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A Qantas 787-9 performs a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Qantas Group Cuts 2,500 More Jobs

In Australia, Qantas Airways and its low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar have announced plans to ax 2,500 jobs following the announcement of the carrier's second-largest financial loss in a century. In June, the flag carrier has announced 6,000 of its workforce would be cut. The struggling airline is proposing to outsource its bus services for customers and employees at Sydney Airport and its ground handling operations at 10 airports in the country. Meanwhile, Jetstar Airways has decided to outsource its ground handling…

Qantas Reports Second Highest Loss In Company’s History

Sydney-based Qantas announced its consolidated fiscal year results marking the depth of the crisis caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s flag carrier posted a statutory loss of 2.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.9 billion) for the fiscal year ended June 30, which is the second-highest loss in Qantas's century-long history.…

Virgin Australia Reveals Major Restructuring Plan for the Future

On Wednesday Virgin Australia announced its restructuring plan after filing for voluntary administration in April, the airline revealed in a press release. The carrier is resetting itself to meet the drop in demand both in Australia and around the world. Through its review, the airline has anchored its recovery plan…

Alliance Airlines Places Comprehensive Embraer Order

Alliance Airlines, an Australian operator based in Brisbane, is getting 14 Embraer E190 E-Jets for $80 million, including six spare engines, a full flight simulator and other training-related equipment. The deal includes the option for five additional aircraft to be provided by Azorra Aviation, a Florida-based lessor, per The Australian.…

Qantas Will Pay Tribute to Its 747s with Farewell Flights

Qantas employees were notified that the company will operate three farewell flights with one of its 747s in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in mid-July with tickets available to the public, giving passengers a chance to take one last trip on the jumbo jet. The aircraft will fly over Sydney on…

Qantas and Jetstar Resume 300 Flights as Travel Restrictions Ease

Airlines around the world are slowly resuming services as governments begin to lift their Coronavirus-induced travel and work restrictions. Qantas and Jetstar are joining that trend, as the pair announced it will begin reopening domestic air routes throughout June. Both airlines are currently operating at around 5% of their pre-pandemic…

Perth Airport and Qantas Resolve Latest Ongoing Dispute

According to Perth Airport, Qantas Airways and the airport have reached an agreement to ensure the essential services Qantas provides to Western Australia, including vital flights, freight services and repatriation flights can continue. Both parties haven't revealed the details of the settlement of the feud. This is not the first…

Australia Contracts 15 Carriers to Keep Goods Moving

In hopes of keeping some industries afloat, the Australian government has created the International Freight Assistance Mechanism in hopes of keeping some trade routes open for those seeking high demand, limited lifespan items. The project has been agreed upon by Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

Qantas Group and Virgin Australia Increase Flights

As flying programs across the globe get cut due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one airline group will be increasing the number of flights operated. The Qantas Group has announced it will be adding additional flights to its schedule in cooperation with the Australian government. The group will be part…

Perth Airport Crowned Best Major Airport in Australia by ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) unveiled the Airport monitoring report in 2018. Perth Airport just became the best major airport in Australia for three years in a row according to ACCC. ACCC has compared four major airports in the country, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The report surveyed…