Monthly Archive: July 2013

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia face more regulated trans-Tasman routes under renewed alliance | CAPA – Centre for Aviation


Air New Zealand (ANZ) and Virgin Australia will be allowed to continue their trans-Tasman alliance under a draft decision issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 10-Jul-2013. But the ACCC has made some significant changes to the routes that will be regulated with capacity and growth conditions. The Commission has rejected the …

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NTSB Calls For New ATC Procedures For Go-Arounds – Aviation Week


“Numerous” close calls at airports with certain layouts and independent takeoff and landing operations have prompted the NTSB to ask the FAA for changes to certain air traffic control procedures.In arecommendation letter published July 1, the NTSB asks for new separation standards to set the procedures controllers use in situations in which an aircraft departs …

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Tiger Airways Australia becomes cuddly Tigerair as the Virgin Australia partnership approaches | CAPA – Centre for Aviation


Tiger Airways Australia CEO Rob Sharp today, 3-Jul-2013, unveiled the rebranding of what had previously been a much less than warm and loving image in Australia’s “purest” LCC model. The sometimes abrasive and unfriendly profile often shown – and even gloried in under Tiger Group CEO Tony Davis – had already softened since the airline …

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Alaska Airlines Adds Aeromexico as a Mileage Plan Partner – Yahoo! Finance


Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can now earn miles flying on Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, which serves 80 destinations throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Miles flown on Aeromexico will count toward qualification in Alaska’s Mileage Plan MVP elite-level program.Club Premier Aeromexico travelers can also accrue miles when …

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