Air New Zealand reduces domestic schedule by 95%

Air New Zealand adjusted (02-Apr-2020) its domestic network as New Zealand moved to ‘Alert Level 4’ in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline will…..

Webjet outlines near term cost saving initiatives

Webjet reported (01-Apr-2020) the following interim business initiatives to mitigate near term financial impact, expected to generate cash flow savings of AUD13 million (USD7.9 million)…..

Australian Government to provide additional USD30.3m in EMDG programme

Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham reported (01-Apr-2020) the government will provide an additional AUD49.8 million (USD30.3 million) under the Export Market…..

Fiji Airways to launch inaugural freight service on 05-Apr-2020

Fiji Airways announced (01-Apr-2020) it will operate cargo only Nadi-Sydney service with A350-900 on 05-Apr-2020, marking its first dedicated freight service. The aircraft will handle…..

Virgin Australia requests USD850m from Australia’s Government

Virgin Australia reported (31-Mar-2020) it continues to explore a range of options to manage the coronavirus crisis, including requesting financial support from the Australian Government…..

AFAP: Virgin Australia to bring forward Tigerair Australia pilot redundancies

Australian Federation Of Air Pilots (AFAP) reported (31-Mar-2020) Virgin Australia informed the union the carrier intends to make all Tigerair Australia pilot positions redundant by…..

Auckland International Airport likely to close parts of terminals

Auckland International Airport reported (31-Mar-2020) it is likely that some parts of both terminals would be closed in the weeks ahead due to low demand……

Rex to continue Queensland services

Regional Express (Rex) agreed (31-Mar-2020) to reverse its decision to suspend Queensland services from 01-Apr-2020, following last minute intervention from the Queensland Department of Transport…..

Air New Zealand to reduce workforce by 3500, plans to be a mostly domestic airline

Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran reported (31-Mar-2020) plans to reduce its workforce by 3500 “in coming months” with no areas immune “whether it is…..

Rex to shut down all Queensland services

Regional Express (Rex) reported (31-Mar-2020) plans to shut down its Queensland Regular Public Transport services, effective 01-Apr-2020. The five regulated routes operated under Contract with…..

Swissport, Cabin Services Australia, dnata and Menzies Aviation stand down up to 50% of workforce

Swissport, Cabin Services Australia, dnata and Menzies Aviation reported (27-Mar-2020) they have stood down up to 50% of their workforces and estimate the group needs…..