Thursday April 17, 2014

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Robb to discuss Emirates taking a stake in Qantas?

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said he will raise the issue of foreign investment in Qantas when he mets with Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum in Dubai this week. “I’m sure he’ll raise it if I don’t. But I will explicitly... [Continue reading]

Virgin Aust rated 2nd best employer

Virgin Aust rated 2nd best employer

For the second year running, Virgin Australia has taken second place in the Randstad Awards for the best employer in Australia. The award, which was won by national broadcaster the ABC also for the second year in a row, is based on the results of the... [Continue reading]

Qantas and China Southern extend codeshares

Qantas and China Southern extend codeshares

Qantas has announced it will offer more codeshare flights on China Southern services to four destinations in China. The extension of the codeshare arrangement will take in China Southern services from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Guangzhou,... [Continue reading]

Qantas to fly PER-AKL again next summer

Qantas to fly PER-AKL again next summer

Qantas has confirmed it will again operate seasonal services between Perth and Auckland again next summer following the success of a similar seasonal service last summer. The airline said it would utilise A330s which are normally laid up on weekends to... [Continue reading]

Qantas opens new Hong Kong lounge

Qantas opens new Hong Kong lounge

Qantas today opened the doors to its new Qantas Hong Kong Lounge. The airline says the new multi-million dollar lounge seats 300 guests, has 12 showers, a family zone and a “flexible working area”, and delivers on Qantas’ ongoing commitment to creating... [Continue reading]

Qantas says Emirates partnership paying off

Qantas says Emirates partnership paying off

Qantas has announced that its partnership with Emirates Airline is paying off one year after it was launched, with inbound tourism data showing increasing passenger numbers for Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. In the last 12 months Qantas... [Continue reading]

Qantas launches ‘Aquire’ SME corporate loyalty program

Qantas launches ‘Aquire’ SME corporate loyalty program

Qantas has formally launched its new loyalty program aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that will allow them to earn rewards for everyday business expenses. Dubbed Aquire, the new scheme has already seen nearly 30,000 businesses to pre-register.... [Continue reading]

Qantas opens expanded Broome Regional Lounge

Qantas opens expanded Broome Regional Lounge

Qantas has opened its new Regional Lounge at Broome Airport in response to what it says is growing demand for premium air travel to and from the region. The airline says the new expanded lounge offers improved facilities for passengers. “With thousands... [Continue reading]

Qantas announces FF scheme changes

Qantas announces FF scheme changes

Qantas has announced changes to the way passengers can earn points and status credits on its frequent flyer scheme. To take effect from July 1, passengers will now be rewarded with additional points and status credits when they book flexible fares, but... [Continue reading]

Qantas, CASA hit back at Senate hearing claims

Qantas, CASA hit back at Senate hearing claims

Qantas has issued a detailed rebuttal of claims made about it at a Senate enquiry hearing on Friday, while CASA too has rejected claims that it is too close to Qantas and that it has failed in its regulatory oversight of Qantas’s offshore maintenance. The... [Continue reading]

Qantas launches new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

Qantas launches new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

Qantas will begin codesharing on Bangkok Airways flights to six new destinations in Thailand from March 31. From that date Qantas will place its code on the following Bangkok Airways services: Singapore-Ko Samui; Bangkok-Ko Samui; Bangkok-Phuket; Bangkok-Chiang... [Continue reading]

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