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Virgin eyes 'former glory' after major C-suite appointments

Virgin eyes 'former glory' after major C-suite appointments

Virgin has poached Woolworths' second-in-command David Marr to be its chief financial officer in a major boost for new chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka's plans to revive the fallen carrier.

  • by Dominic Powell

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'We’re not shy of the battle': Webjet to take on Expedia, Booking.com in online hotel market

'We’re not shy of the battle': Webjet to take on Expedia, Booking.com in online hotel market

Webjet CEO John Guscic has criticised snap decisions to close borders, as the online flight booking group eyes an expansion into online hotel booking.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Melbourne Airport asks for powers to stop development underneath flight paths

Melbourne Airport asks for powers to stop development underneath flight paths

The airport wants the right to block developments in areas affected by flight noise, in a bid to prevent a future Sydney Airport-style curfew.

  • by Clay Lucas
Grounded: Qantas stuck on the tarmac in pandemic recovery journey

Grounded: Qantas stuck on the tarmac in pandemic recovery journey

State border closures and the realisation vaccines won't be a ticket to overseas travel has set back Qantas' long recovery from COVID-19.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Devastation doesn't begin to describe it': Emirates suspends vital Australian routes after cap cut

'Devastation doesn't begin to describe it': Emirates suspends vital Australian routes after cap cut

The national cabinet's decision to slash international arrival caps has forced Emirates to axe all flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • by Bevan Shields
An apple with a grub in it? Luxury!
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An apple with a grub in it? Luxury!

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'Still work to do': Emirates boss slams Boeing over handling of MAX crisis

'Still work to do': Emirates boss slams Boeing over handling of MAX crisis

One of Boeing's biggest customers wants fundamental changes from the planemaker after its flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognise "culpability and accountability" from the very top.

  • by Alexander Cornwell
Indonesia suspends dive search for crashed jet's cockpit recorder

Indonesia suspends dive search for crashed jet's cockpit recorder

Earlier divers retrieved more debris and a damaged identity card of one of the victims.

  • by Fransiska Nangoy
Qantas boss Alan Joyce predicts Virgin and Rex won't both survive post-pandemic battle

Qantas boss Alan Joyce predicts Virgin and Rex won't both survive post-pandemic battle

Alan Joyce says Australia only has room for two major airlines and it is unlikely both Virgin and new rival Rex will survive a post-pandemic dogfight.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Pushback over land acquisitions for rail line to new Sydney airport

Pushback over land acquisitions for rail line to new Sydney airport

Sydney University fears a larger than expected slice of its land at the entrance to the new airport will be acquired for a metro rail line.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Divers recover 'black box' from crashed Indonesian plane

Divers recover 'black box' from crashed Indonesian plane

Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday have recovered a "black box" from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea over the weekend with 62 people on board.

  • by Niniek Karmini and Andi Jatmiko