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Qantas says international flights not to resume before July 2021

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In a press statement on Qantas Group's full-year 2020 financial results (read below), the airline said that it is not likely to resume international...

Qantas says goodbye to the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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On Wednesday 22 July 2020, Qantas marked the end of an era as the Australian airline said goodbye to the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The...

Qantas to give final 747 Jumbo Jet a farewell fit for a Queen in Australia

Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the...

Massive cost saving measures at Qantas; airline axes 6,000 jobs and grounds 100 aircraft

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Qantas Group today introduced a three-year strategy to guide recovery and return to growth in a changed post-coronavirus market. The company will reduce its...

Qantas retires the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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Qantas last ever 747 flight landed in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on Sunday 29 March 2020, with the fleet being retired immediately, instead of...

[Coronavirus] Qantas and Jetstar to suspend scheduled international flights from late March

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The Qantas Group has outlined the customer and employee impact of a huge drop in travel demand triggered by the public health response to...

[Coronavirus] Qantas Group reduces capacity by 25% – grounds eight Airbus A380’s

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The Qantas Group has announced further cuts to its international flying, reducing capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months. The airline...

QantasLink Fokker 100 overruns runway at Newman Airport, Australia

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On 9 January, a QantasLink Fokker 100 (VH-NHY) operated domestic flight QF2650 between Perth and Newman Airport. During landing in heavy rain, however, the...

Qantas Airbus A330 returns to Sydney, Australia after cabin fills with smoke and fumes

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On 15 December, a Qantas Airbus A330 (VH-EBC) operated domestic flight QF575 between Sydney and Perth, Australia. The aircraft safely departed Sydney Airport, but...

Qantas selects Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise

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QANTAS UPDATE ON PROJECT SUNRISE Airbus A350 selected as preferred aircraft (no order placed) Deadline for confirming delivery slots extended by one month Regulatory...

Air France-KLM Group steps up cooperation with Qantas Group

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Air France, KLM and Qantas enhance collaboration and joint frequent flyer proposition New travel options to Southeast Asian and Australian destinations via additional...

Qantas Centenary celebrations take off as direct London-Sydney research flight lands

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Project Sunrise research flight direct from London to Sydney lands after 19 hours and 19 minutes Qantas announces Centenary program to celebrate 100 years...

Qantas operates second ultra long-haul research flight, this time between London Heathrow and Sydney, Australia

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This morning, a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (VH-ZNJ) departed London Heathrow, United Kingdom for a 17,750km journey (over 19 and a half hours) towards...

Fifty Boeing 737 NG aircraft grounded with potential structural defects

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For safety reasons, up to 50 Boeing 737 NG (Next Generation) aircraft are kept on the ground because of the possibility of cracks on...

Qantas ready to operate first Project Sunrise test flight

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On Friday 18 October 2019, Qantas will operate its first Project Sunrise test flight from New York to Sydney. The Australian airline will operate a...

Qantas’ newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolls out of the paint shop in special “Centenary livery”

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On 15 October, Qantas’ newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VH-ZNJ) rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory in Washington State, wearing a special...

First of Qantas’ upgraded Airbus A380 aircraft takes to the skies

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The first of Qantas’ upgraded A380s welcomed its first passengers today, delivering a new level of comfort for customers travelling on the national carrier’s...

Qantas De Havilland Dash 8-400 returns to Canberra, Australia after tire issue

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On 11 September, a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (VH-QOI) operated domestic flight QF1420 between Canberra and Sydney, Australia. During take-off, part of the...

Qantas Airbus A330 bird strike on take-off at Perth Airport, airline immediately starts passenger care

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On 6 September, a Qantas Airbus A330 (VH-EBE) was scheduled to fly QF772 from Perth to Melbourne, Australia. During take-off, the outside casing of...

Qantas to operate “Project Sunrise” research flights by flying direct New York and London to Australia

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Re-purposed 787-9 delivery flights scheduled for October, November and December On-board research to test ways of improving wellbeing on ultra long-haul flights Made...