Opinion: Qantas – Is It Really the Spirit of Australia?

Airlines have one thing in common: they are far from perfect. But when a flag carrier makes headlines for one fault after another, does it deserve that esteemed position? Over the past few weeks, Qantas has found itself in that very situation. From poor customer service, unfair treatment of flight…

Easter Travel Overloads Australian Aviation

This year's Easter weekend has seen Australian airports and airlines struggle to manage the highest amount of passengers some airports have seen in over two years. News outlets across the country have been sharing footage of lines extending outside terminals as over 250,000 passengers made their ways through Australia's major…

Qantas Will Begin Flying to Seoul and Bengaluru in The…

Qantas said on Friday that flights between Sydney and Bengaluru would begin in September, while flights between Sydney and Seoul will begin in December, marking a return after a 14-year hiatus. Since resuming international flights, Qantas has added six additional international routes or is planning to do so. In December,…

Rex Cancels Two Flights in Two Days

Australian regional airline Regional Express experienced two incidents resulting in cancelled flights this week due to engine concerns. During take-off checklists, two separate flights operating Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft reported smoke and flames emanating from the left engines. The first incident occurred Tuesday, April 5 at Melbourne Airport when flight…

Qantas Embarks on New Routes

Qantas has been making headlines again this week with its expanding domestic and international routes, notably a direct Melbourne to Dallas Fort Worth – the first of its kind – and Darwin to Dili, Timor-Leste. It comes as post-lockdown aviation momentum picks up, with travelers headed to Australia no longer…

Australia’s New Budget Airline Reveals Future Plans

Bonza — Australia's newest budget start-up airline — is stepping up its operations and presenting its first routes across the country. The low-cost carrier has unveiled its launch route network with flights set to begin in the middle of 2022. Last year in October, the independent low-cost airline revealed its…

Qantas, Perth Airport Resolve Fees Dispute in Court

Qantas and Perth, Australia's Airport aeronautical fee saga have come to an end. The Supreme Court of Western Australia has ordered Qantas to pay aeronautical fees. Perth Airport initially sued Qantas for outstanding bills of sixteen million Australian dollars ($11.49 million), but the flag carrier believed that it pays through…

Scoot Resumes Flights to Gold Coast

The first half of every year tends to be a slower period for travel as, and now even more so as the Covid-19 Omicron variant surges through the globe and continues to stall the aviation industry's recovery. And even though the Vaccinated Travel Lanes were successful in boosting recovery, a…

ITA Airways Officially Joins IATA, Debuts New Livery As It…

ITA Airways — the Italian carrier taking over for the long ailing Alitalia — began operations on Oct. 15, on the same day becoming a member of IATA. Similar to joining SkyTeam, this announcement represents a handover with the now-bankrupt and former Italian national airline ITA has replaced. The official…