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  • CEO-plus

    For Rob Fyfe, innovation and risk management go hand in hand, and he shares how this was demonstrated during his term as CIO and then chief executive at Air New Zealand.

    Written by Divina Paredes18 Aug. 13 16:44
  • Apple flies into Qantas lounges

    Qantas has announced plans to kit out its club members' lounges at airports across the country exclusively with Apple technology before the end of the year.
    The agreement with Apple is an attempt by the airline to set itself apart from market rival Virgin Blue by aligning with the consumer electronics giant's popular technology.

    Written by Brian Corrigan25 Oct. 10 22:00
  • JetStar launches SMS boarding pass in NZ

    Budget airline JetStar has selected this country as the launch market for its recently developed SMS boarding pass technology.
    Customers can now board their flight using the unique SMS boarding system through their mobile phone via a standard text message when travelling between Auckland and Christchurch, extending to Wellington and Queenstown services in coming weeks.

    Written by CIO New Zealand08 Sept. 10 22:00
  • Qantas flies high with new IBM deal

    Qantas has finalised the details of a new seven-year outsourcing deal with IBM for technology program delivery work, which is understood to be worth about A$200 million.
    The IBM contract is part of a broader program of cost cutting at the airline known as Q Future, in which Qantas is aiming to save $1.5 billion over the next three years. The savings include $500 million in the present financial year, including $100 million from information technology changes.

    Written by Paul Smith29 Sept. 09 22:00
  • Flying kangaroo lowers its wheels

    Airlines feel a downturn faster than most businesses and for Qantas, 2009 has already been a very tough year. Passenger numbers fell 2.7 per cent across the Qantas group in March compared with 2008.
    The carrier announced in April that as a result of what it described as a "rapid and significant deterioration of trading conditions", it was revising down its full-year profit forecast from about A$500 million to somewhere between $100 million and $200 million.

    Written by Chris Jenkins18 May 09 22:00
  • Qantas ditches CIO in executive reshuffle

    Qantas has decided it no longer needs a chief information officer and ditched Jamila Gordon after just over a year in the role.
    Ms Gordon was laid off Friday as part of a senior management reshuffle announced by chief executive Alan Joyce last week.

    Written by Paul Smith28 March 09 23:00