Airline News

Emirates hopes for all A380s to be flying by early 2022

If Emirates President Sir Tim Clark has his way, 2022 will see a superjumbo surge.

David Flynn |

NSW-Victoria border closure to hit Qantas, Virgin flights

The borders between NSW and Victoria will be shut from 11.59pm on Tuesday July 7.

David Flynn |

Qantas Boeing 747 farewell 'Jumbo Joy Flights'

Get ready to make your fond farewell to the Qantas Boeing 747, because these scenic joyflights will sell out fast!

David Flynn |

Boeing pulls the plug on the 747-8 jumbo jet

The stretched 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo, never a hit with airlines, marks the end of the line for the 50-year old jet family.

Bloomberg News |

Bain's Virgin 2.0 takes Luke Mangan off the menu?

Business travellers bid farewell to some of the best inflight meals they've tasted...

David Flynn |

American Airlines pushes Sydney flights back to mid-2021

The Qantas partner appears to agree with Alan Joyce on the timeline for regular stateside travel.

David Flynn |

Free of baggage, Virgin Australia is set to soar

Bain now holds the keys to Virgin Australia, and to the airline's future...

David Flynn |

Qantas brings back inflight WiFi

You can once again stay connected above the clouds.

David Flynn |

Qatar's Boeing 787-9, all-new business class, to fly in 2021

When they begin flying, the longer-range Dreamliners will include an 'evolved' version of Qatar Airways' Qsuite business class.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia unlocks refunds on frequent flyer bookings

Bookings made on cancelled Virgin Australia flights with Velocity Points will finally see a full refund on taxes and surcharges.

David Flynn |

Thailand plans 'business travel bubbles'

Business travellers would help revive foreign investment and reboot the nation's floundering economy.

Bloomberg News |

Qatar plans 'mini-Qsuite' for Airbus A321neo

What's planned for the next generation of Qatar's Airbus A321neo business class?

David Flynn |

John Borghetti on Virgin's strategy "to attack Qantas"

Virgin's move to go head-to-head with Qantas was less a matter of choice than a matter of survival, says the former CEO.

David Flynn |

March 2021 start for Rex's Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane flights

Australia's regional airline wants a slice of the premium east coast's premium 'golden triangle' traffic.

David Flynn |

Boeing to restart 737 MAX test flights this week

20 months after the first fatal crash and 15 months since the jet was grounded, the Boeing 737 takes to the skies again.

Bloomberg News |

British Airways' first Boeing 787-10 makes its debut

The super-stretched Dreamliner will arrive at London Heathrow this Sunday morning.

David Flynn |

Alan Joyce buckles in for a second Qantas turnaround

The Qantas CEO's last program turned airline losses into record profits, but how much of this new challenge is beyond his control?

Angus Whitley |

UK wants open borders to Australia

A traffic light system will help restart UK travel, however Australia might not give Britain the green light.

David Flynn |