Qantas News Stories

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.

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.