Articles tagged “qantas”

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Obama Administration's decision to block Qantas' application for antitrust immunity with American came as a surprise to most observers. The Trump administration's Department of Transportation would normally be likely will rule otherwise. But this new administration is unpredictable, so it's hard to say for sure.

3 weeks ago

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Angus Whitley and Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Qantas was in rough shape after the 2008 financial crisis, forcing the carrier to cut unprofitable international routes. But after a three-year turnaround effort led by CEO Alan Joyce, the airline is once again among the world's most profitable. And now it's time to regrow the business by adding new long-haul flights, especially to Asia.

4 weeks ago

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

New technology, new planes are transforming the passenger experience. Still, 17 hours in coach cannot possibly be fun.

2 months ago

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Airlines elsewhere moved a more a la carte model for passengers services years ago, so it never made sense that some airlines in Asia held out. That's beginning to change, though the region's carriers still offer far more perks than the average American airline.

2 months ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

3 months ago

Qantas’ Return to Beijing Follows Surge of Chinese Visitors to Australia

Qantas’ Return to Beijing Follows Surge of Chinese Visitors to Australia

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas will fly daily to Beijing for the first time in years, as Chinese vacationers and business travelers flock to Australia.

4 months ago

Airbnb Teams Up With Qantas for a Major Loyalty Play

Airbnb Teams Up With Qantas for a Major Loyalty Play

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb has made it clear it's not a hotel company in the traditional sense, but with its latest loyalty play, it appears to be taking its lead from hotel-airline partnerships. Which makes us wonder: Will it eventually launch its own loyalty program in the not-so-distant future? Are other airline partnerships in other global regions also in the works now that they've already formed deals in Australia and the U.S.?

5 months ago

Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier

Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier

Brian Sumers, Skift

What Jetstar Group has done is nearly impossible. It has taken five different airlines in five countries, most with different investors, and operating them as one brand. So far, it's worked out pretty well.

5 months ago

With Jetstar Group, Qantas Succeeds Where Other Big Airlines Have Failed

With Jetstar Group, Qantas Succeeds Where Other Big Airlines Have Failed

Brian Sumers, Skift

Qantas is finally seeing some improvement from its Jetstar brands. But will the discount airlines be able to sustain their success?

6 months ago

Qantas is Finally Making Money and Now Investors Want Their Share

Qantas is Finally Making Money and Now Investors Want Their Share

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

It's the same story all over the world. Investors, focused on short-term returns, crave dividends on their airline stocks.

6 months ago

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airline competition is evolving from lounges to loungewear in the front of the plane. Hey, if they have lie-flat seats on long-haul flights, then frequent flyers might as well walk the aisles and sleep in style.

6 months ago

Qantas Has Eight More A380s On Order, But has Little Use for Them

Qantas Has Eight More A380s On Order, But has Little Use for Them

Andrea Rothman and Angus Whitley , Bloomberg

For any airline not called Emirates, A380s work best for the biggest cities, such as London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai. For most other places, they have too many seats.

7 months ago