Home News & Deals details
Air Australia Folds - Thousands Left Stranded
Air Australia has grounded its international and domestic flights after being placed into administration.
Around 4,000 passengers in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hawaii, Thailand and Bali have had their plans disrupted.
Administrator Mark Korda of KordaMentha told ABC's AM that Air Australia was unable to purchase fuel at Phuket International Airport last night, prompting fears about the airline's solvency.
The Brisbane-based airline employs 300 staff and flies to Hawaii, Bali and Thailand, where many passengers have be told to make alternative arrangements. Domestic routes have also been hit in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Port Hedland.
Qantas and Jetstar have offered to help stranded passengers get home on presentation of a valid Air Australia ticket.
Subscribing to Ultimate Travel Magazine is FREE and gives you a range of benefits over casual visitors. For one, you will receive our monthly newsletter with travel tips and hints, but as a subscriber you will also have exclusive access to our regular competitions.
Don't be concerned about security - our subscriber list is 100% private. You won't be bombarded with emails from us or any third parties, as we don't sell your information to anyone.
After you've subscribed, you'll be automatically transferred to our home page and receive email confirmation.
Registered subscribers of Ultimate Travel Magazine have the chance to enter our range of fantastic competitions. Our competitions change every few months, and we can offer some great prizes raging from some of the latest books and beauty products, to must-have accessories.