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Australia's Qantas Airways has formally canceled a longstanding order for eight Airbus A380 jets as new doubts have been raised about the future of the four-engined superjumbo. Jayson Albano reports.
Qantas said it was looking to use smaller aircraft on some flights into or out of Hong Kong. Chief executive Alan Joyce said demand for Hong Kong routes had fallen by up to 10 per cent and Qantas would switch to using smaller Airbus A330-200s instead of A330-300s for some flights over the next few months.
SAN FRANCISCO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co has pushed back the entry into service of an ultra-long-range version of its forthcoming 777X widebody, the U.S. planemaker said on Wednesday, as it grapples with fallout from the 737 MAX crisis and engine issues with the 777X. The fresh delay comes as the grounding of Boeing's money-spinning 737 MAX single-aisle entered a sixth month in August, and as the world's largest planemaker faces engine-related delays on the 777X widebody that have pushed the first flight of the 777-9 into 2020. The delay in the slower-selling, longer-range 777-8 will hamper Boeing's ability to provide a plane in line with the schedule for Qantas Airways Ltd's plan for 21-hour non-stop Sydney-London flights.
American Airlines Group Inc and Qantas Airways Ltd have been given the U.S. government's tentative approval to operate a joint venture after a prior effort was rejected in 2016. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday issued an order tentatively approving the joint business agreement and tentatively granting antitrust immunity to the airlines covering international service. An application for a joint venture covering the United States, Australia and New Zealand was rejected by former President Barack Obama's administration.
Former partners and rivals of Jet Airways Ltd are launching replacement routes and looking for new codeshare partners as they scramble to fill a lucrative gap left by the collapse of the India's once-largest international airline. Jet, which halted operations on April 17 after running out of cash, had a market share of around 12 percent on international flights to and from India in 2018, according to government statistics, outstripping even national carrier Air India. In Jet's absence, cash-strapped Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates widebody jets capable of non-stop flights to Europe and the United States, although the Vistara joint venture owned by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd has 6 Boeing Co 787s on order due for delivery from next year.
Qantas Airways Ltd has asked Airbus SE and Boeing Co to present their "best and final offer" for planes capable of flying 21-hours non-stop from Sydney to London by August, the airline's chief executive said on Monday. "Hopefully by the end of the year ... we will come to a conclusion one way or another," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told reporters on the sidelines of an airline industry conference in Seoul. Qantas is aiming for the planes to be delivered from late 2022, with the first Sydney-London flights likely in 2023, he said.
Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce has agreed to stay in his role for at least three more years, in a move that could allow him to oversee the airline's launch of the world's longest ever commercial flights between Sydney and London. The commitment from Joyce, 52, who has led the carrier since Nov. 2008 and overseen a major financial turnaround, came as the airline announced changes in the roles of his direct reports, laying the groundwork for a potential internal successor. "What I've always said about my tenure is that I'll stay for as long as the board and the shareholders want me and as long as I'm enjoying the job and feel I have more I can give to it," Joyce said on Wednesday, after The Sydney Morning Herald reported his decision to stay on at the helm.
Qantas Airways Ltd, which hopes to buy planes this year for record-breaking 21-hour flights between Sydney and London has two hurdles left to overcome: getting pilots and Australia's aviation regulator to agree to unprecedented duty times. Airbus SE and Boeing Co say their aircraft are ready, with only details like seat configuration left to hammer out, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said. "We don't have the ability to do that length of duty today so you do need to negotiate that and get the regulator comfortable with it," Joyce told Reuters in a phone interview.
Virgin Australia Holdings said on Tuesday it would delay taking the first deliveries of Boeing Co 737 MAX jets for nearly two years to reduce capital spending and give it time to be satisfied with the model's safety. New chief executive Paul Scurrah, who started his role five weeks ago, said the agreement with Boeing to delay the planned arrival of around 15 planes would give the carrier greater spending flexibility and could boost its credit rating. The move comes as other 737 MAX customers, including Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and Indonesia's Lion Air, have also delayed deliveries in the wake of a global grounding of the plane following fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
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Asked what had prompted the shift after annual results Wednesday, Chairman John Slosar seemed to be paraphrasing a remark attributed to John Maynard Keynes(2): “You have to be willing to change when events change, when opportunities present themselves,” he told reporters. For one thing, Cathay’s business model is already looking more and more like that of a budget carrier (perpetually disgruntled passengers often say the same of the flying experience, though this columnist has no complaints).
Qantas Airways Ltd. risks learning that lesson with its ambitious plan to create a world-spanning network of ultra-long-haul routes. Fuel costs rose A$416 million ($296 million) in the first half, driving the carrier's key measure of underlying profit before tax to its biggest decline in four-and-a-half years, according to results announced Tuesday. The pain was particularly concentrated on longer overseas routes, which accounted for just over half of the increased kerosene spending. In the years since jet fuel prices reset lower in 2014, Qantas has been exchanging its fleet of aging and gas-guzzling Boeing Co. 747-400s for 787-9 Dreamliners, arguably the most efficient passenger jets in the skies.
Qantas Airways Ltd will start the ball rolling on replacing its domestic fleet, including 75 Boeing 737s, toward the end of this year with a decision on the type and number of aircraft expected in 2020, its chief executive said. The Australian carrier's move will launch yet another contest between Airbus SE and Boeing Co, the two biggest planemakers in the world. The models under consideration will include Boeing's potential new mid-sized airplane which "on paper looks like it could be a great aircraft for the domestic market", Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told Reuters on Thursday after the airline released its half-year results.
Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it formally cancelled a longstanding order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets. A Qantas spokesman said the airline had formalised its decision to cancel the order for eight A380s following discussions with Airbus. Qantas has 12 A380s in its fleet and the spokesman said it would proceed with plans to refurbish the cabins starting in the middle of this year, with the jets set to remain flying with the airline "well into the future".
Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it formally canceled a longstanding order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets. A Qantas spokesman said the airline had formalized its decision to cancel the order for eight A380s following discussions with Airbus. Qantas has 12 A380s in its fleet and the spokesman said it would proceed with plans to refurbish the cabins starting in the middle of this year, with the jets set to remain flying with the airline "well into the future".
The Qantas Group on Friday confirmed that it had taken a 19.9 percent stake in Brisbane-based charter operator Alliance Airlines. The purchase appears to have taken the successful charter operator by surprise, with Alliance telling the Australian Stock Exchange that “the Board has not received any approach from Qantas.” Qantas spent $44 million (A$60 million) […] The post Why Qantas’ Surprise Stake in Alliance Worries Virgin appeared first on Skift.
Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) on Monday said customers were requesting in-flight innovations such as exercise bikes and virtual reality relaxation to pass the time on proposed 20-hour non-stop flights from Sydney to London. The airline expects to order Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A350 or Boeing Co (BA.N) 777X jets capable of flying the world's longest-ever commercial route later this year, with the first services starting in 2022. Focus group research as well as customer surveys of those who have flown on its 17-hour non-stop route from Perth to London have found health and wellness are the top trends, Qantas said in a statement.