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Podcast: Qantas cuts capacity and border openings questioned

written by Robyn Tongol | January 19, 2022

File image of Qantas Airbus A380 VH-OQD (Jeremyg3030/Wikicommons)

This week, Qantas swiftly followed in Virgin Australia’s footsteps to announce it has been forced to slash capacity by up to 30 per cent from January through to March due to the current COVID outbreak.

In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling discuss the decision and the struggle for airlines in navigating the current operating environment.

Plus, the crew reveals the latest updates in Australia’s journey towards electric air taxi travel, with new and exciting deals taking place across the country, as well as Queensland’s dwindling vaccination rollout and Western Australia’s plans to reopen.

Finally, the crew reveals the details of a new Australian start-up hoping to change up the LEO satellite game with their supersonic space plane.

Click here to listen on your device. 

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