Qantas has unveiled what customers on-board its flagship Dreamliner 787-9 can expect when the aircraft arrives in a year’s time. The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across business, premium economy and economy cabins in a layout that has been designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances the 787-9 is expected to fly.
Qantas and Airbnb have come together in partnership to give Qantas Frequent Flyer members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points when they book their Airbnb accommodation through qantas.com. Australia’s national carrier and the accommodation leader have partnered to reward Qantas Frequent Flyer’s 11.4 million members with one Qantas Point for every dollar they spend on any of Airbnb’s 2.5 million accommodation listings across 191 countries.
Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 months ended June 30th 2016 – the best result in its 95-year history. The record performance is a 57 per cent per cent improvement on financial year 2015. Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar Group and Qantas Loyalty all reported record results.
The Jordan Tourism Board and Qantas Airways have committed to undertake joint promotional activities in Australia and Jordan to support tourism and trade between the two countries. The joint activities will include a series of tactical promotions using Qantas sales channels and industry partners in Australia and in Jordan.
London is the location for Qantas’ next flagship global lounge, with construction on a new, dedicated facility at Heathrow Airport to begin in September 2016. The premium lounge will occupy a split-level space in Terminal 3 that will have capacity for approximately 230 people and offer views over the Heathrow airfield when it opens in early 2017.
Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $921 million and a statutory profit before tax of $983 million for the six months ended December 31st, 2015. The underlying result is a record first-half performance and means Qantas’ 2015 calendar-year performance was the best in its 95-year history. Every part of the Qantas Group contributed strongly to the result, with record underlying profits for Qantas Domestic, the Jetstar Group and Qantas Loyalty.
Qantas has launched the new Qantas Group Travel website in the UK, enabling a simpler system for travel agents to process group travel bookings to Dubai, Australia and beyond. The first for any airline in Australia, the Qantas Group Travel website will be available to all UK based travel agents holding a valid IATA number, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Qantas and Tate have today announced an unprecedented International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art. Made possible through a $2.75 million corporate gift from the Qantas Foundation, this ground-breaking collaboration will increase the international profile of contemporary Australian art as part of the national carrier’s role of championing Australia.
Qantas has announced its strongest profit since before the global financial crisis, a $505 million capital return to shareholders and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner order to start a new era for Qantas International. For the 12 months to June 20th, the Australian flag-carrier reported an underlying profit before tax of $975 million and a statutory profit before tax of $789 million.
Qantas has partnered with one of the world’s most successful TV services, HBO, to bring customers hundreds of hours of the most talked about programmes on screens around the world. The deal covers everything from current series like True Detective and Game of Thrones to classic favourites like The Sopranos and Sex and The City.
Qantas Airways will pay staff a one-off bonus of A$90 to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze. More than 28,000 employees will receive a bonus, including those at low-cost subsidiary Jetstar. The deal is part of the workers’ collective agreement, Qantas said on Friday.
Qantas Group has said it will work with its fellow shareholders in Jetstar Hong Kong to review the enterprise, following the Air Transport Licensing Authority’s decision to reject the local carrier’s application to establish an operation in Hong Kong. Jetstar Hong Kong – a joint venture between Shun Tak Holdings, China Eastern Airlines and the Qantas Group – was announced in March 2012.