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Canberra to Bali direct flights to start in June 2024

Travelling to South-East Asia is set to be even easier for Canberrans with the announcement of direct flights between Canberra and Bali commencing later this year.

Seven people hospitalised after light plane crashes

A light aircraft came off the runway at Barwon Heads airport, with more than a dozen passengers, including an MP, needing treatment from paramedics.

Qatar Airways chief breaks silence on decision to block flights

Qatar Airways has branded the Albanese government's decision to block additional flights to Australia "very unfair" after the airline helped get Australians home during the pandemic.

Flight Centre profit takes off as prices lose altitude

Flight Centre has provided a glimmer of hope to travellers dismayed by soaring airfares, predicting prices to make a descent over the coming year.

Fiji Airways’ inaugural flight from Canberra set for take off

The first commercial international flight to depart Canberra Airport since the pandemic was declared in March 2020 will take off today with the launch of Fiji Airways' new twice-weekly service linking the Australian capital with Nadi.

Qantas rules out big drop in airfares this year

Qantas has finally flown back to profitability after three years and extended a share buyback for shareholders but that might not translate into significantly cheaper fares for customers.

Australian aviation firefighters strike called off

Aviation firefighters have halted plans to strike heading into the Christmas season, after coming to an in-principle agreement with their employer to prevent staff shortages. 

Jetstar launches new route between CBR and Gold Coast

Jetstar’s first flight from Gold Coast to Canberra is set to take off today, welcoming more than 180 passengers on board the sold-out inaugural service departing Coolangatta at 12.55pm.

Qantas posts $1.86 billion loss but revenue up

Qantas has posted a full-year underlying pre-tax loss of $1.86 billion after border closures and travel uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on earnings.

Qatar to resume international flights from Canberra via Melbourne

International flights will again touch down at Canberra Airport from 1 October with today's announcement that Qatar Airways will recommence its once-daily connection between Doha and Canberra, via Melbourne.

New Jetstar services from Canberra to Melbourne and Gold Coast

Jetstar has announced two new routes from Canberra - one to Melbourne and one to the Gold Coast - will start later this year.

Fifth victim named in fatal Victorian helicopter crash

The fifth and final victim of a helicopter crash north of Melbourne has been identified as an agricultural business executive and father of three from Sydney.

Duty free is back as Australia opens up

Australians embarking on a trip abroad can once more get a bargain at the airport.

Eyes on the skies as vaccine rates climb

Qantas has brought forward the restart of its international flights to November 14 after the federal government announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions as vaccine rates climb.

PM firms on overseas travel restart target

Australia has firmed up its commitment to restart international travel once 80 per cent of people aged 16 and above receive two coronavirus jabs.

No survivors from plane crash in Russia

Russia's state aviation agency says wreckage of a plane that went missing has been found around five kilometres away from where it was supposed to land.