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.
A statement released to the ASX on Monday morning blamed the poor take-up on tightened border restrictions and the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.
Newcastle Airport has announced it’s negotiated twice-weekly flights to Brisbane for essential workers despite Queensland preparing to re-shut its border.
The 17-year-old 747-438 now joins thousands of other aircraft being stored at the boneyard due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Qantas final 747 departed Sydney for Los Angeles on Wednesday, but not before tributes flooded in for the most iconic aircraft in Australian aviation’s history.
Chief executive Alan Joyce also said the airline is operating at 20 per cent pre-COVID-19 capacity, and not the 45 per cent it had initially hoped.