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While Virgin Australia is slashing all its long-haul operations, it is retaining some short-haul international routes as coronavirus recovery continues. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 high-demand, domestic leisure routes beginning in November.  “Australians love to explore and with summer just around the corner there’s never been a better time to holiday and visit loved ones…

Once a Brand Feature, Virgin Australia Begins Reducing Domestic Sports…

While the original goal was to create a large brand image, Virgin Australia’s 2020 might have caused the airline to give up most of its ground on capturing sports fans in its home country. The airline had spent most of the mid-2010s pursuing majority sponsor agreements across the Australian Football…

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…

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…

Virgin Australia Aircraft Blocked at Airports Around Australia

In response to Virgin Australia’s numerous outstanding invoices at Perth Airport, the airport authority has parked vehicles in front of four Virgin Australia jets to prevent the aircraft from leaving the airport. According to Perth Airport, it is “working cooperatively with Virgin’s administrators to try to help the airline come…

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…

Richard Branson Offers Private Island to Secure Rescue Money for…

Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson has stated in a public letter that he is willing to offer his private island as security against any deal from the U.K. government. Although the tycoon has committed $250 million of his own money, Virgin Atlantic says it requires around an extra $615…

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…

Virgin Australia Adjusts Capacity as Low Demand Hampers Profits

Softening demand in both business and leisure markets is projected to send Virgin Australia’s accounts into the red. In an investor update delivered to the markets on May 17, the Australian carrier announced estimated earnings in 2019 at least A$100 million lower (69 million U.S. dollars) than the A$64.4 million…