ALERT Perth Airport blockades Virgin Australia planes

Perth Airport in Western Australia blockaded 4 Virgin Australia planes over $16 million of unpaid invoices. Perth Airport told ABC News that taking the action is standard practice. A spokesperson told ABC, “Maintaining a two-airline system in Australia post-COVID-19 is absolutely essential for the aviation and tourism sectors, and the broader economy. Virgin has significant…

Virgin Australia officially in Administration, continues flights

In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Virgin Australia confirmed confirmed it had placed itself into Voluntary Administration. The statement said the move would enable a recaptilisation of the business. pic.twitter.com/b7xW5NDANo — Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) April 20, 2020 Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and Richard Hughes from Deloitte have been appointed as the…

Queensland Government offers Virgin Australia conditional $A200 million

The Queensland state government has offered Virgin Australia a conditional $200 million bailout ($127.3 million, €117.1 million £101.9 million). One of the conditions include Virgin keeping it’s headquarters in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. Other conditions include the Australian Government backing the airline, debt restructuring, shareholders and bondholders “doing their bit” and ongoing regional flights.…

750 Qantas staff asked to self-isolate immediately

  South Australia’s Department of Health (SA Health) has asked approximately 750 Qantas staff to self-isolate as a strategy to control the cluster of COVID-19 among Qantas baggage handlers at Adelaide Airport. So far the cluster has 34 cases. It consists of 18 baggage handlers, 13 close contacts of the handlers and 3 other Qantas…

Virgin Australia slashes domestic flights to 6 per week

Virgin Australia announced today that it is suspending all domestic services, except for a sole SYD-MEL return flight Sunday to Friday. The change starts from Friday 10 April. In a statement Virgin said it was still operating repatriation flights from Hong Kong and LAX, and that “demand for charter services in the resources sector remains…