On the previous episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah appeared on the show to talk through the business’ bold comeback plan that will see it slot in between being a low-cost carrier and large international airline. Or as he calls it, the company will morph into a “high-quality, value airline”.
This week, host Phil Tarrant and guests Adam Thorn and a returning Christian “Boo” Boucousis ask: will it work? And can the plan fend off heavyweight champion Qantas and plucky upstart Rex?
Plus, they discuss whether the federal government has done enough to help the industry, with little help for third-party providers and airports. When the sector recovers, will there be enough skilled professionals left to get us moving again?
Finally, the team chat about the progress of Loyal Wingman, and ponder whether it could open the door to a wave of investment in UAVs over the next decade.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Australian Aviation team
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