Tuesday September 30, 2014

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

The world’s longest flight with the world’s largest passenger aircraft has landed at Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Qantas flight QF7 landed at DFW at 1326 local time on Monday, September 29, following a 15-hour, 15-minute journey from Sydney. The flight,... [Continue reading]

Capacity cuts yet to produce lift in yields at Qantas, Jetstar

Capacity cuts yet to produce lift in yields at Qantas, Jetstar

While Qantas has stuck true to its forecast of no capacity growth across its Qantas and Jetstar domestic operations for the first half of 2014/15, this capacity discipline has yet to translate to improved yields through July and August, latest figures... [Continue reading]

Qantas CEO cheers Australian dollar’s slide, says international business improving

Qantas CEO cheers Australian dollar’s slide, says international business improving

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the falling Australian dollar is welcome news and will provide a boost to the airline’s improving international operations. The local unit has fallen from about 97 US cents in October 2013 to a little over 87 US... [Continue reading]

Qantas starts A380 services to Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas starts A380 services to Dallas/Fort Worth

Despite a change of aircraft Qantas faces a similar problem, albeit one reduced in magnitude, on its non-stop flight between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth. Qantas’s first flight to the heart of the US mainland with the Airbus A380 takes off as QF7... [Continue reading]

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Domestic capacity, load factors fall in July

Australian domestic carriers experienced lower load factors in July despite cutting capacity in the local market. The Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics (BITRE) said the number of passengers carried on regular public transport (RPT) domestic... [Continue reading]

QantasLink to enter Brisbane-Hamilton Island route

QantasLink to enter Brisbane-Hamilton Island route

Hamilton Island will maintain a second airline service to Brisbane with QantasLink to operate the route four times a week from the end of November. Running between Friday and Monday, the flights start on November 28 and will be operated by Q400 aircraft... [Continue reading]

Qantas’s foreign shareholding reaches 44.7 per cent

Qantas’s foreign shareholding reaches 44.7 per cent

Qantas says its foreign ownership level has risen to 44.7 per cent, edging closer to the 49 per cent legislated cap. In an update to the market on Wednesday, Qantas said its total foreign ownership level had risen from 43.7 per cent at July 31 to 44.7... [Continue reading]

SriLankan and Qantas enter codeshare agreement

SriLankan and Qantas enter codeshare agreement

SriLankan Airlines has inked a codeshare partnership with Qantas over flights between the Colombo and Australia, its fifth codeshare deal with a oneworld carrier, having joined the global alliance in April 2014. Under the partnership, Qantas will add... [Continue reading]

Qantas operates last 767 int’l flight as fleet winds down

Qantas operates last 767 int’l flight as fleet winds down

Qantas has retired one more Boeing 767 and withdrawn the aircraft from international services as part of its fleet renewal program. The 767’s last international flight in Qantas colours, which was operated by VH-OGU, landed in Sydney at 1708 on Saturday... [Continue reading]

Qantas returns to Canada with nonstop summer services to Vancouver

Qantas returns to Canada with nonstop summer services to Vancouver

Qantas is to operate nonstop flights to Canada for the first time, with six seasonal return services between Sydney and Vancouver planned for January 2015. The direct flights will be operated by three-class Boeing 747-400 aircraft and will run twice... [Continue reading]

Qantas adds new Canadian options through WestJet codeshare

Qantas adds new Canadian options through WestJet codeshare

Qantas has forged a new codeshare agreement with Canadian carrier WestJet for flights from Honolulu and Los Angeles as well as services within Canada. Starting from October 15, Qantas will place its QF code on WestJet-operated services from Los Angeles... [Continue reading]

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