Chairman Richard Goyder took a swipe at the WA and Queensland governments during today’s AGM, saying decisions to keep them closed did not seem based on health risk.
The embattled airline has dropped the Dragon brand and will slash 6000 staff as part of a major restructure to cut a cash burn of up to $12 million a day.
British Airways has been fined STG20 million by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000 customers.
Mission impossible is one way to describe the challenge for incoming Virgin Australia chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka, writes Geoffrey Thomas.
Bain Capital has rejected industry speculation it will reposition Virgin Australia as a budget airline following the departure of chief executive Paul Scurrah.
The reports come as the Transport Workers’ Union expresses fears Bain Capital could take the relaunched airline down market.
Virgin Australia has been forced to defend its refreshment packages after it began offering two-minute noodles to business class passengers.
Perth Airport has become the first in Australia — and one of only a handful in the world — to earn a new COVID-safe rating.
Capacity constraints will limit the number of cheap fares that airlines can offer coming out of COVID-19, according to the world’s biggest international carrier.
Boeing is lowering its expectations around demand for new planes over the next decade as the coronavirus pandemic continues to undercut air travel.
A judge has ruled the licensed engineers could not be ‘usefully employed’ during the stand-down period, and the airlines were pursuing a course ‘of ensuring their very economic survival’.
The Queensland government will take an equity stake in Virgin Australia as part of a deal with Bain Capital to keep the airline's headquarters in Brisbane.
Frequent flyer points have delivered holiday savings for decades and, while many flights are grounded right now, patient travellers will be rewarded.
The resources boom is clogging up Perth Airport’s runways at peak hours, leaving little room for other flights when the hard border comes down.
Travel shares initially soared on the ASX after Australia announced it was opening its borders to New Zealanders.
In a major boost for Boeing, the US Federal Aviation Administration’s top boss Steve Dickson says he is upbeat about the 737 MAX after taking a test flight yesterday.
While many of the closures will be in Australia, the embattled travel company hopes to reallocate staff to different operations.
A Virgin flight attendant broke their leg during a high-speed descent and was only removed from the plane 90 minutes after landing, an ATSB report says.
The airline industry has called for an internationally agreed COVID-19 testing regime to allow borders to reopen as new figures show a massive decline in international air traffic.
The world’s largest builder of commercial planes has rolled out the last of the world’s largest planes.
Qantas workers could be in line for thousands of dollars in backpay after the Federal Court found the carrier had misused the Federal Government’s JobKeeper subsidy.
Boeing has designed an ultraviolet wand — be manufactured by Florida-based Healthe — to sanitise aircraft.
Perth Airport has called for a $40 million fighting fund to lure international airlines back to WA after border restrictions are relaxed, with India topping the hit list.
The airline will be cheering on the Wallabies from the sidelines only from now on, saying it cannot justify the millions spent on sponsorships while it is slashing staff numbers amid the pandemic.
Matthew Benns and Jamie Pandaram
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