News in Brief: Thursday February 6

News in Brief: Thursday February 6
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MCI Australia has partnered with the Van Wright Foundation to organise an inaugural gala dinner to be held on 21 February 2014 at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

The event is aimed at promoting awareness of MECP2 Duplication Syndrome and to raise much needed funds for research into a cure or treatment for the progressive neurological disorder.

Through the partnership, MCI Australia will use its skills and expertise in the area of event management to provide strategic guidance and logistical support for the inaugural gala dinner.


Melbourne to Phuket will become the latest Jetstar route to be serviced by a 787 with the aircraft initially operating one flight per week from February 9.

All three weekly flights between the ports will transition to the Dreamliner from March 30.

Jetstar already operates the 787 on its three weekly flights between Sydney and Phuket with Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok to follow as more Dreamliners join the Jetstar fleet.


Thai AirAsia X has been granted its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), with the announcement coinciding with the appointment of new chief executive Nadda Buranasiri.

The airline will lease two Airbus A330-300s in its first year of operations and will commence services from Bangkok, with the official launch date still to be confirmed.

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