The coronavirus had caused $7 billion to $9 billion damage to the state's $27 billion tourism sector and resulted in the loss of 70,000 jobs in an industry that normally employs 230,000 people.


Qantas | Grounds all aircraft until July 2021, parked in the Mojave Desert, California [rumour has it until October 2021}

Air New Zealand | Grounds all B777 until July 2021

Lufthansa | Retires all A380's & B747's

Virgin Australia | Cancels all International flights until 2024 (Los Angeles / Tokyo) - B777

Thai International | Currently in court battling 'bankruptcy'

Singapore Airlines | Grounds most aircraft until April 2021, parked in Darwin

El-Al | Suspended services indefinitely and cancelled direct route plans in/out of Melbourne to Tel Aviv

Airlines reducing capacity up to 96% of passenger loading and departures

  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • British Airways
  • Air Canada
  • Royal Brunei
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Japan Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

*noted more airlines have reduced services, however, these are the major principals.

Airlines filed for 'bankruptcy'

  • South African Airways
  • Latam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Airlines ceased trading

  • Tiger Airways

Airlines ceased services

  • American Airlines - Sydney/ Los Angeles (due to return November 20)
  • Hawaiian Airlines - Sydney/ Honolulu
  • Delta Airlines - Sydney/ Los Angeles (due to return November 20)


Cruise Liners cancelled departures/ services

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • Azamara
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • P&O
  • Princess Cruises
  • Carnival
  • Disney Cruises
  • Virgin Cruise Lines
  • Seabourn
  • Costa Cruise Line
  • Holland America
  • Cunard
  • Hurtigruten
  • Ponant
  • Silversea
  • Luftner
  • APT River Cruises
  • Scenic River Cruises

*noted more cruise liners have reduced services, however, these are the major principals.

Cruise Liners filed bankruptcy & ceased trading

  • Birka Cruises
  • Pullmantur


All coach tour companies/ and rail journeys have suspended all departures until 2021. Some departures pending destination have been cancelled until further notice.

  • Inspiring Vacations
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Cosmos/ Globus
  • Trafalgar
  • Insight Vacations
  • Top Deck
  • On The Go
  • APT (Australian Pacific Touring)
  • Scenic


Ceased Trading

  • Infinity Holidays
  • Trek America


Hertz said in a US court filing on Friday, US time, that it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganisation. Its international operating regions including Europe, Australia and New Zealand were not included in the US proceedings.


Flight Centre Travel Group

  • Infinity Holidays - ceased trading
  • Universal Traveller - ceased trading
  • Escape Travel - ceased trading
  • Travel Associates - ceased trading

Trek America - ceased trading

STA Travel - ceased trading

Hello World - closed 5% of stores around the country

Flight Centre (brand) - closed 100 stores around the country

*Independent Travel Brands - number of closures is unknown

Click here to read about the latest 'Travel Ban' on all International Travel.

Click here to read about the latest 'Border Closures'.