Qantas and Jetstar to Launch Expanded Flight Services to Vanuatu, Enhancing Travel Options for Australians

(IN SHORT) Qantas and Jetstar have announced plans to increase their flight offerings to Vanuatu, introducing up to nine return flights per week from Australian cities. Starting in September 2024, Qantas will operate three weekly flights between Brisbane and Port Vila, with potential to expand to five based on demand. Jetstar will begin offering up… Read the full press release

Qantas Expands its Reach in Online Travel with Acquisition of TripADeal

(IN SHORT) Qantas is set to acquire the remaining 49% stake in TripADeal, a move aimed at bolstering its presence in the online holiday packages market. With a focus on enhancing Qantas Loyalty’s engagement with travelers and capitalizing on curated tour experiences, the acquisition underscores Qantas’ commitment to delivering value for shareholders. TripADeal’s remarkable growth… Read the full press release

Adelaide Airport Set for Enhanced Qantas Lounge Experience

(IN SHORT) Qantas announces plans to enhance the airport experience for travelers passing through Adelaide with the construction of a new lounge precinct, featuring a Domestic Business Lounge inspired by Kangaroo Island’s Flinders Chase National Park, alongside a refurbishment of the current Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge. The first phase of construction, focusing on the… Read the full press release

Qantas and Perth Airport Forge Groundbreaking Agreement for Multi-Billion Dollar Expansion

(IN SHORT) Qantas and Perth Airport have struck an unprecedented 12-year commercial deal, marking a significant milestone in aviation history for Western Australia. The agreement entails Perth Airport’s investment of approximately $3 billion in new terminal facilities and a parallel runway, facilitating a surge in domestic and international flights. Qantas plans to relocate its operations… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches $2 Million Grants Program for Australian Regional Community Groups

(IN SHORT) Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, has announced the commencement of its Qantas Regional Grants program, inviting regional community groups across the country to apply for a share of its multi-million dollar grants program. With $2 million allocated for this year and a total of $10 million set aside over five years, the program aims… Read the full press release

Qantas and Great Barrier Reef Foundation Collaborate to Restore Coral Reefs and Combat Climate Change

Qantas partners with Great Barrier Reef Foundation to accelerate restoration of coral reefs The national carrier to invest $10 million over 10 years including rollout of world-first coral restoration technology Qantas Group launches Nature Action Plan outlining commitment to address nature and biodiversity loss (IN SHORT) Qantas partners with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to… Read the full press release

Qantas Unveils Limited-Time Offer: Double Status Credits or Double Qantas Points for Frequent Flyers

(IN SHORT) Qantas introduces a highly anticipated promotion offering its Frequent Flyers the choice between double Status Credits or double Qantas Points for bookings made on any Qantas flight over the next seven days. Members can register through the Qantas App and book flights for travel between February 28, 2024, and February 14, 2025, seizing… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces New Board Members and Chairman Elect in Ongoing Renewal

(IN SHORT) Qantas reveals significant changes to its board as part of its continuous renewal process, appointing John Mullen as the Chairman Elect effective July 1, 2024, alongside Dr. Nora Scheinkestel as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee starting March 1, 2024. The selection of Mullen, with his extensive executive and directorial… Read the full press release

Qantas Applauds Reforms to Slot Management System at Sydney Airport

(IN SHORT) Qantas has welcomed the reforms to the slot management system at Sydney Airport announced by the Federal Government, highlighting the potential benefits for travelers and airports nationwide. The improvements aim to enhance efficiency, particularly during severe weather conditions, and increase transparency in slot allocation, countering misconceptions about slot hoarding by airlines. These reforms… Read the full press release

Qantas Unveils Engaging New Safety Video Featuring Global Destinations

(IN SHORT) Qantas is set to launch an innovative onboard safety video in 2024, replacing the previous Qantas Centenary-themed video that has been in use since 2020. This new video takes passengers on a captivating journey through key safety information using footage from unique destinations across the globe. The video features Qantas pilots, cabin crew,… Read the full press release

Qantas Submits Recommendations for Australia’s 30-Year Aviation Strategy, Focuses on Sustainability and Customer Experience

Calls to follow other countries in setting mandates for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Support for reform to the slot system at Sydney Airport Push for more effective regulation of airports Outlines recent improvements Qantas has made to customer experience, complaint handling (IN SHORT) The Qantas Group has submitted its response to the Federal Government’s Aviation Green… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces Leadership Changes: Chief People Officer Appointment and Loyalty CEO Resignation

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is announcing two changes to its senior management team, with the appointment of a Chief People Officer and the resignation of its Loyalty CEO. LOYALTY CEO Ms Wirth has been the CEO of Qantas Loyalty, which encompasses the airline’s 15 million member Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces Board Renewal Plans to Address Reputational Issues

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Board announces plans for board renewal in recognition of the reputational issues facing the Group and to support restoration of trust in the company. Chairman Richard Goyder will retire prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in late 2024. As announced in May, non-executive director… Read the full press release

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Hastens Retirement to Facilitate Company Renewal; Vanessa Hudson Assumes Leadership

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has advised the Board he will bring forward his retirement by two months to help the company accelerate its renewal. As a result, CEO Designate Vanessa Hudson will assume the role of Managing Director and Group CEO effective 6 September 2023. Alan… Read the full press release

Qantas Expands International Capacity and Unveils New Routes to Meet Rising Travel Demand

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas announced another increase to its international capacity ahead of additional aircraft returning to its fleet. Destinations with more capacity announced include New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Bali. The Qantas Group is currently at around 80 per cent of its pre-COVID international capacity levels, which has… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches Campaign to Encourage Australians to Utilize $400 Million in COVID-Era Travel Credits

Repeat push by Qantas for people to reunite with COVID-era travel credits Double Qantas Points offer expires shortly Ad campaign rolling out in support Sydney, Australia, 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is embarking on another push to remind Australians to use around $400 million[1] in remaining COVID-era travel credits held by the airline. In… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches Melbourne-Exmouth Direct Flights, Cutting Travel Time by Three Hours

Sydney, Australia, 2023-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch flights between Melbourne and Exmouth for the first time, with the new direct seasonal route cutting travel time by three hours for Victorians who previously connected through Perth. From now until October the national carrier will operate two return services each week between Melbourne… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar anticipate busiest Easter since 2019 with over 620,000 customers flying over the long weekend

Busiest Easter long weekend for air travel since before the pandemic. Qantas most on-time major domestic airline for seven months in a row. Almost 3500 additional operational employees employed since Easter 2022 to support increased travel. Additional employees and aircraft on standby to reduce disruptions. Almost 300,000 Jetstar customers to fly for less than $100… Read the full press release

Qantas Expands Partnership with China Airlines: Frequent Flyers Can Now Use Points for Flights to Over 75 Destinations Worldwide

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Frequent flyers can now use their Qantas Points to travel to more than 75 destinations around the world with China Airlines, as Qantas expands its partnership with the Taipei-based carrier. The expansion means Qantas Frequent Flyers can use points to book Classic Flight Reward seats on all… Read the full press release

Qantas announces tens of thousands of new international reward seats for frequent flyers

Tens of thousands of new international reward seats to be released for frequent flyers from this Friday Qantas extends commitment of 50 per cent more international reward seat availability for another six months More than 5 million reward seats still available across Qantas and Jetstar over the next year Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils $100m plan to revolutionize lounge experience with new flagship lounge at Heathrow

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will significantly enhance its network of lounges in Australia and overseas, elevating the pre-flight and transit travel experience for customers to a new level of luxury at key destinations. The $100-million investment features four brand new lounges, including a new flagship First Lounge at London’s Heathrow… Read the full press release

Qantas announces $10m grants program to support regional community projects across Australia

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is inviting regional community groups across Australia to apply for a share of $10 million as part of its grants program, which opened today (21ST FEBRUARY 2023). The Qantas Regional Grants program will provide a total of $10 million in grants over five years – $2… Read the full press release

Qantas Soars to Most Punctual Major Domestic Airline for 5 Months Straight, Improving On-Time Flights and Reducing Cancellations

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers had more on time flights and fewer cancellations in January than in the same month pre-COVID, making the national carrier the most punctual major domestic airline for five months in a row. This is the latest month-on-month improvement at Qantas after a turnaround that started… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches International Sale with Discounts on 26 Destinations, Adds New Melbourne-Jakarta Route

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has launched a sale with discounted fares to 26 destinations across the airline’s international network and will launch a new route between Melbourne and Jakarta. QANTAS INTERNATIONAL SALE More than 170,000 seats are up for grabs, with the sale fares up to 35 per cent below… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyer and PETstock Partner to Reward Pet Owners with Points for Purchases and Services

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Caring for pets is set to become even more rewarding as Qantas Frequent Flyer and PETstock launch a new partnership. From today (1ST FEBRUARY 2023), PETstock customers can now choose to earn Qantas Points when shopping online or from hundreds of PETstock stores around Australia, expanding on… Read the full press release

Qantas Launches Premium Tour Packages for Luxurious and Convenient Travel Experiences Worldwide

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is launching private and small-group tour packages for travellers looking for premium, ready-made holidays around the world. A new addition to the Qantas Holidays product range, Qantas Tours will allow travellers to book travel experiences designed to showcase the best of each destination with planning and… Read the full press release

Qantas launches biggest ever release of Points Plane flights

Almost 3000 flights across January and February to be Points Planes in biggest ever release Available to popular destinations like Byron Bay, Hamilton Island, Broome and the Gold Coast Frequent flyers can book seats from 11am today (Tuesday 29 November) Sydney, Australia, 2022-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers looking for a summer… Read the full press release

Qantas and Neil Perry celebrate silver anniversary partnership by bringing back most popular inflight and lounge menu items from the past 25 years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reintroduce a selection of the most popular inflight and lounge menu items from the past 25 years in celebration of its silver anniversary partnership with Australian chef Neil Perry. Perry first signed on as Director of Food, Beverage and Service with Qantas Airways in 1997,… Read the full press release

Qantas WorldPride Flight to bring American LGBTQI+ members to Australia to celebrate Sydney WorldPride

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The sky is set to sparkle when the Qantas WorldPride Flight from Los Angeles to Sydney takes off on 22 February 2023, bringing members of the American LGBTQI+ community to Australia to celebrate Sydney WorldPride. As a proud supporter of the LGBTQI+ community Qantas is the official… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates new direct Perth – Rome services with Italian favourites

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Italian favourites will feature across selected Qantas lounge and international inflight menus this month to celebrate the Flying Kangaroo’s new direct Perth – Rome services which launch on 25 June. Passengers taking off on the new services will experience la dolce vita in the sky with an… Read the full press release