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PICTURES: Qantas A380 after emergency landing in Singapore

My colleague Cory Mathews rushed over to the airport after we heard the news, and here are the pictures that he got from the scene.We have more details of the story here.

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Third time luck for Virgin Blue

There must have been a big sigh of relief in Virgin Blue’s Brisbane headquarters at today’s decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to give its nod for an alliance with Etihad Airways.Last month, the ACCC rejected Virgin Blue’s application for a trans-Tasman alliance with Air New Zealand. Earlier in September, the US Department […]

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Who could Qantas merge with?

Okay, that is not a trick question. In a speech yesterday, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that consolidation is necessary in the airline industry and his airline could participate in it. He added that Qantas would keep its name and Australian heritage, and that it would be the lead partner.There are various regulatory and governmental […]

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Alan Joyce remains optimistic about Qantas’ prospects

It has not been an easy ride for Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce since he took over at the helm of the Australian carrier in November 2008.He ran smack into the headwinds caused by the high fuel prices and economic downturn, and as capacity into the country increased despite the slowdown. Undoubtedly, there are numerous […]

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Tough times down under as Qantas defers A380 deliveries

Tough times call for tough measures down under. Australia’s Qantas Airways will defer the delivery of four Airbus A380s and 12 Boeing 737-800s as worsening economic conditions force it to cut its pre-tax profit forecast by up to 80%.Jobs are also at stake. Qantas and its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar will remove 500 management jobs, in […]

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Confusion in Melbourne

It is all getting a little bit confusing over in Melbourne.Last year, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways paid good money to sponsor the Australian city’s main stadium. The deal makes sense for the carrier, which has just started its first direct Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights and is planning on a major expansion of services to Australia. The […]

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