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Qantas puts brakes on domestic growth in response to market conditions

Qantas’s shares have tumbled sharply after the airline group announced putting a brake on domestic growth in response to weaker-than-expected demand. On the domestic front, Qantas said it would cut capacity in the three months to June 30 2016, compared with the prior corresponding period, in response to the airline posting negative revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK – an ind...

Second Qantas flight turned back after 'vibrating' engine

An international Qantas flight has been forced to turn back after reports of a "vibrating" engine, the second incident of its kind in five days. QF61, flying from Brisbane to Tokyo Narita, scheduled to take off at 10.45 on Saturday morning, backtracked to Brisbane about half an hour into the nine-and-a-quarter hour journey to the Japanese capital. A Qantas spokespers...

Passenger dies aboard Dubai-bound Qantas flight

Qantas declined to give further information about the passenger and the circumstances around his death for privacy reasons.  A passenger has died aboard a Qantas jet bound for Dubai, the airline said Saturday (Apr 9), with the man reportedly suffering from a heart attack mid-air. Flight QF9, which was travelling from Melbourne Friday, was diverted to Muscat, Oman for the medical emergen...

A Qantas Plane Races a Tesla in Cross-Promotion to Push Sustainability

Australian national carrier Qantas Airlines has partnered with Tesla for a new collaboration to promote sustainability initiatives. The partnership officially launched this weekend, well timed to follow the reveal of Tesla’s new Model S electric vehicle. To mark the new partnership, Qantas held a runway race at Avalon Airport between one of its Boeing 737 aircraft and a Tesla S P9...

US DOT nearing decision on Qantas-American alliance

The US Department of Transportation looks to be nearing a decision on Qantas and American Airlines’ application to expand their existing alliance on trans-Pacific routes. While the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and New Zealand government have both given the tie-up the green light, the US DOT is still reviewing the application and in November 2015 asked the two carr...

Qantas frequent flyer expands points-earning options for its members

Qantas has further expanded the range of points-earning opportunities for its ever-growing frequent flyer membership base through a new partnership with Vodafone. The tie-up allows Qantas’s frequent flyer members to earn points on eligible Vodafone mobile plans, while Vodafone will sell prepaid products on board some of the Flying Kangaroo’s international flights. The Vodafone in...

BITRE stats show the changing fortunes of Qantas International

Here’s a stat that illustrates how Qantas International has turned the corner – for the month of October 2015, the number of passengers Qantas carried on its international operations to and from Australia grew by over five per cent, according to latest government data. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)’s latest monthly ‘International...

Four Qantas flights prove IATA’s point: crew are the #PaxEx decider

Cabin crew make or break a flight — it’s as simple as that. “The airline with a great seat and a bad crew will get a bad score no matter how fancy the seat is,” IATA director of marketing and sales Tim-Jasper Schaaf said when speaking of the association’s Airs@t survey program. “The crew drives passenger satisfaction so much that the other factors are less impor...