Tag: Qantas

End of Era: Last Qantas Boeing 747 Bids the Very Final Farewell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final flight QF7474 of the last Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo has already took place. Almost five decades of mutual history of ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Australia’s national carrier is over. The very first jumbo jet entered Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1979, Qantas even became the first airline to operate an all Boeing […]

Qantas Plan: 6,000 Job Cuts, Retirement of All Boeing 747s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced its three-year plan aimed at recovery from the crisis with increased flying and new opportunities. In fact, the immediate strategy consists of the three main phases: rightsize, restructure and recapitalize. In order to save enough cash and secure sufficient liquidity to go through the times still filled with great uncertainty, Qantas […]

Vietnamese Jetstar Pacific Back to Old Name: Pacific Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jetstar Pacific is set to reborn as Pacific Airlines again. Why again? Upon all the approvals, after almost 12 years, the low-cost carrier will return to its original brand name. The closer synergy with its major owner Vietnam Airlines (70 per cent of shares) is expected to “unlock economies of scale and help the industry […]

Qantas Pilots Approve ‘Project Sunrise’ Pay Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Setting its sights high and looking into the future even during the dark times, Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has reached a very important agreement with its pilots regarding the ‘Project Sunrise’.  The so-called ‘Project Sunrise’ is Qantas’ ambitious plan to launch world’s longest non-stop passenger flights connecting Australia with New York and London. […]

Qantas A380 on Historic Flight: Directly from Australia to London

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although at these times positive news, especially in the aviation industry, are rare, historic flights are still taking place! Qantas will operate Airbus A380 passenger flight directly connecting Australia with. On the whole, Sydney-London connection is nothing new, as Qantas has it in the schedule on the regular basis. However, there is one important note. […]

Qantas and Jetstar to Cancel All International Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Group has announced about new cuts, suspensions and groundings of its fleet following daily drops in travel demand, limitation of entries into many countries and attempts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. If earlier this week Qantas expected to reduced international capacity by 90% and domestic flights by 60%, now the situation is […]

Qantas Grounds Eight Airbus A380s, Delays A350 XWB Order

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is hard to recall the times when the fear of air travel was spreading like wildfire through the whole globe as it is doing right now. And we do not talk about those suffering from aerophobia. This is the novel coronavirus which makes passenger numbers drastically decline. In some cases these are governmental decisions […]

Which Airlines Are the Safest for Travelling in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everyone knows that safety is the primary matter in aviation, both employees of the industry and travelling public. Thus, AirlineRatings.com has already compiled the list of TOP 20 safest airlines for 2020. Qantas is an unbeatable leader with no fatal accidents record. Nevertheless, the flag carrier of Australia is not the only safe airline to […]

Qantas Chooses Airbus Over Boeing for World’s Longest Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas has finally made a decision regarding the type of an aircraft to operate on the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight. If the Project Sunrise proceeds, it will be the Airbus A350-1000. Although the future of this project is not determined yet and the order for the Airbus planes is not placed, the flag carrier […]

Hydraulic Fluid Leak Prompts Qantas Airbus A330 Evacuation

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330, performing a flight from Sydney to Perth with 221 passengers and 12 crew members on board, was forced to return to the airport of departure due to a hydraulic fluid leak on board of the plane. This resulted in an evacuation of the aircraft at Sydney Airport. The airline confirmed that […]