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A Virgin Australia 777-300 rests at LAX before its next flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Virgin Australia Aircraft Blocked at Airports Around Australia

In response to Virgin Australia’s numerous outstanding invoices at Perth Airport, the airport authority has parked vehicles in front of four Virgin Australia jets to prevent the aircraft from leaving the airport. According to Perth Airport, it is “working cooperatively with Virgin’s administrators to try to help the airline come through the current coronavirus crisis.” In addition, the airport emphasized the airline had owed significant outstanding invoices from Perth Airport for airfield and terminal use charges. In the meantime, Qantas…

A Look at the Celebrity Chef Menu at Qantas’ LAX…

Qantas has created a new a la carte menu for its customers to savor at its First Lounge at LAX for the fall season. The lounge menus are updated by Qantas seasonally to reflect the best seasonal produce from Californian farmers and fishmongers, and it’s also one of the best,…

Elite Airways Launches First Flight from Long Island

Long Islanders now have a direct connection to Melbourne, Florida and the Bahamas as Elite Airways launched its inaugural flight this morning from Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York on its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The first flight, 7Q21, departed Long Island on-time at 8:00 a.m. for the…

A Day of Firsts: Qantas Inaugurates New Dreamliner Service to…

While most Americans were mourning the end of the summer over Labor Day Weekend, Qantas was celebrating the beginning of a new era, the era of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. On Saturday, Qantas inaugurated a new route from Melbourne to San Francisco on the aircraft, as well as replaced its…

Elite Airways Returns to Long Island While Frontier Enhances Florida…

Following a year and four-month long absence, Elite Airways has decided it will return to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York with a twice-weekly flight to Melbourne, Florida and onward service to Bimini, Bahamas. The airline initially began serving the central Long Island airport in 2016 with flights…

Qantas Announces Newest Destination for Its Dreamliners

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced that the newest destination for its newest airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be Hong Kong. Already flying the aircraft on some of the airline’s longest routes including the Melbourne to Los Angeles route and the historic Perth to London route, the aircraft has…

Cebu Pacific Adds Its Second Route to Australia From Manila

Cebu Pacific Air will now offer nonstop service from Manila, Philippines to Melbourne, Australia beginning Aug. 14, 2018. The route will be operated three times a week on, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-330. Flight 049 will leave Manila at 6:05 a.m. local time, and arrive in Melbourne…

‘Great Southern Land’ Makes a Hollywood-Style Entrance at LAX

Qantas Airways showed off its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner named "Great Southern Land" to an energized crowd at its Los Angeles hangar on Friday. The event took place before the aircraft's maiden commercial flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne that night. Several Qantas staff, news reporters, and invited guests were…

Happy Australia Day! 14 Photos from the Country’s Two Largest…

Australia holds a unique niche in the vast realm of aviation. Throughout the early development of powered flight, Australia held a handful of records in terms of both mileage and aviation pioneering. A 10,000 dollar prize was offered for the first successful flight between England and Australia, which had to…