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Boeing’s second biggest customer turns its back on 737 MAX, goes to Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 23:30

Emirati state-owned low-cost airline Flydubai is negotiating potential purchases of new А320 Neo jets with European aerospace giant Airbus to replace its Boeing 737 MAX planes that have been grounded ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 10:50

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are in progress in Ethiopia after today's Ethiopian Airlines crash. Here ... Read More

Virgin Australia’s Denpasar Christmas delivery for Darwin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 15:12

Virgin Australia has delivered just what Darwin International Airport wanted for Territorians this festive season, with the announcement of a new three times weekly, seasonal service to Denpasar, Bali starting ... Read More

Etihad ups its stake in Virgin Australia

editor editor- September 4, 2012 07:21

Etihad Airways has increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 10% as it looks to deepen its ties to the Australian market. Read More

Virgin Australia passenger: As soon as I boarded I was a presumed pedophile

editor editor- August 15, 2012 09:55

An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule. Read More

Virgin Australia sends cabin crew to etiquette, posture and language classes

editor editor- July 23, 2012 06:10

Virgin Australia cabin crew are being ordered to take classes in etiquette, posture and language as part of the company's bid to take on Qantas as the airline of choice ... Read More

Boeing, Virgin Australia announce order for 23 737 MAX aircraft

editor editor- July 7, 2012 02:33

BRISBANE, Australia - Boeing and Virgin Australia today finalized a firm order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes with options for four additional 737 MAX airplanes. Read More

Fare war with Virgin Australia takes toll on Qantas’ yield

editor editor- July 3, 2012 08:12

Qantas has suffered its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years, in a further sign of the impact of a ... Read More

Qantas screams bloody murder over Etihad buying into Virgin Australia

editor editor- June 25, 2012 02:33

Qantas management is warning the carrier could ''go under'' if the state-owned Etihad is allowed to buy enough of a share of Virgin Australia to allow it to start undercutting ... Read More

Virgin America seeks approval for codeshare with Virgin Australia

editor editor- June 12, 2012 06:57

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virgin America announces today that it is requesting U.S. Read More

The battle for Australian skies intensifies

editor editor- May 5, 2012 02:08

The battle for Australia's skies intensified yesterday as Qantas shrugged off threats by rival Virgin and announced big capacity increases with more on the way. Read More

Virgin Airlines take flight rewards global

editor editor- March 20, 2012 09:12

SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and SYDNEY - Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Australia, today announce that all three award-winning Virgin airlines are fully linking their frequent flyer prog Read More

Qantas, Virgin battle for Australian skies

editor editor- February 24, 2012 08:36

The battle for the Australian skies between Virgin and Qantas is shaping as one that demonstrates how the youth and flexibility of the small upstart, Virgin, are worthy adversaries to ... Read More

Competition regulator approves Virgin Australia-Singapore Airlines alliance

editor editor- December 3, 2011 06:20

Virgin Australia has gained approval from the competition regulator for its alliance with aviation powerhouse Singapore Airlines. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Australia launch codeshare on flights to Hawaii

editor editor- November 4, 2011 05:46

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Australia group of airlines have launched a new agreement that allows Virgin Australia's international airline, V Australia, to codeshare on Hawaiian Ai Read More

Delta, Virgin Australia trans-Pacific codeshare to launch in November

editor editor- September 19, 2011 06:21

ATLANTA and SYDNEY - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines today announced two major milestones of their recently approved joint venture: an expanded codesharing agreement on flights between t Read More

Virgin dumps Malaysia Air, woos Singapore Airlines

editor editor- June 29, 2011 06:26

Virgin Australia will seek to end its relationship with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as it pursues a partnership with aviation powerhouse Singapore Airlines (SIA). Read More

Delta, Virgin Australia welcome US DOT approval of trans-Pacific alliance

editor editor- June 11, 2011 03:35

ATLANTA and SYDNEY - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia Airlines today welcomed the U.S. Read More

Virgin Blue rebrands its operations Virgin Australia

editor editor- May 4, 2011 04:45

Virgin Blue will rebrand its operations Virgin Australia today and immediately take the battle to its bigger competitor with the introduction of its first two-class Boeing 737. Read More