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Air India to launch Delhi-Melbourne flight as it eyes Sydney service

Air India plans to brings its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Melbourne starting 28 June, the latest in a series of launch dates. Photograph: Yannick Delamarre. Air India has set 28 June as the new start date of a daily Delhi-Melbourne service, which will be the only direct flight between the two countries, after a much […]

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Air India’s Melbourne saga continues

Landing at Delhi airport is an Air India A330, the aircraft the carrier could use to start a service to Melbourne. Photograph: AirSpace user Jimster Air India’s on-again, off-again saga of serving Australia via a service to Melbourne continues this week with a Melbourne airport spokeswoman saying it is a question of when and not […]

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Photo of Note: Emirates A380 flyover at Melbourne

Aviation fans in Melbourne (or watching Melbourne on TV) yesterday were graced with wall-to-wall visuals of the Emirates logo for Cup Day. The real treat though came in the afternoon when Emirates A380 A6-EDA tracked over from Sydney as EK5388 to conduct a flyover of Flemington Racecourse at 1100 feet (see flightpath), which Flickr user […]

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A Week of Resurrected Airline Rumours

Perhaps fitting since Sunday was Easter, this week saw two resurrected airline rumours.TIGER TO AVALON?First was that Tiger Airways would start flights out of Melbourne’s Avalon airport, which the carrier refused to confirm or deny. Presently only Jetstar serves Avalon, 55 km from Melbourne’s CBD, where transport options from the CBD are to drive or […]

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Emirates A380 to MEL by April (Updated)

Taken by AirSpace user dream An otherwise mundane statement by the University of Melbourne announcing a new travel agreement with Emirates breaks the news Emirates will–finally–send the A380 to Melbourne (emphasis added): Emirates spokesperson Stephen Holl said that the airline operatesthree daily flights ex Melbourne to Dubai using their Airbus A340-500and Boeing 777-300 aircraft with […]

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