Airline News

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 |

Qantas, China Eastern alliance extended to 2023

The partnership takes on new importance in helping to re-establish air travel between Australia and China.

David Flynn |

The complete guide to travelling with Regional Express (Rex)

Whether you're heading rural or gearing up for Sydney-Melbourne, here's what you need to know about flying Rex.

Chris Chamberlin |

Virgin Australia to relaunch business class in March

Virgin's new business class experience will spearhead a 'soft reboot' of the airline.

David Flynn |

Cathay Pacific to suspend most Australian flights

Tough new quarantine rules for airline crew will see Cathay Pacific halt a slew of global routes.

David Flynn |

Emirates won't retire its Airbus A380s until "mid-2030s"

There's plenty of life left in those superjumbos, says Emirates President Sir Tim Clark.

David Flynn |

Emirates doesn't expect first Boeing 777X until Q1 2024

Another delay for Boeing's next-generation 777 jetliner...

David Flynn |

Sydney-Melbourne airfare war for Qantas, Virgin, Rex

There's a dogfight in the skies above Sydney and Melbourne...

David Flynn |

Singapore Airlines boosts Boeing 777-9 order

With a beefed-up order for 31 Boeing 777-9s, Singapore Airlines eyes the last days of the Airbus A380.

David Flynn |

Rex offers $49 Sydney-Melbourne fares

The aggressive sale shows things are heating up in Rex's battle against Qantas and Virgin.

David Flynn |

"Vaccination or quarantine" for all visitors to Australia

Get the jab or pay for a compulsory 14-day hotel quarantine stay...

David Flynn |

Qantas upgrades economy meals and drinks on domestic flights

Hot meals make a comeback on short domestic flights, with complimentary beer and wine also returning to the skies.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas unlocks unlimited flight changes to January 2022

Travellers booking domestic and trans-Tasman flights can now change their plans as many times as they need to.

Chris Chamberlin |