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Maligayang pagdating sa Melbourne, Cebu Pacific Air touches down

  Cebu Pacific Air has launched its first service to Melbourne Airport, and is the 34th International Airline to operate to the airport.  The airline first launched in March 1996 adding to the huge growth in the low fare airlines models growing around the world. Currently  Cebu Pacific flies to[…]

Within the cargo hold of a 747

During 2006, I was fortunate enough to have been employed as a driver for a transport company that dealt with many customers who relied upon air freight in and out of the country. Almost daily I would sit in long queue’s awaiting my turn to make it to the clerks[…]

Airnorth celebrate their 40th anniversary in aviation.

A significant milestone for Australia’s Airnorth today. The airline celebrated its 40th anniversary thus becoming the second oldest airline operating in Australia behind the National carrier QANTAS.  The airline started operations in 1978 as a charter airline flying throughout the Northern Territory. From these humble beginnings the airline introduced scheduled[…]

China Airlines upgrades its services to Melbourne and Brisbane with the Airbus A350

Yesterday saw China Airlines change its aircraft type to its Melbourne and Brisbane ports from the Airbus A330-300 to the latest generation airliner, the Airbus A350-941. Thus making all ports to Australia which includes Sydney, served by the Airbus A350. The airline has twelve currently in service. A further two[…]

2018 Rolex Formula 1 Grand Prix F/A-18A Hornet Display.

Sunday the 25th day of March 2018, presented itself with many opportunities.. one of those was  catching an UBER ride into the heartland of inner city Melbourne, and elevating to the ninth floor balcony of an apartment block which was allowed through word of a good friend of mine who[…]

Melbourne Airport welcomes it’s 12th non-stop Chinese route

Xiamen Airlines launched its inaugural service from Hangzhou to Melbourne today, thus becoming the 12th non-stop route from China.  This brings a conclusion of a very busy year of new flights and airlines at Melbourne Airport.   Xiamen Airlines’ new route is on top of routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou,[…]

Air Canada comes back to Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport has become the third port of call in Australia for Star Alliance member Air Canada. The airline launched its seasonal Melbourne-Vancouver flights on December 3 2017, and will continue until February 2018.  The service will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11:40am landing in Vancouver at 7:30am[…]

Colombo to Melbourne, SriLankan returns to Australia.

Departing as Flight UL604 from Colombo the Airbus A330-300 4R-ALM Touched town approximately at 3:20pm at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Making a welcome return to Australia for the airline which stopped operating to Australia in 2001. The flight takes nearly 11 hours and will be operated daily connecting the large Sri Lankan[…]

LATAM Airlines comes to Melbourne with their 787-9

VIVA CHILE!! LATAM South American airlines flight LA805 arrived at Melbourne’s Tullamarine International Airport at approximately  18:39 pm local time. This being their first service into the Melbourne and operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  CC -BGN for the inaugural service.  The Oneworld alliance member will be bringing their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner[…]

Japan Airlines comes to Melbourne Airport.

In the early to mid 1990’s passenger travel between Australia and Japan was at an all time high. With some two and a half million seats sold between the two countries. The SARS crisis and the Global Financial Crisis dramatically slowed traffic there after. Fast forward to today and Traffic[…]