Airline News

Lufthansa’s ex-Philippine A350s have a better business class

The German flag-carrier will soon fly former Philippine Airlines A350s which boast a superior business class to Lufthansa's own.

David Flynn |

It’s Airbus vs Boeing in Qantas’ order for 100 new jets

The massive domestic fleet renewal program could be worth as much as $14 billion at list price.

David Flynn |

Singapore eyes more ‘Vaccinated Travel Lanes’ by year’s end

Several new 'Covid-safe' corridors could open before the end of this year.

Bloomberg News |

Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380 returns to London, Paris

The popular European cities will once again welcome Qatar’s superjumbo.

David Flynn |

Emirates to bring Airbus A380 back to Australian skies

Expect to see those superjumbos – and maybe Emirates’ new premium economy class – in 2022.

David Flynn |

Premium economy is the hot ticket for post-pandemic travel

The highly-profitable ‘middle class’ is enjoying a surge of appeal as travellers look to avoid crowded economy cabins.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas, Emirates extend partnership for five more years

The airlines say more than 13 million passengers have travelled on their joint network since 2013.

David Flynn |

Australia may pause international travel for Covid outbreak

A surge in Covid cases or the arrival of a new variant could see overseas travel come to a sudden halt.

David Flynn |

New Zealand to ban unvaccinated travellers from November 1

New Zealand and its flag-carrier both embrace mandatory vaccination as “the new reality of international travel.”

David Flynn |

EVA Air returns to Brisbane

The Taiwanese airline, and its impressive Boeing 787 business class, bounce back to Brisbane in December.

David Flynn |

Global airline CEOs gather amid cloudy travel outlook

Executives meet in person to demonstrate it’s safe to fly, and chart a post-pandemic course for the industry.

Bloomberg News |

China to build quarantine mega-centres for overseas arrivals

The specialised quarantine facilities are a cornerstone to the nation's 'Covid zero' strategy.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas to restart Sydney-London, Sydney-LA flights on Nov14

All passengers will need to be fully-vaccinated and take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test.

David Flynn |

Australia’s international travel ban lifted in November

It’s finally time to dust off your passport!

David Flynn |

Qantas will now fly from Sydney to London via Darwin

For one month, that stop-over at Singapore is replaced by a dawdle at Darwin...

David Flynn |

Australia removes international passenger arrival caps

Fully-vaccinated Australians stranded overseas will finally be able to return, and spend seven days in home quarantine.

David Flynn |

This dog flew SQ business class from Sydney to Italy

High-flying fido is upgraded from a kennel in the cargo hold to row 1 in business class.

David Flynn |

Qatar Airways will bring back the Airbus A380 from November

At least five of the Gulf carrier’s superjumbos will return to the skies this year as the airline ramps up capacity.

David Flynn |