Qantas Group Unveils Airbus A220 Interiors and Expansion Plans

New interior of QantasLink A220s revealed; first flights now on sale. Order for 8 additional A321XLRs for Qantas Domestic. Acceleration of Wi-Fi on international flights from late 2024. Major digital investment to help streamline travel experience on the ground. Jetstar adding more than 400,000 seats to meet strong demand for low fare leisure travel[1]. New… Read the full press release

Qantas Group Reports $1.25 Billion Underlying Profit Before Tax in First Half of FY24

Underlying Profit Before Tax: $1.25 billion (down 13 per cent) Statutory Profit After Tax: $869 million (down 13 per cent) Statutory earnings per share: 52 cents (down 4 per cent) Net debt: $4.0 billion Additional on-market share buy-back of up to $400 million announced. Fares falling as capacity continues to normalise; restart costs unwinding. Significant… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces New Board Members and Chairman Elect in Ongoing Renewal

(IN SHORT) Qantas reveals significant changes to its board as part of its continuous renewal process, appointing John Mullen as the Chairman Elect effective July 1, 2024, alongside Dr. Nora Scheinkestel as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee starting March 1, 2024. The selection of Mullen, with his extensive executive and directorial… Read the full press release

QantasLink Unveils First Airbus A220 Aircraft, Paving the Way for Fleet Renewal

(IN SHORT) QantasLink has reached a significant milestone in its fleet renewal program as it unveils its first brand new Airbus A220 aircraft. The A220, part of a delivery of 29 such aircraft, is set to replace the Boeing 717s in the domestic fleet. It offers twice the range of the 717, opening up new… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces Leadership Changes: Chief People Officer Appointment and Loyalty CEO Resignation

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is announcing two changes to its senior management team, with the appointment of a Chief People Officer and the resignation of its Loyalty CEO. LOYALTY CEO Ms Wirth has been the CEO of Qantas Loyalty, which encompasses the airline’s 15 million member Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

Qantas Announces Board Renewal Plans to Address Reputational Issues

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Board announces plans for board renewal in recognition of the reputational issues facing the Group and to support restoration of trust in the company. Chairman Richard Goyder will retire prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in late 2024. As announced in May, non-executive director… Read the full press release

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Hastens Retirement to Facilitate Company Renewal; Vanessa Hudson Assumes Leadership

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has advised the Board he will bring forward his retirement by two months to help the company accelerate its renewal. As a result, CEO Designate Vanessa Hudson will assume the role of Managing Director and Group CEO effective 6 September 2023. Alan… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces property review as part of its overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan

Group-wide property review of its rented space, particularly corporate offices. Some aviation facilities may move if opportunities to consolidate on-shore. Part of the Group’s overall ‘reset’ and recovery plan in response to COVID crisis. Expression of interest process for state governments Sydney, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is reviewing the… 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 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