Qantas News Stories

Qantas Posts Record Profit As Turnaround Continues

August 23, 2016

Australia’s Qantas Airways announced a record underlying profit of AUD$1.53 billion (USD$1.167 billion), up 57 percent from the previous financial year.


Qantas Talking To Boeing On 777X

April 28, 2016

Qantas said it will keep its Airbus A380s in service beyond 2020 as it conducts talks with Boeing on its next-generation 777X jets.


Qantas To Cut H2 Domestic Capacity Growth

April 18, 2016

Qantas Airways is cutting planned domestic capacity growth in the second half of the year due to slower than expected demand.


Qantas H1 Profit More Than Doubles

February 22, 2016

Qantas' first-half profit more than doubled as it cut costs and reaped the benefits of a lower Australian dollar and oil price.


Qantas, Air NZ Halt Vanuatu Flights Over Runway Risks

January 25, 2016

Qantas and Air New Zealand have suspended flights to Vanuatu due to safety concerns about its airport runway, a blow to tourism and the Pacific island nation's recovery efforts after a cyclone last year.



Boeing Gets 787 Orders Worth USD$3.5 Billion

October 29, 2015

Boeing has won orders from El Al and Qantas for 787 Dreamliners worth more than USD$3.5 billion at list prices.


Qantas Eyes Expansion Of Emirates Partnership

October 8, 2015

Qantas is looking at ways it can expand its partnership with Emirates, such as on new routes into Australia, its chief executive said.


Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

August 21, 2015

The Australian regulator, the ACCC, reversed an earlier decision and cleared a code-sharing deal between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines after the carriers agreed to increase flights between their countries by a fifth.


Qantas Swings To Full-Year Profit

August 20, 2015

Qantas Airways posted a return to profit with underlying full-year profit of AUD$975 million (USD$716.4 million) after last year's record AUD$2.8 billion loss.


Virgin Australia Narrows Full Year Loss

July 29, 2015

Virgin Australia said its annual net loss had narrowed as it cut costs by limiting its seat capacity to bolster demand and drive up fares.