Archive | August, 2010

Pacific Blue B737

First Phase of Virgin Blue Network Review: Overdue and Lacklustre

Pacific Blue’s B737-800s will re-deployed to trans-Tasman and Southeast Asian routes. Photos by AirSpace user FlyPHANUKhttp://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/flyphanuk/canterbury-belle-35249.aspx. Two words summarise the first phase ofVirgin Blue’s network review: overdue and lacklustre. Pacific Blue After 21 months flying domestic New Zealand routes, Virgin Blue’sPacific Blue subsidiary will exit the domestic New Zealand market, citinglosses in the tens of […]

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Qantas A380

Qantas: A Woolworths Airline?

A Qantas A380 departs Heathrow for Sydney via Singapore. Photographed by AirSpace user apgphoto. Except for the shareholders who won’t be receiving a dividend, the Qantas Group’s fiscal year 2010 annual results, announced today, seem magical.The Group brought in $610m less revenue than last year but made (after taxes and interest) $277m more in profit. […]

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