Qantas News Stories

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.

Qantas To Restart SFO Flights After Regulatory Approval

July 8, 2015

Qantas will resume flights between Sydney and San Francisco after Australian authorities gave interim approval for an expanded codeshare arrangement with American Airlines.

Qantas Rethinks Jetstar Hong Kong After License Snub

June 26, 2015

Qantas Airways said it may quit its investment in budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong after it failed to secure regulatory approval, dealing another blow to the Australian carrier's Asian expansion strategy.

Hong Kong Rejects Jetstar Operating License

June 25, 2015

Hong Kong's Air Transport Licensing Authority has rejected the application by Jetstar Hong Kong Airways to operate scheduled air services from the city.

American, Qantas To Add US-Australia Flights

June 9, 2015

Qantas and American Airlines are stepping up their alliance, announcing that the US carrier will operate Los Angeles to Sydney flights and Qantas to resume San Francisco route.

Australia Imposes Cockpit "Rule Of Two"

March 30, 2015

The Australian government has imposed a requirement that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash last week.

Australia May Reject Qantas, China Eastern Tie-Up

March 24, 2015

The Australian competition watchdog may reject a tie-up between Qantas and China Eastern, saying it would harm competition, in a potential embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's efforts to boost trade with Beijing.

Qantas Swings To First-Half Profit

February 25, 2015

Qantas on Thursday reported its best first-half profit in four years as its cost-cutting bore fruit and lower oil prices trimmed fuel expenses.

Asian Airlines Merge Fuel Surcharges Into Base Fares

January 27, 2015

Asian airlines are cutting fuel surcharges as oil prices hover at six-year lows, but passengers hoping for cheaper tickets will be disappointed as carriers are likely to increase fares to maintain margins.

Qantas, Virgin Australia To Absorb Fuel Surcharges

January 26, 2015

Qantas Airways said it is restructuring its international tariffs to absorb fuel surcharges into base fares, adding that lower oil prices put airlines in a better position to invest in new aircraft, lounges and routes.