Qantas to operate the first ever direct flight between Melbourne and San Francisco

Melbourne, Australia, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will today (1ST SEPTEMBER 2018) operate the first ever direct flight between Melbourne and San Francisco, making it easier to travel between the two cities and reducing travel times. The national carrier will operate four return flights per week on the route with the airline’s Boeing 787-9… Read the full press release

Qantas to appoint Tony Tyler as a Non-Executive Director

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford today (30TH AUGUST 2018) announced the intention to appoint Tony Tyler as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Qantas Airways Limited. In welcoming Mr Tyler, the Chairman said he would bring significant experience in commercial aviation as well as in key overseas markets…. 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 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

Qantas brings its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to Hong Kong from December 2018

SYDNEY, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (24TH JULY 2018) announced Hong Kong as the next destination for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From December 2018*, customers travelling on selected Qantas flights to Hong Kong will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business class cabins: Brisbane to Hong Kong from 19… Read the full press release

Qantas joins Amadeus’ NDC-X program

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the launch of Amadeus’ NDC-X program in February this year, Amadeus has made great strides with airlines and travel sellers in order to drive progress with NDC. Today (June 7th, 2018), Amadeus announces that Qantas will be one of the airlines to join its NDC-X program. Amadeus will… Read the full press release

Qantas introduces inflight meditation and expanded entertainment offering

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has introduced inflight meditation and expanded its entertainment offering to give customers more ways to relax inflight. The airline’s first meditation video (opens in new window) series has been specially designed to bring a sense of calm and help customers unwind in the air. The 10-minute guided meditation is set… 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

Amadeus completes multi-phase digital redesign of Qantas’ online booking process

Renewal of agreement for IT and distribution services MADRID, Spain, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus, in collaboration with Qantas, has completed a major digital redesign of the airline’s online booking process, providing customers with a more personalized and intuitive digital experience. The multi-phase redesign, completed in March 2018, used Amadeus technology solutions, to… Read the full press release

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