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Qantas revamping Auckland lounge as it reports record profit

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-23 03:39:10

Qantas will revamp its Auckland Airport lounge as part of a global upgrade of its lounge network.The airline made the announcement after reporting a record profit and says the Qantas first and business ...

Qantas profits soar nearly 15% despite rising fuel costs

BBC News  2018-08-23 01:12:29

Australia's biggest airline says strong demand for domestic travel was a key driver of its rise in profits.

Qantas flies to a record profit of A$1.6 billion - and bonuses for 27,000 staff

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-22 23:01:15

Qantas has unveiled a record underlying pre-tax profit of A$1.6 billion ($1.75b), up 14 per cent on the year before.Australia's national carrier also announced bonuses of A$67 million for 27,000 non-executive ...

Qantas pitches in with millions for drought-stricken regions

The New Zealand Herald  2018-08-09 22:51:35

Qantas and its customers will donate $A3 million (NZ$3.35m) to help provide relief to Australia's drought-affected farming communities.The airline has today announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid ...

Where's the rest? Qantas passenger's sandwich beef

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-24 20:06:54

The point of a sandwich is usually that is has some kind of delicious filling.So it's no surprise one Qantas frequent flyer was left unimpressed when they were handed this sad sanger on board a flight ...

Qantas to use 787-9s on Hong Kong routes

Air Transport World  2018-07-24 14:00:00

Qantas plans to deploy Boeing 787-9s on its routes to Hong Kong, in the latest phase of the Australian flag carrier?s introduction of these aircraft to its international network.read more

Qantas starts passenger facial recognition programme for passportless check-in

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-05 20:40:47

From today, a very different type of passport is being used by some Aussies in a "landmark" trial. But not everyone is happy, writes Kate Schneider of news.com.au Starting today, some passengers at Australian ...

Goyder to replace Clifford as Qantas chairman

Air Transport World  2018-06-28 14:11:00

Long-serving Qantas Airways chairman Leigh Clifford is planning to step down in October and will be replaced by Richard Goyder.read more

Qantas passenger slams airline's response to wife's medical episode on flight from NZ

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-26 08:39:25

A Qantas passenger has shared details of a traumatic flight where his wife had a medical episode just before landing.Sam Hooper claims the situation was made all the more distressing by the airline's handling ...

Why the science around turbulence still isn't completely understood

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-21 01:23:07

On a recent Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, hundreds of passengers believed they were going to die as the plane suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean. The alarming incident ? understood ...

Watch Tesla tow plane, break record

CNN  2018-06-14 04:58:13

The Tesla Model X teamed up with Australian airline Qantas to break the Guinness World Record for electric towing by pulling a 287,000 pound Boeing Dreamliner.

Qantas joins Amadeus NDC-X program

Breaking Travel News  2018-06-08 08:39:24

Qantas has become the latest airline to join the Amadeus NDC-X program. Amadeus will connect to the Qantas Distribution Platform and deliver NDC content to travel sellers.

Airports and Virgin Australia turn up heat on Air New Zealand-Qantas deal

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-05 02:00:20

Airports want regulators to have a look at the Air New Zealand-Qantas domestic code-share agreement to ensure it does not adversely impact Virgin Australia.And Virgin itself is mulling what steps it could ...

Taiwan now 'Chinese territory' as Qantas bows to pressure

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-05 01:59:52

Qantas has confirmed to news.com.au that it will be making changes to its website based on China's demands, in a move the White House has slammed It's official. Qantas has caved to pressure from Beijing.The ...

Qantas defers new long-haul routes until Perth Airport resolution

Air Transport World  2018-06-04 18:02:00

Qantas said it will not launch new international long-haul services from Australia?s Perth Airport until a dispute with the airport has been resolved.read more

Man with the cast iron bladder: Qantas passenger stayed put in seat for 17-hour marathon

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-04 03:52:26

Early findings in a ground-breaking study into jet lag on Qantas' Perth-London service has produced new insights and discovered a passenger who didn't move at all during the 17-hour marathon.Readings from ...

Qantas eyes more cities for potential ultra-long haul

Air Transport World  2018-06-04 03:43:00

The early success of Qantas? new Perth-London Heathrow nonstop service is encouraging the Australian airline to consider other cities for ultra-long haul flights.read more

How Air New Zealand can benefit from Qantas' Project Sunrise

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-03 22:18:57

Air New Zealand is set to benefit from Qantas' challenge to plane makers for aircraft capable of flying non-stop to the eastern United States and Europe.Plane makers Airbus and Boeing are competing to ...

Air New Zealand & Qantas to codeshare

Air Transport World  2018-06-01 09:44:00

Air New Zealand and Qantas have revealed plans to begin codesharing in each other?s domestic markets, the two airlines revealed Friday.read more

Frenemies unite: Air New Zealand turns to Qantas after busting up with Virgin Australia

The New Zealand Herald  2018-06-01 00:30:00

Air New Zealand and Qantas emphasise they will continue to compete fiercely in most areas in spite of a codeshare on domestic routes on each side of the Tasman from later this year.And Qantas says it remains ...