The Virgin Australia Group will cut capacity and accelerate the retirement of aircraft, it announced on Wednesday as it revealed a $100 million loss in the first half of the 2019-20 financial year. Much of the cost-cutting is focused on Tigerair, which is 100% owned by Virgin Australia. Here is a summary of the key Virgin Australia Group news from this week... Tigerair … [Read more...]
Airline Routes is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience and the number of Qantas status credits you can earn is determined in part by the route your select.
Qantas and Jetstar will reduce services to Asia until at least the end of May, as the Qantas Group grapples with weak demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As a flow-effect, Qantas and Jetstar will also cut trans-Tasman flights to New Zealand and domestic flights within Australia until the end of June 2020. The announcement comes as Qantas reveals its financial results of … [Read more...]
On 1 May 2020, LATAM Airlines will leave the Oneworld alliance. As the only current Oneworld airline based in South America, this will leave a huge hole in the Oneworld alliance network. Although you'll still be able to redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points for LATAM flights, it won't be possible to include LATAM Airlines as part of any Oneworld Explorer fare or Qantas … [Read more...]
In a few weeks, Virgin Australia will permanently axe all flights to Hong Kong - a destination it launched to much fanfare less than three years ago. The decision to drop Hong Kong is understandable in the context of the ongoing protests and coronavirus outbreak, which have severely reduced demand. But it's just one of many changes Virgin Australia has made to its long-haul … [Read more...]
In recent weeks, QantasLink has announced new regional services to Ballina, Kangaroo Island and now Orange. But Regional Express (Rex) has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) that QantasLink is using its dominant position to force them out of these markets. New QantasLink flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island From July, QantasLink will … [Read more...]