Qantas still committed to October restart for international flights, says Joyce
Qantas’ CEO doesn’t plan on letting a few vaccine “speedbumps” get in the way of the flying kangaroo going international in October.
“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up”: Health Minister issues bleak border warning
Greg Hunt says Australia’s international border could remain closed even once the entire country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. *Sigh*
Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement
The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.
Qantas loses appeal against Virgin convert, forced to continue case in Singapore
The flying kangaroo is refusing to stay down after being beaten by its bitter rival in court. Get ready to go ringside with this juicy read.
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin start selling half-price flights
Aussie airlines are offering some dirt-cheap flights as part of the government’s $1.2 billion push to kickstart the tourism industry.
Qantas and Jetstar to offer three days of ‘Points Planes’ once two-way trans-Tasman bubble commences
Alan Joyce has given Jacinda Ardern a subtle nudge to set an opening date for the trans-Tasman bubble with this pending offer.
Qantas, American Airlines reauthorised to cooperate on trans-Pacific routes
Rumour has it that INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” could be heard blasting from Qantas’ HQ in Mascot following this news.
Australian aviation suffered 41pc drop in passenger numbers for December, says ACCC
Australia’s domestic airlines are gradually recovering from historically low passenger numbers, but the ACCC says snap border closures continue to create challenges for the industry.
Qantas trials digital health pass with passengers, launches new Newcastle-Melbourne route
A plane full of repatriated Aussies have become the guinea pigs for Qantas’ first customer trial of the CommonPass digital health app.
Qantas to capitalise on Aussie ski season with three new routes
Travel Weekly’s editor is so keen on getting to the snow this year that he’s started wearing his ski goggles and boots to work. He looks like an absolute idiot.
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