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  • Qantas suspends operations after locking out striking employees


    Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has grounded all aircraft and suspended its domestic and international operations indefinitely, dramatically upping...


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  • Qantas forms new freighter subsidiary to operate 737-300Fs


    <P>Australia’s Qantas Airways has established a new subsidiary for domestic air cargo operations that will fly Boeing...


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  • Court hearings continue as Qantas fleet remains grounded

    News | 30 Oct 2011 07:27 | Siva Govindasamy

    <p>Australia's industrial court has begun a hearing into the dispute between Qantas Airways and its unions, with the government hoping for a quick resolution...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Court-hearings-continue-as-Qantas-fleet-remains-grounded-364050/
  • Qantas suspends operations after locking out striking employees

    News | 29 Oct 2011 07:39 | Siva Govindasamy

    Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways has grounded all aircraft and suspended its domestic and international operations indefinitely, dramatically upping...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-suspends-operations-after-locking-out-striking-employees-364045/
  • Australia special: Change in the air

    News | 13 Mar 2007 00:00 | Emma Kelly

    With a takeover of Qantas looking likely and a different direction planned for Virgin Blue operations, a new era is dawning for Australia's major airlineshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-special-Change-in-the-air-212511/
  • Competition heats up cargo market

    News | 21 Aug 2006 23:00

    <p>The rivalry between Qantas and Virgin Blue is expanding from passengers to air cargo. Qantas and Australia Post joint venture Australian Air Express (AAE) is boosting capacity while Virgin Blue is looking for more cargo synergies with Toll Holdings, its new majority owner.</p><p>AAE has been relying on a fleet of Boeing 727 and BAe 146 freighters operated by National Jet Systems, a Qantas subsidiary. However Qantas is establishing another subsidiary, Express Freighters Australia, to operate four newly converted Boeing 737-300Fs for AAE. </p><p>Peter Gregg, Qantas chief financial officer, says the 737s will boost AAE's capacity and advance the company's goal of expanding its non-passenger revenue. Express Freighters Australia will begin operating in October.</p><p>Despite operating on a low-cost model, rival Virgin Blue has always carried freight in the bellies of its 737 fleet. It is also looking for ways to boost this side of its business. Toll Holdings, Virgin's new majority ownerhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Competition-heats-up-cargo-market-208627/
  • Airbus to pay Qantas $80m over airliner delay

    News | 21 Aug 2006 23:00 | Emma Kelly

    <P>Qantas will receive A$104 million ($80 million) in liquidated damages from Airbus relating to the late delivery of the Australian carrier's A380s.</P> <P>The figure was made public in the airline's annual results for the year ended 30 June 2006, released last week, which saw a 26.6% fall in pre-tax profit to A$671 million, attributed largely to a A$1.1 billion increase in fuel costs. Net profit was down 30.4% to A$480 million compared with a year earlier on revenues of A$13.6 billion (up 8.6%).</P> <P>Qantas chief executive Geoff Dixon says the damages will be paid to the airline over several years based on the final payment for aircraft by the carrier.</P> <P>Qantas, which has 12 A380s on order plus 10 options, was originally due to receive its first aircraft late this year. Dixon says Airbus now expects to deliver Qantas' first aircraft in October 2007. "We are very confident about the aircraft and eagerly await its introduction into service. The A380 will be the mainstay of ouhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-to-pay-Qantas-80m-over-airliner-delay-208552/
  • Qantas forms new freighter subsidiary to operate 737-300Fs

    News | 16 Aug 2006 09:10

    <P>Australia’s Qantas Airways has established a new subsidiary for domestic air cargo operations that will fly Boeing 737-300Fs on behalf of its joint-venture freight carrier Australian Air Express (AaE).</P> <P>Oneworld alliance carrier Qantas says the new subsidiary is to be called Express Freighters Australia and it will launch operations in October.</P> <P>The subsidiary will wet-lease 737-300Fs to AaE, which is a joint venture between Qantas and Australia Post that offers domestic express freight services using Boeing 727 and BAe 146 freighters operated by contract aviation company National Jet Systems.</P> <P>Express Freighters Australia will start with one aircraft and four pilots, says Qantas, growing to four aircraft and up to 40 pilots by March 2007.</P> <P>Earlier this year Qantas confirmed plans to convert four 737-300 passenger aircraft into freighters at its Avalon maintenance centre using kits supplied by Israel Aircraft Industries’ Bedek Aviation unit. It said at thhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-forms-new-freighter-subsidiary-to-operate-737-300Fs-208489/