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Jetstar emergency landing in Guam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2016 12:03

A Jetstar Airways flight JQ12 with 320 people onboard, which was flying from Tokyo to Australia’s Gold Coast, has made an emergency landing on the US island of Guam in ... Read More

Australian carriers volunteer to pay carbon tax

editor editor- October 10, 2011 05:51

Qantas, Virgin Blue and other Australian airlines will voluntarily pay the carbon tax after lobbying to be included in the scheme. 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

Down under airfares going up

editor editor- March 15, 2011 03:59

Virging Blue has followed on the heels of Qantas and Air New Zealand in raising fuel surcharges by as much as $100 for a return international trip and fares by ... Read More

Virgin Blue unveils glam new look for flight attendants and crew

editor editor- February 24, 2011 06:59

Australian icon and business woman Elle Macpherson launched Virgin Blue’s sophisticated new uniform joined by 60 of Virgin Blue’s own pilots and crew for a stylish runway show in Sydney ... Read More

Virgin Blue and Skywest to create regional network

editor editor- January 11, 2011 04:34

SYDNEY - Virgin Blue Group and Skywest airlines today signed a 10 year strategic alliance to service regional Australia with Skywest operating up to 18 new Virgin Blue branded turboprop ... Read More

Virgin America and Virgin Blue crew exchange takes Off

editor editor- December 15, 2010 03:41

SAN FRANCISCO - Virgin America, the California-based airline, announces it is welcoming Virgin Blue crew members to its award-winning in-flight team. Read More

Virgin Blue computer problems to cause more delays

editor editor- October 4, 2010 04:56

While Virgin Blue races to fix its ongoing computer problems, more delays for airline's passengers expected this week. Read More

Interim authorization given to Etihad Airways and Virgin Blue alliance

editor editor- September 23, 2010 06:43

Airfares for new services between Australia and Abu Dhabi will go on sale from 1 October as interim authorisation was today given to the proposed alliance between Virgin Blue and ... Read More

Feds give thumbs down to Delta-Virgin Blue alliance

editor editor- September 9, 2010 03:40

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday gave a thumbs down to plans by Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. and Delta Air Lines Inc. Read More

Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue seek regulatory permission for trans-Tasman alliance

editor editor- May 4, 2010 07:22

Air New Zealand intends to throw the reverse engines on transtasman domination by the Qantas-Jetstar duo with its proposed tie-up with Virgin Blue. Read More

Virgin Blue buying 105 new Boeing aircraft

editor editor- April 2, 2010 05:41

Australian airline Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd will purchase up to 105 new Boeing 737 aircraft over a six-year period to replace old planes, protect market share and to expand into ... Read More

Virgin Blue names John Borghetti new CFO

editor editor- March 3, 2010 06:28

Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd., Australia’s second-largest airline, hired John Borghetti as its next chief executive officer, a year after he quit larger rival Qantas Airways Ltd. Read More

Virgin Blue ‘loses’ disabled passenger

editor editor- December 24, 2009 05:15

Australia's disability watchdog has renewed calls for the power to prosecute airlines that fail disabled travellers, following an incident in which Virgin Airlines lost track of a deaf and mute ... Read More

Virgin Blue-Delta joint venture approved by Australian regulators

editor editor- December 11, 2009 04:02

Australian regulators have approved a joint venture between Delta Air lines Inc. Read More

Listeria link found in Virgin Blue’s food poisonings

editor editor- August 24, 2009 04:50

A listeria outbreak on Virgin Blue flights that forced two pregnant women into premature labour has been traced back to diced chicken from a country food company. Read More

Emirates and Virgin Blue join hands

editor editor- July 30, 2009 06:25

Emirates and Virgin Blue airlines have teamed up to launch the Emirates Visit Australia Pass allowing unprecedented access Down Under. Read More

Australia’s most popular airline

editor editor- April 3, 2009 04:52

Virgin Blue has been voted Australia's best overall airline in a poll of more than four thousand recent flyers by leading consumer group Choice. Read More

Airline moves threatening tourism

editor editor- June 10, 2008 04:02

Queensland's tourism industry is bracing itself for more bad news after Virgin Blue's chief hinted that flights may be cut and a new luggage tax implemented. Virgin Blue chief executive ... Read More

Virgin Blue profit falls 8.8 percent

editor editor- February 21, 2008 04:23

SYDNEY, Australia — Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday that net profit for the six months to Dec. 31 fell 8.8 percent to 113.3 million Australian dollars (US$104.2 million; euro70.8 ... Read More

Pilot predicts airline ‘bloodbath’

editor editor- February 14, 2008 05:46

Regional travel will become more difficult as the drastic pilot shortage leads to cuts in routes, with predictions of a "bloodbath" among regional airlines. Rex chief pilot Chris Hine has ... Read More

Talks spell ‘V’ for victory for Virgin Blue

editor editor- February 11, 2008 05:31

AUSTRALIA and the US could sign an "open skies" agreement this week that will give Virgin Blue clearance to launch 10 weekly services to the US by the end of ... Read More