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Inside the New Thai AirAsiaX A330 Service to Australia

The new Australia routes are served by the spacious 377 seat Airbus A330 aircraft with 12 upfront business-class reclining seats for extra comfort and 365 economy seats, including a quiet zone from rows 7 – 14.

SITA Passenger Survey, man using smartphone on Airplane. Source: SITA, Getty Images.

What Kind of Traveller Are You Really? Take the SITA Quiz

Travellers don’t like dealing with people. That’s the conclusion of SITA’s latest Passenger Survey revealed during the Air Transport IT Summit this year.

Instead, most travellers are happiest using technology, but how passengers respond to the various self-service travel services available depends on the individual passenger type. SITA has put its Passenger Quiz on-line. Take it and find out what category you fall under.

Air China to Launch Chongqing-Dubai Flights

With this new route, Air China becomes the first airline offering Chongqing to Dubai service. This is also Air China’s second international link to the Middle East, following the launch of its Beijing-Dubai service.

Air China currently flies from Chongqing to 25 domestic cities and five international and regional cities including: Tokyo, Seoul, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

Flyover Day Fever: Big Picture on Qatar Airways Sydney Launch

Qatar Airways launched its service to Sydney this week in typical Qatar Airways fashion: with flyovers, a river of red carpet, stars, and an embarrassment of roses.

The Doha to Sydney route becomes the airline’s third gateway into Australia. The Boeing 777-300 serving the route will fly daily from Doha to Sydney. Qatar Airways has been served Melbourne since 2009, adding flights to Perth in 2012.

29 Leaps in Aviation Over the Past Year

Aviation works every day at getting better. Sometimes it succeeds and other times, well..it takes a leap backwards.

In honour of leap-day, I thought we could review some of the many leaps aviation has taken over the past year.

Perhaps these will inspire and encourage more innovation and improvement in future.