Qantas (QF) in the news | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Qantas (QF) in the news

Status
Not open for further replies.

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
A majority of Aussies believe the proposed takeover of Qantas by a private equity consortium should be blocked, a new poll says...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
A company once owned by Qantas called Qantas Investments US Inc has been named as part of a sweeping US investigation into tax fraud...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
A former president of Qantas Investments US Inc, Doug Fioresi, says the company was established to house Qantas real estate investments in the US...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
Qantas says it will increase its non-stop services between Australia and San Francisco from three to five per week...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
The plummeting oil price has prompted an upgrade of Qantas' earnings forecast by analysts at Macquarie Bank...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
Just five weeks after accepting an $11.1billion takeover offer from private equity investors, Qantas has revealed plans to buy a minority stake in an Asian-based airline...
 

QF WP

Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Messages
15,712
Flights
My Map
Qantas's cost-cutting efforts are set to go into overdrive, with the national carrier assessing the possible retrenchment of up to 500 staff in Cairns...
 

Keith009

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 6, 2005
Messages
4,450
Qantas chair Margaret Jackson to retire - Breaking News - Business - Breaking News


Qantas chair Margaret Jackson to retire
Qantas chairman Margaret Jackson will retire at the company's annual general meeting, the airline announced.


Ms Jackson and other Qantas directors have been under pressure to quit since an $11.1 billion takeover bid for the airline by Airline Partners Australia failed earlier this month.


The Qantas board had supported the takeover bid.



...
 

Altair

Active Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2006
Messages
824
I hope James Strong does not get the Chairmanship.
There were articles in The Australian, which I cannot find, that indicates that he is against the large acquistion plans for Qantas as the capex would stress the financials. This means QF may not expand, especially if they do not take the 787 options let alone the purchase rights, and that some of the old battlers will stay in the fleet for a longer time.
I do not know what the relationship is between Dixon and Strong but Geoff has been a proponent for expansion, admittedly via JQ.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,678
Flights
My Map
Altair said:
I hope James Strong does not get the Chairmanship.
There were articles in The Australian, which I cannot find, that indicates that he is against the large acquistion plans for Qantas as the capex would stress the financials. This means QF may not expand, especially if they do not take the 787 options let alone the purchase rights, and that some of the old battlers will stay in the fleet for a longer time.
I do not know what the relationship is between Dixon and Strong but Geoff has been a proponent for expansion, admittedly via JQ.
Geoff, as I understand it, was an ardent supporter of updating the fleet as well as expansion. From what I have read, the board were putting the brakes on getting new aircraft.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,678
Flights
My Map
Packer resigns from Qantas board

Kiwi Flyer said:
No surprise. Who's next?

From SMH: Packer resigns from Qantas board - Business - Business - smh.com.au
Qantas director and Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) executive chairman James Packer will resign from the board.

Mr Packer, who joined the board March 2004, will resign effective from the airline's annual general meeting later this year.

Mr Packer's resignation follows chairman Margaret Jackson's decision yesterday to retire from the board.
 

Myrna

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2002
Messages
598
Today must be the day for resignations: Mental Marj, James Packer, Eddie McGuire and Paul Wolfowitz!
 

serfty

Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,405
Flights
My Map
I guess it will be very dependent on the current schedule for A380 delivery remaining on time.
 

simongr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
14,229
Is that assuming that the 747s released by the A380 will then be available for SYD-SCL?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...
  • Premium Economy – AIR010
    Sat, 04 May 2019 00:21:32 AEST
      Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s ...
  • Hyperinflation of Points – AIR009
    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:49:59 AEST
      Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-t ...

Community Statistics

Threads
81,597
Messages
1,884,251
Members
49,491
Latest member
Gaphjam
Top