Articles tagged “qantas”

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When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, Qantas has a competitor with a well-known name — Virgin Australia. But that brand is not what it once was, and more importantly, the airline is suffering. Qantas nearly has a monopoly in the domestic market, which is great for its shareholders. But how long will it last?

8 months ago

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Announcing record profit should please investors, right? Well, yes, but they've always got an eye on the future, and with fuel prices rising, times are going to get tougher for airlines like Qantas.

8 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

8 months ago

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines take marketing and public relations as seriously as Qantas. The airline should be commended for its efforts to persuade passengers they want to spend 17 hours on a plane, when they have other options.

9 months ago

Qantas Hired This Professor to Help Flyers Beat Jet Lag

Qantas Hired This Professor to Help Flyers Beat Jet Lag

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers can leverage effective strategies to limit jet lag. There's only one problem. Most people lack the willpower to follow advice from the scientific community. That hasn't stopped Qantas, which hired a specialist to help.

9 months ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

11 months ago

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul routes are expensive to operate for many reasons, and with no layover, it hurts that the aircraft must carry every bit of fuel from first take-off.

11 months ago

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Until Air France-KLM implements a long-term cohesive strategy, it probably will keep falling behind its main competitors, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group. But unless the macroeconomic environment changes, it should be OK. Even with rising fuel prices, now is a good time to be in the airline business.

11 months ago

Behind the Hype of Qantas’ Grand Plans to Fly Nonstop to London and New York

Behind the Hype of Qantas’ Grand Plans to Fly Nonstop to London and New York

Brian Sumers, Skift

You have to give Qantas some credit for its public relations strategy. It will be at least four years before the airline launches "hub-busting" flights to New York or London from Sydney but the airline already has almost everyone in the airline industry talking about its plans.

11 months ago

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.

12 months 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 year 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.

1 year ago