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Virgin Australia brings back direct flights from Newcastle to New Zealand

Virgin Australia brings back direct flights from Newcastle to New Zealand

The new route is estimated to save Hunter passengers about 10 hours in travel time to Auckland compared with flying or driving to Sydney Airport.

  • by Michael Parris

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Singapore Airlines named world's best, as Virgin drops nine spots

Singapore Airlines named world's best, as Virgin drops nine spots

Singapore Airlines has been named the world's best airline for the fourth time in the annual World Airline Awards.

Bali airport reopens after volcanic ash cancels scores of Perth flights
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Bali airport reopens after volcanic ash cancels scores of Perth flights

Bali's international airport reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands.

  • by Daile Cross
Runway mix-up causes Bali-bound flight to make dangerously low turn
Bali

Runway mix-up causes Bali-bound flight to make dangerously low turn

An Air Asia flight bound for Bali in November last year is being investigated after it made a turn less than 80 metres above sea level.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Woman dies on board Qantas flight from London to Sydney
Qantas

Woman dies on board Qantas flight from London to Sydney

A doctor on board worked with crew to try to save the female passenger's life mid-flight, without success.

  • by Justine Landis Hanley
Canberra paramotor pilot hits new heights in Australian-first flight
Canberra

Canberra paramotor pilot hits new heights in Australian-first flight

Dr Peter Evans experienced both extremes of Australia's harsh climates as he flew across the outback to the alps.

  • by Blake Foden
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Cheaper to visit Phuket than Kununurra: WA airfares continue to soar
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Cheaper to visit Phuket than Kununurra: WA airfares continue to soar

Rule a line through Lake Argyle, it's still cheaper to head overseas than it is to fly within WA.

  • by Hannah Barry
Virgin Australia passengers circle Brisbane for hours after tyre burst
Brisbane

Virgin Australia passengers circle Brisbane for hours after tyre burst

Passengers on a flight bound for Perth spent hours circling above Moreton Bay on Monday night after the plane’s tyre burst on take-off.

  • by Amy Mitchell-Whittington
'It's discrimination': The raw deal at Perth Airport
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'It's discrimination': The raw deal at Perth Airport

The small charter vehicle industry has called on the Perth Airport to review ’discriminatory’ parking prices.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Queensland woman hauled off Jetstar flight

Queensland woman hauled off Jetstar flight

A woman is undergoing a psychiatric assessment after screaming and swatting people with her Bible on a flight from Melbourne to Brisbane.

  • by Christine Flatley
Pigeons ruffle feathers, prompt law rewrite around airfield
South-east Queensland

Pigeons ruffle feathers, prompt law rewrite around airfield

The law change enables Toowoomba authorities to ban the release of birds such as homing or racing pigeons from properties located within 3km of aerodromes.

  • by Felicity Caldwell