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  • PICTURE: Virgin Blue's long-haul carrier to be called 'V Australia'

    <P><A href="http://www.virginblue.com.au/longhaul/" target=_blank>Australia’s&nbsp;Virgin Blue</A> has named its...

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  • Global airport groupings 2007

    News | 21 Nov 2007 14:36

    This listing includes the world's largest airport, construction and investment groups with significant business links and foreign airport holdings beyond...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Global-airport-groupings-2007-219780/
  • Virgin Blue long-haul carrier branded 'V Australia'

    News | 25 Jul 2007 15:19 | Nicholas Ionides

    Australia's Virgin Blue has named its planned long-haul carrier "V Australia"http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Blue-long-haul-carrier-branded-V-Australia-215741/
  • PICTURE: Virgin Blue's long-haul carrier to be called 'V Australia'

    News | 25 Jul 2007 08:39 | Nicholas Ionides

    <P><A href="http://www.virginblue.com.au/longhaul/" target=_blank>Australia’s&nbsp;Virgin Blue</A> has named its planned long-haul carrier “V Australia”.</P> <P>The new airline is due to launch services in November next year to the US west coast from Australia’s east coast, after which services are expected to be launched to the US east coast. Destinations have not yet been revealed.</P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH>&nbsp;<IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 290px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18601" border=0></TH></TR></FONT> <TR> <TD> <H5>&nbsp;V Australia’s aircraft livery will feature silver for the fuselage and a red tail with the stars of the Southern Cross and elements of the Australian flag. </H5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT> <P>Virgin Bluehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Virgin-Blues-long-haul-carrier-to-be-called-V-Australia-215717/
  • ETOPS pioneers?

    News | 07 Jul 2003 23:00

    <p>We read with interest the plight of alternate airfields for emergency use by aircraft flying ETOPS routes (<I>Flight International</I>, 3-9 June). </p> <p>It was, however, perhaps remiss of the author, given the date, not to mention the plight of Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew of Charles Ulm (co-pilot), Harry Lyon (navigator) and James Warner (radio operator) who, in the Fokker Tri-Motor Southern Cross, made the first aerial crossing of the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p>Seventy-five years ago, on 9 June, our father, who was a schoolboy of 10, watched Smithy land the Southern Cross at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. What is taken as routine today had captured the world's admiration. </p> <p>This epic flight had left Oakland airport, San Francisco, on 31 May and taken 83h 38min of flying time to cover the 11,900km (7,389 miles) route across the Pacific Ocean. The flight was not without difficulty as they encountered severe storms between Hawaii and Fiji as well as on the last sector to Brisbhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ETOPS-pioneers-168570/
  • Airlines fear Sydney fee hike

    News | 01 Jul 2002 23:00

    <p>Australian airlines fear charges will soar at Sydney's Kingsford Smith International Airport, because its new owners have paid too much for it.</p> <p>Southern Cross Airports, a consortium led by Macquarie Bank, paid A$5.6 billion ($3.2 billion) - up to A$1 billion more than rival bidders' offers. The price represents a multiple of 14.3 times the airport's projected 2003 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. The comparable multiple for Melbourne Airport was 13.2.</p> <p>BARA, the Australian airline industry association, warns: &quot;A$5.6 billion seems to the airlines to be well over what the market was predicting the airport might be worth and that makes them pretty nervous about what future charges might be.&quot;</p> <p>Lead partners in the consortium, which is banking on passenger traffic doubling over 20 years, are German airport operator Hochtief AirPort and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Under the deal, Southern Cross will acquire the outstanding shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airlines-fear-Sydney-fee-hike-150593/
  • Southern crosses out plans for Japan launch but stays afloat

    News | 13 Oct 1998 23:00

    <p>Andrew Mollet/TOKYO </p> <p>Southern Cross has scrapped plans to launch a new airline in Japan, becoming the latest casualty in the country's attempt to open up domestic competition to start-up carriers. </p> <p>The airline was set up in August 1997 with joint investment by 32 major firms in Okinawa province. It had been looking to begin flights next year between Okinawa's capital, Naha, and Tokyo's Haneda Airport. It says it has backed away from the start-up because the plan "-would involve considerable risks amid intensifying price competition and other uncertainty surrounding the airline industry". </p> <p>The company's entire board of directors has resigned, but the carrier will not be dissolved, since an unnamed group interested in entering the airline business has reportedly expressed willingness to take it over. </p> <p>Southern Cross is the second new carrier to go under before a single flight has taken off. In September, Japan Pacific Airlines folded following its inabihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Southern-crosses-out-plans-for-Japan-launch-but-stays-afloat-43833/