Qantas extends special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome

Special fares for weekends in Broome extended More than 20,000 fares booked since trial launched Perth to Broome flights available from $179 one-way Broome, Australia, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (20TH MAY 2019) announced an extension of its special weekend fares on flights from Perth to Broome in response to positive community… Read the full press release

QANTAS OPERATES WORLD’S FIRST ZERO WASTE FLIGHT

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from… Read the full press release

Qantas announces Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Sydney, Australia, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH MAY 2019) announced Sydney-San Francisco as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December 2019, customers travelling between Sydney and San Francisco will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins. The change is timed with the phased… Read the full press release

Qantas launches the first direct commercial flights to Uluru from both Adelaide and Darwin

Adelaide/Darwin, Australia, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is today (3RD APRIL 2019) launching the first direct commercial flights to Uluru from both Adelaide and Darwin to meet growing demand from travellers to the Red Centre. The direct flights to Ayers Rock Airport will operate twice per week from both cities (on Wednesdays and Saturdays)… Read the full press release

Qantas Freight adds two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft to its fleet

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Freight has announced it will lease two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, offering greater capacity and improved efficiency for its global freight customers. The next-generation freighters will replace the current two Boeing 747-400F that are currently operated on Qantas’ behalf by Atlas Air and will be painted in… Read the full press release

QantasLink resumes service between Cairns and Port Moresby

Cairns, Australia, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink is again making it easier for customers to travel between Cairns and Port Moresby with the return of daily flights between the two cities yesterday. QantasLink has resumed the service after a resurgence in customer demand, offering around 1,000 seats per week on its 74-seat Q400 aircraft. The… Read the full press release

QantasLink inaugurates direct flight from Bendigo to Sydney

Bendigo, Australia, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink’s inaugural direct flight from Bendigo to Sydney has taken off this morning, marking the first commercial flight from the regional Victorian city in more than 30 years. The new direct flights to Sydney operate six days per week, saving hours of travel time for business and leisure… Read the full press release

Qantas inaugurates new direct flight from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is saying ‘Bula’ to Fiji for the first time in nearly twenty years, with a new direct flight from Sydney taking off today in time for the April school holidays. The direct service will operate four times a week to Nadi – the country’s main tourism gateway… Read the full press release

Qantas adds more flights and larger aircraft along with a special ‘Back Your Team’ sale to mark the start of the 2019 footy season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark the start of the 2019 footy season, Qantas has added more flights and larger aircraft along with a special ‘Back Your Team’ sale for footy fans to get to Melbourne over Grand Final weekend in September. The national carrier has today (25TH MARCH 2019) added six… 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 launches new three times weekly service between Melbourne and Queenstown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will launch new seasonal flights direct from Melbourne to Queenstown to meet the growing number of Australians seeking winter holidays in New Zealand over the peak ski season*. Between 21 June and 27 August 2019, Qantas will operate three services per week between Melbourne and Queenstown with… Read the full press release

Qantas presents an immersive virtual reality representation of its new First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is using virtual reality (VR) in the development of its new First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport, which is set to open at the end of 2019. Industrial designer David Caon and his team have created an immersive virtual reality representation of the design concept, providing a… Read the full press release

Qantas has today released an ultra-premium credit card that appeals to its growing group of high spending members

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today ( 12TH FEBRUARY 2019) released an ultra-premium credit card that offers Qantas First Class Lounge access, Status Credits, flight discounts and enough Qantas Points for a business class flight from Sydney to London[i] (opens in new window) upon sign up. The Qantas Premier Titanium Mastercard® also offers the… Read the full press release

Qantas Wellbeing app introduces new feature ‘Sleep Health Challenge’ that rewards Frequent Flyer members with Qantas Points for developing healthy lifestyle habits

The new way to earn points: so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. SYDNEY, Australia, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points while they sleep using the Qantas Wellbeing app. Designed to encourage healthy sleep habits, the app, developed by Qantas Health Insurance, incentivises Frequent… Read the full press release

Qantas to operate four times per week, direct service between Sydney and Nadi (Fiji) from 31 March 2019

SYDNEY, Australia, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is making it easier for customers to holiday in Fiji by launching new direct flights from Sydney, meeting a growing demand from customers wanting a premium travel option to the islands*. From 31 March 2019, the direct service will operate four times per week to Nadi, the… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights between Bendigo and Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2018-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink has today (10TH DECEMBER 2018 ) announced it will launch direct flights between Bendigo and Sydney, saving hours of travel time for business and leisure travellers. QantasLink’s flights will be the first-ever regular passenger services between Bendigo and Sydney, and the first commercial services from Bendigo in… 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 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