Tag: Qantas

Qantas and Air New Zealand Cooperation To Make Travel Easier

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends […]

Watch Tesla Model X Break World Record by Towing Boeing Dreamliner

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of a publicity stunt by Qantas, a Tesla Model X P100D established a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With a mere 5,000-lb rated capacity, the Tesla Model X is already the passenger electric vehicle with the highest towing […]

Qantas Fires the Starting Gun on Its New Pilot Academy Location

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Qantas Group has announced the next step in the process to select the location for its new Pilot Academy, due to open its doors in regional Australia in 2019. The Academy is part of Qantas’ plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its group of airlines and meet the increasing need for skilled […]

Qantas Orders More Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas has announced an order for six additional Boeing 787-9s to fly on its international network, bringing its fleet of Dreamliners to 14 by the end of 2020. The arrival of the new aircraft will enable the airline to accelerate retirement of its last six Boeing 747s – an aircraft type that has been in […]

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and will land […]

American and Qantas Resubmit JV Application to DOT

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and Qantas have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand. The proposed joint business will significantly improve service, stimulate demand and unlock more than $300 million annually in consumer benefits […]

QantasLink Partners with Universities on the Next Generation of Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes QantasLink has announced a new pilot recruitment program designed to provide the best and brightest aviation students with a flying start to their career. The “Qantas Future Pilot Program” has been designed in collaboration with five universities across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is open to aviation students at UNSW, Griffith University, University […]

Qantas to Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas has released, that it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels, and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type […]

Eastern Australia DH8B Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Eastern Australia de Havilland Dash 8-200, on behalf of Qantas, was descending towards Albury when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine down due to an engine oil indication. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Albury forcing local emergency service to cut their training exercise short for the arrival of the […]

Qantas Considers 737 Max and 797 for Domestic Fleet Renewal

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a media briefing that the Australian airline is also keen on Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA), tentatively dubbed […]