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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 […]

Airline policies for credits or booking changes

Keeping track of current airline policies for credits or booking changes is a challenge at the moment. Airfare terms and conditions have changed frequently since travel restrictions were imposed. To help make sense of it all we’ve provided a summary for the major Australian airlines. There’s every likelihood that the policies listed below will continue […]

Emirates will resume passenger flights

Emirates will start to operate scheduled flights to nine destinations from 21 May, 2020. The resumption of these services is for repatriation flights and travellers will only be eligible if they comply with entry criteria of their destination countries. From Australia, the carrier will operate three weekly services from both Melbourne and Sydney to Dubai […]

What could air travel look like after COVID-19?

If you are wondering what air travel could look like after COVID-19, the answer is definitely “different”. We are yet to know which airlines will be flying which routes and which services will survive. But the whole flying experience is very likely to change, from arriving at the airport terminal to taking off. Removing middle […]

Traveller update for Virgin Australia & Velocity

Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration and Deloitte has been appointed as the administrators. The Board of Directors made the decision on 20 April to secure the future of Virgin Australia Group and to emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. The administrators intend to restructure and re-finance the business, to bring it […]

Domestic flight services will resume

Qantas and Virgin Australia will reintroduce flights on a limited domestic schedule. Flight services will resume from today, 17 April, and will operate with social distancing on board. This announcement comes after the Australian Government has committed to subsidising key domestic routes for at least eight weeks. The Federal Government, in collaboration with the airlines, […]

Airlines bending the rules to keep frequent flyers

When all this is behind us, the aviation industry knows it’s going to need the help of its most loyal supporters to recover. That’s why airlines are acting now and extending, or bending, the rules to keep frequent flyers happy. Here’s a quick overview of how some carriers are putting their customers first. Virgin Australia […]

Virgin Australia ‘no show’ rules apply

Virgin Australia has issued an important notice regarding the airline’s ‘No Show’ conditions. The carrier has advised they are updating their ‘no show’ conditions to permit any guest who fails to board a confirmed Virgin Australia flight up until 11.59pm on 8 April 2020 to request to have the value of their ticket placed into […]

Qantas cuts international routes

Qantas has announced further cuts to its international flights, reducing capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months. The latest cuts follow the spread of the Coronavirus into Europe and North America over the past fortnight, as well as its continued spread through Asia. This has resulted in a significant drop in forward […]