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Aviation

WINNER WINNER: Bain Capital triumphs in Virgin Australia bidding war

by Huntley Mitchell

Following a comprehensive sale campaign, Virgin Australia’s administrators have chosen its preferred bidder to put forward to creditors.

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Aviation

Thousands of job losses, up to 100 aircraft grounded: Qantas announces massive post-COVID shake-up

Speculation had begun to swirl that this big announcement from Qantas was about to drop, and now it has – with an almighty thud.

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Aviation

ACCC told to keep its eye on Aussie airlines

by Christian Fleetwood

ACCC tsar Rod Sims has been instructed by the government to keep his eyes peeled for any dodgy moves by Australia’s airlines.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: More funding for regional airports, Singapore Airlines’ new ANZ transit flights + MORE

Get ready to climb to an altitude of 35,000 feet as you read your way through all the latest aviation news in this week’s wrap.

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Tourism

Travel industry chorus grows louder for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s tourism industry has heaped more pressure on the federal government to extend its JobKeeper lifeline, with some members even fronting up to Parliament House.

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Aviation

Aviation workers hold rallies across Australia to demand JobKeeper access

The rallies took place as new research revealed that 70 per cent of workers have been stood down, with 40 per cent unable to receive JobKeeper.

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Aviation

Qantas wins sick leave court case, unveils new ‘Fly Well’ program

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly’s reporter has tried to jam as much Qantas news into one story as possible, so much so that he sat on his laptop to squeeze it all in.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Brisbane Airport’s runway completion, Air NZ marks 80 years of flying + MORE

Much unlike passenger planes around the globe right now, this week’s Aviation Wrap is running at full capacity.

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Aviation

Qantas and unions do battle in court over sick leave

With Virgin having hogged the limelight for the last couple of weeks, we thought it was time to update you on what its rival is up to.

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Aviation

Swissport pleads for $125m government bailout

by Christian Fleetwood

The company has warned as many as 2,000 workers could be let go if it does not receive immediate taxpayer-funded relief.

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Aviation

Travel industry reacts to Virgin’s move into administration

While it wasn’t necessarily a shock when Virgin Australia announced this morning it had entered into voluntary administration, the move has still prompted a response from various players in Australia’s travel industry.

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Aviation

Queensland government hands Virgin $200m lifeline (but there are strings attached)

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s yet another update on the Virgin Australia saga. Let’s hope for all involved that the airline’s future is sorted out soon.

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