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Thursday, February 28, 2008

AirAsia reveals Virgin plan

ASIA'S largest budget airline, AirAsia, has signalled its interest in launching an "ultra low-cost" domestic carrier in partnership with Virgin Blue, fuelling expectations Australia could soon see the mother of all air fare wars.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Landing drama for Qantas flight

A Qantas flight from Gladstone to Rockhampton in central Queensland was forced to circle for almost an hour after a hydraulics failure.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Blue skies for airlines after US-Aussie deal

Australia and the United States have finalised the long-awaited Open Skies Agreement which will allow vast expansion of air travel and competition on the busy trans-Pacific route.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Talks spell 'V' for victory for Virgin Blue

Australia and the US could sign an "open skies" agreement this week that will give Virgin Blue clearance to launch 10 weekly services to the US by the end of this year.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Unruly passenger forces Paris-bound jet to divert

An American Airlines flight from New York to Paris was diverted to Boston late Wednesday after a passenger refused to cooperate with flight crew, officials said.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

2007 Airline Delays 2nd Worst Ever

Washington - A quarter of domestic flights failed to arrive on time in 2007 - the industry's second poorest performance on record - and analysts say it is likely to get worse.



Monday, February 04, 2008

Cabin pressure fear on Singapore flight

A Singapore Airlines flight to Beijing was forced to return to the city-state following "signs of loss of cabin pressure", the airline said today.

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

BA to launch business-only US flights

British Airways will launch an all-business-class airline between London and New York next year, despite the prospect of a US recession threatening its most important market.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Airlines Vueling, Clickair in merger talks

Spanish low-cost airlines Vueling and Clickair are in preliminary merger talks to create Spain's third biggest carrier, newspaper Expansion reported on Tuesday, quoting sources close to negotiations.

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