Qantas News Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 12, 2014
Qantas Airways said that the heads of its international and domestic divisions "decided to leave" the Australian carrier, four days after the airline told shareholders it expects to swing back to profitability.
December 8, 2014
Qantas expects to post its best first-half result since 2010 as its AUD$2 billion cost-cutting initiative bears fruit and lower oil prices trim fuel costs.
December 1, 2014
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is set to launch another suit against airlines for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business from 1999-2006, the Wirtschafts Woche weekly reported.
November 28, 2014
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are holding off from hedging their fuel costs as they wait for oil to dip below USD$70 a barrel.
November 27, 2014
Qantas and Japan Airlines will inject AUD$114 million (USD$97 million) into Jetstar Japan to support its growth as it prepares to start international flights next year.
October 24, 2014
Qantas returned to underlying profitability in the first three months of the financial year, as it benefited from its strategy of containing capacity.
September 25, 2014
Airlines in Asia are stepping up jet fuel hedge volumes after oil prices fell below USD$100 a barrel, with some locking in fuel purchases as far out as 2016.