Qantas to expand domestic travel as end of taxpayer funding looms | ABC News

Qantas has announced the first expansion of flights since the pandemic hit and is starting to bring more staff back on board. Australia’s airlines have been on life-support, relying on taxpayer money to keep planes in the air. Now that money is about to end, and some routes may cease without it. You can find … Read more Qantas to expand domestic travel as end of taxpayer funding looms | ABC News

Housing market stays firm, as Australian dollar jumps | Finance Report

Property prices fell in most capital cities in May, but it’s not cause for concern… yet. With unemployment rising and immigration falling, there are landmines out there, but low interest rates are sparing home owners a lot of pain. Meanwhile, the Australian Dollar rose to its highest mark since February. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-01/asx-drops-qantas-accc-investigation-competition/12306688?section=business For … Read more Housing market stays firm, as Australian dollar jumps | Finance Report

Qantas will shun physical distancing in return to the skies | ABC News

The decision by Qantas to disregard social distancing on its aircraft has raised eyebrows – including among some medical experts. The airline is planning a rapid return to the skies by the middle of the year, but it says it needs to try to fill all seats. Read more here: Qantas enforces new coronavirus precautions … Read more Qantas will shun physical distancing in return to the skies | ABC News

Qantas enforces new coronavirus precautions on flights, but no social distancing | ABC News

Qantas has unveiled new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on its flights — but social distancing is not one of them. Qantas announced all passengers will be supplied with masks, but that “social distancing on an aircraft isn’t practical the way it is on the ground.” Anthony Dennis, Travel Editor with the Sydney … Read more Qantas enforces new coronavirus precautions on flights, but no social distancing | ABC News

Qantas Hopes Significant Domestic Business by Year-End: CEO

May.04 — Alan Joyce, chief executive officer at Qantas Airways Ltd., discusses raising an additional $550 million in liquidity, the potential for opening up markets outside of Australia and New Zealand, consolidation and what the airline would look like after the coronavirus pandemic. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”

Australians return home from world’s largest COVID-19 lockdown in India | ABC News

The Federal Government has ramped up its repatriation efforts from India after some Australians spent more than five weeks stuck under the country’s lockdown. Flights departed from four major cities last week – and another lot of flights with Qantas has been announced. Our South Asia correspondent James Oaten was aboard one of the planes. … Read more Australians return home from world’s largest COVID-19 lockdown in India | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 17 April | ABC News

Australia’s coronavirus curve continues to flatten, but tough restrictions will remain in place for at least another month. In the UK authorities say lifting any restrictions early would risk a second peak, meanwhile in the US Donald trump is pressing ahead with his plan to “open up america again”. In this update: 0:19 Australia’s two … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 17 April | ABC News

As Aussies find ways to come home from South America, the US faces Easter under lockdown | ABC News

After weeks of uncertainty, dozens of Australians stuck in Peru will soon be back on home soil. Many have made it onto a Qantas flight leaving from the capital, Lima, but others stuck in Argentina and Bolivia haven’t been so lucky. Read more here: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more As Aussies find ways to come home from South America, the US faces Easter under lockdown | ABC News

Coronavirus: Marise Payne announces rescue flights for Australians stranded overseas | ABC News

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne, Health Minister Greg Hunt and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth deliver a coronavirus update from Canberra. Marise Payne says that she has secured an agreement with Qantas to carry out flights to bring home Australians stranded in Peru, Argentina and South Africa. Greg Hunt urged Australians not to … Read more Coronavirus: Marise Payne announces rescue flights for Australians stranded overseas | ABC News

Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

If Virgin Gets AUD $1.4B Bailout, Qantas Wants AUD $4.2B! ABC News Australia reports that Virgin is seeking AUD $1.4billion from the Australian Government… and Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion, as airlines feel the pinch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government … Read more Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business

Coronavirus baggage handler cluster grows as travellers take isolation seriously | ABC News

South Australia records 30 new coronavirus cases with seven of those linked to Qantas baggage handlers from Adelaide Airport, SA Health says. Read more here: https://ab.co/3bIadu6 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC … Read more Coronavirus baggage handler cluster grows as travellers take isolation seriously | ABC News

Coronavirus travel ban, stock market dive and Qantas cuts: Australia’s week in review

In one week, Australia intensified its approach to tackling the coronavirus. The government announced travel bans and restrictions on social gatherings, while the reserve bank and government introduced new financial policy in the face of major economic disruptions Australia coronavirus live updates – banks defer loans for small businesses