Final farewell to the Qantas Boeing 747-400

Qantas 747 pilots

TODAY is a poignant moment in Australian aviation history – the last flight of Qantas Boeing 747-400 “Jumbo Jet” registered VH-OJA. After 26 years’ service, the aircraft will fly from Sydney to Illawarra and into retirement. It’s significant as the first Boeing 747-400 series flown by Qantas and the first to include the famous “Longreach” […]

Which are the world’s safest airlines?

Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world’s 10 safest airlines. Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot. “Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest — 7.9 years — it has been since the airline was privatized in 1995,” AirlineRatings.com […]

Qantas bring in John Travolta to unveil new “retro” Boeing 737

Qantas John Travolta

QANTAS has named its “retro” Boeing 737 after former chief executive James Strong and celebrated its 94th birthday by bringing in film star John Travolta to officially unveil it in Seattle today. The 1970s livery marks the first time the famous winged kangaroo has been seen on an in-service Qantas plane since 1984. The airline […]

Qantas Airways Cost Cutting Plan Sparks Cut Concerns

Qantas Airways plans to slash the cost base of its ailing international business by nearly one-third over the next three years, in a move that has sparked ­speculation of further capacity cuts and job losses. Qantas chief financial officer Gareth Evans this month revealed “$1 billion or thereabouts” of the company’s ­$2 billion cost savings […]