Emirates, the airline with the most international traffic, said it wants to extend its alliance with Qantas Airways Ltd. across the Pacific Ocean, allowing passengers to fly around the world on Airbus SAS A380s.
Singapore Airlines Ltd. is missing the party in its own home. Tourist spending in the city jumped by half since 2008, aided by two new casinos and a 23 percent rise in passenger traffic through Changi Airport.
Japan Airlines Co. Chairman Masaru Onishi still feels a burning sensation in his stomach each time he climbs Osutaka Ridge, where 27 years ago he helped man a make-shift morgue after one of the carrier’s jets plowed into the mountainside.
Qantas Airways Ltd., seeking to revive unprofitable international operations, is counting on five different airline units to win travelers in China, a country 60 times bigger than its home market of Australia.