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A Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner, one of the new aircraft slowly replacing the Boeing 747-400. (Photo: Qantas)

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise with Ultra-Long-Haul Research Flights

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing and currency variations that cost the airline an additional $768 million. In total, the airline recorded a 17 percent drop in Underlying Profit Before Tax to $1.30 billion and a…

The Land of the Rising LCC: How Japan’s Economy Kick-Started…

The airline world may be an ever-changing industry with airlines coming and going, but nothing has affected the Japanese aviation market more than the development of low-cost carriers. While incredibly prevalent today, many forget is how recent of a phenomenon the low-cost carrier was. To begin, the 21st century saw…

Asian Infusion: A Look at Honolulu’s Increasing Asian Competition

While Honolulu may be a popular destination for many Americans to travel to every year, the success airlines have found flying west of the islands has created a large market to the Oceania and Asia market. As a result, heavy competition has ensued in the years following as carriers try…

Qantas to Let 787-9 Option Expire and Order A321neos

Qantas Airways has made the decision to let one of its 15 Boeing 787-9 options expire in February. This decision comes after heavy promotion for the aircraft, with Qantas announcing service between San Francisco and Melbourne using the aircraft, and also promoting its third Boeing 787-9, naming it "Quokka." A…