Qantas CEO Sees Recovery Progress In Financial Rebound
Qantas is starting to move from survival mode toward financial recovery, thanks mainly to strengthening domestic demand.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Qantas Studies Relocation Of Key Australian Facilities

By Adrian Schofield Sep 15, 2020
Qantas is inviting Australian states to submit incentive proposals as the airline considers relocating its corporate headquarters and main MRO base to other parts of the country.
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Boeing 787s Well-Suited To Post-COVID-19 Network, Qantas CEO Says

By Adrian Schofield Sep 02, 2020
Qantas will rely on its Boeing 787s to operate international services for the next three years, but in the longer term it still sees a role for its Airbus A380s and other types it plans to order, CEO Alan Joyce said.
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Qantas Wants Consistent Rules For State Border Closures

By Adrian Schofield Aug 20, 2020
Qantas estimates there is a strong underlying demand for domestic travel in Australia, but it is being constrained by multiple intra-state border closures.
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Qantas Plans Workforce Cuts, Lengthy Widebody Groundings

By Adrian Schofield Jun 25, 2020
Qantas Airways has unveiled a three-year strategy to prepare for a slow airline industry recovery, including cutting 6,000 workers, storing or retiring larger widebody airliners, and raising A$1.9 billion ($1.3 billion) in new equity to fund its plans.
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Qantas Cancels Most International Flights Into October, Blames Virus

By David Casey Jun 18, 2020
Qantas has canceled all international flights until late October, with the potential exception of routes to and from New Zealand.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Reviews Fleet Plans, 747s Unlikely To Return

By Adrian Schofield May 05, 2020
Qantas has launched a review to determine how its fleet will change following the COVID-19 pandemic, which could have major ramifications for its widebody aircraft types.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Pilots Accept Long-Range Flying Proposal

By Adrian Schofield Mar 30, 2020
Qantas pilots have voted to accept new contract conditions that would allow ultra-long-haul flying, although plans to order aircraft for such flights are on hold.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Australia Puts Most Operations On Hiatus

By Adrian Schofield Mar 25, 2020
Virgin Australia Group plans to stand down 80% of its workforce as the carrier cuts almost all of its domestic flights.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas Cuts All International Flights, Will Reduce Staff

By Adrian Schofield Mar 19, 2020
Qantas has revealed plans to suspend all scheduled international flights for at least two months because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The reduced operations mean two-thirds of its staff will be stood down.
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Australasian Carriers Reveal Deep Network, Capacity Cuts

By Adrian Schofield Mar 17, 2020
Air New Zealand and Qantas are making further major cuts in capacity, suspending most international flights and grounding aircraft in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Qantas, Jetstar Accelerate Maintenance As Flying Declines

By Adrian Schofield Mar 11, 2020
Reduced flying by some Australian airlines will mean more work for their engineering divisions as the carriers look to bring forward maintenance work.
MRO

Qantas Slashes More Capacity, Grounds Eight A380s

By Adrian Schofield Mar 10, 2020
Qantas will ground most of its Airbus A380 fleet for the next six months after announcing further deep cuts to international capacity citing a significant drop in demand caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 
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