Tag: Qantas

Qantas Posts $372 Million Net Profit for 1H FY2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas reported a consolidated net profit of A$515 million ($372.1 million) for the first half of its FY2017 (July-December 2016), down 25.1% from A$688 million in the first half of FY2016. Group revenue declined 3.3% to A$8.2 billion for the period. Expenses stayed even year-over-year (YOY) at A$7.4 billion. The group’s operating profit came to […]

Qantas Resumes Direct Flights To Beijing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas’ new flights to Beijing take off today, helping power the Australia-China travel boom and marking the next step in the national carrier’s Chinese growth strategy. Beijing is Qantas’ third destination in Greater China, joining Shanghai and Hong Kong. The new service gives the capital’s 21 million residents a direct gateway to Australia, representing a […]

The Five Longest Direct Flights In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airplane seats are going to keep shrinking and the thought of cramming in smaller seats over the course of more than a few hours can put off most travelers. Would Australia’s Qantas’s new route from Perth to London a game changer? The 14,498 km flight will take roughly 17 hours and is expected to begin […]

Qantas to Launch Perth-London 787 17-Hour Nonstop Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas announced it will launch Perth-London Heathrow non-stop service in March 2018 using the Boeing 787-9 for the 9,000 mile, 17 hour flight. When it launches, the Perth-London route will be Qantas’ longest non-stop, followed by Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth, which uses the Airbus A380 for the 8,500 mile flight. “This is a game-changing route flown by […]

DOT Tentatively Denies Expansion of Qantas-American Alliance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Show Cause Order tentatively denying the application of American Airlines, Inc. and Qantas Airways, Ltd. to expand their existing alliance for services between the United States and Australia/New Zealand. In reaching its tentative decision, DOT analyzed traffic data, passenger bookings, and other evidence submitted in the record of […]

World’s Best Airlines for 2017 Awarded by AirlineRatings

Reading Time: 6 minutes AirlineRatings.com the world’s foremost safety and product rating website has selected Air New Zealand as its 2017 Airline of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Winners include: Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore […]

Qantas’s 787-9 Cabin Designed to Go The Distance

Reading Time: 4 minutes While Qantas’s first destination with the Boeing 787-9 has been kept under wraps for now, the aircraft’s seat configuration is the strongest indication yet the Dreamliner will be deployed on some of the world’s longest routes. In front of invited guests, media and airline staff at Qantas’s Mascot base on Thursday morning, chief executive Alan […]

Qantas Starts External Pilot Recruitment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says its has received more than 500 applications, including from as far away as Europe, in its external pilot recruitment drive ahead of the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 in October 2017. In February, Qantas announced plans to hire 170 new pilots over the next three years to support growth on the back of […]

Qantas Adds New Route to Japan to Meet Growing Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas will launch daily direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Narita Airport from 16th December 2016, responding to growing demand and marking the next step in its Asian growth strategy. The new route will be operated by an upgraded, two-class A330-300 with 297 seats – the aircraft widely seen as best in class for the […]

Qantas Group Full Year Result 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes Qantas reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 months ended 30 June 2016 – the best result in its 95-year history. The record performance is a 57 per cent per cent improvement on financial year 2015. It means Qantas can resume dividend payments, reward 25,000 EBA-covered employees with a one-off […]