Airline News

Qantas is bringing back the 'mystery flight'

Beat those 'border closure blues' with a unique day trip from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

David Flynn |

Rex eyes Sydney-Canberra flights

Now a Qantas-only route, the capital city corridor could see Rex add both Boeing jets and Saab turboprops to the mix.

David Flynn |

Rex expands Sydney-Melbourne flights to Gold Coast, Adelaide

Flights from Sydney and Melbourne to the Gold Coast, and Melbourne-Adelaide, will start from the end of March.

David Flynn |

Qantas overhauls international baggage allowances

Qantas' changes are a real mixed bag, depending on each traveller's frequent flyer status and ticket type.

Chris Chamberlin |

Here's how Qantas will bring back international flights

Qantas chief Alan Joyce tells Executive Traveller how he plans to reboot the airline's international network.

David Flynn |

Qantas pushes back international restart to October 2021

The new timeline matches the government's expected completion of nation-wide vaccination.

David Flynn |

Rex outlines business class dining for Sydney-Melbourne

Business class passengers will enjoy hot meals served on cardboard trays, plus complimentary wine and beer.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas flags 2H21 restart for flights to Japan, Johannesburg

The airline remains optimistic on resuming international flights from July.

David Flynn |

SQ continues Airbus A380 upgrade program

The superjumbo aren't quite ready to return, but work continues to refit older A380s with the latest suites and seats.

David Flynn |

First photos: Rex Boeing 737 business class

Regional Express brings competition to the business class skies, using the same seats (and planes) as arch-rival Virgin Australia.

Chris Chamberlin |

Rex cuts Sydney-Melbourne flights

The capital city challenger will run a pared-back timetable for the opening week of its Sydney-Melbourne Boeing 737 flights.

David Flynn |

AirNZ to trial digital travel pass on Sydney-Auckland

Qantas is also said to be looking at the Travel Pass app in readiness for when international flights resume.

David Flynn |

Rex drops five regional routes, but adds two others

Bathurst, Cooma, Grafton, Kangaroo Island and Lismore face the chop, but Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie are set to benefit.

Chris Chamberlin |

PM flags 'vaccine passport' for international travel

Australia-wide COVID vaccinations begin next week and will also reshape the way we travel overseas.

David Flynn |

Qantas adds new flights to Coffs Harbour, Ballina Byron Bay

As Easter holidays beckon, Qantas is unlocking a trio of fresh routes to the NSW north coast.

David Flynn |

In time for holidays, Virgin adds new 'beach escape' routes

Swap the 9-to-5 for some sun, surf and sand as Virgin shifts its seasonal focus to favour a slew of getaway destinations.

David Flynn |

Virgin's new Adelaide lounge opens February 23

The new lounge will showcase a fresh, more casual look that'll eventually be applied to all domestic lounges.

David Flynn |

What we'll miss about Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 lounge

A highlight of any journey on Qatar Airways' superjumbo was a visit to its elegant inflight lounge...

David Flynn |