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Will Elon Musk’s BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Will Elon Musk’s BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Ben Sandilands September 29, 2017 27 Comments

Mars by spaceliner by 2022, Sydney or Melbourne non-stop to London in less than an hour. SpaceX reveals its new aspirations

Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Ben Sandilands August 31, 2017 50 Comments

Make no mistake, Qantas is making it clear it is in a new battle with the rise of Singapore Airlines and its Changi hub

Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Qantas scores 2nd highest profit, announces A380 upgrades and more

Ben Sandilands August 25, 2017 13 Comments

Despite a profit dip Qantas has a lot of good news to deliver this morning

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Ben Sandilands January 27, 2017 30 Comments

Qantas wants a big jet to do do what no jets can do so far, but will Airbus or Boeing take the bait?

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it’s OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it’s OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Ben Sandilands January 25, 2017 4 Comments

Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

Ben Sandilands August 24, 2016 22 Comments

Dividend drought ends with 7 cents share payout, staff get $3000 bonuses, group makes record profits across major operating segments

Qantas AGM likely to focus on future rather than past

Qantas AGM likely to focus on future rather than past

Ben Sandilands October 23, 2015 19 Comments

If as Senator Nick Xenophon reminded us in this Fairfax opinion piece, Qantas had successfully extracted a $3 billion unsecured loan from the Abbott Government early in 2014, there would have been some dramatic consequences.

Qantas: Low seat count for 787s, high expectations for Jetstar

Qantas: Low seat count for 787s, high expectations for Jetstar

Ben Sandilands August 20, 2015 13 Comments

Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce says Jetstar will not open new ventures until it is satisfied with the profitability of the three Asia based franchises in Singapore, Vietnam and Japan but sees a strong future for the brand.

Qantas is in the money, but what might it do with it?

Qantas is in the money, but what might it do with it?

Ben Sandilands July 4, 2015 21 Comments

Qantas has arrived at a place it never foresaw when it asked the Abbott Government for a $3 billion unsecured loan early last year, nor when fuel benchmarks in USD were twice what they have been in recent times.

Qantas to make 5% bonus payment to those on pay freeze deals

Qantas to make 5% bonus payment to those on pay freeze deals

Ben Sandilands July 3, 2015 1 Comment

Qantas is ‘in the money’ and has announced that a one-off bonus payment will be made to all employees covered by an 18-month wage freeze policy as part of their collective agreement after it announces in August this financial year’s profit results. 

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

Ben Sandilands June 26, 2015 21 Comments

After years of sometimes bombastic rhetoric about how Qantas would control its Jetstar franchises in Asia through what would have been puppet managements the prolonged efforts to set up a Jetstar Hong Kong operation have been rejected by its authorities.

Jetstar’s Hong Kong carrier refused permission to operate

Jetstar’s Hong Kong carrier refused permission to operate

Ben Sandilands June 25, 2015 10 Comments

Jetstar’s application to operate a Hong Kong subsidiary has been rejected by Hong Kong’s Air Transport Licensing Authority. It’s a serious blow to Qantas’s significant investments in setting up a network of low cost trans border Jetstar franchises in Asia.

Qantas moves to silence book called <em>Fighting Words</em>

Qantas moves to silence book called Fighting Words

Ben Sandilands June 24, 2015 5 Comments

It’s reasonable to say there wouldn’t be a ‘real’ reporter who doesn’t want to read Fighting Words a new book by Lucinda Holdforth the long-time speechwriter for the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce.

‘Propstar’ confirmed: Five Jetstar Q300s for NZ regional flights

‘Propstar’ confirmed: Five Jetstar Q300s for NZ regional flights

Ben Sandilands June 18, 2015 7 Comments

It’s official. As reported earlier, Jetstar is launching a turbo-prop operation in New Zealand to take on routes where the Air NZ presence is either vulnerable or overpriced.

Where did Qantas levy-workers-for-future-strikes idea come from?

Where did Qantas levy-workers-for-future-strikes idea come from?

Ben Sandilands March 29, 2015 17 Comments

Had it not been for Germanwings the story of the last week would have been Qantas seeking powers to dock employee pay for articulating naughty thoughts about going on strike at a future date.

Qantas beats consensus with strong profit rebound but no dividend

Qantas beats consensus with strong profit rebound but no dividend

Ben Sandilands February 26, 2015 14 Comments

Qantas has posted an underlying profit before tax of $367 million for its first half results to 31 December, beating expectations of between $300-350 million but the dividend drought continues.

Grounded: How Qantas CEO Joyce pulled it down with a txt

Grounded: How Qantas CEO Joyce pulled it down with a txt

Ben Sandilands January 24, 2015 87 Comments

SMH business journalist Matt O’Sullivan’s new book Mayday about the ideological and egotistical struggles over the future of Qantas reveals much about the planning Qantas CEO Alan Joyce put into his October 2011 ambush grounding of the airline.

Qantas hasn’t addressed the Joyce failures

Qantas hasn’t addressed the Joyce failures

Ben Sandilands December 13, 2014 45 Comments

Opinion The essential problem holding back Qantas from capitalising on good fortune with fuel and capacity restraint, and a rediscovered focus on its full service operations, is Jetstar and the group CEO Alan Joyce.