Airline News

Cathay Pacific face mask exemption for first, business class

The Hong Kong airline says that passengers in its lie-flat first and business class seats can slip off the mask.

David Flynn |

What is 'unbundled' business class?

Unbundled business class fares sell for a lower price but give you fewer perks.

David Flynn |

Qantas adopts Embraer E190 for selected regional routes

The nimble Ejets will slot in between the Boeing 717 and Boeing 737 on regional services.

David Flynn |

IATA: air travel's 2021 rebound threatened by virus flares

The resurgent virus threatens a fragile recovery, especially in the Asian aviation market.

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Emirates could swap a third of Boeing 777X orders to the 787

The mid-sized fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner could prove a good fit for the post-pandemic era.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas eyes 2024 restart for Project Sunrise

Is there a new dawn on the horizon for Project Sunrise?

David Flynn |

Singapore Airlines starts Boeing 737 flights

Boeing's nimble and popular workhorse joins the Singapore Airlines fleet.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia pushes back New Zealand flights to June

Virgin will remain a domestic-only airline until at least the middle of this year.

David Flynn |

Boeing could lose a third of 777X orders on latest delay

With the 777-9's debut now pushed back to 2023, many airlines are now in a position to walk away from their orders.

Bloomberg News |

First look: JetBlue's new Mint business class suites

Privacy doors, direct aisle access, plenty of space for working and relaxing: JetBlue's A321LR business class is a game-changer.

David Flynn |

Qantas keen for direct Perth-Johannesburg flights

Jo'burg is not only back on the map, it could see Qantas flights from both Sydney and Perth.

David Flynn |

Airlines call for quarantine-free travel after vaccination

Airline industry body wants the World Health Organization to allow vaccinated travellers to skip quarantine.

Bloomberg News |

Where is Qantas flying its Boeing 787s?

Most of Qantas' Dreamliners are now back in the skies and carrying out a wide range of missions.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qatar Airways extends all Privilege Club status to December

Privilege Club members, including those who received a status match, will now have all of 2021 to enjoy their tier benefits.

Chris Chamberlin |

Most of the world's pilots are no longer flying for a living

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the global aviation industry.

Bloomberg News |

BA to trial Travel Pass app for COVID tests, vaccination

Passengers on selected British Airways flights will be the first to use the airline's new 'digital health pass'.

David Flynn |

Delays for new Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines business class

Ongoing delays to the Boeing 777-9 are forcing some airlines to push back the debut of their new business class seats.

David Flynn |

New arrival cards could include proof of vaccination

Australia's new digital version of the incoming passenger card, due later this year, might be getting a COVID upgrade.

David Flynn |