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Qantas and Accor new partnership

Good news for frequent travellers, with Qantas and Accor announcing a new partnership that is scheduled to launch in mid-2021. This joint venture will see mutual members of their loyalty programs be rewarded at every stage of their travel journey. Eligible members of both programs will have the opportunity to boost rewards by simultaneously earning […]

Qantas is closing airport service desks

Qantas has announced that in 2021 the company will permanently close its service and sales desks at Australian airports and lounges. Qantas executive manager Phil Capps said that the airline primarily decided to close its service desks due to more customers checking-in and managing their bookings online. The move is also part of the airline’s […]

More flights as more borders open

There’s been good results lately from Australia’s management of COVID-19 and reduction in community transmission. As a result, many border restrictions are starting to ease. The most recent travel restriction updates include: – Queensland has opened borders to NSW, excluding Greater Sydney for now. – Tasmania now allows residents of New South Wales, South Australia, […]

Getting the royal treatment with Alliance

Alliance Airlines has hit new highs in 2020. Determined not to be grounded by COVID-19, the Brisbane-based carrier has sought new opportunities to service regional routes and increase their charter services. Three new Queensland scheduled services commenced in August, including Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast, Sunshine Coast to Cairns and Brisbane to Moranbah. In October, two […]

Virgin closer to exiting administration & what that will look like

The Administrators of the Virgin Australia Group have confirmed that the airline is tracking well to emerge from Voluntary Administration, following a successful meeting of creditors on 4 September, 2020. The transfer of shares to U.S private equity company Bain Capital is expected to be completed by 31 October, 2020. Creditors accepted 10 separate deeds […]

More flights for regional Australia

Alliance Airlines has commenced three new scheduled services in Queensland – Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast, Sunshine Coast to Cairns and most recently Brisbane to Moranbah, in the Isaac Region. The carrier has been very active during the COVID-19 period to ensure that routes remain open for regional Australia. Many travellers have been using their services […]

COVID-19 health checklist for airlines

Airlines around the world are grappling with the impact of COVID-19 on their business. Paramount to their survival is being able to implement new protocols and quickly increase hygiene measures to protect their customers and staff. To provide guidance for air travel during the pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released an airline […]

Introducing Link Airways

Fly Corporate has been servicing regional Australia for 48 years and they’ve decided it’s time for a makeover. Starting this month, the airline will rebrand as Link Airways. CEO, Andrew Major said “Our ownership, fleet and fantastically committed team remain unchanged and we invite our customers, partners and the communities we serve to join us […]

COVID-19 testing mandatory for UAE travellers

From 1 August, all travellers arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must have a negative COVID-19 test up to 96 hours before departure. These requirements come as the country continues to protect its residents and reduce the spread of coronavirus. Airlines will be checking that passengers boarding flights to the UAE have proof of […]

Dubai is open & Emirates resumes more flights

Emirates has announced that by mid-August the airline’s resumption of services will cover 58 cities. This includes 20 points in Europe and 24 airports in the Asia Pacific region. The latest destinations scheduled to recommence flights include Geneva (from 15 July), Los Angeles (from 22 July), Dar es Salaam (from 1 August), Prague and Sao […]