Qantas today revealed that it does not expect international flights to resume until at least July 2021. The grim outlook came as Qantas announced a $2.7 billion statutory loss before tax for the 2019-20 financial year. In today's announcement, the national carrier said that its international network was "unlikely to restart before July 2021; possibly earlier for Trans … [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.
Virgin Australia has revealed how the airline plans to emerge from voluntary administration, and it's a mixture of good and bad news. Virgin will retain most of its airport lounges and Business class cabins, and all Velocity Frequent Flyer points and travel credits will be honoured. But it will emerge as a smaller airline focusing on domestic, international short-haul and … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago, Qantas cancelled almost all of its international flights until 24 October 2020. These cancellations were quietly extended yesterday by another five months, until the end of March 2021. The only exception is flights between Australia and New Zealand, which are currently scheduled to resume on 17 August 2020. However, the cancellation of flights to New Zealand … [Read more...]
There was a 98% reduction in international passengers travelling to and from Australia in April 2020, compared to the previous year, despite a surge in people leaving Australia on repatriation flights. Almost half of those passengers flew with Qatar Airways. There was also a 97.2% reduction in domestic airline passengers travelling within Australia in April 2020. According … [Read more...]
Qantas has now cancelled most of its scheduled international flights, except some flights to New Zealand, until 24 October 2020. It comes as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham indicates normal international travel may not resume until 2021. Meanwhile, the Queensland government plans to start billing returning international travellers for their … [Read more...]