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Qantas reports strongest financial results in 95-year history

Qantas reports strongest financial results in 95-year history

23 February 2016 Airline News

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 launches new Group Travel website in UK

Qantas launches new Group Travel website in UK

20 November 2015 Airline News

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.

Qantas Foundation reveals new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia donation

Qantas Foundation reveals new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia donation

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 returns to black for first time since financial crisis

Qantas returns to black for first time since financial crisis

20 August 2015 Airline News

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 to give staff A$90m bonus as profits recover

Qantas to give staff A$90m bonus as profits recover

3 July 2015 Airline News

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 smarts after Hong Kong rejects Jetstar application

Qantas smarts after Hong Kong rejects Jetstar application

26 June 2015 Airline News

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.

Qantas resumes Perth-Singapore service

Qantas resumes Perth-Singapore service

18 April 2015 Airline News

Qantas is returning to the Perth-Singapore route as part of a number of improvements for West Australian travellers. From 26 June Qantas will operate five return Boeing 737 Perth-Singapore services each week –  a total of almost 1700 seats.

Qantas first Boeing 747-400 goes on permanent display in Australia

Qantas first Boeing 747-400 goes on permanent display in Australia

13 March 2015 Airline News

Qantas’ first Boeing 747-400, celebrated for having flown the longest commercial flight in history from London to Sydney, made its shortest and final journey earlier from Sydney to Illawarra Regional Airport in New South Wales. After less than 15 minutes in flight, Qantas’ B747 touched down at 07:47 and was delivered to its new home with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society where it will become the only B747-400 in the world to be put on public display.

Qantas reveals strong results for six months to December

Qantas reveals strong results for six months to December

26 February 2015 Airline News

Qantas today reported a statutory profit after tax of $206 million for the six months ended December 31st. This is Qantas’ best first-half performance since 2010 and an improvement of $619 million compared with the same period last year. The main factors in the underlying improvement were the $374 million Qantas gained from its Transformation programme, with there was also $208 million in reduced depreciation.

Qantas launches ‘Feels Like Home’ advertising campaign

Qantas launches ‘Feels Like Home’ advertising campaign

10 November 2014 Airline News

Qantas is set to unveil its new brand campaign, based on a concept of what the national carrier has been doing for almost 100 years – bringing people home. The ‘Feels Like Home’ series tells the real stories of five Qantas passengers and their journey home to Australia being welcomed at the airport by loved ones.

Qantas begins work on new business lounge in Perth

Qantas begins work on new business lounge in Perth

21 October 2014 Airline News

Qantas has begun construction on its new Domestic Business Lounge at Perth Airport to coincide with the airline’s move to a dedicated Qantas precinct in 2015. The new lounge will add 30 per cent more lounge capacity into the Perth market and will be available to Qantas business class customers, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers.