Tuesday October 21, 2014

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]

Qantas to unveil retro livery on 75th 737-800

Qantas to unveil retro livery on 75th 737-800

  Qantas is to mark 70 years of the flying kangaroo by unveiling its first “retro” aircraft livery, which will feature on a Boeing 737-800 due to be delivered next month. The 737-800, due to arrive in Australia on November 19, will be... [Continue reading]

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]

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