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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Qantas

Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs after posting A$252 million pretax loss

Australian carrier Qantas Airways plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or 15 per cent of its workforce, sell older jets and reduce capital spending after reporting a first-half loss amid growing competition in both international and domestic operations.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 3:59pm

Dubai nudging Hong Kong out as transit hub between Asia-Pacific and Europe

Expanding the passenger-handling capacity of Hong Kong's airport, which is expected to run out by 2018, with a third runway - due to be completed 10 years from now - will fail to restore the city's role as a transit hub for flights between Asia-Pacific and Europe, analysts say.

14 Feb 2014 - 5:25pm 8 comments

Qantas, British Airways headphones linked to Chinese prison labour

Australian flag carrier Qantas launched an investigation on Wednesday into claims it purchased headphones made in a Chinese jail where inmates who miss production targets are reportedly beaten and held in solitary confinement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

Qantas Airways, Australia's largest carrier, will fly seven Asian routes earlier in the day as a partnership with Emirates gives it more scope to run flights at times that appeal to business-class passengers.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:13am

Australia’s Qantas cancels one Dreamliner, 14 still on order

Australian airline Qantas Friday said it was cutting its order for Dreamliner aircraft by one, but said it had planned this move before the Boeing jets were grounded worldwide and still had 14 on order.

18 Jan 2013 - 10:46am

Disappearing paper trail more evidence of need for archive law

How interesting to read in yesterday's South China Morning Post the reason why the Health Department was unable to monitor and enforce the land-grant conditions of some non-profit making hospitals. These hospitals were supposed to set aside 20 per cent of their beds for the poor and needy but have not been doing so, as was revealed by the Director of Audit last month.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Qantas boss has no regrets over grounding fleet

Qantas chief Alan Joyce said he has no regrets about ordering the shock grounding of the Australian airline’s entire fleet last year, saying it paved the way for much needed change.

26 Oct 2012 - 11:22am

Wants + needs

Black on track

13 Sep 2012 - 11:53pm

Qantas sets break-even hopes on alliance with Emirates

Embattled Qantas Airways said yesterday its lagging international business was expected to break even again from 2014 after a tie-up with Emirates it hoped would help it refocus on Asia.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:32am

Qantas posts huge loss, first annual loss in 17 years

Australia’s struggling flagship carrier Qantas Airways cancelled orders for 35 Boeing Dreamliner jets to further cut costs after posting a full-year net loss for the first time in 17 years due to its bleeding international division.

23 Aug 2012 - 4:04pm

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