Qantas Responds

On this page we will post information and statements in response to current and breaking issues, and clarify claims made about Qantas in the media.

This content will be refreshed regularly and will also contain Qantas' position on key topics.

  • STATEMENT ON ENGINEERING PROTECTED INDUSTRIAL ACTION BALLOT RESULT

    Comments from Qantas Engineering Executive Manager Scott McConnell  “It’s extremely disappointing the union has taken this step towards industrial action. “We’re committed to pay increases for our licensed engineers, but the union’s pay claims are as high 12 per cent for one year, or three times the wage increases already agreed to this year by […]

    Read more
  • QANTAS RESPONDS TO THE AUSTRALIAN LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION’S CLAIMS 

    On 30 June 2022, the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) were granted approval by the Fair Work Commission to conduct a ballot of its members to undertake protected industrial action. Since then, there have been a number of misleading claims made by the union about Qantas’ approach to bargaining and the ALAEA’s demands. This […]

    Read more
  • Qantas op-ed: Explaining what’s happening with air travel right now

    OP ED from Qantas Domestic and International CEO, Andrew David. Much has been said about Qantas in the last few months. Some of it’s fair, as we’re absolutely not delivering the service that our customers expect, but some of it fails to take into consideration what’s happening across the industry here and around the world. […]

    Read more
  • STATEMENT ON THE ALAEA PROTECTED ACTION BALLOTS

    Comments to be attributed to a Qantas Group spokesperson: “We’re disappointed the ALAEA has taken this step given we’ve been negotiating in good faith on the agreements. This action from the union is completely unnecessary. “With the industry still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, the last thing it needs is the threat of […]

    Read more
  • QANTAS RESPONDS TO FALSE CLAIMS FROM REX

    REX CLAIM: Rex will be forced to stop flying some regional routes because of the increased competition from Qantas. FACT:  Rex’s standard approach whenever it withdraws from a route is to blame others, usually Qantas. On 30 May 2022, when it announced it was withdrawing services from Bathurst, Grafton, Lismore, Kangaroo Island and Ballina, Rex blamed […]

    Read more