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A Qantas Airbus A330 arrives in Sydney (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Qantas Boosts Cargo Capacity Amid Holiday Season

The growth rate of online commerce has increased much faster than anyone would have predicted just a few years ago. E-commerce has grown over 76 percent in the last two years alone. Christmas is fast approaching comes the season of gifting, which draws up a massive surge in online commerce as consumers worldwide scramble to ensure their gifts get delivered to their intended recipients in time. In response to the surge for online shopping,  Qantas — Australia's flag carrier —…

Virgin Australia Rebounds One Year After Relaunch

One year after new owners Bain Capital took charge, Virgin Australia expanded its fleet and is looking forward to restarting normal operations as border restrictions ease. In April 2020, Australia’s second-largest airline went into voluntary administration. The effects of the pandemic took their toll on the airline’s finances, and it…

Qantas Resumes International Flights Amid Border Reopening

Australia —  having been dubbed a nickname as the "hermit kingdom"  because of its strict border restrictions — is finally able to reconnect with the world after reopening its borders. The eventful reopening has allowed for the Australian flag carrier to reactivate its scheduled international flights from Melbourne, allowing for…

Emirates A380s Are Returning To Sydney

Ever since the news came about of Australia's borders being re-opened to international travelers from November onwards, several airlines – such as Hawaiian Airlines and Singapore Airlines, as well as national carrier Qantas – have made scheduled changes in their network for flight service resumptions in and out of Australia.…

Hawaiian Resumes Regular Honolulu – Sydney Service

The aviation industry might have started this year off to quite the rocky and uncertain start, alongside quite a number of bumps and futile plans as well. Fortunately for the industry, it might actually end this year and start the next with triumph for riding out the COVID-19 pandemic rather…

Bonza Attempts to Gain Traction in Australian Market

Australia will have a new low cost carrier next year. Subject to regulatory approval, the new airline will start selling tickets in early 2022. According to the new airline's website, customers can expect to fly on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, meaning they can offer ulta-low prices while reducing carbon footprint. The…

Singapore Airlines A380 Will Return To Sydney, Scoot Supports Reuniting…

Ever since news came of the return of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s into service began to spread, many passengers have been patiently anticipating where the aircraft would be flying to. For the first destination, the Star Alliance airline member had planned for Singapore-London to be the first long-haul route reinstated…

Virgin Australia Begins New Flights Amid Open Domestic Borders

The airline industry continues to feel the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 ordeal, which has forced several major carriers to be more alert and prepared than usual for massive changes. In addition,  there is a consistent notion to resume flight operations and rebuild route networks, as the carriers attempt to…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

How Qantas is Preparing For the Resumption of International Flights

There is no doubt that the ongoing Covid-19 complication caused disruptions and turmoil for the airlines. In addition, the virus forced several major airlines and national governments to come together on a consensus,  for determining when it was safe to reopen borders and support flight resumptions to facilitate economic recovery.…