The Qantas Group announces new multi-million-dollar Flight Training Centre in Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will train pilots at a new purpose-built centre in Sydney across its current and future fleet including the aircraft that will operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. A new multi-million-dollar facility is proposed for St Peters… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major fleet decisions that will reshape its international and domestic networks

Approval of Project Sunrise, with order for 12 x Airbus A350s capable of flying direct from Australia to any other city including New York and London, starting from Sydney in late 2025. Domestic fleet renewal from late 2023, with order for 40 x A321XLRs and A220 aircraft; 94 purchase order rights spread over at least… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate new direct routes to India and Korea

Qantas to launch new direct route between Sydney and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India. Planned codeshare agreement with India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, to provide direct connections to 50 cities; new free trade agreement expected to strengthen demand. Qantas and Jetstar to both launch new direct flights between Sydney and Seoul. Sydney, Australia, 2022-Apr-12 —… Read the full press release

Qantas to use almost 20 million litres of SAF from US biofuels company Aemetis from 2025

New deal to use almost 20 million litres of biofuels each year from 2025 Will power flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Australia Calls to develop local sustainable fuels industry to help Australian aviation transition to net zero emissions Los Angeles, CA, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is expanding its use… Read the full press release

More than 23,000 passengers set to travel this week on Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Perth

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of travellers are preparing to take off to Western Australia with the border opening to all visitors quarantine free for the first time in almost two years from midnight tonight. After a false start last month, more than 23,000 passengers are booked to travel this week… Read the full press release

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Qantas launches direct flights from Australia to Rome starting June 2022

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reignite its love affair with Rome, adding direct flights from Australia to the eternal city from the middle of next year. From 22 June 2022, Qantas will operate the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe, flying three return Sydney-Perth-Rome flights per week to… Read the full press release

Qantas in final stages of formal tender process for long-term renewal of its domestic fleet

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has entered the final stages of a formal tender process with aircraft and engine manufacturers for the long-term renewal of its domestic narrow-body fleet. The program, which has been flagged previously, will see more than 100 new aircraft enter the national carrier’s domestic fleet by 2034,… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates customers to have access to an expansive joint network and millions of reward seats

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. The… Read the full press release

Qantas or Jetstar respond to reopening plans in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia with updated flight schedules

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has updated its flying schedule in response to the reopening plans and latest border assumptions in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. The key domestic changes are: Bringing forward the reopening date for travel between Victoria and New South Wales from 1 December… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines becomes the 14th full member of oneworld

Guests will enjoy a seamless travel experience on flights within the global alliance to as many as 1,000 destinations in more than 170 countries and territories SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today (March 31, 2021) celebrated its first day as a member of… Read the full press release

QANTAS celebrates 100th birthday

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today (16TH NOVEMBER 2020) marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia exhibition opening on 27 June

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June. First announced last year, Qantas has today (26TH FEBRUARY 2020) revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the… Read the full press release

Qantas Group’s new Pilot Academy in Toowoomba officially opened

New flight training school formally opens in Toowoomba Scholarship program launched for Indigenous, female and regional students Toowoomba, Australia, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The next generation of pilots will learn to fly at the Qantas Group’s new Pilot Academy in Toowoomba, which was officially opened today. The Pilot Academy will have the capacity… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches flights between Mildura and Sydney

New Mildura to Sydney route to begin 29 March 2020 Introduction of three more weekly flights between Bendigo and Sydney These routes estimated to boost spending in regional Victoria by more than $3 million each year Sale fares for Mildura-Sydney available from $179 one-way Mildura, Australia, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink will launch flights… Read the full press release

Qantas opens its newest First Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport

Singapore, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge today (Dec. 2, 2019), a luxury space spread over 1,000 square metres at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for… Read the full press release

Qantas prepares for its second ultra-long haul research flight to reduce jetlag for passengers and improve crew wellbeing

2nd of 3 Project Sunrise research flights to reduce jetlag and design optimum crew rest and work pattern Builds on learnings from New York-Sydney service last month ‘Supper at breakfast time’ among changes to on-board service to help passengers adjust to new timezone Almost 100 years to the day that the first London to Australia flight… Read the full press release

Qantas kicks off 12 months of centenary celebrations with a non-stop London to Sydney flight

Project Sunrise research flight direct from London to Sydney lands after 19 hours and 19 minutes Qantas announces Centenary program to celebrate 100 years of the flying kangaroo Royal Australian Mint unveils commemorative $1 centenary coin Qantas exhibition to visit a number of cities across Australia Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has kicked… Read the full press release

Qantas Group expands commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils special Centenary livery on its newest 787 Dreamliner

Seattle, Washington, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ newest 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory in Washington State today, wearing a special Centenary livery to celebrate the flying kangaroo’s 100th year in the skies. Qantas will turn 99 in November, and as it enters its 100th year of operations,… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates first anniversary of Perth to London service

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boosting tourism, breaking speed records and supporting more than $100 million in visitor spending in WA are some of the results from 12 months of the history-making Perth to London flight. Visiting Western Australia to mark the first anniversary of the service – which remains the only direct… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces plans to plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021

Qantas and Jetstar generate more than 30,000 tonnes of waste in Australia annually. Plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021. Over 100 million single-use plastic items per annum removed from flights and lounges by end-2020. Most ambitious waste reduction target of any major airline globally. New Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

oneworld unveils major benefits for customers and airlines to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Digital revolution: Customers flying on connecting flights on oneworld airlines to be able to check-in, obtain boarding passes, track baggage, receive flight updates and pay for additional services through their preferred airline’s app or website, progressively from this year. Even better customer experience:  oneworld-branded and managed airport lounges to be rolled out at key airports, offering more… Read the full press release

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