The company is looking to establish a new area of controlled airspace off Canada’s northeast coast that will make the transition into North American domestic sectors much more seamless, and is also working on a way to reduce the lateral separation between trans-Atlantic tracks.
AUCKLAND - In dramatic contrast to its neighboring Australian airlines, Air New Zealand has the luxury of a record half-year profit to help support an aggressive growth agenda. (Photo: Air New Zealand)
The end of the code share agreement between Qantas and South African Airways (SAA) will likely open the way for SAA to further extend its new relationship with Virgin Australia. (SAA A330-200 photo: Airbus)
Senior Australian politicians appear increasingly sympathetic to Qantas’ appeals for government help, but it remains unclear what sort of relief will be politically feasible. (Boeing 747-400 photo: Qantas)
Through the Jetstar arrangement, Emirates will add six new destinations to its network, the most notable being Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand, and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
South African Airways (SAA) will improve its access to the Australian market thanks to a new code share with Virgin Australia, although the deal is not reciprocal and Virgin will still link to South Africa via Singapore Airlines.
Virgin Australia has signaled that it will record a substantial loss for the six months through Dec. 31, confirming that upcoming earnings reports for this period will make grim reading for both of Australia’s major carriers.