April 13, 2021| 35 0

Could A Slow Vaccine Rollout Ruin Qantas’ International Plans?

Qantas is sticking with its timeline to resume international flying. This is despite mounting problems with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Australia. The airline has most international flights back in its schedules from October 31. That date aligned with Australian Government timelines regarding the mass vaccination of its citizens. But Austra …

April 12, 2021| 31 0

TWU BEGINS LANDMARK CASE TO REHIRE QANTAS WORKERS

The TWU has today begun its bid in the Federal Court to force Qantas to rehire more than 2,000 ground handlers whose roles were outsourced earlier this year. The union has hired Waterfront dispute lawyer Josh Bornstein to argue the airline’s actions contravene the  Fair Work Act  because employees at the new companies will now no longer be entitled to …

April 3, 2021| 60 0

CHEAP TICKET DEAL BREAKS VIRGIN’S ALL-TIME RECORD, DESPITE LOCKDOWN

Virgin sold more domestic tickets on the launch day of the government’s half-price ticket scheme than on any 24-hour period in its history. The result came despite fears Brisbane’s recent snap lockdown, which ended on Thursday, would put people off interstate travel. Domestic aviation has been pinning its recovery hopes on the federal government’s pl …

March 30, 2021| 49 0

Brisbane Lockdown Leads To Domestic Border Closures

Just as Australia’s domestic airlines were gearing up for a blockbuster Easter weekend, a COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane threatens to put the brakes on the domestic airline industry’s rebound. Ten new COVID cases were recorded in Brisbane in the last 24 hours, with eight of them locally acquired. Brisbane has gone into a three-day lockdown. With the …

March 29, 2021| 48 0

Qantas Operated A Mystery Flight From Brisbane This Weekend

Qantas flew the first of its three “weekend adventure” mystery flights on Saturday. In a nice bit of value-adding, Qantas didn’t just sell passengers a flight; the airline threw in lunch at a vineyard followed by an afternoon of wine tasting before taking the 152 passengers back to the airport and the flight home. “ We’re going to keep you gues …

March 25, 2021| 55 0

Which Widebody Aircraft Is Qantas Using For Domestic Flights?

Qantas’ Boeing 737-800s form the backbone of their domestic fleet, operating everything from the short 236-kilometer hop between Sydney and Canberra to the 4,312-kilometer odyssey between Brisbane and Perth. But Qantas regulars have always known there’s a sprinkling of far nicer widebody services across the domestic network. As domestic flying in Au …

March 23, 2021| 59 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

March 18, 2021| 31 0

Qantas Set To Up Frequency Of Boeing 787 Repatriation Flights

Following a deal with the Australian Government, Qantas is picking up the pace of its repatriation flights. A year after Australia closed its borders, tens of thousands of citizens remain stranded overseas. Working with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Qantas is trying to get them home. Qantas has been running repatriation …

March 11, 2021| 38 0

Exclusive: airBaltic CEO On Mandatory Airline Employee Vaccinations

Exclusive: airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, today revealed his thoughts on mandatory vaccinations for airline employees. While some airline CEOs have suggested that vaccinations should be required, Gauss does not share this view. Vaccinations have become a hot topic within the aviation industry. Many believe that vaccinations will be the key to reopen …

March 2, 2021| 24 0

Australia Extends Its International Travel Ban Until June

The Australian government has confirmed today that it is extending its ban on international travel by a further three months. The biosecurity emergency period extension will remain in place until June 17 th , stopping all international travel barring some exceptions. This will take Australia to a full 15 months of hard lockdown measures. 15 months of …

February 23, 2021| 36 0

Norwegian’s New Airbus And Boeing Orders Could Be Lost

Struggling Norwegian Air is in front of the Irish High Court this week to assess the validity of its debt liabilities. While the outcome is yet to be confirmed, industry sources believe that cancellations of outstanding orders are likely. Both Boeing and Airbus could lose scores of aircraft orders as the airline seeks to emerge smaller and more eff …

February 20, 2021| 32 0

How The Boeing 707 Dominated & Changed Jet Travel In The Sixties

Over six decades ago, the future of United States aviation was decided. The Boeing 707 performed its first flight on December 20th, 1957, setting the standard for Boeing’s jets in the decades to come. Addressing concerns Boeing explains that after World War II, the United Kingdom led the way for commercial jets with the de Havilland Comet. However, s …

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