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Airlines in crisis.

Qantas will ground almost all of its international flights from late March as coronavirus-related bans all but shut down the global travel market.

The flight cancellations will see the grounding of around 150 aircraft (90 per cent of international flights), including most of the airline’s international Airbus A380, Airbus A330 and Boeing 787 fleet until at least May.

Qantas and Jetstar domestic flights will also be reduced “by around 60 per cent until at least the end of May 2020,” says the airline.

To coax customers, Virgin has slashed its domestic flight prices by 35 per cent, and offered those who book before Monday a share of 10 million frequent flyer points.

Tennis tournaments powering ahead. 

French Open organisers say it’s “unthinkable” for them to cancel the 2020 edition of the claycourt grand slam after they received a barrage of criticism for rescheduling…

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