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Category: Airlines

Qantas Perth-London route kickstarts after 2 year pause

Flight QF9, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is scheduled to depart from Perth at 6:50pm on Monday, landing at London Heathrow after more than 17 hours in the air.

Boeing acting like ‘headless chickens’ amid aircraft delays: Ryanair

In a call with investors on Monday to speak about the Irish carrier’s recent financial earnings, O’Leary criticized the US plane manufacturer for not being able to deliver aircraft on time and not continuing talks with the airline over a botched 737 deal in September. 

JetBlue urges Spirit shareholders to vote against Frontier merger

In an update to the heated fight to buyout Spirit, JetBlue has accused the Florida-based carrier of not providing “necessary diligence” amid the negotiations, leading the company to reduce its offer to US$30 per share in cash, down from the original US$33.

FAA says Boeing’s 787 approval request is incomplete

Boeing has submitted insufficient documentation to the US aviation regulators to resume 787 Dreamliner deliveries, authorities say. According to sources who spoke to Reuters, Boeing’s submission, which was made late April, has a number of oversights, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had to send some back before taking further steps to reintroduce deliveries

Southwest unveils US$2bn flight upgrade plan

Announced on Wednesday, the airline is set to enhance WiFi connectivity onboard up to ten times the current speed, build larger overhead bins and provide power ports for charging at every seat.

Qatar enters codeshare with Virgin Australia

The new codeshare partnership, expected to be in full swing later this year, will also give customers access to both Virgin Australia’s domestic and short-haul network, as well as Qatar’s global destinations.

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