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A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taxiing at JFK Airport. (Photo: Shaquille Khan)

Qantas to Operate 787 Dreamliner Between Sydney and Santiago

Qantas has announced that its service between Sydney and Santiago is the next route to be upgraded to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the carrier's latest twin-engine offering. Though still subject to regulatory approval, the service will also have an additional three flights per week to connect the two Southern Hemisphere continents. Customers traveling on the Australian flag carrier’s transpacific service between the two cities from late June 2020 will be able to experience the enhanced three-class Dreamliner passenger experience in…

Qantas to Operate 787 Dreamliner Between Sydney and Santiago

Qantas has announced that its service between Sydney and Santiago is the next route to be upgraded to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the carrier's latest twin-engine offering. Though still subject to regulatory approval, the service will also have an additional three flights per week to connect the two Southern Hemisphere…

Handy Tips for Aussie Frequent Fliers

Whether you’re a weathered business flyer or someone with a serious case of wanderlust, you know what it’s like for the average Australian: if you want to get anywhere, it’s going to take you a while. 6-hour flights are simple short-hauls in our world. This means that for the Aussie…

New Sydney Airport Inks Agreement with Top Australian Airlines

The new Western Sydney Airport, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the airlines to give their advice on the new airport which is expected to open in 2026. Although the two airlines are rivals, the trio will collaborate on a range of issues,…

Longest Qantas Route Could Be Launched in 2023

Australian carrier Qantas will confirm its longest route, Sydney to London, by the end of this year. Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, revealed that the airline had asked both Boeing and Airbus to submit their “best and final offer” for an aircraft that can operate the longest route. The airline…

Sydney Airport Sees Softened Growth for First Quarter 2019

After a number of years of extraordinary growth in passenger volume, Sydney Airport is seeing subdued growth in passenger counts across the board. Earlier, the airport reported the figure from the first quarter of this year and announced that total revenue was 1.58 billion (1.1 billion USD) last year, a…

Virgin Australia Adjusts Capacity as Low Demand Hampers Profits

Softening demand in both business and leisure markets is projected to send Virgin Australia’s accounts into the red. In an investor update delivered to the markets on May 17, the Australian carrier announced estimated earnings in 2019 at least A$100 million lower (69 million U.S. dollars) than the A$64.4 million…

Final Qantas 747 Service To Mainland U.S. Scheduled in December

For the better part of the last half-century, Qantas’ Boeing 747s have been flying to the United States from Australia, a staple of U.S-Australia connections. With Qantas’ impending retirement of the aircraft in favor of its next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, however, only one remaining transpacific…

Monday’s IT System Outage Causes Issues for Australian Flights

On Monday morning, Australia’s SmartGate system outage caused chaos across the country, both on inbound and outbound flights. SmartGate is an automated self-service border control system that allows Australian citizen to get through passport control more efficient. The system was installed in international airports such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth,…

Qantas Non-stop London Service Exceeds First Year Operations Expectations

One year after commencing operation of the airline’s longest route, Qantas is heralding the London-Perth service as exceeding expectations. The CEO of the Qantas Group Alan Joyce said on Tuesday that “Almost every flight is full and (the route) turned a profit almost immediately, which is rare for new services…