Qantas, Virgin Australia, multiple domestic flights by land

Virgin Australia will make even more cuts to domestic flights after the federal government has warned against interstate travel and states have blocked their borders. The airline said this morning that it “expects a substantial reduction in its internal capacity” in light of federal and state government measures to crack down on the spread of […]

The specter of nationalization reappears in Australia

AIn view of the Corona crisis, a debate has been raging at the highest level in Australia about the nationalization of private companies. On Friday, several business leaders resisted the idea circulating in Canberra of protecting private companies from collapse by taxpayers. Christoph Hein Business correspondent for South Asia / Pacific based in Singapore. The […]

Qantas cancels most international flights

Qantas Airways canceled 90 percent of its capacity on international routes “at least until the end of May” on Tuesday morning. In addition, the Australian airline will cut 60 percent of its seats in Australian traffic by the end of May. 150 aircraft, including practically all larger ones, will remain on the ground. Christoph Hein […]

Coronavirus Australia: Qantas allows customers to cancel incoming flight reservations

Qantas has announced that it will offer customers “travel credits” if they cancel booked flights until the end of May. From a Facebook post on the official Qantas page, the airline explains that they will do everything they can to support customers during an uncertain period. BREAK: The death toll from the Australian coronavirus increases […]

How coronavirus will affect Australian travel plans

Travel tips for Australians planning international vacations were updated on Wednesday as the coronavirus continues to spread. But while Australians may wish to cancel their travels, they may not recover their money. It comes when the travel ban for coronavirus has been extended to Italy, in force since 18:00 on Wednesday. Qantas customers will be […]

Qantas cuts overseas flights | PerthNow

Qantas has reduced the capacity of its international flights by almost a quarter for the next six months due to the impact of the coronavirus. There will be fewer Qantas and Jetstar flights and smaller planes, which will travel to Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, until mid-September, as fewer people […]