Virgin Australia begins COVID vaccine policy push for all staff
And, in other news, the airline is gearing up for a whopping summer season of domestic travel, with a swathe of new aircraft due to join its fleet very soon.
AirlineRatings.com reveals the world’s best airline for 2021
Aussie airlines fared well in this year’s awards, but the accolade of top dog (or in this instance, top bird) went to an overseas carrier.
Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win
While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.
Aussie dad one step closer to space travel dream after Richard Branson’s rocket trip
There is no doubt that this man’s fave song would be Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. It’s probably his ringtone, too.
Treasurer meets with travel CEOs to discuss speeding up vaccine rollout
A few industry bigwigs joined Josh Frydenberg and leaders from some of Australia’s biggest businesses for a big brainstorm sesh on hastening the rollout of COVID jabs.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce the most mentioned CEO in Aussie media (with Jayne and Skroo not far behind)
This CEO list is a little bit on the predictable side, and not just because it’s full of white, middle-aged men.
Virgin Australia flies in new chief commercial officer
Meanwhile, mooted retirement presents for John MacLeod included a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish and a day clock.
Velocity Frequent Flyer steps up its loyalty game with 7-Eleven partnership
Virgin celebrated its loyalty program’s latest partnership by using drones to deliver “convenience from the skies”, which sounds equal parts exciting and terrifying.
Qantas slashes agent commissions, while Virgin goes on hiring spree
The flying kangaroo announced it will cut agent commissions on international tickets, amid a spate of job cuts and a wage freeze, in its latest market update.
ScoMo slams Virgin CEO’s “insensitive” comments, flags vaccine passport plans for interstate travel
There’s plenty to dissect here from the PM’s recent interview and, thankfully, you won’t require a scalpel.
“Some people may die”: Virgin Australia suffers PR nightmare following CEO’s controversial comments
by Huntley Mitchell
When there’s a hashtag trending on Twitter that’s calling for people to boycott your company, you know you’re in a bit of hot water.
New aircraft, more jobs and a bigger network: Virgin Australia fast-tracks growth plans
Virgin boss Jayne Hrdlicka trekked to a cabin crew training school in Brisbane this morn to deliver this very important update.
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