Tag: Qantas

Qantas to operate ‘Project Sunrise’ research flights – direct New York and London to Australia

Qantas has announced three ultra-long-haul research flights to gather new data about in-flight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three flights […]

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Travelport and Qantas pioneer NDC era for Asia-Pacific region

As the next step in its continuing support for Qantas’ New Distribution Capability, including the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP), Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, has begun handling its first bookings with Qantas using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. The bookings are being made through Travelport Smartpoint in a live production […]

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Qantas launches direct flight from Sydney to Osaka

Qantas has launched the first direct flight from Sydney to Osaka to capitalise on the booming tourism market between Australia and Japan. The move is aimed at attracting Japanese tourists seeking southern sun and Australians seeking the winter slopes. The flights would operate between December 14 and March 24 and would use its upgraded two-class […]

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Qantas to begin non-stop flight service between Australia & UK in 2018

Travellers would be able to fly direct between Australia and the UK for the first time in 2018, with the launch of Qantas’ new non-stop Perth-London service. The new 14,498km route, which would be operated using the airline’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, is set to begin its operation in March 2018 and would […]

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Qantas unveils an update of its iconic Kangaroo logo

Qantas has unveiled an update to its iconic Kangaroo logo as part of preparation for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner entering its fleet. This is only the fifth time that the red-and-white image on the tail of Qantas aircraft has been updated since its introduction in 1944. The last update was in 2007 to coincide with […]

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Qantas unveils next generation cabins for 787 Dreamliner

Qantas has unveiled the cabin designs onboard its flagship 787-9 Dreamliner, which is expected to arrive in a year’s time. The Qantas Dreamliner would seat 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins in a layout designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances the 787-9 is expected to fly. The Business Suite is […]

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Qantas named the World’s Safest Airline by AirlineRatings.com

The safety and product rating website, AirlineRatings.com has announced its top 20 safest airlines for 2016, out of the 407 airlines it monitors. Australia’s Qantas, which has a fatality free record in the jet era, came on top of the list for the third year running. Making up the top 20 in alphabetical order are: […]

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Qantas unveils second film series under Feels Like Home brand campaign

Qantas launched the second series of films in its ‘Feels Like Home’ brand campaign. The series builds further on the first series launched in November 2014 and the simple concept of what the national carrier has been doing for almost 100 years, bringing people home. The new films will be released to Qantas Frequent Flyer […]

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Qantas undertakes initiative to champion young indigenous leaders

Qantas, with its Ambassador Hugh Jackman, announced a new grants initiative with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) that will empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be leaders in their communities. The initiative will be funded by a $1.4 million donation from the Qantas Foundation and help IMF graduates, known as Frontrunners, further […]

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Qantas announces Hugh Jackman as Global Ambassador

Qantas and Hugh Jackman have sealed a new partnership, announcing the actor as the Global Ambassador for the airline. He will also work with them on diverse community based projects to create opportunities for Australians to learn, work and travel to the U.S. to reach their potential. One of Australia’s most successful and highly regarded […]

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