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Australian flyer Qantas hit by bird strike

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 3:00 am

Qantas jumbo jet returns to Sydney due to fault

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 6:54 am

Qantas keeps A380s grounded over engine ‘anomalies’

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 3:20 am

Qantas drama: Lufthansa has no plans to ground A380 jets

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

Qantas A380: French experts say fault at rear of engine

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

Qantas says ‘too early’ to speculate over superjumbo drama

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:52 am

Australia’s Qantas lets passengers delay flights to Thailand

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

SYDNEY, May 18, 2010 (AFP) – Australia’s Qantas Airways on Tuesday let passengers delay trips to Thailand or bypass the country without penalty as deadly violence escalates in the capital Bangkok.

The airline made the offer “due to continued civil unrest/political tensions in Thailand”, a statement on its website ( said.

Armed soldiers stand behind barbed wire after they restricted access to an area on the fringes of the anti-government protest site in downtown Bangkok on May 18, 2010. AFP photo

Passengers who have already bought tickets can defer trips in and out of the country, bypass Thailand as a stopover port and even change destinations at no extra charge, Qantas said.

Thirty-eight people have been killed and 279 wounded over the past five days as political clashes turn parts of central Bangkok into a war zone.

Source: SGGP

Qantas extends Europe flights black-out

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

SYDNEY, April 18, 2010 (AFP) – Australia’s Qantas Airways Sunday said flights to Europe would be cancelled for a third day and warned that chaos caused by a volcanic ash cloud was set to continue.

“Any passenger that is through booked to Europe on Sunday — their flights are cancelled,” a Qantas spokeswoman said. “This is looking like it’s going to go on for several days.

“We do not recommend that they go in to Asia and try to wait it out there as it’s still uncertain as to when the European air space is going to open.”

Qantas estimates at least 9,000 of its passengers have been affected by the freak Icelandic ash cloud, which has paralysed air travel in northern Europe, and has warned the disruption could last a week.

Source: SGGP

Qantas to begin restoring flights dumped in financial crisis

In World on December 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm

SYDNEY, Dec 21, 2009 (AFP) – Australian airline Qantas on Monday said it would begin increasing its domestic flight capacity to meet improving demand, restoring services cut during the economic downturn.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline would add more than 340,000 seats starting in March on routes including Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville, Perth, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Adelaide and Brisbane.

“We are seeing some improvements in domestic demand and so the time is right to begin restoring capacity to ensure we are well placed to meet that demand,” Joyce said.

“The changes will see the addition of a total 19 return services across selected routes, while capacity will be restored on others by upgrading from Boeing 737 to larger Boeing 767 aircraft.”

Qantas slashed capacity in 2008 as a result of soaring fuel prices and dampened passenger demand.

The airline cut capacity by five percent in May of that year, later further reducing capacity by the equivalent of grounding 10 aircraft to cope with the slump in passenger demand caused by the global financial slowdown.

“We will continue to monitor demand with a view to restoring further capacity at the appropriate time,” Joyce added.

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Qantas to lift stake in Jetstar Pacific to 30 percent

In Vietnam Travel on October 18, 2009 at 3:03 am

Qantas to lift stake in Jetstar Pacific to 30 percent

QĐND – Saturday, October 17, 2009, 19:24 (GMT+7)

Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. plans to increase its stake in budget airline Jetstar Pacific from 27 to 30 percent next year, a local newswire VietNamNet reported this week.

The group, which held 18 percent of the airline a year ago, raised its holding in Jetstar Pacific to 27 percent in August this year, according to Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon Online (Saigon Economic Times Online).

Qantas became a strategic partner of the government’s State Capital Investment Corporation in April 2007 after a US$50 million deal for a 30 percent stake in Vietnam’s second largest airline.

The airline enjoys an average seat occupancy of 85 percent. It carried one million passengers in the first half of this year, up 30 percent from the same period in 2008.

Jetstar Pacific operates 42 domestic flights per day on seven major routes, including HCMC-Hanoi, and from these two cities to Danang, Vinh, Hue, Haiphong and Nha Trang and vice versa.

Source: Agencies

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