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Qantas Outlines Start Date for Nonstop Flight Between London and Perth

Australian flag carrier, Qantas, has announced the first nonstop service between London Heathrow and Perth. The 14,498 km (9,009 mi) service will launch on March 25, 2018, with the first flight, QF10, due to depart London Heathrow at 13:30 before arriving into Perth at 13:15 the following day, approximately 16 hours later. The news comes six months after the famous kangeroo-tailed airline announced its plans to connect a European city to Austrailia.  The flight, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft,…

Qantas Brings Live Streaming Services to Domestic Flights

Qantas passengers onboard domestic flights that are equipped with Wi-Fi will soon be able to bring their on the ground entertainment to the air. Now, passengers will be able to use Foxtel, Netflix, and Spotify to keep themselves entertained while flying. Such an accomplishment comes from the airline improving their…

Qantas Unveils New $30 Million Maintenance Facility at LAX

On Friday, Qantas unveiled its brand new $30 million hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The hangar was designed specifically to be able to handle the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380. The hangar is 613,543 square feet and 12 stories high, which is just 10 stories less…

Name Game Series Finale: How Oceania Airlines Name Their Aircraft

This is part six of “The Name Game” series. For earlier parts, check out Part One,  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, and Part Six covering other major regions around the world.  No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on…

Qantas Confirms First Non-Stop Flight to a European Country from…

Qantas has confirmed that they will begin offering non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The flight will be the first non-stop flight to a European country from Australia, and will operate from Perth (PER) to London-Heathrow (LHR). The flight will set a new record for the longest non-stop passenger route in Qantas'…

Emirates Chief Executive Backs Qantas’ Australia – United Kingdom Route

This week Emirates CEO, Tim Clarke, spoke highly of the a potential non-stop route between Perth and London. Clarke said the route would be a "smart thing to do" leading to, perhaps, a few raised eyebrows across the airline industry. Visiting Australia this week Clarke met with his Qantas counterpart, Alan Joyce, aiming to find…

Qantas Group Reports Record Profits

The Qantas Group, parent company of Sydney-based Qantas Airways, reported record profits Wednesday of $1.42 billion AUD ($1.07 billion USD) for the financial year ending in June 2016. The owner of numerous other passenger and cargo carriers, including Jetstar Airways, Qantas Freight, and QantasLink, also announced pre-tax earnings of AU$820…

Qantas to Launch Domestic Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Qantas has announced it will launch inflight Wi-Fi service next year on domestic flights in Australia. The airline will partner with ViaSat, a global broadband services provider and will tap into the NBNTM network. This new Wi-Fi service will be up to 10 times faster than other on-board Wi-Fi services and…

American and Qantas increase Their Partnership: Announce New Trans-Pacific Routes

On Tuesday, June 9th, Qantas and American Airlines held a press conference at the IATA Annual General Meeting. In this conference, Doug Parker, American's CEO, and Alan Joyce, Qantas' CEO, sat down to make numerous important announcements having to do with their route networks. Speaking first, Doug Parker addressed members…