Airline News

Germany gives Lufthansa $15 billion bailout

The German government will take a stake in Lufthansa and push the airline to fly more fuel-efficient planes.

Bloomberg News |

Emirates to keep most Airbus A380s, says Sir Tim Clark

The A380 will be Emirates' flagship for years to come says the airline's president, although many will also be grounded for years.

David Flynn |

Bain says Virgin Australia needs to regain "Virgin Blue" fun

Boston-based Bain Capital is pushing ahead with a "second-round proposal" to take control of Virgin Australia.

David Flynn |

Etihad may axe Airbus A380s, cancel A350 order

The trend towards downsizing continues, with Etihad embarking on a fleet review that could see the superjumbo gone for good.

David Flynn |

Qantas still cool on flights from Perth to Paris, Frankfurt

The prospect of direct flights from Perth to Paris, Frankfurt and Johannesburg remains in limbo.

David Flynn |

Coronavirus impact: Emirates cuts first class service

Covid-19 takes a little lustre off flying in Emirates' first class and business class.

David Flynn |

Singapore to allow transit passengers from June 2

The Singapore stopover is coming back, but you can forget about lounges and duty-free shopping...

David Flynn |

Air France to scrap its entire Airbus A380 fleet

Air France bids "Adieu!" to all nine of its Airbus A380s, becoming the latest airline declaring an early superjumbo send-off.

David Flynn |

Emirates wants to drop its last five Airbus A380 orders

The Gulf airline could cut as many as half of its Airbus A380 fleet while also slashing 30% of its workforce.

David Flynn |

Etihad restarts Sydney-London flights

Settle into your seat for a marathon 24 hour trek, because you won't be stepping off the plane – even briefly – at Abu Dhabi.

David Flynn |

How bubbles and corridors will reshape airline routes

International travel will return in COVID-safe chunks rather than an all-in approach.

Angus Whitley |

Mask up, don't mingle: Qantas reveals new guidelines

Qantas' Fly Well program encompasses a range of health measures on the ground and in the air.

David Flynn |

Thai Airways headed for bankruptcy court, restructure

The loss-making airline is expected to embark on a sweeping restructure which will also streamline its fleet.

David Flynn |

Supersonic dreams: Qantas almost flew the Concorde

Some 60 years ago, the Flying Kangaroo was eager to get hopping faster than the speed of sound.

Chris Chamberlin |

Delta set for Airbus A350s on Sydney-Los Angeles flights

With Delta's Boeing 777s all heading for retirement, the airline's flights to Australia are in for an upgrade.

Chris Chamberlin |

Need a post-coronavirus holiday? Take a whisky trip!

Hikes, sailing, and distillery tours on the magical Hebridean isle of Islay is the taste of freedom.

Bloomberg Pursuits |

Richard Branson's $1bn rescue package for Virgin empire

Selling down his stake in Virgin Galactic could be the path to a space-age rescue for other members of the Virgin family.

David Flynn |

Revealed: the best bars in Asia

From New Delhi to Tokyo, here’s where to have a drink in style once you start travelling again.

Bloomberg Pursuits |