New A4ANZ Group Aims to Achieve Regulatory Reform in Aviation Industry

Professor Graeme Samuel AC to be appointed as Chair SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and… Read the full press release

Qantas and EL AL to provide seamless mode of travel for Australian and Israeli travellers with new codeshare agreement

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Australian and Israeli travellers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement between Qantas and EL AL, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Customers of both airlines will be able to book on select flights operated by the other, as well as earn and redeem frequent… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils its next generation Premium Economy seat to debut on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has revealed its next generation Premium Economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October. Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort. When the rear of… Read the full press release

Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board Qantas to provide content in 2017

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017. With speeds up to 10 times… Read the full press release

Qantas launches Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger chat bot to give customers faster responses

SYDNEY, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (9TH FEBRUARY 2017) launched Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that gives customers personalised travel inspiration. The launch of the bot is part of Qantas’ strategy to give customers faster responses and more relevant information through easily accessible channels. Kristin Carlos, Qantas Head of Digital and… Read the full press release

Qantas: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL cast to film special anniversary episodes in the sunny shores of Australia

SYDNEY, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The sunny shores of Australia are set to feature in special anniversary episodes of United States’ popular daytime series, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Australian national carrier Qantas has announced it will bring the cast to Australia from February 12-17th this year to film multiple episodes of the world’s most-watched… Read the full press release

Qantas inaugurates flights from Sydney to Beijing

SYDNEY, 2017-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ new flights to Beijing take off today (25TH JANUARY 2017), helping power the Australia-China travel boom and marking the next step in the national carrier’s Chinese growth strategy. Beijing is Qantas’ third destination in Greater China, joining Shanghai and Hong Kong.   The new service gives the capital’s 21… Read the full press release

Qantas announces Melbourne to Los Angeles as its first 787-9 Dreamliner route

SYDNEY, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles will be the first to experience the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner when the inaugural international service takes-off on 15 December next year*. The Qantas Dreamliner will carry 236 passengers in a three-class configuration and complement the daily Airbus A380 service already flying from… Read the full press release

Qantas to launch non-stop flights from Perth to London from March 2018

Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history  First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub  Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights SYDNEY, 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the… Read the full press release

Qantas: successful hardware installation for inflight Wi-Fi on the trial aircraft

SYDNEY, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers are a step closer to experiencing world-leading inflight Wi-Fi, following the successful hardware installation on the trial aircraft last week. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft (registration VH-XZB) has re-entered commercial service, but will operate for a few months without the Wi-Fi being available. In the meantime, Qantas and… Read the full press release

Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner with new cabins designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances

SYDNEY, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled what customers onboard its flagship 787-9 Dreamliner can expect when the aircraft arrives in a year’s time. The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins in a layout that has been designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances the… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyer members in Australia to earn two Qantas Points for every dollar they spend with Deliveroo

SYDNEY, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Frequent Flyer program of Australia’s ‘Flying Kangaroo’ has teamed up with a ‘roo’ of a different kind to give its members a new opportunity to be rewarded. Qantas Frequent Flyer members in Australia will now be able to earn two Qantas Points for every dollar they spend with… Read the full press release

Qantas to operate “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up inside the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport

MELBOURNE, 2016-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will help customers travelling from Melbourne to freshen up after race-day events at the Spring Racing Carnival this year. Qantas will operate a “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up inside the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport, which will bring indulgences like massages that are usually offered in Qantas’ First Lounges… Read the full press release

Qantas becomes ongoing food donor of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation

Qantas donates 35 tonnes of food, signs up as ongoing OzHarvest food donor SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has signed up as an ongoing food donor of Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, after a successful one year trial that resulted in 35 tonnes of food being redistributed to people in… Read the full press release

Qantas launches daily direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo from 16th December 2016

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch daily direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Narita Airport from 16th December 2016,* responding to growing demand and marking the next step in its Asian growth strategy. The new route will be operated by an upgraded, two-class A330-300 with 297 seats – the aircraft widely… Read the full press release

Qantas’ new service transforms generic out of office auto email reply into real-time photographic travel journal

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today launched Qantas Out Of Office, a new service that transforms the generic out of office auto email reply into a real-time photographic travel journal. Qantas Out of Office connects an email address with Instagram and updates the auto reply message with holiday Instagram photos that… Read the full press release

QantasLink Spirit magazine releases first issue following re-launch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2016-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The first issue of the re-launched QantasLink Spirit magazine hits aircraft seat pockets today, showcasing the best of Australia’s regions for more than six million QantasLink passengers a year and an online audience which delivers one million page impressions each month. With a focus on people, places and… Read the full press release

Qantas prepares for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with $23 million investment on new flight simulator

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2016-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced a $23 million investment in a new flight simulator and other training equipment as part of the airline’s preparations for the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce was joined by New South Wales Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources Anthony… Read the full press release

Qantas and Tourism Australia partner to promote Australia to the world

  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2016-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Tourism Australia have signed a $20 million deal to promote Australia to the world. The three year agreement involves a joint investment from Qantas and Tourism Australia to attract more international visitors to Australia, with a focus on the United States, Asia, the United… Read the full press release

Meridian partners with Qantas to offer its customers free membership to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and reward new customers with 10,000 Qantas Points

NEW ZEALAND, 2016-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Meridian, New Zealand’s largest electricity provider, has partnered with Qantas to offer its customers free membership to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and reward new customers with 10,000 Qantas Points[i] – enough to book a one-way Jetstar flight within New Zealand[ii]. Existing Meridian customers can also enter a… Read the full press release

Qantas partners with ViaSat to offer 10 times faster than conventional inflight wi-fi from next year

SYDNEY, 2016-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers can look forward to world-leading inflight wi-fi from next year under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat that will tap into the nbn™ network. The new service will feature speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional on-board wi-fi, giving customers the ability to stream… Read the full press release

Qantas to begin construction of new premium lounge at Heathrow Airport in September 2016

SYDNEY, 2016-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — London is the location for Qantas’ next flagship global lounge, with construction on a new, dedicated facility at Heathrow Airport to begin in September 2016. The premium lounge will occupy a split-level space in Terminal 3 that will have capacity for approximately 230 people and offer views over the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Vodafone partner to deliver new ways to reward customers

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Vodafone have announced a strategic partnership that will see the companies work together to deliver new ways to reward customers. Qantas Frequent Flyers can now earn up to 15,000 Qantas Points by connecting, renewing or upgrading online to a new 24 month Qantas Red plan with… Read the full press release

Qantas launches its first iPad app for young travellers “Qantas Joey Playbox”

SYDNEY, 2015-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas makes family travel easier just in time for the school holidays with the launch of “Qantas Joey Playbox,” the airline’s first iPad app for young travellers. Free to download, the app is designed for children aged 4 – 8 years and includes four games, encouraging kids to… Read the full press release

Woolworths and Qantas expands partnership with new frequent flyer program

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2015-12-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Woolworths Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to convert Woolworths Dollars into Qantas Points, continuing the six year association between Australia’s largest supermarket chain and the national carrier for at least another three years. The new agreement will give customers the choice to convert… Read the full press release

Qantas and nib to introduce more rewarding health insurance experience for Qantas Frequent Flyers

Qantas Assure to offer health insurance powered by nib to up to 11 million Frequent Flyers Wearable technology used to reward Frequent Flyer members with Qantas Points for staying active Next in a series of digitally-focussed growth vehicles for Qantas Loyalty Mascot, NSW, Australia, 2015-11-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and nib will offer… Read the full press release

Qantas: American Airlines to showcase its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Sydney travellers; ahead of its new daily, nonstop flight from Sydney to Los Angeles

American to showcase its award-winning on-board products to Australian travellers Friday 13th November 2015 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2015-10-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas welcomes American Airlines’ state-of-the-art, flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Sydney on Friday, 13 November  2015, where American will show customers its award-winning on-board products. As part of the carriers’ expanded partnership announced… Read the full press release

Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford: Executive pay at Qantas closely linked to company performance

Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, 2015-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (28TH AUGUST 2015), Qantas released its annual report. The report outlines the successful turnaround that everyone at Qantas is contributing to, and of which we can be very proud. This report also has the executive pay of our top executives – including Alan Joyce… Read the full press release

New Qantas Domestic Business Lounge opening its doors at Perth Airport

Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, 2015-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers travelling from Western Australia are set to experience a new benchmark in business travel with the new Qantas Domestic Business Lounge opening its doors at Perth Airport. The bright and innovative lounge represents an increase of almost 50 percent lounge space and has… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Qantas extra flights between Christchurch and Brisbane over the coming summer

CHRISTCHUCH, New Zealand, 2015-8-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Strong demand for the South Island has seen Qantas add extra flights through the main gateway, Christchurch Airport, over the coming summer. South Island travellers will have the choice of an extra 48 return services between Christchurch and Brisbane and 15 return services between Christchurch and Sydney…. Read the full press release