Qantas and Accor announced strategic partnership

The FINANCIAL — Qantas and Accor have announced a deeper partnership that will see mutual members of their loyalty programs be rewarded at every stage of their travel journey.  Scheduled to launch mid-2021, it will be the first partnership of its kind…

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Qantas celebrates 100th birthday

The FINANCIAL — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier…

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Airbus reveals plans for new zero-emission concept aircraft

The FINANCIAL — Aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for what it hailed as the first commercial zero-emission aircraft. Airbus says the planes are called the turbofan, turboprop and the blended-wing body and are earmarked to enter service by 2035. It is…

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13 big airlines join net-zero emission strategy

The FINANCIAL — A group representing investors that collectively manage more than US$47tn in assets has demanded the world’s biggest corporate polluters back strategies to reach net-zero emissions and promised to hold them to public account. Climate Action 100+ is an initiative that…

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