Qantas News

Qantas beats financial guidance for second half of 2016

Qantas beats financial guidance for second half of 2016

23 February 2017 Airline News

Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $852 million and a statutory profit before tax of $715 million for the six months ended December 31st, 2016. The underlying result was down 7.5 per cent compared with the prior corresponding period, but above the guidance range provided in October last year.

Qantas to introduce Dreamliner on Melbourne-Los Angeles route

Qantas to introduce Dreamliner on Melbourne-Los Angeles route

15 December 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Passengers flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles will be the first to experience the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner when the inaugural international service takes-off on December 15th next year. The Qantas Dreamliner will carry 236 passengers in a three-class configuration and complement the daily Airbus A380 service already flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

Tourism Australia joins with Qantas to welcome England fans to Ashes 2017-18

Tourism Australia joins with Qantas to welcome England fans to Ashes 2017-18

Tourism Australia and Qantas have signed on for a content-led campaign with The Guardian and Telegraph newspapers in the UK. The campaign, which will run in February and March, shares the story of why there’s nothing like attending a major sporting event in Australia and encouraging people travelling to the Ashes to enjoy experiences beyond the cricket grounds.

Qantas launches new virtual reality app to passengers

Qantas launches new virtual reality app to passengers

Qantas has launched a new virtual reality app – Qantas VR - giving customers an interactive new way to discover and explore destinations before physically travelling there. Available for iPhone, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive devices, the app showcases Australia’s distinctive landscape through a series of immersive videos, including never before seen aerial footage of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Qantas redesigns business class pyjamas

Qantas redesigns business class pyjamas

12 November 2016 Airline News

Qantas has redesigned the Business class pyjamas for customers travelling on international flights, following the update of the airline’s livery and flying kangaroo logo. The cotton rich long-sleeved pyjamas have been redesigned by Qantas to feature a new raglan-style top with a seam from the underarm to the collar bone and draw-string pant in a more relaxed fit.

British & Irish Lions sign with Qantas for 2017 tour

British & Irish Lions sign with Qantas for 2017 tour

The British & Irish Lions have announced that premium airline and Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, has renewed its partnership as the Official Airline of The Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand. For the second successive tour, Qantas will fly the entire squad, coaching and management team to New Zealand in May 2017.

Hugh Jackman signs on as Qantas ambassador

Hugh Jackman signs on as Qantas ambassador

9 September 2015 Airline News Tourism News

The Boy from Oz, Hugh Jackman, and flag-carrier Qantas have announced a new partnership to promote Australia on the global stage. The award-winning actor has signed on to become an official global ambassador for the airline and will also work with Qantas on community projects in Australia, with further detail to be announced soon.