Saturday October 25, 2014

Qantas says yields and passenger numbers up in September

Qantas says yields and passenger numbers up in September

Qantas has reported improving passenger numbers and yields for the three months to September amid ongoing weak consumer sentiment. The latest monthly operating statistics released on Friday showed Qantas domestic (including QantasLink) reported a 1.6... [Continue reading]

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon headlined a list of frustrated shareholders looking for answers at Qantas’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday. The Senator took the step of purchasing $500 worth of Qantas shares to attend Friday’s annual... [Continue reading]

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas CEO says airline on track for first half underlying profit

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline group is on track to post an underlying profit before tax for the first half of 2014/15. The updated guidance, delivered to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday,... [Continue reading]

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns farewells the Qantas 767

Cairns has joined the list of ports to say goodbye to Qantas Boeing 767-300ER services. The last Qantas 767 flight from Cairns left the North Queensland tourist spot on Tuesday October 21 when QF925 operated by VH-OGI departed for Sydney at 1206 local... [Continue reading]

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Rex and Qantas claim on-time honours for September

Despite a strong improvement in on-time performance from Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express (Rex) have maintained their position as the nation’s most punctual airlines. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics... [Continue reading]

Joyce says Virgin forced to “scramble” in bid to keep up with Qantas

Joyce says Virgin forced to “scramble” in bid to keep up with Qantas

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says his airline’s upgrade of business class seats across its Airbus A330 fleet has forced rival Virgin Australia to “scramble” to keep up. Although Virgin was first to unveil its new business suite at a presentation... [Continue reading]

Analysis – how the new Qantas A330 business class seat measures up

Analysis – how the new Qantas A330 business class seat measures up

Qantas’s new Business Suite is set to take to the skies “from later this year” aboard Airbus A330-200 aircraft serving domestic transcontinental routes. Asia services will see the new Thompson Vantage XL seat next year as refitted aircraft return... [Continue reading]

Qantas unveils new business class seat

Qantas unveils new business class seat

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline’s new business class seat represents the best domestic in-flight experience in the world. The new seats were unveiled at the Qantas domestic terminal at Sydney Airport on Tuesday. The modified Thompson... [Continue reading]

Qantas to build new Perth domestic business lounge

Qantas to build new Perth domestic business lounge

Qantas has broken ground on a new domestic business lounge at Perth Airport due for completion in 2015. The new 1,365m2 facility with capacity for 350 people would increase lounge capacity in Perth by 30 per cent, Qantas said on Monday Perth joins Brisbane,... [Continue reading]

Qantas signs 20-year lease on new LAX hangar

Qantas signs 20-year lease on new LAX hangar

In a sign of confidence regarding its Airbus A380 operations, Qantas has signed a 20-year lease for a new maintenance facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new hangar will include two parking pads capable of taking Airbus A380 aircraft,... [Continue reading]

Water leak prompts mop change at Qantas

Water leak prompts mop change at Qantas

The humble cotton mop has been identified as the likely culprit behind the flooding of the business class cabin on a Qantas Airbus A380 in July, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says. Qantas flight QF94 headed for Melbourne was forced to... [Continue reading]

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