Sydney, 31 August 2005

Qantas to Establish Sydney Engine Maintenance Centre of Excellence
Qantas said today that it would commit to a new consolidated facility in Sydney for the maintenance of Rolls-Royce RB211 aircraft engines after an extensive review of Australian and offshore options.

Sydney, 23 August 2005

Qantas to Increase Fuel Surcharges
Qantas said today that it would increase its fuel surcharges because of the continued escalation of the price of crude oil and jet fuel.

Sydney, 23 August 2005

Qantas Holidays Expands ReadyRooms to include Last Minute Accommodation in New Zealand
Qantas Holidays announced today that following the successful launch of ReadyRooms in Australia last year, accommodation in New Zealand had now been added to the last minute online booking service.

Osaka, 21 August 2005

Qantas Aircraft Evacuated
A Qantas Airbus A330 aircraft with 178 passengers and 13 crew on board made an emergency landing at Osaka just before 01:00 (local time) this morning, following an indication of smoke in the cargo hold.

SYDNEY, 18 August 2005

Qantas Request for Proposal for New Aircraft
Qantas announced today it would issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to aircraft manufacturers for the future provision of new wide-body aircraft.

SYDNEY, 18 August 2005

Qantas Reports Profit Before Tax of $1,027.2 Million
Qantas today announced a profit before tax of $1,027.2 million for the year ended 30 June 2005, a 6.5 per cent increase on the previous year. The net profit after tax was $763.6 million, up 17.8 per cent.

Sydney, 11 August 2005

Qantas to fly to San Francisco
Qantas today announced the addition of San Francisco to its international network - from 29 March 2006.

Sydney, 03 August 2005

Qantas Group Offers More Choice to New Zealand
The Qantas Group today announced new trans-Tasman schedules, with low cost airline Jetstar complementing Qantas services to Christchurch and opening up a new route between New Zealand and the Gold Coast.

Melbourne, 01 August 2005

Qantas Gives Young Indigenous AFL Players a Kickstart
Qantas Chairman Margaret Jackson today launched the Qantas AFL Kickstart Camp for young Indigenous sportsmen.

Sydney, 01 August 2005

Qantas Mobile Phone Policy Goes International
Qantas has extended its policy on the use of mobile phones to include all of the airline's international services, New Zealand domestic operations and Australian Airlines services from today.