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Qantas delays resumption of international flying after budget blow

Qantas delays resumption of international flying after budget blow

Qantas has pushed back the restart date for most of its international network after the federal budget revealed Australia’s border will likely remain shut until the middle of next year.

  • by Patrick Hatch

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People are flying to nowhere just to shop duty free during COVID

People are flying to nowhere just to shop duty free during COVID

Last month, Hyun Jung-a boarded a flight from South Korea’s Incheon Airport. Around two hours later, she was back in the same airport and loading up on duty-free shopping, despite never landing in another country.

  • by Kyunghee Park, Bruce Einhorn and Angelina Rascouet
ACCC set to block Qantas tie-up with Japan Airlines

ACCC set to block Qantas tie-up with Japan Airlines

The competition regulator intends to spike the proposed tie-up over concerns the partnership would lead to higher airfares and worse service for travellers.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Qantas to keep head office in Sydney, Jetstar in Melbourne
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Qantas to keep head office in Sydney, Jetstar in Melbourne

Qantas will keep its head office in Sydney and its budget arm Jetstar based in Melbourne after extracting tax waivers and other subsidies from governments desperate to keep jobs in their states.

  • by Patrick Hatch and Lydia Lynch
French parliament votes to ban airport expansions and short flights

French parliament votes to ban airport expansions and short flights

France’s National Assembly has approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent airport expansions, ban open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste.

  • by Reuters
Flight Centre disappoints investors with dour outlook

Flight Centre disappoints investors with dour outlook

The $3.3 billion travel group has flagged a bigger than expected $500 million hit to its books for the full year and temporarily taken dividends off the table.

  • by Patrick Hatch
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No move on Aussie ‘vaccine passport’ as Europe prepares ticket to fly

No move on Aussie ‘vaccine passport’ as Europe prepares ticket to fly

Australia is yet to decide if and how it will issue and recognise COVID-19 vaccine certificates for international travellers, prompting warnings the country will not be prepared to open its border safely when the population is immunised. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Business flights will bounce back from pandemic slump, airport boss says

Business flights will bounce back from pandemic slump, airport boss says

Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the segment defied predictions after September 11 and other crises and will do so again.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Rex appeals to umpire as aviation dogfight gets personal

Rex appeals to umpire as aviation dogfight gets personal

Regional airline Rex has accused Qantas and Virgin of dumping capacity on the domestic market in order to crush the smaller airline.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Burning through $1.6 billion a month, Boeing has a long way to recovery

Burning through $1.6 billion a month, Boeing has a long way to recovery

The reeling planemaker is grappling with manufacturing flaws on its marquee 787 Dreamliner and new cost overruns on the next Air Force One jets as it struggles on its long, slow and uneven comeback.

  • by Julie Johnsson
When it comes to COVID-19, we cannot run a risk-free society

When it comes to COVID-19, we cannot run a risk-free society

The goal of eliminating this virus is incompatible with reconnecting with the world.

  • by Chris Uhlmann