Qantas adds new payment option with buy now, pay later provider Zip

Qantas to offer buy now, pay later option for flights for the first time Frequent Flyers can earn extra Qantas Points on flights with Zip Members can choose to earn points with Zip Rewards Sydney, Australia, 2022-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers can ‘fly now, pay later’ with a new payment option helping… Read the full press release

Qantas Distribution Platform now available for international travel agents

Sydney, Australia, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ next-generation distribution platform is now available for international travel agents, unlocking capabilities for agents globally to offer more personalised customer service and access new revenue opportunities. From today (MAY 3 2022), the Qantas Distribution Platform – built using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards – will… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate new direct routes to India and Korea

Qantas to launch new direct route between Sydney and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India. Planned codeshare agreement with India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, to provide direct connections to 50 cities; new free trade agreement expected to strengthen demand. Qantas and Jetstar to both launch new direct flights between Sydney and Seoul. Sydney, Australia, 2022-Apr-12 —… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate up to 30 return flights per week across the Tasman from mid-April

Qantas and Jetstar to ramp up trans-Tasman flights from mid-April Up to 30 return flights a week initially More seats for frequent flyers, with every Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flight in the month of May now a ‘Points Plane’ Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to reunite… Read the full press release

Qantas to use almost 20 million litres of SAF from US biofuels company Aemetis from 2025

New deal to use almost 20 million litres of biofuels each year from 2025 Will power flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Australia Calls to develop local sustainable fuels industry to help Australian aviation transition to net zero emissions Los Angeles, CA, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas is expanding its use… Read the full press release

Qantas resumes A380 full First Class offering

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet. A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from… Read the full press release

Qantas first to recognise and reward frequent flyers for sustainable actions on the ground as well as in the air

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers will today (9TH MARCH 2022) start earning rewards for making sustainable choices at home and when they travel as Qantas switches on its new Green membership tier. Qantas was the first airline in the world to announce that it would recognise and reward frequent… Read the full press release

More than 23,000 passengers set to travel this week on Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Perth

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of travellers are preparing to take off to Western Australia with the border opening to all visitors quarantine free for the first time in almost two years from midnight tonight. After a false start last month, more than 23,000 passengers are booked to travel this week… Read the full press release

Qantas welcomes back first international tourists in almost two years

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today (21ST FEBRUARY 2022), bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week… Read the full press release

Qantas Loyalty launches its latest financial services product — Qantas Business Money

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Business Rewards is making it easier for Australian companies to do business overseas through a global payments platform that also allows them to earn Qantas Points. Qantas Business Money will be available in the second quarter of the year to more than 350,000 small and medium… Read the full press release

Qantas launches services to Broken Hill from Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7TH FEBRUARY 2022) announced it will add Broken Hill to its domestic route network for the first time, with the airline to begin direct flights from Sydney. From 8 April 2022, Qantas will operate two weekly return flights between Sydney and Broken Hill with… Read the full press release

Qantas launches direct flights from Australia to Rome starting June 2022

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will reignite its love affair with Rome, adding direct flights from Australia to the eternal city from the middle of next year. From 22 June 2022, Qantas will operate the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe, flying three return Sydney-Perth-Rome flights per week to… Read the full press release

Qantas to purchase 10 million litres of SAF in 2022 from bp

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will purchase blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from next month, helping to reduce its carbon emissions by around 10 per cent for its flights from London. It is the first time an Australian airline will purchase SAF on an ongoing basis for regular scheduled services. The… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar to operate flights to and from Queensland from Victoria and New South Wales as border reopens

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Jetstar are set to reunite thousands of loved ones today (13TH DECEMBER 2021) as Queensland’s border reopens to Victoria and New South Wales for the first time in more than five months. Nearly 10,000 passengers will travel today on close to 100 Qantas and Jetstar… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes oneworld® Alliance announcement to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Announcement includes usage by Alaska, American Airlines, British Airways SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) applauded the announcement by the oneworld® Alliance of 14 airlines to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis for operations at… Read the full press release

Qantas to open temporary lounge at Darwin International Airport

Darwin, Australia, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will open a temporary lounge to cater for eligible customers travelling between Sydney and London via Darwin from next month. It follows the recent announcement that Qantas’ flagship Australia to United Kingdom route would operate via Darwin once Australia’s international borders open on 1 November until… Read the full press release

Qantas announces record breaking repatriation flight from Buenos Aires to Darwin

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A record breaking repatriation flight has flown 15,020 kilometres from Buenos Aires to Darwin and touched down after 17 hours and 25 minutes in the air. Since March 2020 the airline has operated hundreds of charter and repatriation flights of behalf of the Australian Government to bring… Read the full press release

Qantas in final stages of formal tender process for long-term renewal of its domestic fleet

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has entered the final stages of a formal tender process with aircraft and engine manufacturers for the long-term renewal of its domestic narrow-body fleet. The program, which has been flagged previously, will see more than 100 new aircraft enter the national carrier’s domestic fleet by 2034,… Read the full press release

Qantas and Emirates customers to have access to an expansive joint network and millions of reward seats

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. The… Read the full press release

Qantas or Jetstar respond to reopening plans in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia with updated flight schedules

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group has updated its flying schedule in response to the reopening plans and latest border assumptions in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. The key domestic changes are: Bringing forward the reopening date for travel between Victoria and New South Wales from 1 December… Read the full press release

Qantas releases aviation-themed meeting backgrounds for virtual meetings

MISS FLYING? WE GOT YOU Sydney, Australia, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — If you are about to start your next video meeting in lockdown but would rather be winging your way to an exotic overseas destination, Qantas has got you covered.  Sort of. Virtually at least. The airline has released a series of aviation-themed meeting… Read the full press release

Qantas extends status support for top tiered Frequent Flyers

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has announced it will again help its top tiered Frequent Flyers retain their highly valued membership status by extending status support for members who are facing a possible tier downgrade between now and June 2022. The airline made the same offer in November last year for… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches direct flights from Brisbane to Proserpine

WHITSUNDAY COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ —Queenslanders will have more travel options to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years. From 17 September 2021, QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights between Proserpine and Brisbane with… Read the full press release

Qantas launches one-off B787 Dreamliner supermoon scenic flight

Sydney, Australia, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cosmic cocktails and supermoon cakes will be on the menu when Qantas launches a one-off B787 Dreamliner supermoon scenic flight to offer a limited number of passengers a closer viewing of the upcoming supermoon later this month. It will be the second and last supermoon for 2021… Read the full press release

Qantas Group updates planned international flights

Sydney, Australia, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Federal Government has revised its anticipated timeline for the completion of Australia’s vaccine rollout to end-2021 and its timeline for significantly reopening our international borders to mid-2022. In light of these two dates, the Qantas Group will adjust its planned international flights from end-October 2021 to… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyers can use points for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand

QUEENSTOWN, AUSTRALIA, 2021-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use points to pay for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand this winter. From today (10TH MAY 2021), members can use points to book 3, 4, 5 and 6-day lift passes which include Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables… Read the full press release

Qantas and Jetstar launch half price fares to 15 destinations

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aussies looking to book a holiday can grab discounted fares to any Qantas and Jetstar domestic or regional destination for travel for the rest of 2021. From midnight tonight, Qantas and Jetstar will be releasing half price fares to 15 destinations as part of the Federal Government’s… Read the full press release

Qantas today launches new route from Newcastle to Melbourne

Newcastle, Australia, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hunter region will benefit from more direct flights to Melbourne with Qantas today (15TH MARCH 2021) launching a new route from Newcastle to the Victorian capital. The first Qantas flight connecting the two cities in more than ten years departed Newcastle for Melbourne this morning, marked… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Qantas in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed by Qantas as its preferred partner for ground services at Australia’s busiest airports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Canberra Airport, which serves the nation’s capital. The 5-year agreement was reached after a rigorous tender process and will cover up to 70,000… Read the full press release

Qantas enables travel agents to help customers fly carbon neutral

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (7 DECEMBER 2020) announced a significant extension to its carbon offset program, enabling travel agents to help their customers fly carbon neutral. The national carrier is the first airline to offer customers the ability to purchase carbon offsets when booking flights in the indirect… Read the full press release