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Qantas Reveals Dreamliner Centenary Scheme

As Qantas moves towards its centenary year, the Australian flag carrier has unveiled a special livery on its newest Dreamliner. The aircraft, VH-ZNJ was rolled out the paint shop at Boeing’s Everett facility and will now undergo a series of

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Qantas to Become Airbus A321P2F Launch Operator

Australia Post and Qantas have signed an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcel carriage. The seven-year deal valued at more than AU$1bn, will give access to the flag carrier’s subsidiary, Qantas Freight’s

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Lift Off for American Airlines and Qantas Joint Venture

The United States government has given its formal approval to a joint business agreement between American Airlines (AA) and Qantas. The green light by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) enables the two oneworld carriers to partner more closely on

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Boeing 747 Bows Out Gracefully

The Boeing 747, also affectionately known as the Queen of the Skies, has been an integral part of the Qantas fleet (through several different variants) for almost 50 years. However, as the airline continues to take delivery of its next

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Airlines Instructed to Inspect A380 Wings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released an airworthiness directive (AD) advising six airlines to inspect the wings of early-build Airbus A380s. The regulator states that cracks have been found in the outer rear spars, between wing ribs 33

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Western Sydney Airport Takes Off

Two of Australia’s largest airline groups, the Qantas and Virgin Australia have signed memorandum of understanding to provide insights into the design and planning for the new Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport. The groups will also conduct early

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Qantas and American Joint Venture Within Weeks?

Qantas and American Airlines have said they welcome the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative approval of the carriers’ joint business. If signed off by regulators, the deal will enable much closer commercial integration between the two oneworld airlines, including

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Qantas Launches “Points Plane” to Tokyo for Frequent Flyers

Qantas is to operate a series of flights exclusively available to travellers redeeming frequent flyer miles. An Airbus A380 will operate the inaugural “Points Plane” service from Melbourne/Tullamarine to Tokyo/Narita on 21 October, with frequent flyers able to book one

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Qatar Airways Eyes Alliance Exit

Qatar Airways could withdraw from oneworld as early as next year as tensions continue to simmer with its fellow alliance members. Speaking in New York on October 18, the Doha-based flag carrier’s CEO Akbar Al Baker emphasised the importance of

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Qantas Hints at London Non-stop Ambitions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has made the clearest indication yet that the airline is serious about non-stop travel from Sydney to London. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Joyce said the carrier could place an order for an

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