The embattled airline has dropped the Dragon brand and will slash 6000 staff as part of a major restructure to cut a cash burn of up to $12 million a day.
Bain Capital has rejected industry speculation it will reposition Virgin Australia as a budget airline following the departure of chief executive Paul Scurrah.
The reports come as the Transport Workers’ Union expresses fears Bain Capital could take the relaunched airline down market.
Virgin Australia has been forced to defend its refreshment packages after it began offering two-minute noodles to business class passengers.
Perth Airport has become the first in Australia — and one of only a handful in the world — to earn a new COVID-safe rating.
Capacity constraints will limit the number of cheap fares that airlines can offer coming out of COVID-19, according to the world’s biggest international carrier.
Boeing is lowering its expectations around demand for new planes over the next decade as the coronavirus pandemic continues to undercut air travel.
Frequent flyer points have delivered holiday savings for decades and, while many flights are grounded right now, patient travellers will be rewarded.
Scoot has introduced measures at all levels to ensure it weathers the COVID storm, as WILL YEOMAN explains
The year to June was the RFDS’ busiest on record, flying 8 million kilometres and retrieving an average 27 patients a day across WA
In a major boost for Boeing, the US Federal Aviation Administration’s top boss Steve Dickson says he is upbeat about the 737 MAX after taking a test flight yesterday.
While many of the closures will be in Australia, the embattled travel company hopes to reallocate staff to different operations.
Air Kimberley connects people to the Kimberley through unforgettable experiences, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD
The airline industry has called for an internationally agreed COVID-19 testing regime to allow borders to reopen as new figures show a massive decline in international air traffic.
The world’s largest builder of commercial planes has rolled out the last of the world’s largest planes.
Boeing has designed an ultraviolet wand — be manufactured by Florida-based Healthe — to sanitise aircraft.
Perth Airport has called for a $40 million fighting fund to lure international airlines back to WA after border restrictions are relaxed, with India topping the hit list.
Regional Express’ plans to launch jet operations have taken a major step forward with the engagement of PAG Asia Capital for possible investment of $150 million.
The aircraft manufacturer has unveiled three zero-emission concept passenger designs that would be powered by hydrogen and support the company’s ambition of decarbonising of the industry.
Quarantine-free travel between the two neighbours is unlikely to resume for at least another six months, according to the head of New Zealand’s biggest airline.
The carrier has embarked on a review of locations of its major facilities which could result in a significant shift of assets and staff into one site.
CEO Paul Scurrah also revealed staff who had been stood down would likely remain so until March next year.
Singapore Airlines is to slash about 4300 positions across its various operations as catastrophic declines in traffic take their toll.
The numbers, from leading industry analysts OAG, reflect ‘the importance that many governments places on their airline as a strategic asset’.
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