Qantas Group reveals about 50 staff have COVID

The Qantas Group have announced that about 50 of their staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. ABC Australia reports that Qantas Group medical officer Russell Brown told staff via webinar, “Most of those were from overseas, but they were taking the precautions. They are wearing masks when flying and being careful, and we’re still seeing…

Australian Government announces $715 million aid package for airlines

The Australian Government today announced a $A715 million ($423.64 million, €385.34 million, £356 million) package to assist Australian airlines through the COVID-19 crisis. The package will see aviation excise, Airservices Australia charges on domestic operations, and domestic and regional aviation security charges waived by the government. As the fee exemptions are being backdated to 1…