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A Qantas 787-9 performs a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights to Nov. 1

Qantas will finally commence international flights to London and Los Angeles on Nov. 1, two weeks earlier than initially planned and some 20 months after the Australian government closed the country’s borders. Further destinations will be added from Dec. 18 including Singapore, Vancouver and Fiji. The flights, which will be operated by the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliners, have also seen an increase in frequency with London served five times per week and Los Angeles four. All flights will be operated…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

Virgin Australia Adds Nine Boeing 737-800s

Earlier this year, Virgin Australia announced that it will be enhancing its services by adding 10 Boeing 737-800s to its fleet. In the latest announcement, the airline has finalized the deal and confirmed nine Boeing 737-800s will have joined its fleet by October. Virgin Australia said the additional aircraft reflected…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

How Qantas is Preparing For the Resumption of International Flights

There is no doubt that the ongoing Covid-19 complication caused disruptions and turmoil for the airlines. In addition, the virus forced several major airlines and national governments to come together on a consensus,  for determining when it was safe to reopen borders and support flight resumptions to facilitate economic recovery.…

Qantas Reveals Virtual Travel Experience From The Ground

The airline industry experienced a significant influx of passengers this summer, as many passengers were eager to travel, which was a stark contrast to last year since many were forced to quarantine due to strict Covid-19 requirements, mask mandates and lengthy border closures. However, this summer saw numerous countries that…

Qantas Enacts Temporary Employee Stand-down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Summer travel demand continues to surge but will eventually decline as the leisure travel season comes to end as Fall is right around the corner. Several major countries that are usually tourist hotspots eased entry restrictions to reopen their borders and alleviated visitation and tourism limitations. In response, many carriers…

Qantas Loses Legal Battle With Union, Chooses to Appeal

As if Qantas’s current situation with closed borders and a slow recovery from the effects of COVID-19 were not enough for management, the airline will now be forced to think about its union members more following a landmark ruling from the airline’s handling of ground staff during the pandemic. The…

Qantas Expanding Deal With Alliance Airlines To Meet Strong Domestic…

Australian flag carrier Qantas is looking to expand its current three-year deal with Alliance Airlines - a partnership that provides its regional subsidiary QantasLink an addition of the Embraer E190 to its fleet - the airline announced in a press release on Thursday (June 17). QantasLink already has a current…