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Australian carrier Qantas slashes international routes 90%

Sydney - Australian airline Qantas announced Tuesday it was slashing its international capacity by 90 percent and domestic flights by 60 percent in a further coronavirus blow to the beleaguered travel industry.

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Sydney - Boeing announced Thursday up to 50 of its popular 737NG planes had been grounded after cracks in them were detected, in another blow to the US aircraft maker following two deadly crashes.

Qantas grounds Boeing 737 plane with crack, inspects others

Sydney - Australian flag carrier Qantas said Thursday it had grounded one Boeing 737NG due to a structural crack, and was urgently inspecting 32 others for the flaw.

Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

Sydney - A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

Perth - The "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records.

Qantas changes website to recognise Chinese territories

Sydney - Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings.

Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

Sydney - Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia told customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 during flights after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Co-pilot pressing wrong number on an iPad led to plane tailstrike

An incident which saw an airplane's tail strike the runway during take-off from Sydney was caused by the co-pilot pressing the wrong number on an iPad screen, according to a report today. He pressed 6 instead of 7 when entering the plane's weight.

Qantas named safest airline in the world

Australia’s national carrier Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline, following a year in aviation when fatal incidents jumped beyond the 10-year average figures.

Australia's Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Sydney - Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash.

Australia lower house hurdle unlikely to aid ailing Qantas

Sydney - A bill to repeal foreign ownership restrictions on Australian carrier Qantas passed the lower house of parliament on Thursday, but it faces defeat in the Senate with the Labor opposition fearing jobs will go offshore.Qantas has been lobbying for govern...

Australia says no blank cheques for Qantas

Sydney - The Australian government insisted Tuesday there would be "no blank cheques" to bail out national carrier Qantas which admitted a plan to repeal legislation restricting foreign ownership was destined to fail.The cabinet of conservative Prime Minister T...

Australia seeks to relax Qantas Sale Act

Sydney - Australia's government will try to repeal legislation which restricts foreign ownership in the struggling national carrier Qantas, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

Qantas chief says airline survival in national interest

Sydney - Qantas chief Alan Joyce said Friday the Australian airline's survival was in the national interest as he held crisis talks with unions and stepped up pressure on the government to help stem massive losses.After a round of breakfast interviews in the wa...

In nosedive, Qantas CEO Joyce may find path to safety

Whether through error or circumstance, Qantas Airways Ltd's <QAN.AX> spectacular fall from grace is giving chief executive Alan Joyce his best chance of steering the airline toward long-term salvati...

Op-Ed: Qantas- How not to run an airline

Sydney - Qantas may be the safest airline in the world for passengers, but it’s arguably one of the most dangerous for investors. In the last five years, Australia’s national airline has crashed and burned investors many times over.

Slashing jobs and jets, Qantas makes plea for state aid

Qantas Airways Ltd <QAN.AX> is axing 15 percent of its workforce, slashing spending and selling gas-guzzling older planes after stiff competition at home and overseas pushed the Au...

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Sydney - Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday said it will axe 5,000 jobs in a major shake-up after a first-half net loss of Aus$235 million (US$210 million), warning of more pain ahead.The airline, battling record fuel costs and fierce competition ...

Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Sydney - Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday said it will axe 5,000 jobs in a major restructure after posting a first-half net loss of Aus$235 million (US$210 million).The airline, battling record fuel costs and fierce competition from subsidised r...

Qantas may cut 5,000 jobs

Sydney - Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Tuesday said it was committed to slashing costs by Aus$2 billion (US$1.8 billion) but refused to confirm or deny a report that it will axe 5,000 jobs.The airline has been battling record fuel costs and fierce com...

Branson sounds warning over Qantas intervention

Sydney - British tycoon Richard Branson sounded a warning in full-page newspaper ads Sunday about possible Australian government help for national carrier Qantas, urging business to "think twice" about investing in the country.Branson, whose Virgin Australia ca...

Australian PM says no handouts for struggling Qantas

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday said there will be no taxpayer handouts for struggling national carrier Qantas, but flagged support for lifting foreign ownership restrictions on the airline.Qantas has been lobbying the government to eas...

Crocodile escapes on Qantas flight

Melbourne - Baggage handlers on a Qantas flight had a nasty surprise when they discovered a live crocodile at large in the cargo hold.

Qantas' pilot suspected of drinking alcohol forced out of cockpit

A Qantas captain was forced to give up the controls of a passenger jet because the cabin crew suspected her of drinking booze before the flight.

Qantas drops BlackBerry for iPhone

Australian airline Qantas has decided to give into their employees' preferences and will replace its BlackBerry fleet with iPhones.

Wing cracks found in three Airbus A380s pose ‘no risk’

Sydney - Cracks found in the wings of three Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, by Qantas and Singapore Air, are of no concern and the two airlines say their planes are safe to fly.

Qantas offers free flights to woo customer loyalty

Sydney - Australian airline Qantas is splurging on 100,000 free tickets at an estimated cost of $20 million, in a desperate bid to woo back disgruntled customers.

Qantas pilots put out cockpit fire in mid-flight emergency

Cairns - Qantas' safety woes continue with a Qantas Airbus flying from the Philippines to Sydney being forced to land at Cairns after two fires broke out in the plane's cockpit.

Woman attracts 1000s of Twitter followers due to The Ashes mix-up

An American woman with the Twitter name “theashes” has been bombarded with messages from cricket fans and gathered nearly 11,000 followers.

Not good news for Qantas fliers or shareholders – another update

Sydney - The Qantas engine drama continues. On Thursday an engine failed, beginning two days of emergency landings for Qantas planes in Singapore. Monday morning in Australia -- minutes ago -- Qantas announced three more engines needing deeper inspection.
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