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Qantas taps into Chinese market with Jetstar Hong Kong deal

MELBOURNE, Australia - Australia's largest airline Qantas and China Eastern Airlines sold a stake of 66 million U.S.

Secrets to winning at social media revealed at eTravel Summit

The disruptive nature of the Internet has changed the game for many travel industry suppliers, who are increasingly using social media, mobile, and email marketing to promote their products and servic

Tourism Australia signs three-year marketing agreement with Etihad Airways

Tourism Australia has signed a three-year marketing agreement with Etihad Airways worth $6 million as the peak body moves to fill the gap created by the loss of funding from Qantas.

Qantas accuses Dixon of sabotage, ditches Tourism Australia

Qantas has accused the head of Tourism Australia of trying to "unravel" the airline's future plans, ending its 40-year partnership with the peak tourist body and suspending a $44 million three-year in

Qantas and Emirates announce new global aviation partnership

SYDNEY, Australia - Qantas and Emirates today announced a new global aviation partnership that will give their customers a seamless Australian and international network, exclusive frequent flyer benef

Etihad and China Southern to increase flights to Queensland

China Southern and Etihad plan to increase flights to Queensland, adding to the pressure on Qantas from foreign airlines targeting Australia because of the strong economy.

Qantas mulls partnership with Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Australia’s biggest carrier Qantas confirmed on Thursday that it’s in talks with Emirates and other airlines for potential alliance to help revive its struggling in

Virgin Australia sends cabin crew to etiquette, posture and language classes

Virgin Australia cabin crew are being ordered to take classes in etiquette, posture and language as part of the company's bid to take on Qantas as the airline of choice for business-class passengers.

Fare war with Virgin Australia takes toll on Qantas’ yield

Qantas has suffered its first monthly decline in yields from both its domestic and international operations in more than two years, in a further sign of the impact of a fare war with Virgin Australia.

Qantas screams bloody murder over Etihad buying into Virgin Australia

Qantas management is warning the carrier could ''go under'' if the state-owned Etihad is allowed to buy enough of a share of Virgin Australia to allow it to start undercutting Qantas on its profitable

Singapore Air and China Southern give Qantas run for its money

Qantas faces twin challenges from Asia this week as Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot launches flights to Sydney and China Southern cranks up its "Canton Route" to London.

The battle for Australian skies intensifies

The battle for Australia's skies intensified yesterday as Qantas shrugged off threats by rival Virgin and announced big capacity increases with more on the way.

Qantas fuels A330 with recycled cooking oil

An Australian airline said Friday it had found a sustainable alternative to aviation fuel that was more economical and efficient and cut an aircraft’s carbon emissions: recycled cooking oil.

Qantas: Decision to ground fleet must remain with airline

Qantas says forcing airlines to submit a safety case to the regulator and the Government prior to grounding its fleet would be impractical and could put passengers at risk.

Qantas ditches plans for ultra-premium Asia airline

Qantas has finally ditched ambitious plans to set up a new ultra-premium airline in Asia - the centrepiece of efforts by the chief executive, Alan Joyce, to revive its international operations - after

Qantas, Virgin battle for Australian skies

The battle for the Australian skies between Virgin and Qantas is shaping as one that demonstrates how the youth and flexibility of the small upstart, Virgin, are worthy adversaries to the flatfootedne

Qantas ordered to inspect A380s wing cracks

Qantas will inspect its fleet of Airbus A380s for cracks on its wings following a European directive, but the engineers' union says it should have happened months ago.

Future Fund chief backs Qantas in dispute with its workforce

The Future Fund chief, David Murray, has backed Qantas in the dispute with its workforce, saying unless companies like the airline tackle entrenched union privilege Australia risks the same fate as Eu

Qantas’ ill-timed Twitter competition backfires

It was meant to create goodwill, but instead Qantas handed disenchanted consumers a stick to beat it with when it launched an ill-timed social media competition yesterday.

Court orders Qantas to end dispute and resume service

Qantas has called off the dramatic grounding of its entire fleet after a tribunal ordered the Australian airline and trade unions to end a dispute that has stranded thousands of passengers.

Qantas labor dispute fallout felt internationally

QANTAS is sending more aircraft maintenance offshore, and has lost a contract to service another airline's jets as the fallout from industrial wrangles are felt internationally.

Australian carriers volunteer to pay carbon tax

Qantas, Virgin Blue and other Australian airlines will voluntarily pay the carbon tax after lobbying to be included in the scheme.

Qantas hit by another strike, cancels flights

Qantas passengers will face major delays today as another strike hits the airline, with aircraft engineers set to walk off the job from 3pm in Sydney.

Qantas and Airbus seal biggest order in Australian aviation history

Qantas and Airbus have finalised a contract for 110 A320 Family aircraft, to help with the airline’s fleet renewal and expansion plans in the coming years.

Qantas publicity stunt backfires

Qantas has been embarrassed by a publicity stunt on Twitter that backfired.

Reaction to Qantas Asian push largely negative

The reaction to Qantas Airways heading down the same path - by setting up new Asian ventures and grabbing a slice of the world's fastest-growing aviation market - has been largely negative.

Qantas reveals plans to expand fleet with A320s

Qantas has selected for the first time Airbus A320 aircraft to launch its new premium airline to service routes to/from Australia and the Asian region.

Middle Eastern, Asian airlines ready for Qantas passengers

Any moves by Qantas to cut international routes or swap to no-frills Jetstar services will lead to Middle Eastern and Asian airlines swooping on its passengers, says Australian aviation veteran and Et

Qantas facing pilot walkouts

Australian carrier Qantas may soon see its pilots walk off the job briefly, which would amount to the first such walkout the airline has seen in more than four decades.

Qantas, JAL to launch low-cost domestic carrier in Japan

The Qantas Group and Japan Airlines are believed to be in advanced talks about starting a low-cost domestic carrier in Japan.