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.
Thousands of intrastate travellers have already snapped up cheap seats to the State’s north over the next 12 months after an historic 50,000 discounted airfares went out to the market.
All of the New Zealand ‘border hoppers’ had valid reasons for entering WA and will be permitted to stay after completing two weeks of hotel quarantine, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson revealed today.
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Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the Australian Government“is deeply disappointed” by Russia’s decision to withdraw from international talks regarding its role in the downing of MH17.
Bain Capital has rejected industry speculation it will reposition Virgin Australia as a budget airline following the departure of chief executive Paul Scurrah.
Nine people have died in Afghanistan's Helmand province when two helicopters collided.
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.
A judge has ruled the licensed engineers could not be ‘usefully employed’ during the stand-down period, and the airlines were pursuing a course ‘of ensuring their very economic survival’.
Cut price flights to the north of the State are on offer for the next 12 months in a bid to extend the tourism season for operators smashed by coronavirus.
Frequent flyer points have delivered holiday savings for decades and, while many flights are grounded right now, patient travellers will be rewarded.
The resources boom is clogging up Perth Airport’s runways at peak hours, leaving little room for other flights when the hard border comes down.
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.
A massive East Kimberley storm that flipped planes over like toys has been described as a ‘horrible blow’ for the local tourism industry still struggling with the effects of COVID-19.
While many of the closures will be in Australia, the embattled travel company hopes to reallocate staff to different operations.
An air traffic controller and Qantas flight crew have been praised for averting a potentially catastrophic runway collision between two 737s at Perth Airport in 2018.
A collision between a US jet fighter and a refuelling aircraft has caused the fighter pilot to eject prior to a crash landing.
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.
Regional flights including those to WA’s tourist hotspots will continue to be underwritten by the Federal Government for six months as the airline industry reels from the impacts of COVID-19.
The world’s largest builder of commercial planes has rolled out the last of the world’s largest planes.
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