and it looks like the last one will be line number…

Virgin Australia Rebounds One Year After Relaunch

One year after new owners Bain Capital took charge, Virgin Australia expanded its fleet and is looking forward to restarting normal operations as border restrictions ease. In April 2020, Australia’s second-largest airline went into voluntary administration. The effects of the pandemic took their toll on the airline’s finances, and it…

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian…

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to…

Throwback Thursday: Zuliana De Aviacion and A Venezuelan Scrapyard

Zuliana De Aviacion was a Venezuelan airline formed in 1985 and based in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. Initially starting out as a cargo airline, it later started passenger flights. In addition to several domestic routes, the airline expanded into Colombia as well as started international flights to the U.S.…

International Flights Resume in Sydney After Nearly 20 Months

On Nov. 1, Sydney Airport welcomed the first international flights under new quarantine-free international travel rules. The first arrival was planned to be operated by Qantas who appropriately scheduled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles. The flight touched down just after 6 a.m. local time. The aircraft, VH-ZND, is…

Bonza Attempts to Gain Traction in Australian Market

Australia will have a new low cost carrier next year. Subject to regulatory approval, the new airline will start selling tickets in early 2022. According to the new airline's website, customers can expect to fly on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, meaning they can offer ulta-low prices while reducing carbon footprint. The…

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights to Nov. 1

Qantas will finally commence international flights to London and Los Angeles on Nov. 1, two weeks earlier than initially planned and some 20 months after the Australian government closed the country’s borders. Further destinations will be added from Dec. 18 including Singapore, Vancouver and Fiji. The flights, which will be…