Qantas News

Qantas to introduce Dreamliner on Melbourne-Los Angeles route

Qantas to introduce Dreamliner on Melbourne-Los Angeles route

15th Dec 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

12th Nov 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

8th Jun 2016 Airline News Tourism News

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

9th Sep 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.

Qantas appoints Rockpool sommeliers on international routes

Qantas appoints Rockpool sommeliers on international routes

16th Jul 2015 Airline News

Qantas has announced a new team of wine experts and mixologists from the Rockpool Restaurant Group who will select wine, Champagne, spirits and other beverages for Qantas domestic and international flights and lounges. The new team, named The Qantas Rockpool Sommeliers, features 16 highly experienced sommeliers and mixologists.

Qantas sounds upbeat note despite historic losses

Qantas sounds upbeat note despite historic losses

28th Aug 2014 Airline News

Qantas has filed a $AUS2.8 billion loss for the 12 months to June 30th, the biggest ever annual deficit at the carrier. The Australian flag-carrier said the majority of the losses were down to an AUS$2.6 billion write-down on the value of its international fleet.

Qantas flies back into Great Barrier Reef Airport

Qantas flies back into Great Barrier Reef Airport

22nd Jul 2014 Airline News

Qantas has begun direct services between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Airport broadening travel options for Sydney and international customers heading to the Whitsundays. The Australian carrier will operate three flights a week on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday during peak season and bi-weekly services on Wednesday and Sunday off peak.