Airline news

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 […]

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 […]