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A Qantas A380 arriving at Sydney Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Sydney Airport Sees Softened Growth for First Quarter 2019

After a number of years of extraordinary growth in passenger volume, Sydney Airport is seeing subdued growth in passenger counts across the board. Earlier, the airport reported the figure from the first quarter of this year and announced that total revenue was 1.58 billion (1.1 billion USD) last year, a jump of 6.8 percent compared to the previous year. Sydney Airport is the gateway to Australia and the busiest airport in the country which handled 44.4 million passengers last year,…

Out to Lunch: Qantas Shows Off First Class Offerings

Australian flag carrier Qantas is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its partnership with chef Neil Perry, the man behind Rockpool restaurant and others in Sydney. To mark the occasion, Qantas invited AirlineGeeks to lunch in New York City last week with chef Perry creating the menu for the event. Lunch,…

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,…

A Changing of the Guard: Qantas Retires Legendary Boeing 747…

46 years after the first Qantas Boeing 747 graced the skies between New York and Los Angeles, the Australian flag carrier is retiring them on the route for good. Friday, Aug. 31 marked not only the last day of the month, but the final day of Qantas’ Boeing 747-400 from…

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…

Delta to Add Refreshed 777-200 to Sydney Market in March…

Delta Air Lines has put their newly refurbished Boeing 777-200ER back into service after the aircraft received a cabin overhaul. The aircraft flew Detroit to Beijing fitted with Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, and the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s international fleet, according to the airline's press release.…

Trip Report: Qantas First Class – Los Angeles to Sydney

Qantas’ international first class product on the A380 is a favorite among avid travelers and frequent fliers alike. From lavish bedding to restaurant-style dining, the product is a step above premium and is worth just about every point, mile or penny, especially on a long flight Down Under. Indeed the…

Qantas Celebrates Delivery of First 787

On October 16, Qantas celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft at the Boeing factory in Seattle with a special ceremony. "Taking delivery of a new type of aircraft is always an important milestone for an airline and the 787 is a game-changer. From the distance it's…

Another Long-Range Dreamliner Route: United Announces Nonstop Service from Houston…

United Airlines announced on Thursday that it will be starting nonstop service between its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Sydney, Australia (SYD) on Jan. 18, 2018, pending government approval, with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This comes right after the airline fully restarted service to Houston after…

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…