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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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QantasLink Cabin Refresh

QantasLink has revealed its first upgraded turboprop aircraft to feature the Australian regional carrier’s refreshed cabin. The revamped Bombardier Dash 8-Q300, VH-SCE (c/n 602) Birdsville, was unveiled on June 26 at the company’s maintenance facility at Tamworth Airport, New South

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Tasman Codeshare

Air New Zealand (ANZ) and Qantas have agreed plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that will leverage the strengths of both carriers’ domestic networks. This, the airlines say, will making travelling within Australia and New Zealand much easier for customers. 

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JAL to Add Low-Cost Long-Haul Unit

Japan Airlines (JAL) is establishing a low-cost long-haul carrier at Tokyo/Narita, which is due to start operations before the 2020 summer Olympic Games being held in the Japanese capital. The as-yet unnamed airline will initially use a pair of Boeing

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More 787s for Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed a firm order for six additional Boeing 787-9s for its international network operations. This latest deal will bring the airline’s Dreamliner fleet to 14 by the end of 2020.  The arrival of these new

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Qantas Connects Australia-UK Non-stop

Qantas launched the first ever non-stop flight from Australia to the UK on March 24.  Flight QF9 departed Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday evening, touching down in London at 5am on Sunday morning, covering the 9,000+ miles (15,000km+) in just

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QantasLink Turboprop Revamp

Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink has revealed its 45-strong fleet of Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft will undergo a multi-million-dollar cabin upgrade programme to improve the overall passenger experience. The aircraft’s interiors will be refreshed with new ergonomic seat

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Qantas Unveils Dream Livery

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a special scheme honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VH-ZND (c/n 63390). The stunning design is based on the 1991 painting Yam Dreaming, created by late Northern

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