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Podcast: How have airlines responded to Australia’s reopening?

written by Robyn Tongol | February 15, 2022

An April 2015 image of Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EEF taking off from Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)
Emirates and Qantas Airbus A380s pictured at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)


This week, the industry responded to the massive news that Australia will reopen its borders to tourists from 21 February, with airlines ramping up Australian schedules, and Tourism Australia dropping $40 million on a new campaign to drum up tourism interest.

In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, hosts Adam Thorn and Hannah Dowling discuss where we stand in terms of the mass return of international airlines to Australian shores, and which carriers are acting with caution.

Plus, the “David versus Goliath”-esque network battle between Rex and Qantas is back in the headlines over the Flying Kangaroo’s new Sydney-Broken Hill route.

Finally, learn a little more about the newest job opening right here at Australian Aviation, and a feel-good story about a man who saved Victoria Police’s first helicopter.

Click here to listen on your device. 

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