Tag: Qantas Group

Qantas Group takes delivery of its first A220

Australia’s national carrier has taken delivery of its first new generation A220, becoming the 20th operator of the type. The aircraft is the first of 29 A220s ordered by the Qantas Group for operation by QantasLink, their regional airline that services metropolitan and regional destinations acro...

Qantas nearly doubles Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with order for 12 widebody jets

Boeing and the Qantas Group announced today the carrier has selected the 787 Dreamliner family to modernize its widebody fleet with an order for four 787-9 and eight 787-10 airplanes. With enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance, the 787 Dreamliner is pivotal to Qantas' global grow...

Jetstar announce Stephanie Tully as CEO

The Qantas Group has appointed Stephanie Tully as the new Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar. This follows the announcement in June that current Jetstar CEO, Gareth Evans, will leave his role by the end of calendar 2022. Ms Tully joined the national carrier in 2004 and has worked across operat...

Jetstar Asia to cut 26% as part of COVID-19 recovery plan

Today, the Qantas Group announced a three-year plan to accelerate its recovery from the COVID crisis and create a stronger platform for future profitability, long-term shareholder value and to ultimately preserve as many jobs as possible. As part of this strategy, Jetstar Asia has, in consultati...

Qantas Group Update On Coronavirus Response

Qantas Group Update On Coronavirus Response

As a result of significant falls in travel demand due to Coronavirus, and new government restrictions across multiple jurisdictions in recent days, Qantas and Jetstar will make further and much larger cuts to domestic and international flying schedules. To be phased in from the end of March 2020...

Jetstar Asia To Become Only Lcc To Fly Direct Singapore To Colombo

Jetstar Asia To Become Only Lcc To Fly Direct Singapore To Colombo

Jetstar Asia will become the only low-cost carrier to fly direct from Singapore to Colombo, Sri Lanka when it launches the new service on 1 July 2020. With fares going on sale today, Colombo becomes Jetstar Asia’s 25th destination from Singapore and the first airline in the Qantas Group to fly...

Air France-KLM Group steps up cooperation with Qantas Group

Air France-KLM Group steps up cooperation with Qantas Group

Loyalty Programmes Collaborate to Enhance Customer Value Proposition After the resumption of codeshare cooperation in 2018, offering best-in-class solutions to fly between Europe and Australia via Singapore and Hong Kong, the Air France-KLM Group and Qantas Group have continued working on furthe...

Air France-KLM Group increases cooperation with Qantas Group

Air France-KLM Group increases cooperation with Qantas Group

Starting 9 December 2019 members of Flying Blue, the loyalty programme used by the airlines of the Air France-KLM Group, can earn1 miles and XP (Experience Points) as well as spend miles on Qantas flights. Flying Blue elite members will also have access to additional benefits such as priority airpo...

Qantas full-year profit falls 17%, airline reveals test flights for Sydney to NY and London

Qantas full-year profit falls 17%, airline reveals test flights for Sydney to NY and London

The Qantas Group has reported a profit before tax of A$1.3 billion for the 2019 financial year, 17 per cent lower than 2018, as figures were weighed down by a $614 million increase in fuel costs. Qantas has also revealed it is to operate three ultra long-haul tests flights with 40 passengers on ...

Qantas goes daily to Santiago and to fly 787-9 Dreamliner on the route

Qantas goes daily to Santiago and to fly 787-9 Dreamliner on the route

Qantas has added Sydney-Santiago as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the national carrier also adding an additional three return flights per week between the two cities. The service will start in late June 2020. The additional flights – which will commence at the same time ...

Regulator raises concerns over Qantas stake in Alliance Airlines

Regulator raises concerns over Qantas stake in Alliance Airlines

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed preliminary competition concerns about Qantas’ acquisition of a 19.9 per cent interest in Alliance Airlines which took place on 1 February 2019. The regulator said Alliance competes strongly with Qantas for this business, ...

Qantas opens new Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco routes

Qantas opens new Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco routes

Qantas has opened for business new routes from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco for the first time. The new routes will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and see the Australian national carrier grow its US network from one to three non-stop destinations from Brisbane. The announce...

Qantas makes two key leadership appointments

Qantas makes two key leadership appointments

Qantas has made two key changes to its group leadership team. Current chief financial officer (CFO), Tino La Spina, will move to become chief executive officer (CEO) of Qantas International. This follows the recent resignation of previous CEO, Alison Webster. Vanessa Hudson, who is currently ...

Qantas delivers strong first half results, despite soaring fuel costs

Qantas delivers strong first half results, despite soaring fuel costs

Qantas has posted a strong first half year result in the 2019 financial year despite soaring fuel costs with underlying profit before tax coming in at A$780 million (US$559 million) - still a fall of $179 million on the same period in 2018. The airline said that fuel shot up 27 per cent by $416 ...

Qantas acquires 19.9% of Alliance Airlines

Qantas acquires 19.9% of Alliance Airlines

The Qantas Group has taken a 19.9 per cent shareholding of Australian-based charter operator, Alliance Airlines for an average price of $2.40 per share and for a total cost of A$60 million. Alliance Airlines is a significant service provider to the resources sector, which continues to stimulate t...

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