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Australia's Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs over coronavirus impact

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:15 AM

(UPDATED) The 6,000 job losses will hit both Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar. More than half of staff will also remain on leave for months.

QANTAS. An Airbus plane of the Australian flag carrier. Photo from Qantas website

Qantas cuts international flights until October 2020

Jun 18, 2020 - 10:00 PM

'With Australia's borders set to remain closed for some time, we have canceled most international flights until late October,' says Qantas

QANTAS. The airline feels the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo from Qantas website

Qantas probed over allegedly using crisis to try to sink rival

Mar 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Virgin Australia claims Qantas engaged in anti-competitive behavior by 'trying to send a message that Virgin was in trouble and would not survive' the coronavirus crisis

QANTAS. Planes of the Australian carrier parked at the Melbourne Airport. Photo from Shutterstock

Australian carrier Qantas slashes international routes 90%

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Facing a growing list of travel bans around the globe and a 'precipitous decline in demand,' Qantas says the cutbacks would continue until at least the end of May

QANTAS. The airline feels the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo from Qantas website

Qantas grounds planes, CEO foregoes pay as coronavirus spreads

Mar 10, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce will forego his salary for the rest of the financial year

Qantas cuts flights to Asia as coronavirus hits profits

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:55 PM

As the novel coronavirus outbreak hurts demand, Qantas reduces flights to Asia by 16% for at least 3 months

QANTAS. Photo from Qantas website

Qantas backs legal action against over racism claim

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) A spokesman for the Australian flag carrier says Qantas 'completely' rejected the suggestion that race was a factor in the incident

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: attends the 2020 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. Kimberly White/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize/AFP

Airlines halt Hormuz flights amid U.S.-Iran crisis

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The suspensions come after the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States issued a Notice to Airmen 'prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'

STRAIT OF HORMUZ. A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Nutty issue: Singapore Airlines stops serving peanuts

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The Singapore flag carrier joins other airlines which have stopped handing out peanuts as snacks to customers

DREAMLINER. File photo of Singapore Airlines (SIA) world's first Boeing 787-10 aircraft taxis to the terminal after its arrival from Boeing's production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina at Singapore Changi Airport on March 28, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The 17-hour Perth-London flight of Qantas is the first regular service to connect the two continents directly

Photos of Big Ben in London and Kings Park in Perth from Shutterstock

Qantas to fly non-stop between Australia and Europe

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Qantas plans to operate non stop flights from Perth to London the world s first regular passenger service linking Australia directly to Europe

Photo taken on November 17, 2014 shows Qantas planes at Sydney Airport. Peter Parks/AFP

Australian carrier Qantas soars to record profits

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Qantas reports a net annual profit of Aus 1 42 billion US 1 08 billion in the year to June 30

Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce announces the airlines annual results in Sydney on August 24, 2016.  Australian national carrier Qantas soared to a record annual net profit of 1.08 billion USD in the year to June 30 and announced a first payout to shareholders in seven years in a strong turnaround after major restructuring. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS

Qantas to add more Manila-Sydney flights during holiday season

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:27 PM

The Australian carrier says it is waiting for regulatory approval to operate the 5th weekly Manila Sydney service permanently

STRONG DEMAND. Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans says the Manila-Sydney route is experiencing strong demand from customers. Background photo from Wikipedia

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from

Qantas chief defends airline after 3 unscheduled landings

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:07 PM

Three Qantas flights made unscheduled landings on Monday December 8 including an A380 that was put into a controlled descent and requested a priority landing in Perth

In a picture taken on August 22, 2012, an airport passenger walks inside a terminal before the tail of a Qantas plane at the Sydney International Airport. Greg Wood/AFP

Qantas slumps to record loss of US$2.65B

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:47 AM

The worse then expected result compared to a wafer thin profit in the previous year with one off restructuring and redundancy costs hammering the bottom line

In a picture taken on August 22, 2012, an airport passenger walks inside a terminal before the tail of a Qantas plane at the Sydney International Airport. Greg Wood/AFP

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Jul 18, 2014 - 1:29 PM

UPDATED The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel held eastern Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict zone airspace that many other Asian carriers had abandoned months ago

AIRCRAFT. Malaysia Airlines aircraft are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at sunrise on 18 July 2014. Shamshahrin Shamsudin/EPA

Volcanic ash halts flights to north Australian city

May 31, 2014 - 3:52 PM

UPDATED Indonesia s Sangeang Api volcano spews columns of ash up to 2 500 metres 8 200 feet into the air on Saturday May 31

VOLCANIC ERUPTION. Mount Sangeang Api spews volcanic materials, seen from the town of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. The volcano erupted on May 30 with a loud blast and spewed volcanic ash about 3,000 meters high. EPA/STR

Qantas to lay off pilots in bid to revive profits: report

May 14, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Qantas calls for voluntary redundancies among its Boeing 747 and 767 pilots

QANTAS. Photo from Qantas website

Qantas unable to justify 5,000 job losses - unions

Feb 28, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Dave Oliver said Qantas explanation for why the company needs to cut 5 000 jobs was insufficient

Photo courtesy of Qantas

Asian shares broadly up, Qantas dives on huge net loss

Feb 27, 2014 - 1:39 PM

While most Asian markets rose Australia s main index was hit by a slump in Qantas shares following a restructuring and slashing of 5 000 jobs

RISE AND FALL. While most Asian shares went up, Australia's market dove following Qantas' slashing of 5,000 jobs. Photo from Qantas website

Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Feb 27, 2014 - 7:21 AM

The airline battling record fuel costs and fierce competition from subsidized rivals is working to slash costs by Aus 2 billion over three years

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Qantas struggles as Moody's downgrades airline to 'junk'

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:54 AM

UPDATED Qantas is now rated Ba2 by Moody s and BB by Standard and Poor s meaning it is considered a junk product by professional investors

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs, challenges "immense"

Dec 05, 2013 - 8:12 AM

UPDATED Chief executive Alan Joyce said conditions had seen a marked deterioration and the airline was battling extraordinary circumstances

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Snake on plane grounds Qantas flight

Sep 23, 2013 - 3:29 PM

The non venomous reptile about 8 in 20 cm long was found near the doorway of a Boeing 747 400 bound for Tokyo on Sunday night

SNAKES ON A PLANE. Qantas says a Sydney-Tokyo flight was grounded due to a snake found inside their plane. A file photo of a Qantas 747-400 aircraft. Image courtesy Qantas

Qantas, Emirates tie-up wins final approval

Mar 27, 2013 - 8:54 AM

Australia s competition watchdog gave final approval for Qantas and Emirates to launch a game changing global alliance

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Qantas, Emirates tie-up takes off

Jan 17, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Australia s competition watchdog on Thursday January 17 gave Qantas and Emirates Airlines permission to begin implementing their global alliance but said final approval was still pending

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Embattled Qantas in major alliance with Emirates

Sep 06, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday September 6 announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will involve moving its hub for European flights to Dubai from Singapore

Photo courtesy of Qantas.

Qantas CEO takes over as IATA chair

Jun 12, 2012 - 7:08 PM

Qantas Airways s Alan Joyce succeeds KLM s Peter Hartman as head of IATA a powerful aviation industry group that brings together about 270 airlines comprising over 98 of all international scheduled air traffic

Qantas dismisses Emirates buy-in talk

May 31, 2012 - 2:31 PM

Qantas Airways chief Alan Joyce on Thursday May 31 dismissed reports that it was considering selling a stake to Dubai airline Emirates