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Qantas updates livery ahead of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner induction

CGI of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in the new Qantas livery.

Australian flag carrier Qantas has given its aircraft livery a subtle modernisation. This includes the iconic Kangaroo logo on the tails of its aircraft. It is only the fifth time the iconic red-and-white ‘roo’ has been updated since its introduction in 1944. Continuing a tradition The livery change continues a tradition at Qantas, of changing its livery whenever a new …

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SWISS appoints an Indian to head its Cargo business

SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.

SWISS the national carrier of Switzerland has appointed an Indian, Ashwin Bhat as its new Head of Cargo effective October 1. Bhat, 46, will succeed Oliver Evans who is stepping down after 13 years. Bhat, is currently in overall charge of worldwide sales of the airline’s cargo product as Head of Global Area Management at Swiss WorldCargo division. He has …

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Photos: Qantas newest Boeing 737-800 “Retro Roo” in 1970s retro livery

The newest aircraft to join the Qantas fleet, a Boeing 737-800, registration VH-XZP, recently touched-down at Sydney. This aircraft is wearing a special “retro-livery” which was worn by Boeing 747s of the Australian airline in the 1970s. The livery is an homage to the seven decades of the Flying Kangaroo logo, which falls this month. Qantas A380. Qantas image.[/caption]Many leaders …

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Air New Zealand’s new Hobbit themed safety video takes you to Middle Earth

787-9 normal black and white livery

Air New Zealand has always been known for its unusual and edgy on-board air safety videos. In 2009, the airline’s staff ‘bared it all’ and briefed us wearing nothing but body paint in this video. Early this year, the airline marked the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and used this air safety video “Safety in Paradise” featuring …

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Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand alliance code-share flights on sale now

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand who announced an alliance in February, will launch their flights under the alliance from January 6, 2015. Tickets for their code-share flights are on sale now. The alliance will see the two airlines operating one daily round-trip flight each, between Singapore and Auckland, and Singapore Airlines operating a daily flight between …

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Air Seycelles to launch flights to Mumbai

National carrier Air Seychelles, which is 40% owned by Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC, will commence thrice a week direct flights between Mumbai and Mahé commencing December 2 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. The roughly four hour long flight is expected to be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. The …

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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s launch Boeing 787-9 in special ‘all-black’ livery

This Monday’s spotting photo comes from Boeing and its 787-9 launch customer Air New Zealand. The first Boeing 787-9 which is expected to be delivered to Air New Zealand later this year is in a special ‘all-black’ livery with the iconic New Zealand ‘Koru’ logo (loop in Maori language), and the famous fern mark. ZK-NZE is the first 787-9 airplane …

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Singapore Airline and Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time. Air New Zealand last operated to Singapore in 2006. The A380 would be operated daily by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Auckland, progressively …

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Video: Air New Zealand’s sexy new safety video featuring swimsuit bikini super-models

If you fly Air New Zealand, from the end of February be prepared to see this video of your favourite bikini-clad super-models demonstrating the safety procedures. The airline known for its forward-looking, racy, and anything-goes approach to air safety videos, has released a new four minute ten second one titled “Safety in Paradise” featuring Sports Illustrated swimsuit super-models Chrissy Teigen, …

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Bloopers of Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials”

787-9 normal black and white livery

Considering the importance of safety, Air New Zealand wanted to make sure people were paying attention to their safety announcements and developed this very ingenious safety video with crew wearing nothing but body paint. Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials” took the internet by storm. Hopefully you have recovered from the weekend and have settled in to …

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