Articles tagged “qantas”

Qantas Fuels Boeing-Airbus Rivalry for World’s Longest Flight

Qantas Fuels Boeing-Airbus Rivalry for World’s Longest Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

It's normal to pit Boeing against Airbus for the best deal, and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is hell-bent to squeeze out every dollar to make his planned non-stop Sydney to New York and London flights profitable.

4 weeks ago

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We can tell you unequivocally that Project Sunrise, as Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describes his plans for direct service to London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Chicago, would not indeed be the "last frontier" of aviation. But it would be a mighty fine step.

1 month ago

Qantas Cancels an Order for More Airbus Superjumbo Planes

Qantas Cancels an Order for More Airbus Superjumbo Planes

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

No one who was paying attention thought Qantas would take these aircraft. This is not a major surprise. But, yes, it is another suggestion the Airbus A380 program may not be around for much longer. The future is long-range, twin-engine jets.

1 month ago

Virgin Australia Appoints Tourism Veteran as New CEO

Virgin Australia Appoints Tourism Veteran as New CEO

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

All eyes are on Virgin Australia’s new CEO, Paul Scurrah, to see if he can stem the losses and lead the airline into profitability. Scurrah inherits a very different airline from the one John Borghetti joined eight years ago, but shareholders are keen to see profits and a return on their investment.

1 month ago

Why Qantas’ Surprise Stake in Alliance Worries Virgin

Why Qantas’ Surprise Stake in Alliance Worries Virgin

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas surprises the market by snaring a fifth of successful charter operator Alliance Airlines. Rival Virgin Australia is particularly worried by the move. Here's why.

2 months ago

The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

Colin Nagy

Hospitality is a creative act and by looking at who is doing things well, the entire industry can take away some necessary inspiration as they begin to execute 2019 plans.

3 months ago

Peloton Vs. SoulCycle: The Battle Heats Up

Peloton Vs. SoulCycle: The Battle Heats Up

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There’s no denying SoulCycle has a huge competitor on its heels. Whether Peloton has surged past the studio-class brand is still unclear. Regardless, SoulCycle needs to find a way to regroup — and fast — if it wants to remain the leader in the stationary cycling space.

3 months ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Experts were tipping a slow-down in travel in Australia due to the falling dollar and rising fuel costs, but the country’s two main airlines are seeing revenue growth, mostly because they have reduced capacity and halted the price war.

5 months ago

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

5 months ago

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

5 months ago

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australia’s airlines are urging the government to rein in the airports, claiming they are abusing their monopoly power to extract unreasonable charges. It’s a tough call for Canberra, which wants to see more investment in airport infrastructure, but doesn’t want to be seen allowing price gouging from some of the most profitable airport operators in the world.

6 months ago

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas' promotional efforts are in high gear even if its marathon flights are several years away. Movies and other in-flight entertainment won't be enough to while away the seemingly endless hours so perhaps flyers will be able to burn some carbs and flex their abs in a gym onboard.

7 months ago