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QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8. Source: Qantas

Qantas To Increase Regional Service

Regional airline QantasLink this week announced it will be expanding its services to the regional Australian town of Broken Hill. The move, which will begin on June 21, 2022, will see Qantas' regional arm add a third-weekly Sydney-Broken Hill service to its current twice-weekly. Having started the service in April this year, QantasLink aims to eventually increase the service to five-weekly return flights by November 1, 2022. Utilizing its fleet of Dash 8 Q300s, the airline has allowances for up…

Five Iconic Indonesian Airlines That Eventually Went Bankrupt

In the aviation industry, competition is fierce. Specifically, the issue with airline services and facilities. Some Indonesian airlines have been successful in expanding its international schedule. However, some of them were forced to close because they were unable to compete with other airlines. Here are the insolvent Indonesian airlines, as…

Frontier Adds Four Las Vegas Routes This Summer

Frontier Airlines is launching nonstop service to four additional cities from Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport. The announcement comes as travel begins to take off for the summer season. Beginning August 9, Frontier will begin flying daily routes to and from Baltimore, Buffalo, Hartford, and Kansas City. The Denver-based…

Korean Air to Recommence Three Long-Haul Routes in July

Korean Air announced Thursday that it will recommence three long-haul operation destinations from July. The South Korean carrier had suspended long-haul flights at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic over two years ago. As a country, South Korea had very strict lockdown procedures, inbound travel and quarantine restrictions. The mandatory…

South Korea Quarantine Rules Come to an End as Airlines…

South Korea has gradually reopened its border after two years of the pandemic. The decision has come after the flattening of the coronavirus curve in the country. Starting this week, the country will drop its quarantine rules and welcome foreign arrivals regardless of the travelers’ vaccine status. The travelers need…

Air China to Acquire Controlling Interest over Shandong Airlines

On May 30, Air China released a statement that the company is seeking to acquire additional shares of Shandong Airlines and gain controlling interest over the company. Shandong Airlines is a mid-sized carrier headquartered in Jinan, China. Air China currently owns 43% of Shandong Airlines by direct and indirect ownership,…

Emirates Converts Passenger Aircraft into Freighters

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates-based Emirates will convert six more of its Boeing 777s into freighters which will serve to provide capacity growth, according to Cargo Facts. The Gulf carrier will decide which units to send for conversion based on “a number of factors” but declined to identify specific airframes according…

Skykraft Collaborates with Fiji’s Airports to Grow Island Connectivity

Skykraft — the Australian space services company — has officially commenced a new collaboration with Fiji Airports, as part of Skykraft's commercial Air Traffic Management (ATM) space constellation development, having made the announcement last week. Skykraft Chairman, Air Vice Marshall (retired) Mark Skidmore, along with Fiji Airports General Manager Air…

FedEx Boeing 727s: Where Are They Now?

Federal Express operated the Boeing 727 for 35 years. It took delivery of the first aircraft in 1978. Initial acquisitions were from other carriers before the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline purchased new aircraft from Boeing. In fact, they took delivery of the very last 727 built in 1984. Line number 1832,…

Aeroflot Resumes Flights to China

Aeroflot restarted its once-weekly service to China between Moscow and Guangzhou on June 6, 2022. The service resumption follows the flight resumptions to India and Turkey in May. Since early March 2022, many western countries have banned Russian carriers from their airspace following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-based airline…