Saturday September 20, 2014

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Qantas has retired one more Boeing 767 and withdrawn the aircraft from international services as part of its fleet renewal program.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]

QantasLink gets gate-to-gate go ahead

QantasLink gets gate-to-gate go ahead

QantasLink passengers will now be able to use their portable electronic devices gate-to-gate after the Civil Aviation Safety Authority gave the move the all clear. The airline joins Qantas mainline, Virgin Australia and Jetstar in allowing travellers... [Continue reading]

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

Virgin, Qantas cut seats in July, while Tiger, Jetstar continue capacity expansion

While domestic capacity discipline seems to be the order of the day at Qantas and Virgin Australia, it is a different story for the nation’s two low-cost carriers Tigerair and Jetstar. Qantas’s latest traffic statistics indicate the Flying Kangaroo... [Continue reading]

QantasLink to expand Tamworth maintenance facilities

QantasLink to expand Tamworth maintenance facilities

Qantas regional subsidiary QantasLink has announced an expansion of its Dash 8 turboprop maintenance facilities at Tamworth. The expansion will see the upgrade of QantasLink’s existing Tamworth Airport hangar and the expansion into a second hangar,... [Continue reading]

Skytrans to exit Sydney-Toowoomba as QantasLink enters Wellcamp

Skytrans to exit Sydney-Toowoomba as QantasLink enters Wellcamp

Regional carrier Skytrans says it will exit the Sydney-Toowoomba route once QantasLink begins flights from Sydney to Brisbane West Wellcamp airport in November. Skytrans chief executive Simon Wild said his small, family-run airline just could not compete... [Continue reading]

QantasLink to start flights to Brisbane West Wellcamp

QantasLink to start flights to Brisbane West Wellcamp

Qantas’s regional arm QantasLink has been unveiled the first airline to offer regular public transport services from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. QantasLink will fly 11 flights a week between Sydney and Wellcamp – located about 20km southwest... [Continue reading]

Analysts expect little interest in Qantas International

Analysts expect little interest in Qantas International

If not Emirates, then who? That’s has been one of the questions surrounding Qantas Airways after the airline floated a proposed new corporate structure for its international operations in a bid to open itself up to further investment. The answer, it... [Continue reading]

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