Qantas names its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas are described as the happiest animal on Earth and are even known to enjoy a selfie… Read the full press release

Qantas reveals the name of its second Dreamliner and announces new route ahead of its first scheduled international flight

Delivery of second 787-9 enables start of international services Aircraft named ‘Waltzing Matilda’, joining ‘Great Southern Land’ Qantas announces Melbourne-San Francisco route starting late 2018 SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today revealed the name of its second Dreamliner, and announced a new route, ahead of the aircraft’s first scheduled international flight. Qantas… Read the full press release

Qantas inaugurates direct flights between Sydney and Osaka

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ direct flights between Sydney and Osaka take off today, providing passengers with another gateway into Japan following strong growth in travel between the two countries. Qantas’ fourth route between Australia and Japan begins as the airline celebrates 70 years of flying between the two countries. The year-round direct… 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 encourages small businesses to recycle coffee cups with Qantas Points rewards

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As National Recycling Week gets underway, Qantas is encouraging small businesses to lead the way and help Australia solve the challenge of recycling coffee cups by rewarding them with Qantas Points. Qantas Business Rewards is partnering with Simply Cups to give members the opportunity to earn points when… Read the full press release

Qantas launches new collection of ‘mini’ pilot and cabin crew outfits for children

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is looking to inspire a new generation of pilots, cabin crew and aviation enthusiasts with the launch of a new collection of ‘mini’ pilot and cabin crew outfits for children. Based on the Qantas uniforms designed by Qantas Creative Director of Fashion, Martin Grant, the new range… 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 to power Los Angeles based aircraft with biofuel from 2020

SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet… 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

Qantas launches new direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch new direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport in response to the boom in travel between Australia and Japan. From 14 December 2017 until 24 March 2018, Qantas will operate three flights per week using its upgraded two-class Airbus A330 aircraft.* The… Read the full press release

Qantas: the startups and scaleups selected to participate in the AVRO Accelerator program announced

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced the inaugural group of startups and scaleups selected to participate in the AVRO Accelerator program. Designed in partnership with leading corporate accelerator Slingshot, AVRO gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group business units to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. Six start up… 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 reveals the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers will take to the skies on Waltzing Matilda, Boomerang and Quokka as the airline today revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft that… Read the full press release

MCA and Tate Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art supported by Qantas adds five new artworks

MCA and Tate Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art supported by Qantas adds five new artworks   SYDNEY, 2017-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark International Museum Day, which this year explores the theme of contested histories, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Tate today (18TH MAY 2017) announced the acquisition… 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 to launch its own platinum credit card by the end of this financial year

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced plans to offer its own platinum credit card, offering a high rate of points earn and exclusive travel benefits. The card, powered by Mastercard® and issued by Citi, will be launched by the end of this financial year along with full details of features. Announcing… Read the full press release

The third series of Qantas’ Feels Like Home brand campaign will premiere on 30 April, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will premiere the third series of its Feels Like Home brand campaign this Sunday, 30 April. Filmed in Perth and London, the third series highlights Qantas’ history-making route between the two cities – which goes on sale today ahead of the first flights in March 2018. The… 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

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7 at JFK

Move co-locates the two airlines into one terminal for better international connections and growth SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two… Read the full press release

Qantas’ Business class amenity kits to feature work from Australia’s leading artists

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading artists, photographers and digital influencers to feature their work on the airline’s international Business class amenity kits. With artworks named Fairy Bread, 7000 Ironbarks and Maaate, the initiative called ‘Qantas Curates’ has seen the airline work with professional Australian… 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

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