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Direct Qantas flights from Australia to South Korea take off

Qantas will launch flights to another new international destination, with direct services between Sydney and Seoul taking off for the first time in nearly 15 years to meet growing demand. Seoul is one of the 28 international ports that Qantas has resumed or launched new services to since Australia’s borders reopened. Of the 28 international destinations, eight of the routes are to...

Qantas Freight expands to meet online shopping demand

Qantas Freight will increase its domestic fleet with six Airbus A321 aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand from its customers. Since the onset of COVID-19, the national carrier’s freight division has seen a step change in cargo volumes driven partly by a structural shift to online shopping. The six A321 freighters, which are expected to progressively arrive between early calenda...

Qantas & Airbus joint investment to kickstart Australian biofuels industry

Qantas Group and Airbus will invest up to US$200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia, in a landmark agreement.The Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha today, ahead of the IATA AGM. Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, A...

12 Trent XWB-97 engines to power Qantas Project Sunrise Airbus A350-1000 aircraft

Qantas has committed to a deal for 12 Trent XWB-97 powered Airbus A350-1000s that will support its ambitions to operate the world’s longest commercial non-stop flights, allowing passengers to fly direct between London or New York to the Australian eastcoast cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Rolls-Royce and Qantas have also committed to sign a TotalCare® service agreement for the...

Qantas selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power Airbus A220 and A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced that Qantas Airways has confirmed selection for Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 40 Airbus A220 and A320neo family aircraft, including A321XLR, which the airline will operate on domestic and short-haul international routes. Leaders from Airbus, Qantas and Pratt & Whitney gathered in Sydney, Australia, to celebrate the milestone with A220 air...

Qantas confirms Project Sunrise aircraft order of future Airbus fleet for non-stop flights to Australia

Qantas Group has confirmed that it will order 12 A350-1000s, 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs. The news was announced at a ceremony in Sydney attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer. The A350-1000 was selected by Qantas following an evaluation known as Project Sunrise and will enable the carrier to operate the world...

Bigger than Texas - flying Kangaroo doubles down on flights from Melbourne to the US

Melbourne post-COVID tourism recovery is set to accelerate with Qantas launching a new direct route from Dallas Fort Worth and significantly increasing flights from Los Angeles. From 2 December 2022, the national carrier will operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These are the...

Qantas A380 first class takes off again

Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet. A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from the Californian desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard this month for the first time since...