ACCC backs reauthorisation of Qantas-American Airlines alliance
It looks like Alan Joyce and Doug Parker will be buying each other anniversary gifts for the next few years.
Qantas suffers $1bn half-yearly loss, pushes back international flight plans
by Huntley Mitchell
The flying kangaroo won’t be hopping overseas as soon as originally hoped, after posting a “stark, but not surprising” loss.
“A classic Rex tantrum”: Qantas hits back at criticism of its regional strategy
by Huntley Mitchell
Forget the Qantas-Virgin rivalry and grab the popcorn for this one between the flying kangaroo and Rex.
Qantas’ tie-up with China Eastern Airlines approved by ACCC
It appears Alan Joyce’s tactic of kissing ACCC tsar Rod Sims’ feet worked a treat in getting this aviation alliance approved.
New app promises to make booking flights as easy as catching an Uber
Hook your clients up with quick, easy and cheap last-minute flights through the latest invention from the mastermind behind BYOjet and JETMAX.
Singapore Airlines provides breathing room for frequent flyers
This story is for all the frequent flyer status whores out there, particularly the PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite ones.
Ponant gets green light for ‘Bubble Expeditions’ in New Zealand
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ‘bubbles’, allow us to introduce you to the latest one.
Star Alliance’s Australian coordinator announces retirement
Gordon Young is hanging up the boots after a very long stint in the travel industry. We hear a new set of golf clubs and a personalised whisky decanter have been mooted as possible leaving presents.
Federal government extends domestic support program for airlines
Deputy PM Michael McCormack has decided to loosen the government’s purse strings and help out Qantas and Virgin a little more.
Virgin hits back at Qantas’ frequent flyer push with “a more compelling loyalty offer”
Virgin Australia has thrown a ‘loyalty left-hook’ at the flying kangaroo, as the frequent flyer battle between the two carriers heats up.
IATA issues stern warning to non-mask-wearing plane passengers
The commercial aviation industry’s peak body is fed up with plane passengers refusing to wear masks, judging by its latest statement.
Aviation Wrap: Air NZ ramps up domestic schedule, Singapore Airlines raises millions + MORE
If this week’s Aviation Wrap was a type of aircraft, it’d be a Fokker 100, meaning that it’s not too big but very reliable.
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