Aviation

Australia must wake up to the looming risk in Asia

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Indonesia's rise is a challenge to Australia but the poor decisions of our political leaders have put our national security in jeopardy.

Can a hacker hijack a plane from their seat?

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When it comes to technology there are no guarantees about security. That is a worrying prospect when you’re at 30,000 feet and travelling at over 500 miles an hour.

Jetstar defends pre-ticked web boxes

by AAP
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Jetstar backs pre-checked selections in online booking despite consumer rights criticism.

Sydney airport hits record

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International traffic through airport lifts 2.9% to a record 4.5 million passengers in year to April.

Airline subsidies row heats up

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Etihad says US carriers are receiving billions in subsidies as ongoing PR war heats up.

Syd Airport to spend $1.2bn over 5 years

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Sydney Airport flags capex of $1.2bn to 2019, reaffirms 25c full-year 2015 dividend.

Qantas shares soar to 7-year high

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Qantas sees its fuel bill drop by $550m, flags $2bn efficiency windfall by FY17.

Qantas glides towards rare financial air

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A number of factors are coinciding to create a massive improvement in the airline's financial condition, to the point that it might be able to reclaim its investment-grade credit rating.

Virgin's Borghetti takes long view

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Virgin Australia chief says Qantas battle entering a new phase, confident on long-term profitability.

Qantas blasts credit card fee surcharges

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Qantas has hit out at proposed changes to credit card surcharges that apply to online plane ticket booking fees.

Emirates posts 40% surge in FY profit

by AFP
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Dubai airline boosted by lower fuel costs, rising passenger numbers.

Germanwings co-pilot changed altitude settings: investigators

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French investigators say settings were changed while pilot locked out of cockpit.

Lufthansa grapples with Germanwings crash aftermath

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Carrier signals repercussions could impede its operational turnaround, despite Q1 profit.

Jetstar to fly Gold Coast to China

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Low cost airline announces deal with Dalian Wanda for twice-weekly flights to Wuhan, China.

Flight Centre to expand in Mexico

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Travel agency enters non-binding agreement to acquire Koch Overseas de Mexico.

Virgin Australia Q3 loss narrows

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Airline delivers improved result on the back of cost discipline, higher yields.

Capacity discipline means clearer skies for Virgin

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A return to rational decision-making in the aviation sector has flowed on to Virgin's bottom line, with the airline shrinking its losses by a considerable margin.

Joyce ups the stakes for China alliance

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Qantas has warned a decision by the ACCC to reject its alliance with China Eastern could leave its operations unsustainable in China.

Why Bryan will steer Virgin in the right direction

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Virgin's new chairman will inherit an unusual boardroom and an unbalanced share register, but she has the strategic nous to keep the group on the right path.

Elizabeth Bryan new Virgin chairman

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Caltex chairman tapped to replace Neil Chatfield after nine years in role.

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