• Alan Joyce: "the worst is over" for Qantas

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says that the airline's darkest days are now behind it, despite a shock paper loss of some $2.8 billion dollars over the 2013-2014 financial year. That figure, inflated by an unprecedented $2.6 billion write-down of the Qantas International fleet, conceals what th...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2014 42 Comments

  • Qantas CEO: sell-off of frequent flyer scheme "a complex issue"

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has hinted that a partial sale of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme is not theforegone conclusion that many people have suggested, and says work continues on assessing not only the mechanics of a sale but its advantages and disadvantages. Speaking at the Macquarie Austr...

    POSTED 9 May, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qantas CEO: Why we pulled out of Perth

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline's axing of year-round international flights from Perth was driven by harsh economics which made the route a revenue sink-hole at the same time the airline is trying to cut costs and claw its way back into profit. "Unfortunately we can't insulate WA from the...

    POSTED 1 May, 2014 50 Comments

  • Qantas' Alan Joyce, Neil Perry in charity cook-off

    Travellers at Sydney Airport’s Qantas Business Lounge this week enjoyed a lunchtime treat of gourmet ‘sliders’ (mini-burgers) prepared by super chefs Neil Perry, Simmone Logue and Justin North. Scores of wagyu beef, tandoori chicken and fish mini-burgers were plated up and wo...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2014 6 Comments

  • Photos: Inside the Qantas Chairman's Lounge

    Australia's most frequent flyers can rack up as many miles and status credits as they like but that won't get them through the door at The Chairman's Lounge, Qantas' super-elite airport lounge. This invitation-only lounge “is probably the most exclusive club in the country” Qantas CE...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2013 35 Comments

  • Virgin Australia mulls legal action against Qantas, Alan Joyce

    In response to foreign ownership comments made by Alan Joyce this week, Virgin Australia is reportedly considering legal action against the Qantas chief, says Matt O'Sullivan of the Sydney Morning Herald. With the foreign capital investments of Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airw...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2013 12 Comments

  • Alan Joyce: alliance with Etihad vs Emirates like "being offered a bike before a BMW"

    Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has compared an alliance with Etihad ahead of Emirates as "being offered a bike before a BMW". Joyce delivered the colourful zinger today at Sydney's Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, barely 24 hours after Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan stood on the same st...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2013 13 Comments

  • Qantas CEO looks to the two-year turnaround

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has warned that the airline faces tough times and tight margins in the coming months, but is keeping his focus on the promise of a dramatically renewed Red Roo in two years’ time. “We’ve always made it clear that long term gain can't be achieved without th...

    POSTED 3 May, 2013 18 Comments

  • Qantas pulls $44m from Tourism Australia, citing 'conflict of interest'

    Qantas has axed a $44 million marketing partnership with Tourism Australia and will divert the funds to state-based tourism bodies as the cold war between the airline and a group of private investors heats up. A Qantas spokesperson says the move is "due to a potential conflict of inter...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2012 3 Comments

  • Qantas remains cool on Brisbane Airport second runway

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has likened Brisbane Airport Corporation's request for up-front funding for a second runway to Apple asking customers to pay now for an iPhone 10 which they wouldn't actually get for years to come. "That's like Apple asking you, its customers ... you get an iPhone10 maybe i...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • Qantas mulls Boeing 787s for international flights from Canberra

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he is considering introducing Boeing 787s for international flights from Canberra Airport from 2016. In a Q&A session following a speech to the National Press Club, Joyce flagged Canberra as a potential long-haul destination, with Boeing's next-gen jetliner as a go...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2012 7 Comments

  • Qantas International facing 'triple whammy', says Alan Joyce

    Qantas is facing a 'triple whammy' on international routes and opening new global hubs will be a cornerstone in the airline's recovery, says CEO Alan Joyce. "Qantas International has been hit by the post-GFC triple whammy: high fuel prices, the high Australian dollar and the economic downtu...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2012 14 Comments

  • Qantas "very p*ssed off" with Boeing over 787 delays

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he is "very pissed off" at Boeing over the delays to the 787 Dreamliner, which would have seen the airline enjoying significantly lower costs in fuel and maintenance compared to the Red Roo's current aging fleet. Speaking with The Australian, Joyce expressed a frank de...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2012 7 Comments

  • Qantas splits domestic & international wings

    Qantas will carve its domestic and international operations into two distinct businesses from July 1st in a dramatic restructure which Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describes as an "essential program of change." The result will in effect be two airlines – Qantas Domestic and Qantas ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2012 4 Comments

  • Alan Joyce not giving up on Qantas' premium Asian-based airline

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce isn't giving up on his ambitious and controversial plan for a premium Asian-based airline, with failed discussions with prospective partner Malaysia Airlines seen as more of a delay than a coup de grâce. In March Joyce shelved his scheme to establish&nb...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2012 3 Comments

  • Qantas keeps its powder dry on "premium Asian-based airline"

    Qantas boss Alan Joyce says the airline remains "in negotiations with existing and potential partners" over the future of its proposed premium Asian-based airline, which industry wags have dubbed 'Qantasia' but is likely to be branded as RedQ or OneAsia. The decision to establish ...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2012 3 Comments

  • Qantas to ground Asian-based 'Red Q' airline before it launches?

    UPDATE 1 | Qantas has now confirmed it has shelved plans for the Asian-based premium airline – click here for full details. UPDATE 2 | Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has denied a report in today's Australian Financial Review claiming that the airline is set to shelve its Asian-based ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2011 2 Comments

  • Qantas shutdown: CEO Alan Joyce's statement in full

    In an urgently-called press conference today, Qantas' CEO Alan Joyce delivered the following statement, which Australian Business Traveller is bringing you in full. For more, see our full coverage of the Qantas shutdown. (And if you're stranded and couldn't care less about Alan Jo...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas set to decide Singapore or Kuala Lumpur for 'Qantasia' hub

    Qantas will soon make the call on if Singapore or Kuala Lumpur will be the home of its new 'premium' Asian airline, which industry wags have dubbed 'Qantasia' but is likely to be branded as RedQ or OneAsia. According to today's Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce confirmed the airline&n...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas flight delays loom; engineers to strike from Thursday

    Qantas engineers will press ahead with a plan to strike for an hour each day until just before Christmas, putting the airline's unmatched record of punctuality under threat. The union behind the strikes, the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA), says its members will contin...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas' new Asian airline to have "better than A380" seats

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has revealed more details of its planned Asian premium airline, which intends to surpass the Red Roo's own Airbus A380 flagship service as well as Singapore Airlines' upmarket A380s. The Asian subsidiary plans to emulate British Airways' all-business trans-Atlantic service ...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Joyce reveals more about Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One

    UPDATE | Qantas has now launched its Platinum One frequent flyer level, and we've got all the details... PREVIOUS | Qantas CEO Alan Joyce revealed a few more tantalising details about the new Platinum One level of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in his major strategic relaunch o...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas delays A380 to buy 110 A320s, while eyeing first 787

    Qantas is ordering a staggering 110 new Airbus A320s -- the largest single aircraft order in Australian aviation history -- to enable it to rapidly grow its Asian travel strategy. CEO Alan Joyce said this morning that in addition to the 110 firm orders, it had reserved options to buy another 194...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Jetstar Japan is Qantas' new low-cost Asia play

    The Jetstar brand is spreading its ever-expanding tentacles into Japan, with Qantas announcing that its low-cost strategy for capturing intra-Asia traffic would be a joint venture with JAL and Mitsubishi to form Jetstar Japan. The low cost carrier will be based in Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansa...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas to axe 1,000 jobs

    Qantas will make 1,000 staff redundant across the areas of management, pilots, cabin crew and engineers. But CEO Alan Joyce wouldn't be drawn on how many people in each category were being shown the door. He did say that the airline wanted to focus on voluntary redundancies, with more than 400 ...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

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