Airline news

Qantas moves forward for vaccinated passengers

Australia is on track to reach the National Cabinet’s ‘Phase C’ vaccination threshold of 80 per cent in December 2021. That target has particular implications for travellers and the aviation industry, because the high vaccination rate is expected to trigger the phased reopening of international borders. The Qantas Group is moving forward with plans to […]

Digital health pass & vaccinations for Qantas passengers

Digital health pass and COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be mandatory to fly with Qantas when international borders reopen. The Qantas Group has confirmed it’s working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to rollout a digital health pass when regular Qantas and Jetstar international flights resume. Following recent trials of several digital solutions, Qantas […]

New flight routes around Australia in 2021

New flight routes are taking off around Australia in 2021. While airports have been busy improving runways, upgrading terminals and creating new aeronautical hubs, airlines have adapted their flight schedules to meet renewed demand. Many of the new flight routes will be ideal for business trips. Take a look at this list of new services […]

Alliance Airlines adds four new routes

Alliance Airlines continues to expand its services and has just announced four new routes in Queensland. – Brisbane to Weipa and v.v – all seats $250 one way – Sunshine Coast to Emerald and v.v – from $155 one way – Cairns to Weipa and v.v – all seats $150 one way (service resumption) – […]

Link Airways extends flight credits

In welcome news from Link Airways, the carrier has now extended the period to use existing Flight Credits. In recognition of the continued disruption caused by domestic border and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Link Airways is offering additional flexibility and providing a blanket extension as follows: – Eligible flight credits can now be used […]

Qantas offers more flexibility

Qantas has introduced further flexibility on Australian domestic and trans-Tasman flights to help travellers book with confidence. As part of the airline’s Fly Flexible conditions, if your travel plans have been impacted, eligible customers can change their travel date and Qantas will waive the change fee one time for bookings made before 30 April 2021 […]

Emirates upgrades services & increases flights

Emirates is reporting a spike in demand recently and the airline has been busy upgrading its aircraft and in-flight services in preparation. “True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience,” says Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. Starting from 4 January, passengers flying between Dubai and […]

Qantas reopens bookings for international flights

Qantas has announced that it intends to resume international flights from Australia earlier than anticipated. It’s now possible to book overseas flights for travel from 1 July, 2021, to key destinations, such as the United Kingdom and United States. The resumption of international flights will be subject to the start of vaccinations and the reopening […]

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 […]