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Air Pacific begins restructure with eye on new widebody aircraft

Better times ahead? Photograph: AirSpace user boeing777 Debt-ridden Loss-making carrier Air Pacific hopes to turn its prospects around by restructuring its schedule and fleet by retiring its Boeing 767 and adding a 737 as it finalises an imminent acquisition plan for widebody aircraft.The Fijian national carrier expects to announce its wide-body selection within a month, […]

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AirAsia X cleared to serve the world–except Sydney

Photo: commercial aviation. Sydney is still off-limits for AirAsia X to fly to despite the Malaysian government lifting route restrictions on the low-cost, long-haul carrier.“Basically there will be no further route restrictions on AirAsia X. Previously there was something about you’ve got to fly three new routes before you are allowed to fly one parallel […]

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AirAsia X cleared to serve the world–except Sydney

Photo: commercial aviation. Sydney is still off-limits for AirAsia X to fly to despite the Malaysian government lifting route restrictions on the low-cost, long-haul carrier.“Basically there will be no further route restrictions on AirAsia X. Previously there was something about you’ve got to fly three new routes before you are allowed to fly one parallel […]

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Meet Sydney’s gate 40, future boarding point for Virgin A330 flights

While Virgin Blue is preparing for the A330-200 to join its fleet–the first aircraft arrived in Melbourne last Saturday–with announcements about the new business class seat (or “chair” as it was labeled in a press kit), preparations are also underway at Sydney airport’s terminal two, where the aircraft will operate from on runs to Perth.The […]

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Photo: New slogan on AirAsia X aircraft: ‘Liberate Sydney. End the monopoly’

AirAsia X has no qualms using bloodless prose when it comes to the Malaysian government blocking the carrier’s application to fly to Sydney and other key routes, which the government interprets as a threat to AirAsia X competitor and national carrier Malaysia Airlines. “Minister of Transport says public will welcome having choice between LCC and […]

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