Articles tagged “qantas”

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Brian Sumers, Skift

Aviation nerds surely will be upset Qantas is retiring its Boeing 747s. The aircraft has been the world's most iconic jet for decades, but times change, and airlines now prefer smaller, more fuel efficient twin-engined jets. Sadly only a few airlines — British Airways, Lufthansa, Korean Air and Air China — seem committed to the aircraft beyond 2020.

4 weeks ago

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

David Fickling, Bloomberg

What's most remarkable about the lack of gender diversity among airline pilots is how persistent it has been. Despite plenty of talk about attracting more women into the role, they are still a tiny minority. Airlines need to do much more.

1 month ago

Qantas Sells Catering Division to Focus on Premium Long-Haul Business

Qantas Sells Catering Division to Focus on Premium Long-Haul Business

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas continues its history of selling off non-core assets to finance its lounges and new ultra-long-haul routes. Given the high costs of its new strategy, the savings from outsourcing its catering operation will come in handy.

2 months ago

5 Ways to Humanize the Next Big Thing in Aviation — Super-Long Flights

5 Ways to Humanize the Next Big Thing in Aviation — Super-Long Flights

Colin Nagy, Skift

As flights tip over the 17-hour mark, airlines need to be thinking about ways to raise the level of civility on these uncomfortable trips.

2 months ago

Why Qantas Flies a Nonstop Every Day Between New York and Los Angeles

Why Qantas Flies a Nonstop Every Day Between New York and Los Angeles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Tag flights — when an airline lands in one international city and then almost immediately takes off for another — are disappearing from aviation as more airlines launch ultra-long-haul nonstops that make the stop unnecessary. But Qantas will probably keep its Los Angeles-New York nonstop for awhile.

2 months ago

DOT Slaps Qantas for Violating Obscure U.S. Law

DOT Slaps Qantas for Violating Obscure U.S. Law

Brian Sumers, Skift

The fine here is miniscule. But the issues are interesting. Qantas has the right to fly between New York and Los Angeles, and it does so every day. But it can only carry a small subset of passengers.

2 months ago

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Just after this story was written, Qantas rival Air New Zealand announced a new nonstop from Auckland to Chicago. Air New Zealand's main hub in Auckland is closer to Chicago than Qantas' Sydney base, so Air New Zealand has an advantage. But Qantas can probably make Brisbane-Chicago work.

2 months ago

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Early bookings from business travelers have been strong for Qantas' direct flights to London, but it is a highly competitive market so the real test will be after the initial hype wears off. The jury is still out on whether the airline can make this route profitable.

2 months ago

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Qantas' new 17-hour direct route may help it grab more market share. The new route signals a broader trend among Asia-Pacific airlines tapping next-generation aircraft to power ultra-long-distance flights.

2 months ago

Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage

Qantas Takes Steps to Overcome Pilot Shortage

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas' new pilot academy may address the airline’s needs, but won’t solve an imbalance which has already seen regional Australian airlines cancel and reschedule services. Meanwhile, the government has bowed to pressure and will again grant temporary visas to pilots after scrapping them last year.

3 months ago

American Airlines and Qantas Try For a Joint Venture Again

American Airlines and Qantas Try For a Joint Venture Again

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In 2016, U.S. regulators found that a proposal to coordinate routes and airfares between Qantas and American would hurt competition. But the two airlines have resubmitted their bid in the understandable hope that President Donald Trump's administration will be more amenable to the partnership than the previous administration was.

3 months ago

Qantas Is Opening a Training School to Deal With Pilot Shortage

Qantas Is Opening a Training School to Deal With Pilot Shortage

Angus Whitley , Bloomberg

Airlines are finally realizing that to cope with the global pilot shortage they are going to have to do more training themselves.

3 months ago