Qantas announced a new international strategy on Tuesday with the acquisition of up to 110 Airbus A320s to boost its fleet, including its Jetstar Japan -- a new venture with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi -- and a new Asia-based airline.
Crew members piloting a Qantas passenger flight from Thailand to London returned to Bangkok shortly after takeoff early Friday after detecting vibrations and high temperature in one of the aircraft's engines, according to a statement released by the airline.
Some of the world's largest airlines are conducting safety checks after debris fell from the engine of a Qantas Airbus A380 as it flew over Indonesia. Australia's national airline has now grounded its Airbus A380 fleet indefinitely. How serious is the incident -- and what does it mean for the aviation industry?
After part of an engine fell off a Qantas plane in mid-flight Thursday, a passenger shooting a personal video recorded the pilot announcing, calmly, that the flight was experiencing a "technical issue."
Australia's aviation agency launched a review of Qantas Airways' safety standards Sunday after a Manila-bound jetliner spraying hydraulic fuel made the airline's third high-profile emergency landing in eight days
Australian authorities have asked the country's national airline to check every oxygen bottle in its fleet of Boeing 747s after investigators said an exploding cylinder might have ripped a hole in one of the jumbo jets while it was mid-flight.
A failed $9 billion takeover bid in May by a private-equity group for Australian flag carrier Qantas - which would have been the biggest deal in aviation history - seems to have humbled the airline's pugnacious CEO, Geoff Dixon. But Qantas itself is flying higher than ever.
Australian airline Qantas has flagged tougher times ahead, saying the extraordinary cost of jet fuel means it is unlikely to repeat the record net profit of Aust. $763.6 million ($578.5 million) it announced Thursday.
One day after a profit downgrade from its smaller rival Virgin Blue, Australian airline Qantas says it expects its 2005 full year profit will top its record 2004 pre-tax result of Aust. $964.6 million ($733 million).
Australian flag-carrier Qantas has posted a record full-year profit but warns oil prices and global traffic numbers that are still below levels four years ago remain big challenges for the aviation industry.
Australian flag carrier Qantas and Richard Branson's Virgin Group will extend their aerial rivalry to Hong Kong when both start using the city as a transit point on flights between London and Sydney later this year.
Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has lifted interim net profit slightly to Aust. $357.8 million ($283 million) on the back of cost savings, strong domestic demand and a recovery in international travel.