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Qantas Airbus A380 departing Heathrow Airport. The new runway at Brisbane Airport will allow for the continued operation of Qantas's largest aircraft types. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

New Runway Set to Open At Brisbane International Airport

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation’s history, Brisbane International Airport is ready to open a brand-new runway that has required 15 years between planning and construction, making what is the largest aviation project in Australia. In total, the project has cost over 1.3 billion Australian dollars ($900 million). The new 01L/19R runway is scheduled to be opened on July 12 and will be parallel to the existing one. It will be 3.3 kilometers long and 60…

Qantas Plans Chicago Flight with 787 Dreamliner

Qantas announced that it will commence nonstop flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco. The routes are dependent upon approval of a joint business agreement the carrier signed with fellow oneworld carrier, American Airlines. If approved, the routes will be operated using Qantas' new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will…

Qantas Flies Final Boeing 747 Service from Los Angeles

When Qantas flight QF56 departed from Los Angeles bound for Brisbane Thursday evening, it marked the final departure of a Qantas 747 aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport. The flight closed an important chapter in Qantas’ history and one of its longest, as the airline has been operating the popular,…

A Look at the Celebrity Chef Menu at Qantas’ LAX…

Qantas has created a new a la carte menu for its customers to savor at its First Lounge at LAX for the fall season. The lounge menus are updated by Qantas seasonally to reflect the best seasonal produce from Californian farmers and fishmongers, and it’s also one of the best,…

A Day of Firsts: Qantas Inaugurates New Dreamliner Service to…

While most Americans were mourning the end of the summer over Labor Day Weekend, Qantas was celebrating the beginning of a new era, the era of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. On Saturday, Qantas inaugurated a new route from Melbourne to San Francisco on the aircraft, as well as replaced its…

Qantas Announces Newest Destination for Its Dreamliners

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced that the newest destination for its newest airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be Hong Kong. Already flying the aircraft on some of the airline’s longest routes including the Melbourne to Los Angeles route and the historic Perth to London route, the aircraft has…

Qantas Hit with U.S. DOT Fine Regarding New York to…

Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, has been fined $125,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The fine involves the carrier's route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The carrier operates the leg as a tag-on to one of its daily services between Los…

Half Of Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner Fleet to Be Based In…

With delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 approaching, Sydney-based carrier Qantas has announced that four of its 787s will be based in Brisbane, a city in the Australian state of Queensland, upon delivery. Qantas plans on stationing its four other 787s in Melbourne. The announcement comes after Qantas had previously…