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Rex strengthens competition with Qantas

Rex strengthens competition with Qantas. Both airlines have been in very fierce competition for a while. Rex has been expanding and creating routes between the major cities, usually served by Qantas. This started right after the pandemic and has continued until today. In response, Qantas also started flying to smaller cities, that were usually in …

Qantas scraps its first A380

Qantas scraps its first A380. Australian Aviation published an article in June this year, showing a picture taken by a Twitter user, that confirmed that the first Qantas A380 has already been scraped.  The photo, apparently taken in the Victorville boneyard, shows the plane without its nose. A sad confirmation that the super jumbo has …

Qantas Group recognised internationally

Qantas Group recognised internationally. According to Airline Ratings Qantas Group has won major awards for 2021. In the article, Airline Ratings refers to Qantas as the “world oldest continuously operating and most experienced airline”.  It is no secret that the Flying Kangaroo has been well known for its excellence, safety and excellent pilot training. Qantas …

Choice complained to the ACCC about Qantas

Choice complained to the ACCC about Qantas. An Australian Aviation article reports that the ACCC had opened a public consultation after being reported on the media that people where having issues redeeming their flight credits. Those reports claimed that prices for tickets purchased with these credits doubled recently. Apparently, Qantas has denied such allegations claiming …

The sun is rising for Qantas

The sun is rising for Qantas. Last week, Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, has announced its “Project Sunrise”. This is a major step for the Australian flag carrier, but it is also a major step for aviation. The airline is going through a major renovation of its fleet that will bring comfort, environment and innovation to …

Qantas boosts pilot training

Qantas boosts pilot training with its new simulator facility in Brisbane.  In a press release published on the 31st of Januar, the airline announced its new pilot training facility in Brisbane, with a capacity to train 900 pilots a year. This is great news for Qantas, once called the safest airline in the world and …

Airbus preferred by Qantas

Airbus preferred by Qantas for its domestic fleet. In a press release published in December 2021, the airline says it has selected the A320 New and the A320 family as its preferred aircraft for its domestic narrow-bodied fleet. Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said the airline named this domestic fleet renovation project Winton, as a tribute …

Virgin announces vaccination policy

Virgin announces vaccination policy after a period of consultation. According to a press release from the airline, Virgin Australia will introduce mandatory vaccination to all its employees. The airline says the policy was finalised after a two-week consultation period with their employees, unions, suppliers, etc. Virgin is the second airline in Australia to create a …

Competition in aviation

Competition in aviation is important to its survival. In the last year, the aviation sector was decimated by the pandemic, a lot of airlines went down and fortunately, some managed to survive. But we’re still not out of the woods yet, the situation is far from over and the industry is still struggling to keep …

The end of an era

The end of an era, leaving tears in aviation lover’s eyes. On Wednesday, 22nd of July, Qantas retired its last Being 747. After a long career, the “Queen of the Skies” has met her final resting place in the Mojave Desert in the US.   A sad day for aviation For some, it may be …