Monday September 01, 2014

QantasLink ends Gladstone-Sydney service

QantasLink ends Gladstone-Sydney service

Residents of Gladstone have lost their direct service to Sydney after QantasLink ended its flights on the route on Friday. The last service, QantasLink flight QF2129, left Gladstone Airport at 1651 and arrived at Mascot a little behind schedule at 1946... [Continue reading]

Confronting the Qantas Group’s “confronting” loss

Confronting the Qantas Group’s “confronting” loss

Three times during Thursday’s annual results press conference, CEO Alan Joyce used the term “confronting” to describe the Qantas Group’s $2.8 billion net loss for the 2013-14 financial year. “It has absolutely been the most... [Continue reading]

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas defers Dreamliner options to 2017

Qantas has pushed back the deadline for exercising the first of its 50 options and purchase rights for Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for 12 months and confirmed it has delayed delivery of Airbus A320neos for Jetstar by four years. The airline group also... [Continue reading]

Joyce points Qantas to 2015 first half profit

Joyce points Qantas to 2015 first half profit

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce is predicting brighter skies ahead for the airline group after handing down a full year loss in excess of $2 billion for 2013/14. The $2.843 billion statutory net loss for the 12 months to June 30 2014, was impacted... [Continue reading]

Qantas to split international operations

Qantas to split international operations

Qantas says it will conduct a structural separation of the Flying Kangaroo’s domestic and international arms to increase the potential for future investment. The proposed new structure was announced at the airline group’s full year results presentation... [Continue reading]

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas, Jetstar domestic “in all likelihood” only profitable Australian domestic airlines

Qantas says its group domestic operations – Qantas Domestic (including QantasLink) and Jetstar – have posted an underlying EBIT of “just below” $50 million for the 2014 financial year, which CEO Alan Joyce says makes them “in... [Continue reading]

Qantas posts $2.8 billion full year net loss

Qantas posts $2.8 billion full year net loss

Qantas’s struggling international operations and weakness in the local domestic market has pushed the airline into the red to the tune of a $2.843 billion full year net loss. The result for the 12 months to June 30 2014, was much worse than market... [Continue reading]

Qantas and China Airlines launch new codeshare partnership

Qantas and China Airlines launch new codeshare partnership

Qantas is again offering direct flights to Taiwan after announcing a deal that will see it place its QF code on China Airlines flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Taipei from October. China Airlines flies four times a week between Sydney and Taipei and... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia, Qantas cleared for ‘gate-to-gate’

Virgin Australia, Qantas cleared for ‘gate-to-gate’

Virgin Australia and Qantas have both announced they have received approval to allow their passengers to use personal electronic devices such as smartphones and iPads ‘gate-to-gate’. Both airlines announced on Monday evening that they had... [Continue reading]

Market looking for Qantas update on cost savings

Market looking for Qantas update on cost savings

  When Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce steps to the podium to deliver what many tip to be a huge full year loss, the focus won’t be so much on the the number itself. Rather, attention will instead be on any new initiatives to support Australia’s... [Continue reading]

Qantas revamps flight schedules to USA

Qantas revamps flight schedules to USA

Qantas has revamped its schedule to the United States and will now offer passengers heading across the Pacific from Sydney the choice of morning, afternoon and early evening flights as well as new three-times-weekly evening services from Melbourne from... [Continue reading]

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