Virgin Australia

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New budget airline Bonza aims to fill gap in Australia routes
Carrier plans to start flights by early next year, pending approval, to leisure destinations not covered by other airlines

Elias Visontay

12, Oct, 2021 @4:47 AM

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Australian travellers warned of potential airfare hikes as watchdog puts airports on notice
The ACCC has responded to fears that major airports could ‘take advantage’ of the Covid reopening to recover lost profits

Elias Visontay

29, Sep, 2021 @4:34 AM

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Virgin boss says Australia’s borders should reopen sooner than mid-2022 even though ‘some people may die’
Jayne Hrdlicka tells business leaders Australia must learn to live with Covid as part of the community

Michael McGowan

17, May, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Airline price war drives Melbourne to Sydney fares down to $39 in bid to boost domestic tourism
Regional Express sparked the discount war by slashing price of thousands of fares on busy route

Mostafa Rachwani

03, May, 2021 @8:47 AM

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Most Australian aviation workers fear losing their job when jobkeeper ends, survey finds
More than 80% do not feel their job is secure, the Australian Services Union says

Paul Karp

09, Feb, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Fears Virgin Australia will be turned into budget airline after CEO walks
Union calls for federal government to force Bain Capital to stick to its promise to run regional services and international flights

Ben Butler

15, Oct, 2020 @8:04 AM

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Union walks away from Virgin Australia talks after reports CEO is leaving
The Transport Workers Union fears new owners Bain Capital will cut more jobs and renege on a promise to run a full-service airline

Ben Butler

14, Oct, 2020 @10:48 AM

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'The most hated regulator in Australia': Rod Sims warns business he's still watching
‘There’s too much market power,’ the competition chief says, and Covid is no excuse

Ben Butler

03, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Federal budget deficit of $200bn not enough to aid economic recovery, Deloitte says
Morrison government must prepare to spend even more and deal with high levels of unemployment for many years

Daniel Hurst

27, Sep, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Virgin Australia sale to Bain Capital passes creditor vote
Unions and billionaire Virgin Group owner Richard Branson supported bid from US private equity firm

Ben Butler

04, Sep, 2020 @6:16 AM

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Qantas backs Joyce after union calls for resignation over plan to cut almost 2,500 ground staff jobs
Union describes proposal to outsource baggage handling and plane cleaning at 10 Australian airports as ‘economic violence’

Ben Butler

25, Aug, 2020 @7:24 AM

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Virgin Australia announces 3,000 job cuts and says there may be more
Airline restructure developed under new owner Bain Capital will also reduce aircraft fleet by half and suspend Tigerair brand

Ben Butler

05, Aug, 2020 @4:51 AM

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