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…

American Airlines Resumes Sydney Services

American Airlines has resumed service between Sydney and the United States. The airline joined competitors Qantas, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines on the Los Angeles - Sydney route for the first time in several months this week. The Dallas-based airline has joined the ranks of other airlines that have…

Virgin Australia Inks Agreement With Link Airways.

Virgin Australia has signed an exclusive agreement with Link Airways to restart Sydney to Canberra, Australia services. Flights will commence from 30 January 2022. They will operate 53 times per week, adding up to 16,250 seats between the two cities each month.    The route — which was first paused…

Hawaiian Resumes Regular Honolulu – Sydney Service

The aviation industry might have started this year off to quite the rocky and uncertain start, alongside quite a number of bumps and futile plans as well. Fortunately for the industry, it might actually end this year and start the next with triumph for riding out the COVID-19 pandemic rather…

Qantas Advances Return of A380, Resumes Boeing 787 Deliveries

Amid an expected surge in international demand from Australia, Qantas is accelerating the return of its flagship Airbus A380 to the end of March 2022 on its Sydney to Los Angeles route. In addition, the Sydney-based carrier revealed an array of resumptions to destinations in Asia and Oceania and a…