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 […]

DOT Fines Qantas $90,000 for Not Informing Passengers they Could Leave Delayed Aircraft

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that Qantas Airways, an airline based in Australia, violated federal rules last March by not informing passengers on a delayed aircraft at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that they had the opportunity to leave the plane as it sat at the gate for an extended period of time […]