Scott Morrison says he will not force any state or territory leader to agree to new overseas travel arrangements that would see hotel quarantine scrapped for returning Australians.
The airline is promising more cheap fares after revealing domestic demand is back to 90 per cent of pre-COVID levels, with the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble set to keep the recovery on track.
Virgin Australia has announced major expansion plans with 10 additional aircraft, new routes and extra flights to cater for robust domestic demand.
Qantas remains hopeful it can stick to plans to relaunch international travel later this year despite the Federal Government abandoning its timetable for COVID-19 vaccinations.
A 31-year-old pilot and his teenage passenger who were killed in a light plane crash northeast of Canberra were inspecting an electricity provider's network.
Indonesia's transport ministry says it has extracted 'good data' from the recovered cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed in January.
The airline turf war on the east coast is set to heat up, with Virgin Australia bringing back five Boeing 737s from the Arizona desert to increase capacity on major trunk and holiday routes.
An Iranian prosecutor says 10 officials have been indicted over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people.
Pack your jandals! Australia’s whiplashed aviation industry has welcomed news of a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand as a turning point for airline and tourism operators.
Air New Zealand has given strong hints about the date West Australians can expect to travel on their first international ‘bubble’ flights.
The pilot of a microlight plane has been killed in a crash shortly after take-off southeast of Melbourne.
FIFO workers headed to Barrow Island this morning reported seeing a ‘big fireball’ from the window of their plane as an engine failure mid-flight forced the pilot to turn back to Perth.
Geoffrey Thomas & Ben Anderson
Perth Airport chief executive Kevin Brown says it is disappointing the Federal Government has directed the bulk of its COVID-19 aviation assistance towards airlines while largely neglecting airports.
Indonesia's transport ministry has recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January.
Bernadette Christina Munthe and Agustinus Beo Da Costa
Virgin ground workers have been stood down as a direct result of the Federal Government axing JobKeeper, the TWU says after filing a dispute in the Fair Work Commission.
Rebecca Le May
Southwest Airlines, the giant US low-cost carrier, has ordered up to 255 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft – made up of 100 firm orders and 155 options.
Regional towns in WA are bracing for an east coast tourism boom, with budget airline Jetstar offering flights from Melbourne to Busselton for an unbelievable $20.
A transport safety report has described how a mystery carbon monoxide leak caused major problems for the crew of a shark patrol plane off the Adelaide coast.
Virgin Australia has relaunched its business class to lure the high end of town back to the pointy end of its jets but economy passengers will now pay for all snacks.
A 21-year-old Qantas flight attendant has told of her shock, disgust and panic after her on-board team leader allegedly groped her breast and then flashed his penis at her on a flight to Perth.
Federal Durack MHR Melissa Price has shutdown calls for Kununurra to be added to the list of destinations included in the Federal Government’s $1.2 billion tourism and aviation rescue package.
Iran has released its report on the shooting-down of a Ukrainian passenger plane, blaming a misaligned radar and air defence operator error for the crash.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says there were no structural issues with a light plane before it crashed south of Perth in December.
A major milestone in the quest to get Australians travelling overseas has kicked off with a flight from Germany to Darwin on Friday.
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