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QantasLink Airbus A220 takes flight

Two new QantasLink Airbus A220 aircraft are taking off for their first commercial flights, heralding a new era of domestic and regional travel for Australians. The airline has taken delivery of the first two of 29 A220 jet aircraft, which will steadily replace its long-serving fleet of Boeing 717s as part of the Qantas Group’s domestic fleet renewal program. The aircraft...

Qantas to take off from the top end to Singapore

Qantas is launching a second international route from Darwin, with direct flights from the Northern Territory to Singapore. New Qantas flights will add more than 60,000 seats on the route each year and provide visitors to Australia with a convenient gateway to access to some iconic Top End experiences. The flights will provide Territorians with a direct Qantas option to Singapore and also a s...

First QantasLink A220 rolls out of paintshop as fleet renewal ramps up

QantasLink’ first brand new Airbus A220 aircraft has rolled out of the paintshop at Airbus’ facility in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft, which is set to arrive in Australia before the end of the year, is the first of 29 A220s that will be delivered to the Group as part of its domestic fleet renewal program to replace and grow its narrowbody fleet. The next-generation...

Qantas Group market update September 2023

Qantas Group will invest a further $80 million in customer improvements across FY24 in addition to the $150 million previously budgeted, which will be funded from profits.This additional investment is aimed at addressing a number of customer ‘pain points’ through improvements such as better contact centre resourcing and training, an increase in the number seats...

Qantas nearly doubles Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with order for 12 widebody jets

Qantas Group has selected Boeing 787 Dreamliner family to modernize its widebody fleet with an order for four 787-9 and eight 787-10 airplanes. With enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance, the 787 Dreamliner is pivotal to Qantas' global growth strategy to reduce its carbon emissions over the next decade and beyond. The 787 enables Qantas to meet its near- and long-term susta...

Qantas adds more than 250,000 international seats as aircraft return

Qantas announced another increase to its international capacity ahead of additional aircraft returning to its fleet. Destinations with more capacity announced today include New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Bali. The Qantas Group is currently at around 80 per cent of its pre-COVID international capacity levels, which has almost doubled in the past year. This is expected to reach 10...

Flying support for the voice as Qantas Group unveils YES aircraft

Qantas Group confirmed its support for the Yes campaign ahead of the upcoming referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and unveiled special livery on three Qantas Group aircraft. The livery, featuring the Yes23 campaign logo, will be carried on three aircraft: a Qantas Boeing 737, a QantasLink Dash 8 Turboprop and a Jetstar Airbus A320. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said support...

Australians invited to help name new fleet as first Qantas Group A220 on assembly line

Qantas Group first Airbus A220 aircraft has started construction, marking a key milestone for the Group as its fleet renewal program ramps up.The aircraft’s major airframe components, including the centre and rear fuselage, are coming together at Airbus’ production facility in Mirabel, Canada, with the first of 29 aircraft expected to arrive in Australia before the end of the year...