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Tasmania Lands First International Flights Since 1990s

Tasmania is slated to get its first regularly-scheduled international flights in 23 years next month, as Air New Zealand will launch flights between Auckland and Hobart in April, Simple Flying reports. The move comes amid speculation over quarantine-free travel between the two countries, rumors of which have begun to spread in recent weeks. Tasmania is an island state of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in November announced a deal to reestablish a travel link between Tasmania and New Zealand…

Qantas, Virgin Australia Benefit From Latest Australian Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced a 1.2 billion Australian dollar ($920 million) stimulus package, targeted at the tourism sector of Australia.  As part of the stimulus plan, the Australian government plans to subsidize 800,000 flights at half price, to encourage domestic air travel in Australia.…

Qantas Unveils Locations For New Crew Training Facilities

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced airlines to reevaluate and make changes to current route networks, fleets and flight schedules to accommodate fluctuating travel demand. The ongoing dilemma also led airlines to furlough thousands of crew members worldwide. Even still, Qantas Airlines — an airline that has fared better than carriers…

Qantas Modifies Passenger Experience To Encourage Travel

The first couple of months of the year usually see considerably lower travel demand and load factors after the peak of holiday traffic. This year, the  COVID-19 pandemic is playing a significant role in contributing to the lack of passengers onboard aircraft, and airlines have been forced to significantly cut…

Air New Zealand Schedules Quarantine-Free Flights

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, numerous countries have issued lengthy travel restrictions and strict entry requirements for international travelers. As a result, the new air travel atmosphere forced airlines to rely on various methods to adapt to those changes, including schedule changes, aircraft swaps and route suspensions, with the…

Australia and New Zealand Travel Bubble Is On The Horizon

Australia's aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the demand for domestic travel has been surging. Meanwhile, the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia is on the horizon as New Zealand gave the green light to launch the corridor in early 2021, however,…

Qantas Enhances Services Between Sydney And Melbourne

Following the border reopenings, Qantas and its no-frills airline, Jetstar, have announced that they will operate 17 return daily flights between Sydney and Melbourne, together carrying 4500 passengers a day. Victoria was the epicentre of the coronavirus in Australia, and the state has been suffered a nearly four-months lockdown that…

Qantas Adds New Routes From Australian Capital

Lengthy border closures and strict entry requirements continue to hinder international travel across the world. However, airlines continue finding different ways to keep aircraft in service and generate more revenue to remain sustainable. Qantas officially announced three additional new routes from Canberra, Australia as part of its domestic network expansion.…

Virgin Australia Prepares For Upcoming Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching, and despite COVID-19, more passengers continue to consider air travel for leisure and participation in the holiday festivities. Virgin Australia officially announced its schedule ahead of the upcoming holiday season — when travel demand usually sees massive peaks — introducing flight resumptions and expanded frequencies for…

Qantas Operates Repatriation Flights While Growing Domestic Operations

COVID-19 continues to drastically affect the airline industry, and several airlines — particularly in the U.S. — are actively and rapidly adding new routes to attract passengers and stay afloat. Meanwhile, Qantas looks to work with the Australian government to bring home 1,315 Australians who are currently stuck abroad for…