Trip Report: Hawaiian Airlines from Sydney to Honolulu

To critique an airline is — in this day and age — synonymous with groaning and bleating about every negative experience of a given flight, and it is true: travel by air has apparently digressed into a mud pit of lost baggage, screaming babies and a general lack of social…

Learning to Fly: Inside Sydney’s Premier Flying College

The avenue to an aviation career is a road well-traveled, and for many, the destination is a dream fulfilled. Yet, if one was asked just how that dream can be made a reality, the road can suddenly seem anything but a yellow-brick road to the land of Oz. AirlineGeeks visited…

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…

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…

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…

Rex Cancels Two Flights in Two Days

Australian regional airline Regional Express experienced two incidents resulting in cancelled flights this week due to engine concerns. During take-off checklists, two separate flights operating Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft reported smoke and flames emanating from the left engines. The first incident occurred Tuesday, April 5 at Melbourne Airport when flight…

Runway Construction Begins at New Sydney Airport

Sydney's newest airport is beginning to take shape with runway construction of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport officially commencing last week, according to its official website. The new international airport, slated for operations by late 2026, has transformed the once rural landscape of Western Sydney to a major…

Malaysia Airlines Reinstates Flights to London and Australia

Malaysia Airlines recently announced that the carrier will increase its flight operations between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London's Heathrow Airport after Mar. 27. The announcement came after the government’s decision of reopening its borders on Apr. 1. In the early phase, the airline will operate 11 times weekly until Jun.…

Bamboo Airways Eyes International Route Expansion

Bamboo Airways — a  Vietnamese leisure carrier — hasn’t stopped expanding its route map during the pandemic. Recently, the carrier announced the launch for flight operations between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Sydney on March 30. The new route is subject to government approval. The announcement has come days…