Qantas completes major upgrade on its Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne, Australia, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has completed a major upgrade of its domestic lounges at Melbourne Airport, providing customers with more seats, an Asian spice bar and premium designs inspired by Melbourne’s landscape. The new Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club have been completely redesigned to use space more effectively, offering seats… Read the full press release

Qantas to upgrade lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo through its extended lounge improvement program

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (23RD AUGUST 2018) announced an extension of its global lounge improvement program. The multi-million dollar program will see the national carrier upgrade six lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo. Announcing the investment as part of its record financial results, Qantas Group CEO… Read the full press release

Qantas Group to open its Pilot Academy across two locations in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has today (23RD AUGUST 2018) confirmed it will open its Pilot Academy across two locations in regional Australia to meet anticipated demand. The Academy is part of the Qantas Group’s plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its airlines and the broader industry to meet… Read the full press release

Qantas to donate $3 million to Australia’s drought affected farming communities

SYDNEY, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas, together with its customers, will donate $3 million to help provide relief to Australia’s drought affected farming communities. The national carrier has today announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS’ Chairman of the Board Shinichiro Ito presented with “Person of the Year 2017” award by Orient Aviation

TOKYO, Japan, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Shinichiro Ito, Chairman of the Board of ANA HOLDINGS INC. was presented with the prestigious “Person of the Year 2017” award by Orient Aviation at the awards ceremony on April 25. This is the second time Orient Aviation, which is the leading commercial aviation news magazine in the Asia-Pacific… Read the full press release

Qantas orders six additional Boeing 787-9s to expand its fleet of Dreamliners to 14 by the end of 2020

Six additional 787-9s ordered for Qantas International Retirement of last six 747-400s by end 2020 Will bring improved efficiency, passenger comfort and route options SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced an order for six additional Boeing 787-9s to fly on its international network, bringing its fleet of Dreamliners to 14… Read the full press release

Qantas features a unique Indigenous livery on its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

SYDNEY, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features a unique Indigenous livery, touched down in Alice Springs today (2ND MARCH 2018). The livery showcases the artwork of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye*. Based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming, the design depicts the culturally… Read the full press release

Qantas announces the resignation of its Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty Jayne Hrdlicka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas announces that Jayne Hrdlicka, Chief Executive of Qantas Loyalty, has resigned from the Group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as Group Executive of Strategy and Technology before moving to become the CEO of the Jetstar Group in 2012. In her five years at… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates announce additional network changes under their joint partnership

Airlines apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023 Submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman services Co-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates today (11TH OCTOBER 2017 ) announce additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership for another five years

Five year extension to landmark alliance deal Evolution of joint network to offer customers more choice Three options to get to UK/Europe – via Dubai, Perth and Singapore Capacity shifted to fast-growing Asia market Changes to deliver upside to both airlines; Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than $80 million from FY19 Sydney, Australia,… Read the full press release

Qantas announces four 787-9 Dreamliners to be based in Brisbane

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced that four 787-9 Dreamliners will be based in Brisbane, bringing 470 new jobs and opening up new potential international routes. The first of eight Dreamliners ordered by the national carrier will be delivered from Boeing in late October this year, and the first to… Read the full press release

The Qantas Group announces reorganisation of its executive leadership team

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has announced a reorganisation of its executive leadership team. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new structure would help the company keep delivering for customers and shareholders. “Over the past three years, our senior executive team has led the Group through a major turnaround…. Read the full press release

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre to help develop the new approach of Qantas to long haul travel

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas passengers are set to benefit from a world first collaboration between the airline and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to reshape the travel experience. The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre (opens in new window) will work with Qantas to help develop the airline’s new approach… Read the full press release

Qantas calls on Australians to suggest names for its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is calling on Australians to suggest names for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the airline had a long standing tradition of naming aircraft for symbolic and sentimental reasons. “Reflecting the importance of the Dreamliner to the national carrier,… Read the full press release

Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route goes on sale

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today. Daily flights on the history-making route begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service. The services will… Read the full press release

Qantas offers next-generation Wi-Fi for passengers to test on Australian domestic flights

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has switched on inflight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights. Following months of performance testing with global broadband services provider ViaSat and the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta… 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

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 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 Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points when booking with Airbnb through qantas.com

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Airbnb have come together in a world-first partnership to give Qantas Frequent Flyer members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points when they book their Airbnb accommodation through qantas.com. Australia’s national carrier and the accommodation leader have partnered to reward Qantas Frequent Flyer’s 11.4 million members with… 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

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 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 Group expressed disappointment from the Air Transport Licensing Authority’s decision to reject Jetstar’s application to establish operation in Hong Kong

SYDNEY, 2015-6-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will work with its fellow shareholders in Jetstar Hong Kong to review the enterprise, following the Air Transport Licensing Authority’s decision to reject the local carrier’s application to establish an operation in Hong Kong. Jetstar Hong Kong – a joint venture between Shun Tak Holdings… Read the full press release

Jetstar to start flying to regional destinations in New Zealand from December this year

Jetstar services to regional New Zealand starting in December this year. New flights will bring low fares competition to monopoly domestic routes around the country.  A network of at least four initial regional destinations operated by Q300 turbo-prop aircraft. SYDNEY, 2015-6-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jetstar has today announced plans to start flying to… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 8 decades of flying internationally

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce looks back on the eight decades since Qantas began flying internationally. New South Wales, AUSTRALIA, 2015-4-14 — /Travel PR News/ — On 17 April 1935, Qantas’ first international passenger flight took off from Brisbane for Singapore. Fast forward to 2015 and Qantas is a global airline with 30,000 employees and 300 aircraft,… Read the full press release

Qantas announced the launch of all-new Qantas First Lounge in Los Angeles with seats for more than 200 customers

Sydney, Australia, 2014-12-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers travelling from Los Angeles are set to experience a new standard of luxury from this holiday season, following the unveiling of an all-new Qantas First Lounge. The new spacious and luxurious lounge is based on the flagship multi-award winning Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and… Read the full press release

Qantas to begin direct flights from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Narita Airport from August next year

SYDNEY, Australia, 2014-12-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will begin direct flights from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Narita Airport from August next year as part of the airline’s expansion of services into Japan. This new direct service will operate four times a week and complement a new direct daily Sydney-Haneda service.* Qantas will also fly… Read the full press release