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Thu 20 Nov 14

QF touts MU pact benefits


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QANTAS says its proposed tie-up with China Eastern Airlines (TD Tue) will result in “substantial benefits for Australian consumers,” by offering shorter journey times, more schedule choice and improved connectivity between Australia and China.


Thu 20 Nov 14

ABC News takes VA flight


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VIRGIN Australia is continuing its focus on the corporate market via a new partnership with the national broadcaster, giving passengers access to daily ABC news bulletins on VA’s domestic and international networks.


Wed 19 Nov 14

Dubai to expand in Aust


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THE Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) has confirmed plans to establish a new regional hub office in Sydney which will oversee the agency’s operations in the Far East, Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand.


Wed 19 Nov 14

VA profitable by Q2 2015


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VIRGIN Australia boss John Borghetti has told shareholders “conditions are moderating” on the domestic market, while reiterating “it has been a tough period for aviation in Australia”.


Tue 18 Nov 14

Qantas expands MU deal


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Qantas and China Eastern Airlines yesterday announced a new joint venture which will see them cooperate more extensively on Australia-China flights.


Tue 18 Nov 14

NT travel agent arrested


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Darwin-based travel agent Xana Kamitsis - who is ironically the chair of Crime Stoppers NT, was arrested last week over allegations of fraud related to the Territory’s Pensioner Carer and Concession Scheme.


Mon 17 Nov 14

HA appoints Gai Tyrrell


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FORMER Sabre Pacific ceo Gai Tyrrell has been appointed to the newly created role of Regional Director Australia/NZ for Hawaiian Airlines, TD can reveal.


Mon 17 Nov 14

ITG lays out big ambitions


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INDEPENDENT Travel Group ceo Tom Manwaring has bold aspirations for the company to become the second biggest travel group in Australia.


Fri 14 Nov 14

Long onto WTAAA board


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DEAN Long, AFTA’s national manager of strategy and policy, has joined AFTA ceo Jayson Westbury on the board of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA).


Fri 14 Nov 14

Qantas fuel levies to stay


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QANTAS has downplayed the impact of the recent drop in oil prices, with the fall unlikely to feed into cuts to the airline’s fuel surcharges in the short term.


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