Qantas announces the appointment of Belinda Hutchinson as a Non-Executive Director

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford today announced the appointment of Belinda Hutchinson as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Qantas Airways Limited. The Chairman welcomed Ms Hutchinson by saying that her extensive background on numerous boards and in financial services would add to the depth of experience currently… Read the full press release

Qantas sells its catering businesses to dnata

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas today announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its catering businesses to dnata, an aviation services company that is part of the Emirates Group. The transaction is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Approximately 1,200 employees of Qantas’ catering… Read the full press release

dnata to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses Q Catering Limited and Snap Fresh Pty Limited

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Global air services provider dnata has today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses. The agreement is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Qantas’ catering businesses include wholly-owned subsidiaries Q Catering Limited and Snap Fresh Pty Limited. Q Catering… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates partnership earns reauthorisation from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023. For customers, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, greater schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of… Read the full press release

Qantas, Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group announce partnership to boost number of people travelling through Singapore

Sydney/Singapore, 2018-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) today (13 March 2018) announced a S$5 million partnership to promote Singapore as a destination and a connecting gateway to Asia, Europe and Australia. With the return of Qantas’ Sydney-London services via Singapore from 25 March, the three-year tripartite… Read the full press release

Qantas trials new dining choices to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag on its Perth to London route

SYDNEY, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Healthy poke bowls and a herbal tea designed especially for Qantas, are among the new dining choices on Qantas’ new 787 Dreamliner Perth to London menus to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag. The airline’s Creative Director of Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry said the new menus combined… 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 new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service now on sale

SYDNEY, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 7TH FEBRUARY 2018) announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018 with fares available for sale from today.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to… Read the full press release

Qantas to start daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles from 1 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles, with fares available for sale from today (30TH JANUARY 2018). It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12,… Read the full press release

Qantas names Olivia Wirth as the new CEO of its Loyalty business and Vanessa Hudson as Chief Customer Officer

SYDNEY, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (24TH JANUARY 2018) announced Olivia Wirth as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Loyalty business. The change follows the resignation of current Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka, who announced her departure from the Group in December last year. Olivia Wirth has been with the airline for… Read the full press release

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