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1 Creditors of basket case Air Australia hear how the airline racked up losses of $65 million in the last 18 months and has debts of between $80m and $90m.

2 Qantas and South African Airways face the prospect of going their separate ways after aviation regulators said they would not extend their codeshare beyond the end of the year.
6 The Australian Federation of Travel Agents calls for greater scrutiny of start up airlines following the collapse of Air Australia.
7 Emirates cuts commission on all bookings from Australia
7 Orion Expedition Cruises will ditch Orion II after admitting the vessel had not come up to scratch.
8 Mantra Hotels and Resorts is put up for sales.
9 Talks between Qantas and Malaysian Airlines over the creation of a premium airline in Asia break down.
12 Tourism Australia widens its marketing net to secondary Chinese cities.
12 Jetset Travelworld reviews its commercial agreement with Breakaway Travel franchise following the collapse of Breakaway Fairfield.
13 Travel Today reveals talks are underway between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Air Australia over a refund for travel agents for flights that never left the ground.
14 Breakaway Fairfield has debts of more than $600,000 with IATA the major creditor.
15 Long standing JTG managers, Rohan Moss and Jason Williams are ousted in a shake-up of the company’s wholesale division.
20 Insight Vacations managing director Lorraine Sharp reveals plans to quit at the end of June.
22 Agents, and by extension consumers, will receive a partial refund on Air Australia tickets.
23 Carnival Australia senior vice president Jenny Lourey leaves the firm to concentrate on the businesses of her late husband, Wayne Tregaskis.
26 Qantas announce launch of Jetstar Hong Kong.
26 Travel Today exclusively reveals that Aerolineas Argentinas will operate direct flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires from July 1.
29 In another Travel Today exclusive, Webjet launches an audacious bid to rejoin the fuel surcharge class action after opting out in 2008.
29 Hopes of the cruise industry sharing Garden Island with the navy are dashed following a review.
30 Qantas again raises its fuel levy and fares in light of escalating fuel prices.

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