Airline News

Here is Qantas’ rebooted international flight schedule

Singapore, London and Los Angeles all headline the first week of the airline’s overseas return.

David Flynn |

Virgin begins its countdown to the Boeing 737 MAX

Due from mid-2023, the new MAX 10 jets will tackle both domestic and short-range overseas flights.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia adds nine Boeing 737s

Confident of an uptick in domestic travel, Virgin Australia is rebuilding its Boeing 737 fleet to approach pre-collapse levels.

David Flynn |

AirNZ to retire Boeing 777-300s, move to all-787 fleet

By 2027, all of the Kiwi carrier's long-range flights will be handled by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

David Flynn |

Here’s when Qantas expects overseas flights to return

New Zealand and parts of Asia, along with London and North America, will see first flights from December 2021.

David Flynn |

Qantas to fly Airbus A330s from Brisbane to USA

Qantas will work with Airbus to extend the flying range of its typically Asia-bound A330s to make it all the way to the USA.

David Flynn |

Qantas eyes flights to London via Darwin

Western Australia's domestic border restrictions could cost Perth its direct Heathrow flights, when international travel returns.

Chris Chamberlin |

Final call: Alitalia to shut down on October 15

The bankrupt Italian national carrier will be replaced by a new state-owned airline.

David Flynn |

Starlux “will certainly” join an alliance

As the Taiwanese startup spreads its wings, it sees alliance membership as a logical next step.

David Flynn |

Qantas launches vaccination rewards program

Fully-vaccinated Australians can collect free Qantas points and win a year of free domestic and overseas flights.

David Flynn |

BA shows return of Sydney flights from March 20

More signs that 2022 will be the year Australians can once again visit many of their favourite countries...

David Flynn |

Qantas to lay out roadmap for restart of overseas flights

The airline will next week share its estimates of how and when overseas travel will resume.

David Flynn |

Korean Air to retire Airbus A380, Boeing 747-8

It’s the end of the quad-jet era for Korean Air as the Airbus A380 superjumbo and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental face the axe.

David Flynn |

Singapore, Hong Kong abandon ‘travel bubble’ plans

After one year and two false starts, both countries have scrapped the travel bubble due to their differing Covid-19 strategies.

David Flynn |

Asiana’s Star Alliance exit to boost Korean Air, Delta JV

The world’s largest airline alliance is set to lose a key member from its Asia footprint.

David Flynn |

Virgin launches cut-price ‘seat only’ Economy Lite fare

The new entry-level economy tickets come with no bags but a few caveats...

David Flynn |

What it’s like to fly on the new QantasLink Embraer E190

Executive Traveller takes the latest addition to the QantasLink fleet on a journey through the Northern Territory.

Chris Chamberlin |

Cathay’s new Boeing 777-9 first, business class on the way

Highly-regarded firm JPA Design confirms it is working on Cathay’s next-gen 777X suites and seats.

David Flynn |