Qantas Appoints New Jetstar CEO

The Qantas Group appointed a new Chief Executive Officer for its budget subsidiary Jetstar, having made the announcement on Sept. 26. Selected to replace Jetstar's current CEO, Garreth Evans, will be Stephanie Tully — the airline's current Group Executive and Chief Customer Officer. The transition is expected to take place…

Opinion: The Airline Behind Its Own Demise

It is high time we address the elephant in the room: Qantas is its own worst enemy. From Australian icons to domestic disasters, the demise of Qantas has seen the airline assign blame to everything (and everyone) except itself. It's little wonder, then, that the Flying Kangaroo is incapable of…

Air New Zealand Starts Nonstop Service to New York From…

This past weekend saw Air New Zealand launch nonstop flights from Auckland to New York City, ushering in nonstop service from New York to New Zealand. There’s much excitement around the launch, it was first announced in 2019 with the expectation that the first flights would start in October of…

Regional Express Receives 7th 737 As Australian Industry Turmoil Continues

Australian regional airline Regional Express has made further headway in its growth by receiving its seventh Boeing 737-800NG. Rex, as the airline is more commonly known, made the announcement Aug. 31, after it took delivery of the aircraft the previous evening. Rex’s newest Boeing flew into Brisbane, Australia from Montpellier,…

Air New Zealand and Qantas Look Beyond Losses to Future…

Air New Zealand and Qantas announced their full-year financial results for 2021-22 on Thursday with both airlines reporting a third straight loss. Both Air New Zealand’s and Qantas’ fiscal years are from July 1 through June 30. The Kiwi flag carrier posted a loss ‘before other significant items and taxation’ of 725 million…

Qantas’ CEO Issues Formal Apology Following Operational Difficulties

This last year has definitely been a tough one for the airline industry. After the financial bloodbath caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, carriers around the world have had to deal with the rebound in demand caused by the relaxation of restrictions to travel and some of them found out they…

Qantas Orders A321 Freighters In Next Move with Airbus

Qantas has deepened it cooperation with Airbus again. In the wake of the growing demand for cargo, in particular in the Asia Pacific region, Qantas will increase its cargo services by adding six Airbus A321 freighters. The flag carrier revealed that it will source the aircraft on the open market…

Australia’s Regional Express Moves to Electrify Turboprop Aircraft

Australian airline Regional Express announced on July 21, 2022, it will be forming a partnership with Dovetail Electric Aviation in an effort to lead the way in converting turboprop aircraft to full electric propulsion. Collaborating together, and operating under the Dovetail brand, the two will work to develop and certify…

Australian Domestic Airlines Nearing Full Recovery

Australia's domestic airline industry is approaching full recovery, according to statistics released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its June report on airline competition in Australia. Releasing its report on June 8, 2022, the independent competition and consumer authority focused on data gained from April 2022, part of…