Airline News

New arrival cards could include proof of vaccination

Australia's new digital version of the incoming passenger card, due later this year, might be getting a COVID upgrade.

David Flynn |

Airbus sees a glimmer of hope in business travel

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury says the European planemaker is navigating the downturn ‘plane by plane’.

Bloomberg News |

Jetstar's Boeing 787s fly into storage to Alice Springs

Most of the low-cost carrier's Dreamliners are ready to be tucked in for an extended snooze.

David Flynn |

New Zealand won't open borders to the world this year

Even the proposed safe travel zone with Australia looks 'increasingly difficult', says New Zealand's Prime Minister.

Bloomberg News |

Qatar extends Brisbane flights, defers direct Doha-Auckland

The world's second-longest flight won't return until November 2021, but Brisbane-Doha will now continue into 2022.

Chris Chamberlin |

Google Earth shows Qantas A380s sitting idle in the desert

They've flown you to Singapore, London and the USA: now they're parked in the desert, hoping one day to return to the skies.

David Flynn |

Emirates restarts Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane flights

Emirates makes an early return to Australia's three largest cities.

Chris Chamberlin |

Cathay Pacific's stunning Boeing 777 first class concepts

These concepts were among those shortlisted for Cathay's exploration of new Boeing 777-9 first class suites.

David Flynn |

Qantas eyes direct flights to India for post-COVID growth

"We’re going to be looking for new international opportunities, and India’s just a matter of time" says Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

David Flynn |

Revealed: Tesla Model S convertible by Ares Design

This one-off topless Tesla is proof we need to see more in the large, luxurious convertible EV space.

Car Expert |

When will Qantas reopen its first class lounges?

While Qantas won't be flying aircraft with first class for some years to come, its first class lounges stand ready to reopen.

David Flynn |

Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad trial 'travel pass'

More airlines are adopting 'digital health certificates' which could eventually be built into their own apps.

David Flynn |

Air Canada lets travellers swap flights to avoid the 737 MAX

As the Boeing 737 MAX returns to the skies, airlines know that some passengers will be wary of flying on the troubled jet.

David Flynn |

Qantas to mount 20 international repatriation flights

The latest repatriation flights are part of an ongoing effort to bring Australians home.

David Flynn |

Malaysia Airlines rebuilds flights to Australia, NZ, London

Malaysia Airlines plans to gradually restore international flights in a sign of optimism for 2021.

Chris Chamberlin |

Widespread international travel unlikely in 2021

Even with full nation-wide vaccination by October, don't expect overseas travel to snap back all of a sudden.

David Flynn |

Cathay plans A350s on all Australian flights by November

From later this year, every Cathay Pacific flight to Australia will offer the carrier’s latest business class and premium economy.

Chris Chamberlin |

Singapore to require all inbound travellers take virus tests

The island-nation also mandates insurance for virus-related treatment and hospitalisation with a minimum coverage of S$30,000.

Bloomberg News |