Airline News

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 |

Avianca flies into bankruptcy, but says LifeMiles safe

The South American airline citied "substantial doubt" about its ability to stay in business due to the coronavirus crisis.

David Flynn |

Emirates premium economy: what we know so far

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing a spanner into Emirates' plan to launch premium economy in 2020.

David Flynn |

Face-masks now mandatory on all Singapore Airlines flights

Passengers on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights will need to mask-up, but it's a BYO affair.

David Flynn |

Virgin Atlantic eyes investors, preps for administration

Virgin Atlantic will chase new investors while also reportedly laying the groundwork to enter administration.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas and Virgin to continue flights to London, Los Angeles

Backed by the Federal Government, the extended schedule will help bring more Australians home.

David Flynn |

Here is the official Cathay Delight mocktail recipe

Cathay Pacific's iconic Cathay Delight is perhaps one of the best mocktails out there. Here's how to recreate it at home.

Brandon Loo |

BA, Qatar alliance for Australian flights gets go-ahead

British Airways will piggyback on Qatar Airways' extensive network, with over 100 routes on the roster.

David Flynn |

Virgin suspends refunds, travel credit for cancelled flights

Emails sent to would-be travellers contain bad news for those expecting a refund or even 'travel bank' credit.

David Flynn |

"The A380 is over" says Emirates president

With the superjumbo stricken by coronavirus, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark performs last rites.

David Flynn |

Class action could target Qantas, travel agents for refunds

Had your travel plans cancelled? A major law firm is seeking cash refunds for would-be travellers who were given vouchers instead.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qatar Airways to restart half its network by June

The Gulf carrier and Oneworld member is set to ramp up its flights to more than double the current level.

David Flynn |

Lufthansa looks to push back new Airbus, Boeing jets

The German-based airline colossus is in "intense" talks with Airbus and Boeing about postponing deliveries.

Bloomberg News |

After coronavirus, airline travel will never be the same

Even before Covid-19, flying was often a miserable affair. It’s about to get much worse — whether you’re in economy or first.

Bloomberg News |

Virgin Atlantic to retire all Boeing 747s, abandon Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic prepares to become a smaller airline as Richard Branson's favourite child sprints to preserve cash.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas halts A380 upgrades in international fleet review

Some of Qantas' Airbus A380s, as well as its Boeing 747s, may not return to the skies when international travel resumes.

Chris Chamberlin |