Alan Joyce

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Alan Joyce, Qantas chief executive, said the flights would provide invaluable research data.

Qantas Airways will begin testing the longest direct flights in the world next Friday, as the Australian airline aims to stretch the boundaries of tec(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: “I think Boeing are fantastic engineering company, they will fix this issue.” Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Irish-born boss of Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, has affirmed his confidence in Boeing as the planemaker works to improve its aircraft foll(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  Budget 2020 will be geared around trouble brewing ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Monday Indicators: Irish industrial production (Aug); UK Halifax house price index (Sep); German factory orders (Aug). Meetings: NG Retail Summit (...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce committed to stay on for at least three more years, extending his tenure to the planned start of groundbreak(...)

British synchronised swimming duet Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe attempt their routine in a pool filled with plastic. Photograph: Nigel Davies / PA

Image of the week: Green routine It’s hard enough being a synchronised swimmer without having to attempt a full routine in a pool laden with plastic (...)

Alan Joyce, chief executive officer of Qantas Airways, walks past check-in counters during a media event.

The aviation industry is bracing itself for a new entrant to the market after a 10-year-old boy wrote to the boss of Australia’s biggest airline to se(...)

The Sydney Opera House’s sails controversially become a blank canvas for the advertisers of the Everest horse race. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

In numbers: Galactic ambition 800 Number of would-be space tourists who have paid to take a trip on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic since the (...)

Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO: ’We’re now comfortable that we think we have vehicles that could do it’ Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

London to Sydney – without a stop, in 20 hours. Travellers may soon – or by 2022 – be able to travel from cities such as London to Sydney direct. Air(...)

The IATA cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) cut its profit target for the global aviation market this year, predicting lower returns than six m(...)

Australian minister Peter Dutton: In 2016 he composed a text message describing a female journalist as a “mad f**king witch”, but inadvertently sent it to her. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/Pool via Reuters

Peter Dutton, minister for home affairs and a former policeman, is supposed to be the right-wing hard man in Australia’s Liberal-National government.&(...)

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