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First pics of ANA’s ‘Forward Together’ commemorative livery

Our ubiquitous Asian airport spotter Negrerie Manuel (“commercial aviation” on our photo sharing site AirSpace) has snapped these photos of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 carrying the airline’s “Forward together as one Japan” phrase as part of a special livery announced earlier this month to mark respect of the lives lost and damage occurred […]

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IATA AGM: Industry will closely watch ANA’s 787s

There will be a lot of attention focused on Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) when it introduces the 787 into service early next year.It has been a long wait for the aircraft, and it will be a big deal for the airline industry especially if Boeing’s promised cost savings come through.ANA will initially deploy the […]

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The Jetstar v Qantas conundrum down under

Here’s another thing about this morning’s press conference – they really show that Jetstar (EBIT of A$121 million) is becoming the star of the Qantas Group, with the full-service flagship Qantas Airways making only half of that at A$60 million.The traffic figures bear this out, with Jetstar posting significantly stronger growth in RPKS and actual […]

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The Qantas fleet revamp gambit

So, has Qantas blinked first or is it the most prescient of the major Asia Pacific carriers?This morning, I was at the airline’s half-year financial results press conference in Sydney when it announced that it made a half-year profit, with the higher traffic at low-cost subsidiary Jetstar helping the full-service carrier Qantas ride through the […]

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It’s a hard drop from the mile-high club!

Here’s something left of centre – how many of your remember the name Lisa Robertson? Doesn’t ring a bell?Now, how many of you can remember the story of a Qantas stewardess who romped with actor Ralph Fiennes on board a flight from Darwin to India? Yep, that’s her.It appears as though Robertson is now homeless […]

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The men who killed Qantas? Hmmmmm…

Here is something to read – or maybe not – when you are next on Qantas. Matthew Benns, an Australian investigative journalist, has written a book allegedly exposing everything that the airline did not want exposed.According to the promotional material: “This book is the account of the Qantas story that every airline passenger needs to […]

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Qantas full-year results don’t tell the whole story

Yes, Qantas reported a full year profit of A$181 million ($150 million) for the year ended 30 June 2009, down 87% from a year before. But that is not the full story.For the first half of its fiscal year, the six months to 31 December 2008, the carrier made a profit before tax of A$288 […]

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ANA offers rickshaw rides in Haneda

Here is a different way of getting to your flight! Just for this week, All Nippon Airways in Japan is offering its passengers at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport a rickshaw ride to their gate.Once passengers are through security, they queue up to take their rickshaw ride on a first come first served basis. When numbers get […]

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Rewarding Qantas and punishing Boeing

It is a sign of the times when Qantas’ share price moves up after the airline announces that it will cancel orders for 15 Boeing 787 dreamliners and defer the delivery of another 15. Normally, the announcement would have been met with dismay. The 787 is meant to replace older Boeing 767 aircraft, and it […]

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ANA’s 787 in the spotlight

I just received some pics today from All Nippon Airways (ANA) showing a Boeing 787 test aircraft painted in ANA livery. The Star Alliance carrier received these pics courtesy of Boeing which must be working over time to keep ANA and other 787 customers on side. Boeing is due to have the first flight of the […]

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