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Podcast: Should international students fly home before Aussies?

written by Tasha Levy | August 19, 2020

Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200 VH-XFC about to depart Perth Airport for Bali. (Keith Anderson)
Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200 VH-XFC about to depart Perth Airport for Bali. (Keith Anderson)

Despite many Aussie citizens struggling to get home from overseas under the tightly capped limits of new arrivals in each state, the government has announced a pilot program to resume international student flights to Adelaide in September.

In this week’s episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss the impetus for this controversial move, as well as the latest developments in the tumultuous Virgin Australia saga, with tensions bubbling over between Bain, bondholders and the TWU.

Tune in to hear about noise complaints stemming from the new Brisbane runway and a Gold Coast joy flight business respectively, a step back for Air New Zealand as it cuts Auckland flights, Alliance launching new routes, and a Queensland rescue mission gone wrong.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Australian Aviation team

Comment (1)

  • Greg Davie


    I tune in every time and enjoy the coverage. Have you ever thought of covering GA related issues. There are a raft of issues confronting GA section, not just COVID19. GA is the foundation for commercial operations and it is suffering. Without it becoming too political, perhaps a chat to some leading GA identities to share their perspectives of this important sector of the aviation community.

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