Virgin Australia hires first female CEO, ex-boss of JetStar

Virgin Australia Group, the parent company of Virgin Australia Airlines, confirmed the resignation of its chief executive Paul Scurrah. The group announced that the new CEO of the struggling airline would become Jayne Hrdlicka, a former boss of budget airline JetStar....


Taking on big boys: Rex to compete with Qantas, Virgin Australia

Regional Express, a domestic airline in Australia, is looking to aim high and compete with Qantas and Virgin Australia for market share in the golden triangle of cities in Australia. Can it possibly do so?...


Qantas aims to avoid firing pilots but hints wage reduction

While its international operations are put on hold indefinitely, Qantas wants to preserve its pilot headcount. However, salary reductions and other voluntary employee expenses measures could be coming....


Qantas to exit Jetstar Pacific joint venture?

Qantas' group subsidiary Jetstar might be hinting that it is looking to exit its joint venture in Vietnam, as Jetstar Pacific will now bear its old name, Pacific Airways....


Jetstar Airways cuts capacity, considers sale of three Boeing 787

Amidst industrial action and potential financial struggles, Jetstar is cutting its domestic capacity in January and is potentially selling three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the company indicates....


Jetstar’s A320 double go-around caused by landing gear oversight

Two Jetstar Airways pilots have found themselves under the spotlight after the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released new information regarding an incident on a domestic flight involving an Airbus A320. The flight was forced to abandon two landing approaches after the flight crew failed to follow procedure, leaving the landing gear in the wrong position when conducting a go-around. Distraction in the cockpit has been cited as a factor...


Jetstar aims to boost demand between Australia and South Korea

Jetstar Airways announced a new route that will connect Australia's Golden Coast with the capital of South Korea, Seoul. The low-cost carrier aims to boost demand for travel between the two countries, which has been falling since September 2018....


Jetstar to ax New Zealand regional flights from November 2019

After a lot of enthusiasm in 2015, when Jetstar announced the new routes, the low-cost carrier is potentially exiting the market as the routes were making constant losses, leaving employees and passengers stranded:...


World’s best: Top 10 safest low-cost airlines

The high public interest in affordable travel has prompted to identify the top ten safest low-cost airlines for 2018  from more than 400 airlines it monitors.  ...