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Australia’s Tourism Restart Taskforce says preparedness of airlines, airports critical in reviving international travel

by Christian Fleetwood

Interestingly, the Tourism Restart Taskforce is lacking a representative from Australia’s airlines or airports.

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Rex signs letters of intent on six leased 737s for domestic routes

Rex’s ambitions of becoming a domestic route competitor to Qantas and Virgin are becoming a reality. Next step: a team song.

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Europe’s biggest airline posts spoof job ad attacking Irish government’s travel restrictions

The airline has suggested a high school student could do a better job at choosing which countries make it on Irelands ‘Green List’ by playing darts and snap. Ouch.

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A Japanese airline is trialling hands-free toilet doors

The ‘elbow doorknob’ first began trials in mid-June and appears to be a much smarter solution than kicking the toilet door down or just leaving it open.

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Aviation Wrap: Virgin Australia sale update, United makes COVID-19 tests available to customers + MORE

It’s been a landmark week for carriers near and far. Lucky for you, our Aviation Wrap continues to keep you abreast of the latest in this space.

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Man charged after joking his cousin had a bomb on Auckland flight

Unsurprisingly, it is STILL a bad idea to joke about bombs when you are boarding a plane, just in case anyone was wondering. We hope you weren’t.

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Federal government extends airline support measures

by Christian Fleetwood

The execs over at Qantas, Virgin and Rex have all let out a collective sigh of relief following this announcement from Mr McCormack.

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Qantas scraps Wallabies sponsorship, makes nearly $1m selling fully-stocked bar carts

We’ve mixed the good news with the bad here in this Qantas story, so get ready to smile and frown.

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Qantas workers likely to receive thousands in unpaid wages after airline loses JobKeeper court case

The Flying Kangaroo’s cost-saving targets just became a little harder to hit after this court decision.

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Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus has gone all futuristic by revealing not one, not two, but three aircraft concepts that it reckons could enter service by 2035.

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Virgin, Qantas boost flights between South Australia and NSW

by Christian Fleetwood

Despite the fact that one of them is technically in administration, it appears competition between Australia’s two main carriers is still strong.

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Taxpayers paid 10 times fair value for land next to Western Sydney Airport, audit finds

It turns out the land that may be used to construct a second runway at the new airport was purchased for way more than what it was worth a year earlier.

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