Virgin Australia issues profit warning

Virgin Australia’s new Chief Executive Paul Scurrah, has revealed that the company expects full year underlying earnings to be $A100 million ($US68.72 million, £53.99 million, €61.56 million) less than last year. That would result in a minimum loss of $A35.6 million ($US24.6 million, £19.22 million, €21.91 million). Revenue, however, is expected to grow 6% for…

Qantas announces Points Plane

Qantas has announced a “points plane.” The flight can only be booked with Qantas Frequent Flier Points. The first Qantas points plane will be an A380 flying Melbourne to Tokyo on 21 October, with seat bookings opening 7:00am AEST 16 May. The flight will have 14 first class, 64 Business, 35 Premium Economy and 371…

Trainee solo pilot falls “unconscious” during flight

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a report into a “serious accident” after a trainee solo pilot from Flight Training Adelaide became “unconscious” for 40 minutes while in the air. The pilot of the Diamond DA40 had set off from Port Augusta Airport and was heading to Parafield Airport. The pilot fell unconscious…