LAN, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, and Qantas, both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have reinforced their codeshare agreement and will begin offering flights within Oceania and South America. Passengers flying with LAN from Santiago de Chile to Sydney will have access via Qantas to a broad network of cities in Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Alice Springs.
Qantas has launched its new A380 schedule between Dubai and London, commencing July 21st 2014. Starting in time for the European summer, Qantas Flight QF9 will now depart Dubai International Airport at 09:10, offering customers a lunch time arrival into London. The current timetable has both A380 services to London departing within an hour of each other.
Qantas has opened the doors to its new Qantas Hong Kong Lounge, offering customers a new standard of luxury when travelling through the city. Qantas International chief executive , Simon Hickey, said the new multi-million dollar lounge delivers on Qantas’ ongoing commitment to creating the best travel experiences for its customers.
Qantas has announced a new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways which will significantly improve travel options for Qantas customers travelling across south-east Asia. From March 30th, Qantas customers will be able to book on Bangkok Airways services from Bangkok and Singapore to six new destinations in Thailand, including Ko Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
Australian airline Qantas has said it will be forced to cut 5,000 jobs as it seeks to turn its fortunes around. The struggling carrier reported an underlying pre-tax loss of A$252m for the six months to the end of December.
Statistics released earlier by Australia’s Federal Government’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics have confirmed Qantas Domestic as the most punctual major domestic airline for 2013. The official figures also showed Qantas led the major domestic airline market every month in both on-time arrivals and departures in 2013.
AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website, has announced its top ten safest airlines for 2013 from the 448 it monitors. Top of the list is Qantas which has a fatality free record in the jet era - since 1951.
Australian airline Qantas has seen its credit rating downgraded to junk by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. The means the agency regards the airline, which yesterday announced further job losses and issued a profit warning, as below investment level.
Australia’s national carrier Qantas has launched a new incentive programme offering loyal agents the chance to win a pair of return Economy tickets to Dubai including transfers and a 3-night stay at the Park Regis Kris Kin hotel.
Qantas Ambassador-at-Large John Travolta is set to visit Dubai next week to explore Qantas’ new international hub for flights to London and Australia.
Qantas Group today reported an underlying profit before tax of $192 million, for the year ended 30th June 2013. In a statement the airline group said the result demonstrated progress in its strategy against a challenging backdrop, with high fuel costs, excess capacity in the domestic market and intense competition in the international market.