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Australia’s Qantas to furlough 2,500 workers as local lockdowns impact air travel

Qantas says it will stand down 2,500 staff — affecting pilots, crew and airport workers — as a lockdown in Sydney impacts air travel across Australia. The furlough will last for at least two months, the airline said. Qantas said it would pay staff until mid-August, after which they could apply for government support payments. […]

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Australian airline sold out tickets to watch full super moon from over 40,000-feet in the sky

Australian airline Qantas said it has sold the tickets for the upcoming “flight to nowhere” in a record 2.5 minutes. The May 26 event will allow travellers to gaze at the full super moon and lunar eclipse from over 40,000-feet in the sky. Qantas is known for operating such special trips, and in October last […]

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Governments worldwide may make vaccinations mandatory for international traveller: Qantas boss Alan Joyce

The governments around the world would use COVID-19 as a “condition of entry” to allow international flights to resume, the chief executive of Australian airline Qantas has said. In an interview with the BBC, Alan Joyce told that “governments are going to insist” on vaccines for international travellers. If some were not prepared to take […]

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Qantas Airlines launches ‘Mystery Flights’ to lure flyers in bid to revive dying business

The coronavirus pandemic has badly affected the aviation industry. To up revenues amid deep losses Australia’s Qantas Airlines has re-started an old gimmick to lure flyers ‘Mystery Flights’. Qantas is launching the day-trip flights across Australia in a bid to revive domestic travel and tourism in Australia ‘Mystery flights’ are just like regular flights. The […]

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At least 50 Boeing 737 NG aircrafts grounded due to cracking

Boeing faces a fresh safety concerns on Thursday, the firm admitted after finding cracks in at least 50 of its popular Boeing 737 NG planes following worldwide inspections. The cracks were found in the “pickle fork” – a section of the plane where the fuselage binds with the wing. Last month the US Federal Aviation […]