Airline News

Canada to exempt fully-vaccinated travellers from quarantine

The move makes it easier for Canadians to return home, but a full reopening of borders will need a 75% national vaccination rate.

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Lufthansa sees small business as key for travel rebound

Small businesses will be eager to swap a year of Zoom calls for in-person meetings.

David Flynn |

First flight for Virgin Australia’s next-gen Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing’s largest 737 MAX takes flight in a milestone towards deliveries for Virgin Australia from 2023.

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Your guide to Finnair’s Business Light fares

Finnair’s Business Light fares deliver a slightly cheaper ticket while removing many of the best benefits of business class.

David Flynn |

Air New Zealand pushes back delivery of Boeing 787-10

The first of eight new long-range Dreamliners now won't arrive in Auckland until 2024.

David Flynn |

UK could open foreign travel for vaccinated passenger

North American and European destinations on the 'amber list' would reopen to travellers who've had the jab.

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Qantas boosts 787s to Perth, grows E190 regional fleet

Transcontinental travellers from Sydney and Brisbane will find more Dreamliners pulling up at their Perth-bound gate...

Chris Chamberlin |

Emirates pushes back Dubai-Sydney-Christchurch A380 to 2022

This superjumbo flight could once again be the best way to travel across the pond.

David Flynn |

Airbus hopes to “hit the defrost button” on Qantas A350s

The ultra-long range A350-1000s are the key to Qantas' non-stop flights to New York, London and Paris.

David Flynn |

Swiss to slash the size of its Airbus fleet

The Swiss flag-carrier will drop five Airbus 330 or 340 jets from its fleet, with ten more jets from regional arm Helvetic.

David Flynn |

Compared: Qantas vs Rex on the short Sydney-Canberra hop

With a flight time of just 35 minutes, how does QantasLink compare with Regional Express for Sydney-Canberra flyers?

Chris Chamberlin |

Airlines pour billions into flying taxis

They look like something from cartoon series The Jetsons, but these electric flying taxis could be the next travel breakthrough.

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Private-equity takes 51% ownership of South African Airways

SAA emerges from bankruptcy proceedings, but remains grounded for the time being.

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Switzerland to reopen its border for vaccinated travellers

As vaccination rates increase, countries around the world are welcoming travellers who've had the jab.

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Australia-Singapore travel bubble still months away

The restart of travel to Singapore could hinge on vaccination rates, which is where Australia has fallen behind.

David Flynn |

Airlines push to scrap EU261 compensation rules

European carriers say the ‘reform’ is needed because EU261 is incompatible with mass groundings.

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Australia’s international travel ban extended to Sept 2021

With the exception of country-specific travel bubbles, Australia's borders will remain locked tight.

David Flynn |

United’s fleet revamp could include 100 Boeing 737 Max jets

Boeing’s backlog has made this a buyer’s market as airlines look to renew their fleet for the post-COVID era.

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