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QANTAS First Class service to Asia resumes

Mar 03, 2018 No Comments by

After an almost five year hiatus, QANTAS will once again offer a First Class service to Singapore from tomorrow, 04 March 2018 with the resumption of A380 operated flights from Sydney. When the A380 flights to London were re-routed via Dubai as a consequence of the Emirates alliance, it also signaled the end of First […]

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American Airlines and QANTAS file new application with US DOT

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments by

American Airlines and QANTAS have filed a new application with the United States Department of Transport (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business agreement (JBA) for services between North America and Australia/New Zealand. The US DOT in 2016 requested a “show cause order” that rejected the proposed QF-AA agreement. The two carriers subsequently withdrew […]

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QANTAS Emirates Alliance set to be re-authorised for further five years

Feb 16, 2018 No Comments by

The alliance between QANTAS and Emirates, which started in 2013, is likely to be re-authorised for a further five years by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In a media release dated 16 February 2018, the ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherson states “that the alliance is likely to continue to result in a range of […]

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QANTAS releases 787 schedules from Brisbane

Jan 30, 2018 No Comments

QANTAS will inaugurate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner long haul services from 01 September 2018. The carrier’s daily QF15/QF16 Brisbane – Los Angeles flight, presently operated by Boeing 747-400s, will be replaced by the Dreamliner. The 787 will continue from Los Angeles to New York Kennedy Airport as an extension of the QF11/12 flight, also presently operated […]

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QantasLink to operate Airbus A320 aircraft

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments

According to a report in Travel Daily Australia (16 January 2018), QantasLink will add two Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft will be transferred from Jetstar Australia to QantasLink, however in the future they will be sourced from the Jetstar Asia order. The Airbus A320 will be operated and maintained by the QANTAS Group wholly-owned […]

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First QANTAS 787-9 commercial flight set for 01 November 2017

Oct 31, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS has brought forward its first commercial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight. Passengers on the QF481 Melbourne to Perth on 01 November 2017, will be in for a nice treat when their aircraft will the Dreamliner instead of the normally scheduled Airbus A330 aircraft.  The aircraft will overnight in Perth before returning to Melbourne as QF762 […]

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QANTAS will fly Sydney – London via Singapore – suspends Dubai

Aug 31, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the […]

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QANTAS to open Boeing 787-9 base at Brisbane airport

Aug 29, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS has announced it will based four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Brisbane (BNE) airport. The announcement was made today, 29 August 2017, at a media event by presided by QANTAS Group CEO Mr Alan Joyce and Queensland Premier, Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk at Brisbane Airport. The carrier has an initial order of eight 787-9s, with the initial […]

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QANTAS first 787 Dreamline rolls out

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for QANTAS, reg VH-ZNA (C/N 39038 / LN 615), has finally rolled out of Boeing’s Paine Field factory. Images have been taken by Paine Field Aviation photographer Chris Edwards “@woodysaeroimages” showing the aircraft rolling out at approx 2100 Seattle time on 23 August 2017. A series of test flights […]

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines only airline to land during Hong Kong typhoon

Aug 23, 2017 No Comments

Only one aircraft managed to land this morning 23 August 2017 during Hong Kong’s Typhoon Hato. According to an SCMP report, KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s flight KL887, a Boeing 747-406M (Combi) flying from Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), successfully landed during extreme weather conditions. These included winds reaching up to 113 km per hour. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET672 […]

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