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Sydney Airport hopeful these school hols will be smoother than last

However, the airport is unlikely to be fully staffed until at least early next year.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Is this the world’s most beautiful layover?

As more direct long-haul flights take off from Australia and New Zealand, Changi Airport in Singapore is fighting back to deliver a stopover like no other.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Japan braced for powerful typhoon

Typhoon Nanmadol has already caused blackouts, paralysed ground and air transportation and forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

  • Mari Yamaguchi

Flight gouging sees die-hard AFL fans priced out of finals

AFL fans are spitting chips over airline price hikes ahead of the preliminary final between Sydney and Collingwood, with some one-way flights nearly $1000.

  • Gus McCubbing

Masks come off for international airline arrivals

The mask mandate for international airline arrivals is to be dropped from midnight on Thursday, as health authorities move to report COVID-19 metrics weekly.

  • Tom Burton


‘Sure, of course I can’: From uni dropout to young rich list

Aaron Hornlimann, 35, is behind a company whose technology makes it easier for people to get in and out of airports.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Super funds ‘duty bound’ to consider climate, social risks

IFM Investors chief executive David Neal says superannuation must play an active role in mitigating social risks, backing Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ shake-up.

  • Aleks Vickovich and James Eyers

Logos to develop $100 million Qantas training facility

The global logistics investor has acquired a second site it will develop near Sydney Airport for the national carrier’s use.

  • Michael Bleby

US unions push back against recruitment of Australian pilots

The largest airline pilot union in the world is pushing back at the mass recruitment of Australian pilots into America via the special ‘E-3’ visa scheme.

  • Matthew Cranston

Why airports lose your luggage

One-fifth of baggage delays are simply the result of handlers failing to put cases on aircraft. The same proportion comes down to ticketing mistakes and security inspections.

  • The Lex Column


Financial advisers question Hostplus returns

Critics have queried Hostplus being crowned Australia’s best balanced superannuation fund over one- and ten-years, saying the rankings rely on unpublished valuations of unlisted assets.

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  • Aleks Vickovich and Lucy Dean

Emirates rejects Heathrow Airport demand to cut flights

Heathrow this week asked airlines to stop selling some tickets for flights over the northern summer, meaning Australian travellers could face more headaches.

  • Alexander Cornwell and Paul Sandle

How you can invest in infrastructure

With few companies on the ASX, it’s best to buy global via ETFs, listed investment companies or managed funds.

  • Tony Featherstone

Heathrow asks airlines to stop selling flights as chaos mounts

One of Europe’s biggest airports has imposed a two-month cap on passenger numbers as northern hemisphere summer travel descends into a meltdown.

  • Siddharth Philip

Aviation recovery ‘6 months behind’ Europe and US

New Melbourne Airport CEO Lorie Argus says Australia cannot be complacent and expect the return of all the flights and travellers it had before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jenny Wiggins


IFM boss says US behind the times on privatisation

Chief executive David Neal says it takes a long time to change social attitudes towards privatisation in the US.

  • Matthew Cranston

Fasten your seatbelts: chaos in Europe, US a warning to Aussie air travellers

Post-COVID-19 staff shortages and unrest are blighting airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic, turning many European and American air journeys into a wearying ordeal. Nor is Australia immune.

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  • Hans van Leeuwen and Matthew Cranston

Travelling to Europe in summer? Here’s what you need to know

Australians are bound for the continent en masse over the next few months in what travel agents are dubbing the biggest offshore migration since COVID-19 first hit.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Airports say jobs shortages ‘could persist’

Airports have told travellers to prepare for queues over the next three weeks amid warnings the winter holidays will be busier than Easter and labour shortages will not be quickly resolved.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Transurban, APA Group ‘ripe for takeout’ in shrinking public market

The surge in inflation is spurring demand for infrastructure assets, with more listed companies forecast to fall off the Australian Securities Exchange as big funds take advantage of the sharemarket turmoil.

  • Jenny Wiggins