Airline News

Virgin Australia wants Boeing 787s for Virgin Mk II

A proposed blueprint for the new Virgin includes adopting the Boeing 787 as its sole long-range jet.

David Flynn |

Virgin Australia's shareholders, creditors brace for impact

Virgin Australia's administrator also says that the shortlist for take-over bids is now down to eight serious players.

David Flynn |

Star Alliance CEO: the role of airline alliances in 2020

With most flights curtailed and some airlines grounded, Executive Traveller chats with Star's CEO Jeffrey Goh about its future.

Chris Chamberlin |

Queensland Govt to bid for Virgin Australia

It's called 'Project Maroon', and it could see the Queensland Government become a major stake-holder in Virgin Mk II.

David Flynn |

Qatar Airways: free flights for Aussie healthcare workers

Doctors, nurses and more can put their hand up for a pair of free return flights to any destination in Qatar's worldwide network.

Chris Chamberlin |

Virgin Mk II to keep flying to Los Angeles, Japan?

One plan for the new Virgin Australia looks pretty much the same as the 'old' Virgin Australia...

David Flynn |

Qatar A380s will not return for at least a year, maybe never

Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 superjumbos may be another casualty of the coronavirus.

David Flynn |

Emirates delays premium economy launch

High hopes for Emirates' all-new premium economy seat have been dashed by the coronavirus.

David Flynn |

Virgin administrators: no refunds, just 'conditional' credit

Passengers with cancelled Virgin Australia flight bookings will now be offered a new type of restricted travel voucher.

Chris Chamberlin |

United pauses Polaris refurbishments, lounge openings

United joins many other airlines in putting a stopper in capital expenditure to conserve cash while waiting out the coronavirus.

Brandon Loo |

Qatar cuts fleet by 25%, full recovery unlikely until 2023

The Gulf carrier trims its sails ahead of a long and unsteady recovery for international travel.

David Flynn |

Indigo to take Virgin Australia back to low-cost roots?

Low-cost Indian juggernaut IndiGo is running the numbers on a Virgin Australia take-over.

David Flynn |

Rex to challenge Qantas, Virgin on capital city routes

A $200m warchest and a fleet of Airbus or Boeing jets would see Rex become Australia's new challenger airline.

David Flynn |

Etihad restarts Melbourne-London flights

Etihad Airways will run weekly flights from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi beginning May 15.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas hopes to fill middle seats if exempt from distancing

As travel opens back up, Qantas wants to be able to sell every seat on every flight, without blocking middle seats from sale.

Chris Chamberlin |

Friday deadline for Virgin Australia's buyers

Virgin's would-be owners ready their initial take-over bids, which will likely see a very different airline return to the skies.

David Flynn |

Qantas puts Boeing 787, Airbus A321neo deliveries on hold

Financial prudence trumps factory-fresh planes as Qantas charts a course to, and through, air travel's uncertain future.

David Flynn |

The new Alitalia could leave SkyTeam, join Star Alliance

With €3bn of Govt funding, a newly-nationalised Alitalia is set to launch in June.

David Flynn |