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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 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…

Qantas Forecasts Declining Financial Year, Additional Measures for Recovery

Qantas made an announcement on Thursday, May 20, suggesting that the airline is forecasting to lose at least A$2 billion ($1.54 billion) this financial year and also foresees its total revenue dropping to a big loss at A$16 billion (US$12.4 billion), despite the gradual increase in domestic air travel. The…

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first…

Qantas Reports Second Highest Loss In Company’s History

Sydney-based Qantas announced its consolidated fiscal year results marking the depth of the crisis caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s flag carrier posted a statutory loss of 2.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.9 billion) for the fiscal year ended June 30, which is the second-highest loss in Qantas's century-long history.…