Daily Memo: Border Openings Revive Australia’s Key Domestic Battleground

By Adrian Schofield Nov 02, 2021
The easing of many domestic border restrictions in Australia will give a welcome boost to the local airline industry as carriers ramp up their interstate networks again.
Airports & Routes

Qantas Advances Rebuild Of Network, Fleet, Workforce

By Adrian Schofield Oct 22, 2021
Qantas is accelerating restart plans for several more international routes, allowing the carrier to reactivate widebody aircraft and recall employees ahead of its previous forecasts.
Airlines & Lessors

Sydney Sets Out $90 Million Plan To Lure International Carriers

By David Casey Oct 20, 2021
The initiative is part of a wider A$530 million investment plan the New South Wales state government is offering to “supercharge” its tourism and travel economy.
Airports & Routes

Qantas, Emirates Set To Extend Joint Business Partnership

By David Casey Oct 04, 2021
The airlines, which have existing approvals from regulators to operate a joint business until March 2023, will seek re-authorization to continue the core elements of the partnership until 2028.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Regulator Blocks Qantas-Japan Airlines Pact

By David Casey Sep 13, 2021
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied authorization for Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) to coordinate flights between Australia and Japan.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Pandemic Stalls Australian Recovery Once Again

By Adrian Schofield Aug 11, 2021
The latest surge of COVID-19 cases in Australia has dealt a crucial blow to local airlines that were beginning to recover some momentum based on their domestic strength. 
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Viral Outbreaks Prompt Qantas Furloughs

By Adrian Schofield Aug 03, 2021
Qantas plans to stand down 2,500 of its employees for at least two months.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Adds More E190s, A320s To Domestic Network

By Adrian Schofield Jun 17, 2021
Qantas is expanding its agreement with Australia’s Alliance Airlines to increase the amount of regional jet capacity provided by Alliance.
Airlines & Lessors

Surging Domestic Market Boosts Qantas Cashflow

By Adrian Schofield May 20, 2021
Qantas predicts its domestic capacity will exceed pre-pandemic levels for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and the growth it has been seeing in this sector is driving improvements in some financial measures. 
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Postpones International Restart Plans To December

By Adrian Schofield May 12, 2021
The decision comes after the Australian government released a revised forecast for the recovery of international travel that presented a gloomier outlook than previously projected.
Airlines & Lessors

Competition Watchdog Rejects Qantas-JAL Joint Venture

By Adrian Schofield May 06, 2021
Australian regulators have issued a draft rejection of an application by Qantas and Japan Airlines to cooperate more closely, although Qantas says it will argue to have the decision reversed in the final ruling.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Carriers Add Aircraft As Domestic Capacity Surges

By Adrian Schofield Apr 15, 2021
Qantas and Virgin Australia are continuing to ramp up their domestic services to nearly pre-pandemic levels, with both airlines bringing in more aircraft to boost their domestic fleets.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas CEO Sees Recovery Progress In Financial Rebound

By Adrian Schofield Apr 14, 2021
Qantas is starting to move from survival mode toward financial recovery, thanks mainly to strengthening domestic demand.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas ‘Increasing Competition’ On Domestic Routes, Regulator Says

By David Casey Mar 18, 2021
Australia’s competition watchdog has dismissed claims by Regional Express (Rex) that Qantas’ entry into thin regional domestic routes is anti-competitive.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas-American Transpacific Route Alliance Set For Extension

By David Casey Feb 26, 2021
An alliance between Qantas and American Airlines that allows the carriers to cooperate on transpacific routes is set to be extended for a further five years.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Targets October Relaunch For 22 International Routes

By Adrian Schofield Feb 25, 2021
Qantas expects to reopen almost all of its international routes by late October, although they will be operated by smaller widebodies as its Airbus A380s will remain parked.
Airlines & Lessors

Rex Accuses Qantas Of ‘Predatory Behavior’ On Regional Routes

By David Casey Feb 22, 2021
Australian carrier Regional Express (Rex) plans to embark on “a major revamp of its regional route network” in response to “aggressive predatory moves by Qantas” into thin regional domestic routes.
Airports & Routes

Qantas CEO Details Timeline For Project Sunrise, A380s

By Victoria Moores Feb 02, 2021
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is hoping to revisit ultra-long-haul operation “Project Sunrise” later in 2021, for a possible launch from 2024, which could coincide with the Australian carrier’s Airbus A380s emerging from storage.
Airlines & Lessors

Spirit Aero, U.S. Export-Import Bank Launch $40M Program For Suppliers

By Michael Bruno Jan 19, 2021
Leading Tier 1 supplier Spirit AeroSystems and the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) have inaugurated a new kind of federally backed, discounted-rate lending for aerospace suppliers—beginning with a $40 million transaction based on receivables from Spirit’s lower-tier providers.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Qantas, JAL Seeking Permission For Closer Partnership

By Adrian Schofield Dec 23, 2020
Qantas and Japan Airlines (JAL) have revealed plans for extensive cooperation on routes between Australasia and Japan.
Airlines & Lessors

Domestic Demand Boosts Australia’s Jetstar

By David Casey Dec 15, 2020
Qantas subsidiary Jetstar is planning to increase domestic flying during the first quarter of 2021 amid strong travel demand in Australia and the reopening of state borders.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Domestic Capacity Surges As Travel Restrictions Ease

By Adrian Schofield Dec 03, 2020
Qantas is continuing to see a rapid rebound in its domestic network as more state borders open; the airline expects this will help prompt the beginnings of a financial recovery.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas, Jetstar Increase Flying As Border Restrictions Ease

By David Casey Nov 25, 2020
Qantas and low-cost subsidiary Jetstar are planning to ramp up their flying in December in response to the easing of state border restrictions in Australia.
Airports & Routes

Australia’s Busiest Trunk Route Reopens For Domestic Travel

By Adrian Schofield Nov 04, 2020
Qantas is set to dramatically boost its domestic flights when a key Australian interstate route reopens later in November.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Domestic Recovery Regaining Momentum

By Adrian Schofield Oct 23, 2020
Qantas is expecting its domestic capacity to ramp up significantly as more Australian state borders reopen, but the recovery is still slower than the airline had projected.
Airlines & Lessors