Qantas has switched its Los Angeles-New York (JFK)-Los Angeles tag flight from the Boeing 747-400 to the 787-9 Dreamliner.
Qantas says next generation aircraft are under evaluation as part of its fleet renewal program that is focused on maintaining competitiveness of technology.
Qantas has confirmed its proposed pilot training academy will be operating from two regional centres by 2020.
Air Niugini says the loss of a codeshare agreement with Qantas is behind the decision to end Port Moresby-Townsville flights and reduce service to Sydney.
Qantas has sounded a note of caution about rising fuel prices in the year ahead after reporting a 15 per cent increase in full year net profit for 2017/18.