Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia exhibition opening on 27 June

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June. First announced last year, Qantas has today (26TH FEBRUARY 2020) revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the… Read the full press release

Qantas to fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenslanders will today (9TH FEBRUARY 2020) fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco for the first time, with Qantas operating a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand-new route. Qantas International CEO Tino La Spina will join Queensland Tourism Minister, the Hon. Kate Jones and Brisbane Airport… Read the full press release

Qantas Group’s new Pilot Academy in Toowoomba officially opened

New flight training school formally opens in Toowoomba Scholarship program launched for Indigenous, female and regional students Toowoomba, Australia, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The next generation of pilots will learn to fly at the Qantas Group’s new Pilot Academy in Toowoomba, which was officially opened today. The Pilot Academy will have the capacity… Read the full press release

QantasLink launches flights between Mildura and Sydney

New Mildura to Sydney route to begin 29 March 2020 Introduction of three more weekly flights between Bendigo and Sydney These routes estimated to boost spending in regional Victoria by more than $3 million each year Sale fares for Mildura-Sydney available from $179 one-way Mildura, Australia, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — QantasLink will launch flights… Read the full press release

Qantas and Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announce new frequent flyer partnership

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points[1] and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) network. As part of the comprehensive new partnership between the airline groups, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to fly to over 60… Read the full press release

Qantas opens its newest First Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport

Singapore, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge today (Dec. 2, 2019), a luxury space spread over 1,000 square metres at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for… Read the full press release

Qantas supports 20 outstanding groups through this inaugural round of grants

DUBBO, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Twenty community groups from around Australia will share in the first $1 million round of grants as part of the national carrier’s continued commitment to regional Australia. The Qantas Regional Grants program offers $5 million in grants over five years to not-for-profit community groups, individuals, charities, projects and… Read the full press release

Qantas prepares for its second ultra-long haul research flight to reduce jetlag for passengers and improve crew wellbeing

2nd of 3 Project Sunrise research flights to reduce jetlag and design optimum crew rest and work pattern Builds on learnings from New York-Sydney service last month ‘Supper at breakfast time’ among changes to on-board service to help passengers adjust to new timezone Almost 100 years to the day that the first London to Australia flight… Read the full press release

Qantas kicks off 12 months of centenary celebrations with a non-stop London to Sydney flight

Project Sunrise research flight direct from London to Sydney lands after 19 hours and 19 minutes Qantas announces Centenary program to celebrate 100 years of the flying kangaroo Royal Australian Mint unveils commemorative $1 centenary coin Qantas exhibition to visit a number of cities across Australia Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has kicked… Read the full press release

Qantas Group expands commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards… Read the full press release

Qantas announces major expansion to its discounted fares program

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Residents in eight regional and remote towns across Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory can now access bigger discounts as part of a major expansion to Qantas’ discounted fares program. From today (1ST NOVEMBER 2019), residents of Alice Springs, Yulara (Uluru), Paraburdoo, Roma, Charleville, Port Hedland and Moranbah will… Read the full press release

Qantas unveils special Centenary livery on its newest 787 Dreamliner

Seattle, Washington, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas’ newest 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory in Washington State today, wearing a special Centenary livery to celebrate the flying kangaroo’s 100th year in the skies. Qantas will turn 99 in November, and as it enters its 100th year of operations,… Read the full press release

Qantas invests up to $10 million each year to expand its discounted fares program

Bigger discounts for last minute fares for residents in 16 regional towns Maximum fares approximately $400 per sector to capital cities (approx. $800 return) Qantas calls on councils and airports to reduce airport fees Mount Isa, Australia, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Residents in regional and remote towns across Australia will benefit from a… Read the full press release

Qantas Frequent Flyer partners with Quandoo to reward members with Qantas Points on restaurant bookings

Qantas Restaurants powered by Quandoo, launches 15 August SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyer has partnered with Quandoo to reward members with Qantas Points on restaurant bookings in Australia and around the world. The collaboration with Quandoo, a worldwide booking platform that connects diners to restaurants, will enable frequent flyers to… Read the full press release

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