RGN deputy editor John Walton is in conversation with Jamie Freed, a Reuters senior correspondent covering aviation and business in Sydney. This episode, John and Jamie delve deep into the context and background of Australia’s airline duopoly and the growing strength of Qantas’ position.
How is Qantas thriving given Australia’s end-of-the-world location? Why is Jetstar so successful when other airlines’ dual-brand low-cost carrier strategies have failed? What’s next for troubled Virgin Australia? Why are most Australian airports still split into separate international and domestic buildings? How have Australia’s airlines leveraged their partnerships with the Gulf carriers and other international airlines? And how will the first nonstop hop on the Kangaroo Route from Australia to London shake everything up?