Fog grounds flights at Auckland airport

March 5, 2018 9:29 pm

Fog is disrupting travel at the country’s busiest airport. Approximately nine domestic flights had been cancelled and a further nine delayed due to the weather, Auckland Airport said. One domestic flight had been diverted. International flights had been affected too with one flight diverted and another cancelled.

Qantas 787 Dreamliner takes off fuelled by mustard seed biofuel on Los Angeles-Melbourne flight

January 29, 2018 5:34 am

The world’s first US-Australia biofuel flight takes off on Monday, with a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner filled with 24,000 kilograms of mustard seed-based, blended fuel. The historic Qantas flight, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, is using biofuel extracted from a mustard seed Brassica carinata. The process has been developed by Canadian...

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Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

January 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Image copyrightBUREAU OF METEOROLOGYImage caption A satellite image of Cyclone Joyce as it nears Australia’s north-west coast Communities in Australia’s north-west are bracing for a tropical cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks. Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome...

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Virgin Australia slammed after crew ‘took break on tarmac’

January 2, 2018 5:58 pm

Angry travellers have slammed Virgin Australia after a flight was delayed nearly two hours because ‘the crew needed a break’. Photos from Launceston Airport showed what appeared to be crew members sitting on a set of airstairs – typically used for passengers to enter and exit the aircraft. Those waiting...

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Tennis star turns back LA Qantas flight starts losing FUEL

December 28, 2017 6:35 am

A Wimbledon champion is among hundreds of passengers bound for Australia who were forced to turn around after their plane started losing fuel. Women’s world no.2 Garbine Muguruza was one of many people on-board a Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane that failed to arrive in the Queensland capital...

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Qantas passengers stuck in Dubai won’t get compensation

December 26, 2017 6:57 am

Passengers who were forced to spend their Christmas stranded on an airport tarmac will not be compensated for the nightmare flight. Stranded Sydney Qantas passengers on their way to London spent 10 hours on the tarmac in Dubai after heavy fog and mechanical faults forced the plane to divert. About...

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