Speeches

  • THE TRUTH ABOUT TURBULENCE

    A statement from Qantas Chief Pilot Richard Tobiano The recent reports on QF94 show that turbulence is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of flying. For pilots, it’s an everyday part of our job and nothing to fear. Aircraft are engineered to deal with levels of turbulence well beyond anything you’d realistically encounter. But […]

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  • QANTAS GROUP CEO’S ADDRESS – 2018 HALF YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS

    I’m pleased to report that the Qantas Group achieved another record profit in the first half of the 2018 financial year, of $976 million underlying before tax. This result beats our previous first half record, set in 2016. And it comes in the face of some challenges – higher fuel costs, a competitive domestic market […]

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  • CEO’S ADDRESS AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 27 OCTOBER 2017

    Thank you, Leigh, and good morning to you all. The last time we held our AGM in Melbourne was 2014. And it is fair to say the Qantas Group was in a very different position back then. Our turnaround program had only just started and the road ahead seemed long. Three years later – and […]

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  • CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 27 OCTOBER 2017

    It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Qantas Annual General Meeting for 2017. On behalf of the Board, I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, their elders, past and present. We make a point of holding our AGMs in a different city each year and we’re very pleased to […]

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  • SHAPING HOW AUSTRALIANS TRAVEL

    First published as an Opinion piece in The Australian, 1 September 2017 Qantas has made some big announcements recently that will shape our international network. And they will also shape how Australians travel over the next decade. The changes are being driven by technology (like new aircraft), the weight of global growth (namely Asia) and what […]

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