Virgin Blue restructures, V Australia takes off, Emirates expands

In a week where it’s cutting 400 staff, laying up five aircraft and cutting capacity by 8 per cent, Virgin Blue has at last received some good news with the airline’s international arm, V Australia, receiving its permit to fly.

Jetstar launches international services from Perth

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Qantas’ budget offshoot Jetstar has launched its first international service from Perth to Denpasar, Bali, as part of the Qantas Group’s two-brand strategy.

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Growing competition on the trans-Tasman route

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Growing competition on the trans-Tasman route

With a number of budget airlines flocking into the lucrative trans-Tasman route, Virgin Blue offshoot Pacific Blue has begun flights on the Auckland-Sydney route today.

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New boss for Jetstar in management shuffle

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Qantas cautious on record profit

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Qantas cautious on record profit

Australia’s largest carrier Qantas Airways has reported a record profit before tax of $1.4 billion for 2007-08, but said oil prices would continue to pose a significant challenge for the carrier’s future.

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Jobless pilots head to Australia

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Local airlines see

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Jetstar head takes over Qantas

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Jetstar head takes over Qantas

Jetstar CEO Alan Joyce will be the next chief executive officer of Qantas, when Geoff Dixon steps down after the company’s annual general meeting in November.

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Pilots go global

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Qantas has confirmed that Jetstar was supplementing its domestic recruitment for pilots by using 457 visas to recruit some pilots from overseas.

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Qantas cancels buyback, raises fares – Virgin follows

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Qantas has announced that it is taking steps to maintain its profitability in the face of rising fuel prices by raising fares and cancelling its share buy-back, with Virgin Blue also announcing fare increases.

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Jetstar goes to Vietnam

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Qantas Group airline Jetstar, and Pacific Airlines (Pacific Airlines Joint Stock Aviation Company) have entered into a major strategic and commercial partnership to support the Vietnamese carrier

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