Qantas lifts its share as travel numbers fall

Original article by Robyn Ironside
The Australian – Page: 19 : 12-Jun-19

New figures show that Qantas increased its share of Australia’s international travel market from 16.9 per cent to 18.2 per cent in March 2019. Qantas and its subsidiary airlines lifted their combined share of international passengers to 27.4 per cent, while Virgin Australia’s market share increased from six per cent to 6.7 per cent. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Economics’ data also shows that international passenger numbers fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year in March.

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QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, JETSTAR ASIA, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. BUREAU OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS, THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS LIMITED, INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN AIRLINES INCORPORATED, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED – ASX AIZ, EMIRATES AIRLINES

Domestic air travel grows by 7% from a year ago to over 8.46 million

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Jun-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that more than 8.46 million Australians aged 14+ used a domestic airline in the year to March 2019, an increase of 7% from a year ago. Qantas led the way with over 4.3 million domestic customers in the last year (up 3.9ppts on a year ago), ahead of Jetstar with more than 4 million domestic customers (up 13.3ppts). Virgin Australia has closed the gap on its two leading rivals with almost 3.8 million domestic customers (up 15.9ppts). Analysing domestic airline customers by generation shows that Gen X are Australia’s leading domestic air travelers, numbering some 2.31 million, ahead of 2.04 million Millennials and 1.96 million Baby Boomers. Some 47% of Gen X has travelled via a domestic airline in the last year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH

Qantas leads Virgin Australia for customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Jun-19

Qantas has won Roy Morgan’s monthly Domestic Airline Customer Satisfaction Award for April 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 85%, ahead of Virgin Australia on 79%. Qantas has also won the monthly award for domestic business travellers with a customer satisfaction rating of 85%, ahead of Virgin Australia on 80% and well ahead of subsidiary Jetstar on 49%. The dual victories in April mark the first time this year Qantas has won both domestic categories and put Qantas in with a good chance of taking out both Annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards for 2019.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD

Singapore Airlines best for international airline customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 27-May-19

Singapore Airlines has won the Roy Morgan International Airlines Customer Satisfaction Award for April 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 89%. It is followed by Emirates (87%), Qatar Airways (85%) and Etihad Airways (83%). All four leading international airlines increased their customer satisfaction ratings in April compared to a year ago, with Qatar Airways showing the biggest increase (up by 6% points from a year ago). Emirates increased customer satisfaction by 3% points, Etihad Airways by 2% points and Singapore Airlines was up 1% point. Other big improvers amongst the leading international airlines include British Airways, which increased customer satisfaction by 9% points to 72%, and Thai Airways (up 4% points to 79%). Qantas is the leading Australian international airline with a customer satisfaction rating of 79%, just in front of main rival Virgin Australia on 76%, while Jetstar finished just outside the top 10 airlines in April.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, EMIRATES AIRLINES, QATAR AIRWAYS, ETIHAD AIRWAYS, BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC, THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD

Qantas goes after slice of frequent buyers’ credit card spending

Original article by Patrick Hatch
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 13-Feb-19

Qantas has launched a new Titanium credit card that will be offered solely to customers whose annual income exceeds $200,000. Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Worth notes that the airline’s top 1000 loyalty scheme members generate most of their frequent flyer points from expenditure on goods and services rather than flights. Qantas’s customer loyalty partners include Woolworths, AustralianSuper and Red Energy.

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QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER LIMITED, WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR, AUSTRALIANSUPER PTY LTD, RED ENERGY PTY LTD

Qantas tells airports it won’t pay

Original article by Robyn Ironside
The Australian – Page: 8 : 4-Sep-18

The Productivity Commission has been told by Northern Territory Airports that Qantas is refusing to pay increased charges at Darwin and Alice Springs airports. The Northern Territory Airports claims Qantas has refused to pay a three per cent increase at Alice Springs that was imposed in 2015, and a 2.5 per cent increase at Darwin that was introduced in July 2017. Asked to respond to the Northern Territory Airports’ comments, a Qantas spokesperson said it refused to pay the increases because NT airport charges were already too high.

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AUSTRALIA. PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION, NORTHERN TERRITORY AIRPORTS PTY LTD, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN

Qantas edges out Virgin Australia for customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 27-Aug-18

Qantas has won Roy Morgan’s Domestic Airline Customer Satisfaction Award for July with a customer satisfaction rating of 84%, just ahead of key rival Virgin Australia on 83%. Regional airline REX on 77% edged out Qantaslink on 76% for third place. Qantas has also won the monthly customer satisfaction award for domestic business travel with a customer satisfaction rating of 79.4%, ahead of Virgin Australia on 78.8% and Jetstar on 58%. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says the victories for Qantas in the monthly customer satisfaction award come as Australia is set to welcome a new Prime Minister who knows a thing or two about tourism. Scott Morrison is a former Managing Director of Tourism Australia.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, REGIONAL EXPRESS AIRLINES, QANTASLINK, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, TOURISM AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Virgin starts global search for new chief

Original article by Annabel Hepworth
The Australian – Page: 19 & 28 : 13-Jun-18

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti has advised that he will step down by the start of 2020, having decided against renewing his contract. Borghetti has been at the helm of Virgin Australia since May 2010, and oversaw its transition from a budget carrier to a full-service airline. Internal candidates to succeed Borghetti are said to include Virgin Australia’s group executive Rob Sharp and the head of its Tigerair subsidiary, Merren McArthur. Virgin Australia closed 2.3 per cent higher at $A0.22 on 12 June.

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, TIGERAIR, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, COCA-COLA AMATIL LIMITED – ASX CCL, MELBOURNE AIRPORT, VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS LIMITED, GREENCROSS LIMITED – ASX GXL, QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER LIMITED, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, VIRGIN GROUP LIMITED, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, ETIHAD AIRWAYS, HNA GROUP, NANSHAN AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, CORVINA HOLDINGS

Singapore Airlines & Cathay Pacific top for international airline customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Apr-18

Singapore Airlines has won the Roy Morgan international airlines customer satisfaction award for February 2018 with a customer satisfaction rating of 88.2%, securing the airline’s first monthly victory since December 2015. Rival Asia-Pacific airline Cathay Pacific came in second with a customer satisfaction rating of 87.7% in February, slightly down on its January result, when it won the monthly Roy Morgan customer satisfaction award. Air New Zealand, which won the Annual 2017 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award, came in third in February with a customer satisfaction rating of 85.9%, just ahead of Dubai-based Emirates on 85.0%. Qantas is the leading Australian international airline with a customer satisfaction rating of 79.8%, ahead of main rival Virgin Australia on 75.3%; both are well ahead of Jetstar and Tigerair.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS LIMITED, AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED – ASX AIZ, EMIRATES AIRLINES, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, TIGERAIR

Qantas flies with high customer satisfaction early in 2018

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Apr-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that Qantas has built on a successful 2017 by again being rated Australia’s most satisfying domestic airline in February 2018, with a customer satisfaction rating of 86.4%. This is just ahead of stablemate Qantaslink on 86.1% and clearly ahead of key rival Virgin Australia on 83.2%. All three are well ahead of smaller carrier REX (Regional Express) with a customer satisfaction rating in February of 77.1% and budget airlines Jetstar on 64.1% and Tigerair on 61.4%. Qantas also leads the way for domestic business travellers with a customer satisfaction rating of 85.2%, ahead of Virgin Australia on 81.5% and well ahead of Jetstar on 65.5%. Qantas won the Annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards for both the Domestic Airline and Domestic Business Airline of the year for the fourth straight year in 2017.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, QANTASLINK, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, REGIONAL EXPRESS AIRLINES, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, TIGERAIR