A Perth mother desperate to get home for her young son’s birthday is stranded in the UK despite having a return ticket and a travel exemption.
The revamped airline is set to lay off almost half of its workforce as it sets a new flightpath in the coronavirus-ravaged travel industry.
Air travel will not return to pre-COVID levels until at last 2024, according to the industry’s peak body.
But Australia and the south-west Pacific region — operating at less than a third of its January level — continues to lag in the recovery.
The move by the airline’s bondholders throws plans to start generating cash into jeopardy as passengers will be reluctant to book ahead amid uncertainty about the takeover.
Boeing’s virus safeguards add confidence to air travel, writes MOGENS JOHANSEN
The airline will farewell the last of its beloved 747s with a series of joy flights and events this month — but Perth will miss out because of COVID-19.
Economy passengers will have to don the face shield and a mask but business class customers will only have to wear them at their own discretion because they enjoy more space and privacy.
The airline will add 30,000 seats across 320 one-way flights a week to its schedule, boosting capacity to around 13 per cent of normal from the current 6 per cent.
Scott Morrison has ramped up his call on states to lower their borders and facilitate interstate travel again by July, saying bringing them down will help struggling airlines stay afloat.
Air New Zealand will be nimbler, fly fewer passengers and routes, and may cut more jobs as it targets a return to ‘healthy profits’ by 2022.
Here’s where you can go now that Qantas and Jetstar have started adding extra flights as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
Speaking to The West Live host Jenna Clarke, human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique will weigh in on the swelling tensions in the United States and the Black Lives Matter movement.
WA’s regional communities desperate to embrace post-pandemic tourism may be denied the economy boost due to airline greed, according to a Pilbara business man baffled by a $1100 one-way ticket.
Qantas is finally retiring the 747, a plane Bill Gates called ‘the world first worldwide web’ as it brought mass travel to the world with its economics.
More nonstop Qantas flights from Perth to London and Europe could emerge as passengers flock to long-haul travel to avoid transfers in South East Asia.
A Royal Flying Doctor Service jet has been forced to return to Jandakot with a suspected cracked windshield.
In a joint release Perth Airport and Qantas have said that they have ‘resolved their recent dispute on mutually beneficial terms’.
Hundreds of thousands of travellers left in limbo after Virgin Australia cancelled thousands of flights during March and April may have to accept travel vouchers instead of refunds.
Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker says that COVID-19 is going to reshape travel as businesses get used to conducting online conference calls.
COMMENT: Even if Virgin Australia does not fly out of administration, REX faces a Goliath — and this Goliath is armed with a potent frequent flyer program.
The global airline is rewarding those who have cared for the victims of the coronavirus with two free tickets to anywhere on its network.
Qatar Airways is giving 100,000 free tickets to healthcarers
Not put off by the near $7 billion collapse of Virgin Australia, regional carrier REX is mounting a $200m campaign to operate between major capital cities.
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