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

Podcast: Should international students fly home before Aussies?

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In this week’s episode, host Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss international arrival caps plus the latest developments in the Virgin Australia saga.

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Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 A7-ANJ at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

Podcast: Will shareholders bail out the industry?

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In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss Sydney Airports appeal to investors, Qatar Airways’ growing influence, the Prime Minister’s changed stance on state border closures, and the upsurge in intrastate travel.

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Podcast: Flying solo with Gary Criddle

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Gary joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Christian “Boo” Boucousis to talk about his career flying for the RAAF, navy and commercially.

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Australia's domestic carriers at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

Podcast: Is the ‘Cold War’ between airports and airlines wise?

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In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss whether airlines and airports should be airing their dirty laundry in public.

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Podcast: Virgin bondholders back in the game

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Bain have already pumped millions into Virgin to keep it afloat, but will they ultimately gain control of the business now its bondholders are back?

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Podcast: Has Melbourne’s spike ruined aviation’s recovery?

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In this episode of Australian Aviation, hosts Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn delve into the implications of the lockdown on domestic travel, new developments in the Virgin saga, and Qantas’ early retirement of its ‘Queen of the Skies’ 747.

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Podcast: Did Qantas cut jobs too soon?

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In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant, Christian “Boo” Boucousis and Adam Thorn discuss Alan Joyce’s response to the criticism as well as the changes to the airline’s business lounges as domestic travel is set to ramp back up.

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Podcast: Bruised Virgin matches Qantas for July restart

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With talk of flights resuming over the next couple of weeks, the final two bidders for Virgin Australia are proposing a “hybrid” model for the airline, placing it somewhere between Qantas’ premium offerings and Jetstar’s budget fares.

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Grounded Qantas 787 Dreamliner (Qantas)

Podcast: Joyce’s big gamble as Qantas wakes from hibernation

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As Australia waited for the National Cabinet to announce the return of flying, Alan Joyce seized the initiative early and revealed he’ll hugely increase capacity in July. But will his plan be profitable?

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Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200 VH-XFG at Townsville Airport on May 6 2018. (Dave Parer)

Podcast: The final two bidders set to woo Virgin and TWU

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The fight for Virgin is wrapping up, with the two shortlisted bidders left in the running preparing to make their case to both the administrator and to the union.

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Virgin Australia's B735-8FE, VH-VUT, departing Darwin runway 29

Podcast: Cautious optimism for a post-COVID-19 aviation industry

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Despite the ongoing state feud about the appropriate time to open borders back up, sentiment among the industry is positive, with Qantas raring to go as soon as they’re given the green light and bidding for Virgin to be finalised by this Friday.

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A file image of a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 (Dave Parer)

Podcast: Who’s left in the running for Virgin?

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The shortlist of bidders on Virgin Australia appears to have been whittled down to four, but with the state border closure debate heating up and uncertainty still clouding the future of the airline, how will this saga unfold?

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An artist's impression of a Boeing 787-10 in Air New Zealand livery. (Boeing/Twitter)

Podcast: The Great Restart – and the battle for Virgin

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As restrictions ease, airlines are – slowly and with baby steps – starting to take to the skies for recreational travel. Air New Zealand became one of the first, as the country moved from ‘Level 3’ to ‘Level 2’ rules that meant Kiwis are now encouraged to leave their homes and see friends and family.

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Podcast: An impending Qantas-Virgin price war?

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The competition is fierce amongst potential buyers for Virgin Australia, but how is the current uncertainty around flights as well as threats from Alan Joyce going to affect the sale getting over the line?

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Podcast: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial

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Dubbed “Australia’s most sacred place” by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his recent Anzac Day address, the Australian War Memorial is the nation’s tribute to the courage and sacrifice of generations of men and women who served in war.

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Podcast: No shortage of suitors for Virgin Australia

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Virgin Australia has had a particularly turbulent couple of days, from initially demanding a federal government bail-out, to state government hostility over the location of their HQ, to collapsing into voluntary administration.

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Podcast: Can Virgin Australia survive – and will it go into administration?

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While the coronavirus crisis has effectively crippled the aviation sector for the time being, the long-term effect on the industry once the regulations begin to ease still remains relatively unclear.

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Tigerair Australia Airbus A320 VH-VNR operates the inaugural Melbourne-Canberra service. (Paul Sadler)

Podcast: The urgent need for an industry-wide recovery strategy

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While the federal government has responded to the airline sector with billions of dollars’ worth of support, the struggle of small aviation businesses through the devastating COVID-19 crisis remain largely unrecognised. Businesses that were already financially strained due to the cost of keeping up with existing regulation are now in even direr straights.

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Podcast: Is the government doing enough to support Australian aviation?

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COVID-19 is undeniably the biggest upset the aviation sector has ever seen and the Australian government is providing some hefty bail-outs to our airlines, but is it enough to keep the industry afloat?

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Podcast: What next after COVID-19 puts the industry out of work?

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A ramping up of social distancing, travel bans and state lockdowns have forced airlines to stand down the majority of their staff. But amid the chaos, what’s next for Australia’s aviation industry?

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Podcast: An unprecedented time for the aviation sector

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On this episode of the Australian Aviation podcast, host Phil Tarrant and senior writer Adam Thorn delve into the continued impact of COVID-19 on every facet of the Australian aviation space.

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Podcast: Coronavirus and Australia’s airlines

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The coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly having a substantial impact on the aviation sector, with staff and passenger safety, employment and share prices all areas of significant concern moving forward. Australian airlines have already scaled back their services and according to industry experts, this is likely to continue.

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