Qantas’ inaugural non-stop 787 flight from Perth to Rome has set a new speed record with the first flight touching down in just 15 hours and 34 minutes.
As Perth reconnects with the world post-COVID and ahead of the launch of the first non-stop Qantas flight to Rome, the Premier said this was the State’s chance to cement its status as a flight haven.
Geoffrey Thomas and Josh Zimmerman
The airline’s 19,000 staff will each get a one-off bonus as strong travel demand across the airline’s domestic and international networks dives down net debt to below pre-COVID levels.
The competition regulator says the framework for negotiating aeronautical fees charged by airports is weighted against the airlines.
Qantas says it will be forced to trim capacity and has flagged fare hikes amid surging demand for post-COVID bookings as the airline fights to keep a lid on rising fuel prices.
Daniel Newell and Geoffrey Thomas
The union representing Qantas pilots has warned of looming risks to flight safety as a travel rebound stretches an industry still fragile from the pandemic.
More than 200 excited passengers boarded Qantas’s direct flight from Perth to London on Monday night for the first time in two years.
Qantas has announced a new partnership with Zip that will enable its customers to ‘fly now, pay later’, in a bid to get travellers back into the skies.
Qantas has brought forward the resumption of its Perth to London non-stop flights due to increasing demand for the airline’s most popular service.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce has put paid to suggestions the non-stop service between Perth and London is in jeopardy as the airline sets a launch window for a non-stop link between Sydney and the UK capital.
The startling admission came as the carrier announced demand was now outpacing pre-COVID levels and the airline had placed the biggest order in its 102-year history for up to 146 aircraft worth $34 billion.
Qantas has announced a massive order with Airbus that will carry the airline towards net zero — and help it launch its COVID-delayed Project Sunrise non-stop service between Sydney and London.
Qantas will place the largest order in its 102-year history on Monday signing up for over 150 Airbus jets to take the airline towards its target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Qantas is planning to cut its carbon pollution 25 per cent by 2030 as the Australian airline laid out a pathway to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.
Thirty-five years after launching its I Still Call Australia Home campaign, the Aussie airline has unveiled a new rendition awash with national stars.
Industrial action that could have grounded the nonstop Perth to London flight has been averted after Qantas struck a new deal with its long-haul flight attendants.
Qantas has flagged a period of higher air fares to claw back rising fuel costs as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends oil prices soaring.
Qantas is dusting off plans to order ultra long range planes and has also promised to add more domestic flights to Perth in April and May.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce has taken another swipe at Premier Mark McGowan’s border backflip, saying the delay in reopening WA lost the airline $60 million.
Rebecca Le May
Despite losing $22 billion in revenue due to the pandemic Qantas is upbeat
A raft of additional flights between Perth and the eastern states have been added in response to the re-opening of the State early next month.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce has renewed his attack on Mark McGowan, this time likening WA’s Freedom Day on March 3 to the reunification of Korea.
Perth Airport has claimed victory in a landmark ruling over its long-running and complex battle with Qantas about charges and asset valuations.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has ramped up his increasingly bitter feud with Premier Mark McGowan over the decision to delay the reopening of WA’s border, likening the State to North Korea.
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