Qantas Unveils Design of New First Class Lounge in Singapore Using Virtual Reality

Qantas is using virtual reality (VR) in the development of its new First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport, which is set to open at the end of 2019. Industrial designer David Caon and his team have created an immersive virtual reality representation of the design concept, providing a better way for Qantas to preview and […]

Qantas starts history-making flight direct from Heathrow to Perth

Qantas’ first non-stop London to Perth took off yesterday, marking the start of the only direct air link between Europe and Australia – and the fastest way of travelling between the two countries. The history-making QF10, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back at Heathrow around 1pm yesterday afternoon and landed in […]

Qantas to renew its fleet with Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 797

Qantas is planning to renew its fleet with the advanced Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 797.  New aircraft should replace carrier’s current Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 jets. “We will do a competition between the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX to replace our Boeing 737 fleet probably within the next few years”, Australian Business […]

Qantas plans direct flights from Australia to UK and US by 2022

Qantas has announced it is investigating direct flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York by 2022. A direct flight would cut total journey time by up to four hours on Sydney-London and almost three hours on Melbourne-New York. If accomplished, this 20-hour non-stop journey would be longest commercial flight. In […]

Qantas prepares to switch on in-flight Wi-Fi

Qantas has switched on in-flight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights. Following months of performance testing with global broadband services provider ViaSat and the Sky Muster satellite service, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta mode on a single Boeing 737 aircraft (registration VH-XZB) […]

Qantas beats financial guidance for second half of 2016

Qantas has reported an underlying profit before tax of $852 million and a statutory profit before tax of $715 million for the six months ended December 31st, 2016. The underlying result was down 7.5 per cent compared with the prior corresponding period, but above the guidance range provided in October last year. It reflects a […]

Qantas opens $30m engineering facility at Los Angeles International

Qantas has unveiled its new engineering facility at Los Angeles International Airport, an investment of more than US$30 million. It is one of the largest commercial hangars in North America and the first specifically designed to accommodate the Airbus A380. The 5.7 hectare hangar will be used to carry out maintenance checks on Qantas’ A380 […]

Qantas To Fly Non-Stop Perth To London

Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history. First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub. Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights. Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate […]

DOT to deny American Airlines-Qantas alliance

On the 18th of November 2016, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Show Cause Order tentatively denying the application of American Airlines and Qantas Airways 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 […]