Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passengers from Next Year

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passeng

Qantas announced it is teaming with ViaSat Ka-band for offering free high-speed connectivity to customers staring from next year.

ViaSat will deliver Qantas passengers with speed and capacity that is enough to stream movies, watch TV shows and log onto news and live sports.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said, "The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in-flight connectivity but the recent launch of NBN's satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat's help."

Qantas to Start New Auck-Perth Service

Qantas to Start New Auck-Perth ServiceA new Auckland-Perth service will be started by Qantas this summer.  It has also launched new transtasman schedule as its partnership With Emirates takes off.

Qantas Inks a Deal With Emirates

Qantas Inks a Deal With EmiratesA new partnership deal has been struck between Middle Eastern carrier Emirates and Qantas, which would allow Qantas to fly to London via Dubai and not Singapore. It has been claimed that Emirates president Tim Clark and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce have signed a deal today which would run for as long as 10 years.

Transport Workers’ Union Announces Strike

Transport Workers’ Union Announces StrikeSources have reported that members of the Transport Workers Union that credits to represent customs officers, engineers, baggage handlers ground staff as well as caterers have outlined policies to observe a two day strike on Thursday as well as on Friday.

Qantas moving forward after November failure

Qantas moving forward after November failureAccording to Chief Executive Alan Joyce, Qantas is checking social-networking after incorrect reports came in following an engine failure in November.

Qantas plane strike by birds

QantasThere was an emergency return of a Qantas international. It was forced to do so because in one of the engine of it birds flew.

It was said by a Qantas spokesman that flight QF64 from Johannesburg to Sydney suffered from a problem, a bird hit on one of the four engines of the Boeing 747.