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Qantas picks Darwin as temporary stopover for London flights

Qantas confirmed that it has chosen the northern Australian city of Darwin as the stopover point for flights to London when international flights out of the country resume in November. The carrier says an agreement has been reached with Darwin Airport and the Northern...

Qantas slashes workforce by 16.000 – A380s are stored

Qantas will reduce costs in the next three years by $15 billion, including the reduction of 6.000 jobs and parking of some 100 aircraft for the coming twelve months. All twelve Airbus A380s will enter deep storage until at least mid-2023, the airline announced on June...

Why the A350-1000 is a better fit for Qantas

So Qantas has made up its mind: it has selected the Airbus A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft to operate the ultra-long services from ‘Down Under’ to the US and Europe over Boeing’s offering, the 777X. What has made the difference? Of course, we don’t have access to...

Sunset for Project Sunrise?

News from Sydney today reports that Qantas is going to put a hold on their Project Sunrise.  The report states: "Qantas has rejected Airbus and Boeing’s proposals for new aircraft that can fly non-stop from Sydney and Melbourne to New York and London, saying they need...
Qantas selects A321XLR

Qantas selects A321XLR

Qantas has chosen the Airbus A321XLR to play a major role on its future domestic and Australia/Asia network. The...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...