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Hello travellers,

Another week, no flights and more border shenanigans.

Qantas Centenary

Well earlier this year, it looked like Qantas might not make it to its birthday with a record deficit, but it did. Congratulations on a 100 years of flying.

South Australian border restrictions go up again,and then down again all due to a little white lie told to a contact tracer by a Pizza Bar worker in Adelaide.

I spent my time in my Sydney home, with a desperate itch to get on a plane. I'm sure you know the feeling.

Boeing 737 MAX

What happened last week?

Qantas celebrated its 100th birthday, a bit more quietly than it intended during pre-pandemic planning. In other local news, REX inked in funding for its inter capital city domestic plans.

Virgin Australia finally exited voluntary administration and landed firmly in the grasp of new management and owners, Bain Capital. We also got to see some of the plans for the 'mid-market' positining from new CEO Jayne Hrdlicka. Not too many surprises so far. Virgin also got permission for some anti-competitive practices with Alliance Airlines from the ACCC.

In other news, the Boeing 737 MAX finally got FAA approval to fly again after 20 months of grounding and 2 accidents that killed 356 people.

Crown Plaza, Adelaide

What's coming up?

I've held over a review of the newly opened Adelaide Crown Plaza and the #TBT of the Sofitel Macau. I've penciled them in for this week.

Now that South Australia is back to normal, lets hope for some more easing of restrictions on social events and borders. Could we have an international travel bubble for Christmas - please?

Until next week,

Stephen

2PAXfly



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In the 22/11/20 edition:

737 MAX: USA allows the aircraft back in the air

By 2paxfly on Nov 20, 2020 05:49 pm

Suffering the longest jet grounding in the history of commercial aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA) lifted its 20-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Thursday (AEDT) 19 November 2020. Background The 737 MAX suffered two devastating crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia in 2018 and 2019 resulting in the deaths of 346 […]

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REX: secures funding for Capital city domestic expansion

By 2paxfly on Nov 20, 2020 11:20 am

REX has finally signed (19 November 2020) with PAG Regulus Holdings for AU$150 million in funding to be used for the launch of capital city to capital city domestic jet operations starting on 1 March 2021. This will add a 4th carrier into the Australian domestic market, joining Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. “Preparations for […]

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ACCC: Authorises Virgin australia and Alliance Airlines to co-operate on 41 regional routes

By 2paxfly on Nov 19, 2020 12:02 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today (19 November 2020) granted interim authorisation for Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines to cooperate on 41 regional routes and 2 short haul international routes. “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the aviation industry in Australia. This interim authorisation will help facilitate a more competitive aviation landscape as […]

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COVID-19: South Australia goes into 6 days lockdown

By 2paxfly on Nov 18, 2020 05:29 pm

As of midnight tonight, Wednesday 18 November, South Australia is going into 6 days of full lockdown to get on top of their current outbreak of COVID-19. The lockdown is pretty strict, tough, and will be enforced by police. Households are limited to one person out of their homes once per day. Air travel into […]

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Virgin Australia 3.0: Future direction announced by new CEO Jayne Hrdlicka

By 2paxfly on Nov 18, 2020 11:25 am

Well, they didn’t wait too long, did they. It had been rumoured that Virgin Australia would announce its new direction on the day that Bain Capital got the keys to the planes and lounges, and sure enough, here it is. All apparently crafted by CEO Jayne Hrdlicka’s, and other Virgin staff expertise and ‘detailed customer […]

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Virgin Australia 3.0: Exits Administration & Stock Exchange. New Management. New Owners.

By 2paxfly on Nov 18, 2020 09:45 am

Today marks the end of Virgin Australia as a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. It also marks the end of the voluntary administration period and the end of Paul Scurrah’s short period as CEO. As the new owners, Bain Capital and a new CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka take over the reins of the […]

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Boeing 737 Max: back in the sky but unloved?

By 2paxfly on Nov 17, 2020 12:45 pm

The Financial Times/Australian Financial Review is reporting that airlines have been cancelling around 516 orders for the 737 Max over the last two years to the end of October 2020. In contrast, Airbus has logged 1010 orders for its competing A320 family of aircraft during the same period according to Cirium. They have a great […]

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Virgin Australia 3.0: Misstimed media campaign to get travellers back in the air

By 2paxfly on Nov 17, 2020 10:19 am

I had hoped that today when Bain Capital formally takes ownership of Virgin Australia, we would get at least a hint of what the airline will look like for customers in the future. Unfortunately, so far, no. Instead, what better way to celebrate the rebirth of an airline than with a badly mistimed PR campaign […]

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COVID-19: South Australia suspends international Flight arrivals

By 2paxfly on Nov 16, 2020 05:31 pm

On the grounds that no one wants to repeat the experience of Victoria, it looks like South Australia is going hard and fast on restrictions as a result of their medi-hotel COVID-19 outbreak. Restrictions and advice South Australia will suspend all inbound international flights from tomorrow. The following restrictions will also be reintroduced immediately: Work […]

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COVID-19: Uh-Oh – South Australia now a pandemic pariah with 17 cases

By 2paxfly on Nov 16, 2020 01:03 pm

Victoria and Queensland have now declared South Australia a ‘hotspot’. From midnight tonight (Monday 16 November), Queensland will require all arrivals from that state to quarantine for 14 days. This means that Queensland and Victoria join the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia who have also introduced quarantine restrictions for South Australians. The Australian Capital […]

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