Coronavirus

Emirates, Etihad: UAE bans passenger flights, transits

A nation-wide ban on all passenger flights and airport transits will take effect this week.

Singapore's Changi Airport bans airport transit passengers

Singapore's role as Asia's hub to the world has just been cut short by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Heathrow closes all airport lounges

London Heathrow is rendered loungeless after the UK government shuts down all social gathering sp...

Qantas closes all international first, business lounges

When Qantas suspends all international flights next week, its international lounges will also pul...

United Airlines drops most Australian flights

United will halt all flights to Australia across March and April, except for Sydney-San Francisco.

Qatar Airways drops Airbus A380s, cuts flight to Australia

Fewer flights around the world, and almost none of them on Qatar Airways' Airbus A380.

All flights between Australia and the USA grounded

Airlines abandon the once-crowded skies across the Pacific.

South African Airways pulls the plug on Perth

SAA makes an unsurprising exit from Australia, and the rest of the world.

Cathay Pacific axes almost all Australian flights

Cathay will slash its global network to just 12 cities, and Sydney is the sole Australian survivor.

Qantas domestic flight cancellations begin April 1

Qantas' downsized domestic network sees fewer flights on most routes, and many destination droppe...

AMEX closes Sydney, Melbourne lounges

Even the shiniest of American Express cards won't open these doors after March 21.

Virgin's domestic flight cancellations begin March 28

Virgin will drop almost two dozen routes from its domestic network over the coming weeks.

Oneworld Los Angeles business class lounge to close

The Oneworld LAX Business Lounge has become collateral damage of the coronavirus, as Qantas axes ...

Qantas pushes back Project Sunrise Airbus A350 purchase

Airbus will need to wait a little longer for Qantas to sign on the dotted line for its fleet of P...

Coronavirus lockdown: Australia closes its borders

Australia's borders will be shut to all foreign visitors, with only Australian citizens and resid...

Air NZ extends Airpoints tier status by 12 months

Following the lead of Qantas and Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand will extend frequent flyer tie...

Air Canada suspends all Australian flights

Air Canada pulls the plug on Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights as Canada and Australia put u...

Qantas cancels all international flights

Qantas' international network will shut down until at least the end of May 2020.