Moody's: Qantas credit raiting down to junk

2014-01-09 12:06

Australian carrier Qantas is facing some of its toughest-ever challenges after Moody's downgraded its credit rating to junk.

Foreign ownership flagged for Qantas

2013-11-28 10:01

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has raised the prospect of allowing majority foreign ownership of national carrier Qantas.

Qantas back into black with modest profit

2013-08-29 08:37

Australian flag carrier Qantas has bounced back into the black as cost-cutting and its alliance with Emirates helped slash losses at its international arm.

Man tries to break into cockpit

2013-07-05 12:06

Australian police said they restrained a man as he tried to break into the cockpit of a commercial Qantas flight en route to the Philippines.

Qantas profit up on Dreamliner cashback

2013-02-21 11:31

Australia's Qantas has banked compensation from Boeing for Dreamliner delays and slashed international losses reporting a surge in six-month net profit.

Slithery stowaway shocks passengers

2013-01-11 09:06

Passengers on a flight from Australia to Papua New Guinea have been shocked to look out their cabin windows to find a huge snake on the wing of the plane.

Qantas pins hopes on Emirates deal

2012-09-08 15:02

Embattled Australian carrier Qantas says it expects its lagging international business to break even again from 2014 after a tie-up with Emirates.

Qantas in major alliance with Emirates

2012-09-06 06:52

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas has announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai.

Australian CEOs sacrifice bonuses

2012-08-23 07:59

Australian bosses, including Qantas's Alan Joyce, are forgoing bonuses this year as tough new laws on executive pay give more power to shareholders to sack them.

Qantas pilot attempts to fly drunk

2012-08-06 09:01

A Qantas Airways pilot has failed an alcohol test after being removed from the controls of a flight just minutes before take-off over concerns she had been drinking, say officials.

Woman ordered to pay cost of turning plane

2012-06-05 11:26

A woman who punched a passenger and flight crew during a drunken air rage incident has been ordered by a court to pay the airline the cost of turning around.

'Fatigue fracture' caused Qantas blast

2012-04-16 11:01

The engine failure that a Qantas jet experienced at 25 000 feet while carrying 231 passengers and crew in 2010 was due to the fatigue fracture of a turbine blade, an inquiry has found.

Woman finds maggots in Qantas snack

2012-04-02 11:02

An Australian woman has told of her horror at discovering live maggots in a snack she was eating while on an international Qantas flight.

Qantas to slash jobs, cut costs

2012-02-16 07:51

Embattled Australian carrier Qantas says it will chop at least 500 jobs, cut costs and close two routes after posting an 83% slump in first-half net profits.

Airbus 'screwed up' on A380 wings - CEO

2012-02-13 12:02

Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders has vowed that the company will quickly fix tiny cracks detected on the wings of its flagship A380 super jumbo, admitting "we screwed that up".

Qantas chief slams pro-Australia laws

2012-02-06 08:44

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce warns the airline would be forced to slash services and expressed concern for its future if proposed laws strengthening its ties to Australia went ahead.

More examples of A380 cracks

2012-01-31 09:47

Singapore Airlines says it has found examples of recently identified wing cracks in all six of the Airbus A380s on which it carried out mandatory inspections.

Qantas trials inflight internet access

2011-12-16 17:00

Australian flag carrier Qantas says customers will be able to access the internet inflight on certain services using their personal electronic devices.

Grounding hurts Qantas profit

2011-11-28 08:00

Qantas says the shock grounding of its fleet cost AU$194m, amid reports it is poised to shelve plans for a joint venture premium airline in Asia.

Qantas gives away free tickets

2011-11-06 08:54

Embattled Australian airline Qantas has said it will splurge millions on free air tickets in a bid to win back passengers after the shock two-day grounding of its global fleet.

Qantas: Fallout escalates

2011-11-01 14:05

Qantas services have returned to normal after days of chaos, as the airline begins the difficult task of winning back the hearts and minds of passengers and mollifying a furious government.

Qantas flights set to resume

2011-10-31 07:53

Qantas is set to resume passenger flights, after mediators ordered an end to a destructive industrial dispute that grounded its entire fleet.

Qantas stuns with high-stakes gambit

2011-10-30 11:40

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's move to ground the airline's global fleet over labour unrest is his biggest gamble yet and has angered unions, passengers and the Australian government.

Gillard demands end to Qantas strike

2011-10-29 16:29

The Australian government has asked the industrial regulator to have Qantas strike action terminated because it threatened the economy.

Qantas grounds its entire fleet

2011-10-29 09:10

Australian airline Qantas has taken the "unbelievable" step of grounding all its domestic and international aircraft indefinitely as part of an industrial dispute.


Qantas downgraded to 'junk' status

2013-12-06 11:19

Embattled carrier Qantas' credit rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor's to "junk" status after the airline issued a shock profit warning and slashed jobs.

Qantas, Virgin row turns ugly

2013-11-20 14:08

Virgin Australia chief John Borghetti has lashed out at allegations made by Qantas in an escalating row over foreign ownership.

Etihad eyes long game in Australia

2013-07-17 10:22

Etihad Airways chief James Hogan says the carrier is in Australia for the long-term game, amid speculation that it was behind a flurry of Virgin share purchases.

Qantas, Emirates tie-up takes off

2013-01-17 08:03

Australia's competition watchdog has given Qantas and Emirates Airlines permission to launch their global alliance although final approval is still pending.

Qantas axes another 400 staff

2012-11-08 07:08

Australian flag carrier Qantas is slashing of 400 more jobs to achieve savings under heavy competition, fuel costs and the strong Australian dollar.

Qantas in major alliance with Emirates

2012-09-06 08:11

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas has announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai from Singapore.

Qantas cancels $8.5bn Boeing orders

2012-08-23 09:52

Embattled Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has cancelled orders for 35 Boeing 787 aircraft to cut costs after posting a steep full-year net loss.

Qantas probes mid-air engine malfunction

2012-08-13 10:01

Australian carrier Qantas Airways says it is investigating after an Airbus jet carrying 254 passengers suffered an engine problem over Perth.

Etihad chief blasts Qantas tactics

2012-07-20 08:32

Etihad Airways chief James Hogan has pledged the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will never seek control of Virgin Australia and hit out at Qantas's tactics to undermine his airline.

Qantas calls for 2nd Sydney airport

2012-04-23 12:01

Qantas chief Alan Joyce says bottlenecks at Sydney airport are unsustainable and called for a second hub in the city before its global reputation is damaged.

Qantas makes 1st biofuel flight in Aus

2012-04-13 12:20

Australia's Qantas has launched the nation's first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil, saying it would not survive if it relied solely on traditional jet fuel.

Pipe stress caused A380 diversion

2012-03-13 10:00

An engine oil leak that forced a Qantas jet carrying British actor Stephen Fry to divert to Dubai was caused by pipe stress seen in a number of A380 jets worldwide, say officials.

Qantas grounds spoof Twitter account

2012-02-14 12:43

Australia's Qantas has shut down a parody public relations account for the airline on social media site Twitter, saying it was "causing confusion" for customers.

Qantas grounds A380 over cracks in wings

2012-02-08 10:59

Australia's Qantas Airways says it is temporarily grounding one of its A380 superjumbos after discovering dozens of hairline cracks in its wings during a maintenance inspection.

Qantas plane in 'priority landing'

2012-02-03 08:45

A Qantas aircraft carrying 74 passengers has been forced to make a "priority landing" in Canberra after experiencing engine problems shortly after take-off.

Cracks found in A380 wings

2012-01-06 08:13

Australian carrier Qantas and Singapore Airlines have reassured passengers there is no risk to safety after cracks were found on the wings of several A380 superjumbos, including some in their fleets.

Qantas pushes on with Asian premium airline

2011-12-12 07:54

Qantas boss Alan Joyce is forging ahead with plans for a joint-venture premium airline in Asia and insists damage from grounding the fleet is temporary.

'Epic fail' for Qantas Twitter competition

2011-11-22 14:00

Qantas Airlines has been left red-faced after an ill-timed public relations campaign and Twitter competition backfired, drawing thousands of angry responses.

Qantas chief set to face inquiry

2011-11-02 09:36

Australian police are investigating an alleged sabotage of a Qantas plane, as the airline's chief was called to explain to parliament why he grounded the strike-hit carrier.

Qantas resumes flights after labour row

2011-10-31 09:37

Australia’s Qantas has re-launched passenger flights after a tribunal ordered an end to a destructive industrial dispute that grounded its fleet and sparked passenger and political fury.

Qantas planes to fly again

2011-10-30 20:03

Qantas planes are set to fly again after Australia's workplace mediator ordered an end to a bitter industrial dispute that saw the carrier ground its entire fleet.

Qantas strike may impact SAA

2011-10-30 11:00

Australian airline Qantas has grounded all flights until further notice, due to a protracted labour dispute in a move which may impact SA Airways, according to a report.

Qantas shutdown 'catastrophic' for Aus

2011-10-29 14:44

A decision by Qantas to shut down all flights during an industrial dispute with employees will be catastrophic for Australia's tourism sector, industry bodies say.

Qantas braces for turbulent showdown

2011-10-28 08:10

Top brass and staff of beleaguered airline Qantas are on course for a stormy public confrontation, as a fresh strike wreaks havoc for up to 10 000 passengers.

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