In its rush to restart engines, Qantas is bucking a few international trends. What will travelling on the national carrier look like in the COVID-19 era?
Unsecured creditors of Virgin Australia are unlikely to see much of a return on their billions of dollars in exposure.
A Qantas monopoly would be bad news for Australian travellers.
What makes Virgin’s collapse unusual is that it wasn't so much caused by a virus or economic disaster, but by the vaulting ambition of its former chief executive.
The collapse of Virgin Australia is sending the airline industry into turbulence. How do we keep it fair?
Current lockdown measures will remain in place for at least four more weeks and the federal government will pledge $165 million to underwrite domestic Virgin Australia and Qantas flights.
It is crucial that Australia's domestic aviation market continue to access the benefits of competition. If Virgin is allowed to go under, that can only be achieved through strict regulation.
As countries around the world ship home their citizens by the tens of thousands, Canberra continues to leave Australians behind with no one to turn to but each other.