Australian Aviation Australia's Leading News Source in Aviation Thu, 14 Mar 2024 06:12:36 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 Australian Aviation 32 32 Ex-Alliance boss joins board of Nexus and Aviair parent company Thu, 14 Mar 2024 05:38:08 +0000 Lee Schofield, formerly CEO of FIFO operator Alliance Airlines and currently COO of aeromedical organisation LifeFlight, has also served as vice-chairman of the Regional Aviation Association of Australia. He took up the position of independent director and chair at HMC Group this month.]]> 0 Compensation looms for sacked Qantas workers Thu, 14 Mar 2024 04:50:45 +0000 The Federal Court will begin its compensation hearings from early next week, seven months after Qantas failed to overturn the court’s original finding that it illegally fired 1,700 ground staff in 2020.]]> 0 Brisbane Airport begins work on $50m Australia Post parcel centre Thu, 14 Mar 2024 04:35:08 +0000 The 33,800sqm Brisbane North Parcel Facility, part of Brisbane Airport’s industrial park, will be Australia Post’s second largest site in Queensland, and will include a custom-built 31,800sqm warehouse alongside 2,000sqm of commercial office space and 350 car spaces.]]> 0 Airservices capacity issues ‘lowest in 10 months’, says ATC body Thu, 14 Mar 2024 03:31:42 +0000 In its February 2024 report, the air traffic management body found that only 1.3 per cent of flights for the month were affected by ATC ‘capacity constraints’, the lowest level in 10 months, with 6 per cent of arrival cancellations also attributable to Airservices.]]> 0 Melbourne nears pre-COVID levels as international surge continues Wed, 13 Mar 2024 23:18:52 +0000 The passenger numbers were bolstered by three major concert events over the month – Taylor Swift, Pink and Blink 182 – as well as the leap year offering an extra day of travel.]]> 0 Video Podcast: Virgin’s new pet project Wed, 13 Mar 2024 05:50:19 +0000 Adam and Jake discuss Virgin’s plan to allow passengers to bring their furry friends on planes.]]> 0 Jetstar plans major Northern Territory expansion Wed, 13 Mar 2024 04:30:31 +0000 The low-cost airline is set to increase frequencies and use larger aircraft on domestic and Bali routes in the NT, adding around 54,000 seats per year, or a 12 per cent increase over existing services.]]> 0 Court win but no costs for Virgin, Jetstar or Qantas Wed, 13 Mar 2024 03:52:10 +0000 Despite successfully persuading the Federal Court to strike out the statement of claim last June, Justice Stephen Burley said he was not prepared to grant the three airlines the costs of their defence.]]> 0 Bonza flies more Rockhampton passengers than city’s population Wed, 13 Mar 2024 03:03:29 +0000 The airline says it has flown more than 100,000 people to and from Rockhampton since its first flight to the city, which at the 2021 census had just under 80,000 residents, on 13 March last year. Bonza flies from Rockhampton to Townsville, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, and the Sunshine Coast.]]> 0 AirAsia Malaysia lands in Perth Wed, 13 Mar 2024 00:23:09 +0000 The low-cost carrier is flying A320neos and A321neos from the Malaysian capital alongside AirAsia X’s A330 flights, doubling the group’s Kuala Lumpur–Perth services from seven to 14 per week. The first AK604 service from KL touched down in Perth just after 7:34pm on Monday aboard the A321neo 9M-VAA.]]> 0