IndiGo Works to Globalize Before Introduction of A321XLR

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has received the go-ahead from the aviation watchdog of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to wet lease two Boeing 777-300ERs from Turkish Airlines for a period of six months, with the option to extend for another six months. The pilots and the crew…

Manila Airport Hit by Power Outage

Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the gateway to Philippines, has fallen at the first hurdle in 2023. Thousands of passengers were left stranded in the airport on the New Year’s day due to a power outage. According to Cesar Chiong, General Manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA),…

Qantas Resumes Operations to South Korea After 15 Years

After a 15-year absence, Qantas has resumed operations to South Korea with service between Sydney (SYD) and Seoul - Incheon (ICN). The South Korean capital is the 28th destination the airline has resumed or launched as a new route since Australian borders were reopened. Flight QF 87, operated by an…

Qantas Wins “Shonky” Award for 2022

Qantas has once again found itself under heavy criticism, having been awarded the Australian Consumers' Association's “Shonky" award on Nov. 3. CHOICE — the not-for-profit advocacy group — was plain in its assessment, stating the airline "appeared to deliberately be going out of its way to winning a Shonky award." The…

Regional Express Acquires Australia’s National Jet Express

Australian airline Regional Express has finally acquired National Jet Express, having made the announcement on Friday, Sept. 30. National Jet Express (NJE) caters to remote locations around Australia with Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) services as the Regional Services arm of Cobham Aviation Services Australia. The acquisition signals the beginning of Rex's plans…

Qantas Appoints New Jetstar CEO

The Qantas Group appointed a new Chief Executive Officer for its budget subsidiary Jetstar, having made the announcement on Sept. 26. Selected to replace Jetstar's current CEO, Garreth Evans, will be Stephanie Tully — the airline's current Group Executive and Chief Customer Officer. The transition is expected to take place…

Opinion: The Airline Behind Its Own Demise

It is high time we address the elephant in the room: Qantas is its own worst enemy. From Australian icons to domestic disasters, the demise of Qantas has seen the airline assign blame to everything (and everyone) except itself. It's little wonder, then, that the Flying Kangaroo is incapable of…

Air New Zealand Starts Nonstop Service to New York From…

This past weekend saw Air New Zealand launch nonstop flights from Auckland to New York City, ushering in nonstop service from New York to New Zealand. There’s much excitement around the launch, it was first announced in 2019 with the expectation that the first flights would start in October of…

Regional Express Receives 7th 737 As Australian Industry Turmoil Continues

Australian regional airline Regional Express has made further headway in its growth by receiving its seventh Boeing 737-800NG. Rex, as the airline is more commonly known, made the announcement Aug. 31, after it took delivery of the aircraft the previous evening. Rex’s newest Boeing flew into Brisbane, Australia from Montpellier,…