Airline news

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 […]

Virgin Australia tickets will be honoured

We are now only days away from knowing who will be the new owners of Virgin Australia. Two binding bids from Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners have been received and following assessment by the administrators, an announcement is expected by 30 June. And while we await the outcome, it’s good news for travellers with […]

How the Qantas Fly Well Program works for passengers

Airlines are making a real effort to improve health and safety for their passengers. And these are not only in-flight initiatives. From the time you arrive at the airport, in the terminal and onboard, additional measures are being implemented to help you stay safe when travelling. Qantas and Jetstar are rolling out a series of […]

Qantas prepares to triple capacity

300 more return flights per week! That’s the number of reinstated services that Qantas and Jetstar will soon operate due to pent-up demand. The 40 per cent capacity increase is expected to happen by the end of July, subject to the reopening of state borders. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce says the airlines are already […]

Singapore Airlines adds flights to Australia

Singapore Airlines will increase services to Australia from Monday, 8 June. This will see flights resume to Adelaide and Melbourne and capacity to Sydney will increase. Pending regulatory approvals, the airline will also introduce a circular service that will operate Singapore-Sydney-Brisbane-Singapore. The addition of the three Australian cities, as well as the extra Sydney services, […]

Virgin Australia shortlist down to two bidders

The Virgin Australia shortlist has been narrowed down to two bidders. Deloitte, the administrators handling the sale, has confirmed that Cyrus Capital Partners and Bain Capital are the final bidders for the airline. Prior to making the final cut, the top five included BGH Capital, Indigo Partners and Canadian investor Brookfield Asset Management. Cyrus Capital […]