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…

Interview: Airservices Australia on Training and Maintaining Its Air Traffic…

There's a saying that air traffic controllers exist for one very important reason: pilots also need heroes. True or not (the reader shall decide), ATC is undeniably a necessity. The very purpose of air traffic control - ATC - is to organize the traffic of the skies in a safe,…

Australian Airline Rex To Cease Selected Flights

Australian regional airline Regional Express this week announced it will cease multiple flights as it encounters increased costs and competition. The Sydney-Canberra and Melbourne-Albury services will be ceasing on May 30, with others to follow starting June 30. Rex, as Regional Express is better known, has been facing challenges of…

Flying South: Australian Flights to Antarctica

For a land literally meaning 'southern', Australia isn't all that far south. Gaining its name from the mythical Terra Australis, it was the last southern frontier in a world nearly complete in its exploration, or so it seemed. Officially, it was in 1820 when another land beyond was discovered -…

Australia’s Central Coast Airshow Captivates Crowds

During the weekend, on May 14 and May 15, the small airport of Warnervale, Australia on the Central Coast transformed into "AvGeek" paradise as the Central Coast Airshow came to life. The event — supported by AirlineGeeks — was flocked to by those thirsting for a display of heritage aircraft…

Qantas Selects A350 for New York, London Flights, Places Orders…

Australian flag carrier Qantas today announced a set of aircraft orders aimed at expanding both its international and domestic route networks. The Australian airline committed to ordering a minimum of 52 Airbus aircraft — 12 A350s, 20 A320XLRs and 20 A220s - as it plans new non-stop flights from Australia to…

Pacific Airshow Heading Down Under

Australia is set to host its biggest air show in history after Pacific Airshow announced it will head down next year. The announcement, made on a rather rainy Wednesday, April 27, stated that the massive event will take place over the sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise, Queensland in August 2023.…

Opinion: Qantas – Is It Really the Spirit of Australia?

Airlines have one thing in common: they are far from perfect. But when a flag carrier makes headlines for one fault after another, does it deserve that esteemed position? Over the past few weeks, Qantas has found itself in that very situation. From poor customer service, unfair treatment of flight…

Easter Travel Overloads Australian Aviation

This year's Easter weekend has seen Australian airports and airlines struggle to manage the highest amount of passengers some airports have seen in over two years. News outlets across the country have been sharing footage of lines extending outside terminals as over 250,000 passengers made their ways through Australia's major…