As Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways looks to improve its services, the airline is planning to opt for a new boarding mechanism.
Qantas new boarding mechanism
The new mechanism will help the Australian Full Service Carrier to improve punctuality and On-Time performance. Trials will start soon.
In the trials, customers will board in groups based on where their seats are allocated, with the group number on boarding passes. This will also include new gate infrastructure, signs, and announcements in these trial flights.
Let me tell you that the airline will not include premium customers in this trial. They will continue to have a priority boarding lane.
Trial roll-out at Brisbane
Trials will start at Brisbane International Airport over the next 2 weeks. Afterward, the airline will include other major airports, and a wider implementation of this service can be expected by October 2023.
However, group boarding is not a new concept. This concept is quite common in countries like United States and European countries. Qantas has already conducted staff trials and they were successful.
Qantas will inform passengers who go through these trial flights in advance. After boarding, it will invite them to participate in a survey.
Qantas tops punctuality chart
Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) data for June shows that Qantas had an On-Time Performance of 71.4 percent. After November 2003, it is the first time that Qantas has topped On-Time Performance Chart for 10 consecutive months.
The airline has recently received delivery of its 14th and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. They have named the aircraft “Snowy River,” and most probably, they will deploy it for direct flights to Paris. The airline has been in continuous talks with Air France on how to operate directly to Paris and other European cities.
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Source : Travel Weekly