China warns foreign airlines against referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong as independent territories

China warns foreign airlines against referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong as independent territories

While China has repeatedly claimed the island of Taiwan as part of its own territory, Hong Kong and Macau are regarded as part of the country with a certain degree of autonomy.

May 07, 2018, 21:10 PM IST

New Australian drone laws put passenger jets at risk: Pilots

Commercial pilots have expressed concerns about Australia`s drone laws, saying they raise the risk of fatal collisions between unmanned drones and passenger planes.

Dec 30, 2016, 09:39 AM IST
Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

 Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia told customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung`s Galaxy Note 7 during flights after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Sep 08, 2016, 11:29 AM IST

World's Top 5 Airlines 2016

Here is a list of 5 top rated airlines in the world as per New World Weatlh Report 2016

Apr 14, 2016, 15:02 PM IST
After Sachin Tendulkar, now Kevin Pietersen lets rip at airline

After Sachin Tendulkar, now Kevin Pietersen lets rip at airline

Despite his fury with Qantas, Pietersen said he was happy to be back in Australia.

Dec 15, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Australian airlines cautiously resume flights to Bali

Qantas` low-cost subsidiary Jetstar on Thursday resumed flights to and from the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, but rival Virgin Australia will delay its services due to volcanic ash plumes.

Jul 23, 2015, 08:59 AM IST

Qantas, China Eastern joint venture hits hurdle

Australia`s consumer watchdog on Tuesday said it planned to reject a proposal by airlines Qantas and China Eastern to more closely coordinate their operations, saying it will harm competition.

Mar 24, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

Qantas drops fuel surcharges, flags positive outlook for airline

Qantas said Tuesday it was removing fuel surcharges from its international flights, with chief executive Alan Joyce adding that the fall in petrol prices was helping the airline`s bottom line.

Jan 27, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Australian flag carrier Qantas world's safest airline

 Australian flag carrier Qantas has been named the world`s safest airline in a report published by Wednesday.

Jan 07, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Qantas chief defends airline after three unscheduled landings

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce on Tuesday defended the airline after it was forced to divert or turn around three planes in one day, saying its record was better than most.

Dec 09, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

Embattled Qantas flags profit turnaround

Embattled Australian carrier Qantas said Monday it had turned the corner after a major shake-up to stem losses, forecasting a swing back into the black in upbeat half-year profit guidance.

Dec 08, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Qantas expects to report pre-tax first-quarter profit: CEO

Speaking at the airline`s annual meeting in Melbourne Joyce said preliminary figures showed Qantas had made an underlying profit before tax for the first-quarter of the 2015 financial year.

Oct 24, 2014, 08:48 AM IST

Qantas suffers biggest annual loss of 2.8 billion dollars

Australia`s national flag carrier Qantas has reportedly suffered its biggest annual loss of 2.8 billion Australian dollars till June this year.

Aug 28, 2014, 19:22 PM IST

Qantas slumps to record loss of $2.65 billion

Struggling Australian flag carrier Qantas on Thursday posted a huge annual net loss of Aus$2.84 billion (US$2.65 billion), but chief executive Alan Joyce insisted clearer skies lie ahead.

Aug 28, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

Australia's Qantas, Virgin allow smartphones throughout flights

The airlines said said passengers can use smartphones and tablets throughout flights from Tuesday after a regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices on planes.

Aug 26, 2014, 09:05 AM IST

Qantas cuts 5,000 jobs, posts AUD 235 mn loss in first half

Disclosing AUD 235 million half- year loss, Australian national airlines Qantas today announced axing 5,000 jobs in a bid to cut costs.

Feb 27, 2014, 11:40 AM IST

Moody's downgrades Qantas to 'junk' status

Moody`s cited "a sharp deterioration in the company`s core domestic business" following the airline issuing a shock profit warning and slashing jobs in December.

Jan 09, 2014, 06:07 AM IST

Qantas relegated to junk status after shock loss warning

Embattled Qantas Airways Ltd was relegated to junk status by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday, a day after the Australian carrier issued a shock loss warning that sent its shares to a 16-month low.

Dec 06, 2013, 11:24 AM IST

Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs, says challenges `immense`

Australian carrier Qantas said it would axe 1,000 jobs and anticipates "immense" challenges ahead in a shock profit warning Thursday, flagging a half-year loss of up to Aus dollar 300 million (USD 271 million).

Dec 05, 2013, 13:11 PM IST

Qantas, Japan Airlines up stakes in Jetstar Japan

Australian flag carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines on Thursday boosted their stakes in Jetstar Japan by injecting a combined AusUSD120 million (USUSD113.6 million) into the budget carrier.

Oct 31, 2013, 09:30 AM IST