Airline News

Qantas Chairman's Lounges to reopen on December 9

The airline’s invitation-only lounges will soon welcome back VIP-tiered travellers at six major airports.

Chris Chamberlin |

Cathay Pacific to resume Kuala Lumpur flights

The carve-up of the Cathay Dragon network has begun, with good news for travellers to KL.

David Flynn |

Qantas mounts rescue flight from Frankfurt to Australia

The 16 hour flight is part of an ongoing effort to bring home Australians who remain stranded overseas.

David Flynn |

Cathay Pacific brings back Brisbane-Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific will return to Queensland’s skies from early 2021, after a 10-month pause on its flights to Brisbane.

Chris Chamberlin |

Home quarantine ruled out for Melbourne's overseas flights

Spending 14 days in home isolation, instead of paying for a mandatory hotel stay, is off the cards for now.

David Flynn |

Emirates Airbus A380 with premium economy due in Dec

Emirates' keenly-anticipated premium economy seats will finally arrive next month.

David Flynn |

Emirates boss has "no idea" of Boeing 777X deliveries

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark is bullish on the A380's return but bewildered over the Boeing 777X's debut.

Bloomberg News |

As borders open, the 'Golden Triangle' is back in business

With borders coming down, flights on the 'triangle' – between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – are getting back on-track.

Chris Chamberlin |

Airline travel pass app for COVID test results, vaccination

Airline industry group IATA launches a digital platform to ease virus testing and travel.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas flags mandatory vaccination for international flights

No jab, no trip: passports could contain proof of vaccination stored in a microchip.

David Flynn |

Future of Etihad's Airbus A380 in limbo

Yet another airline's superjumbo squadron could be sent into early retirement...

David Flynn |

How the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble burst

Delays to the world's first two-way 'travel bubble' hint at an unsteady road ahead.

Bloomberg News |

United Airlines boosts Los Angeles-Sydney flights

Step by step, the Star Alliance member rebuilds its Australia-US routes.

David Flynn |

How Covid reshaped the map of the world's busiest routes

All 10 of the world's busiest domestic routes are in Asia as international air travel remains hamstrung by restrictions.

Bloomberg News |

The Boeing 737 Max is ready to return, but are passengers?

The ultimate test for the troubled Boeing 737 Max may be cautious travellers.

Bloomberg News |

As travel bubbles begin, don't expect a miracle

The new Hong Kong-Singapore connection will be costly, risky and possibly unworkable, but it's still worth a shot.

Bloomberg News |

Branson backs Virgin Australia with 5% stake

The Brit billionaire has put his money where his brand is.

David Flynn |

Virgin, Alliance tie-up to keep regional routes flying

Some 40 regional routes across Australia could be covered under a new Virgin-Alliance partnership.

David Flynn |