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Topic: Qantas
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Enhanced cleaning, lounge restrictions: what it all means for air travellers

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?

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D-Day for Virgin Australia as creditors stand to lose billions

Unsecured creditors of Virgin Australia are unlikely to see much of a return on their billions of dollars in exposure.

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Capitalism v life takes off again as Qantas comes on cheap

Restarting airlines is the single most disastrous thing we could do.

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The case for a Virgin buyer — and against government airline ownership

A Qantas monopoly would be bad news for Australian travellers.

Former Virgin Australia Group CEO managing director John Borghetti (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Don’t blame the virus. The real reason Virgin collapsed is all too human

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.

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Virgin’s blues: who or what will keep the air fair?

The collapse of Virgin Australia is sending the airline industry into turbulence. How do we keep it fair?

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After the collapse: what’s next for Virgin Australia?

Having green-lighted Virgin Australia's collapse into administration, the government will have to share in the fallout.

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The beginning of the end or an end to the beginning?

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.

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If Virgin is allowed to crash, Qantas must be coerced into utility status

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.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Stranded in the world’s biggest lockdown, Australians say Canberra is ignoring their pleas

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.