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  1. August 28, 2014

    Qantas posts record $2.6bn loss

    Qantas Airways reported a A$2.8bn (US$2.6bn) annual net loss on Thursday – the biggest in the company’s near century-long...

  2. February 26, 2014

    Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs amid A$252m loss

    Qantas Airways has appealed to the Australian government to guarantee its debts, as the national carrier announced moves to...

  1. February 10, 2014

    Alan Joyce, Qantas chief, faces tough battle for air superiority

    Five years after taking the top job at Qantas, Alan Joyce is facing a crisis that could break his career. Following a...

  2. January 9, 2014

    Further blow for Qantas as Moody’s cuts rating to junk

    Moody’s has cut Qantas Airways’ credit rating to junk status in a move that piles further pressure on the struggling...

  3. December 6, 2013

    Stocks jump after robust US jobs data

    Friday 21:10 GMT. World stocks rose sharply at the end of a week dominated by signs of improving health in the US economy...

  4. December 5, 2013

    Qantas targets A$2bn of cuts amid profit warning

    Qantas will axe 1,000 jobs, freeze pay and stop bonuses for its executives, and cut the pay of its chief executive and board...

  5. February 21, 2013

    Qantas bullish on Emirates alliance

    Qantas Airways highlighted an improved performance by its struggling international business and a flood of bookings for a...

  6. November 28, 2012

    Qantas threatens to quit tourism agency

    Qantas has threatened to end its longstanding relationship with Tourism Australia, the government agency responsible for...

  7. November 15, 2012

    Qantas unveils A$100m share buyback

    Qantas has unveiled a plan to repurchase A$100m ($104m) of its shares and repay A$650m in debt ahead of schedule. The...

  8. September 6, 2012

    Qantas has high hopes for Emirates tie-up

    Qantas is “sleeping with the enemy” by striking a far-reaching partnership with Emirates Airline, quipped one senior figure...

  9. September 6, 2012

    Qantas agrees alliance with Emirates

    Qantas Airways has struck a deal with Emirates that will see Dubai replace Singapore as the stopover point for its European...

  10. August 23, 2012

    Qantas scraps $8.5bn Boeing order

    Qantas has scrapped an US$8.5bn order for 35 Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft because of “lower growth requirements”, and on...

  11. July 13, 2012

    Virgin Australia chief takes on Qantas

    Know your enemy and know yourself. John Borghetti, chief executive of Virgin Australia, certainly does. He spent 36 years at...

  12. June 13, 2012

    Headwinds for Qantas break-even timeline

    Armed with a strong currency a record 7.6m Australians – roughly a third of its population – journeyed abroad last year....

  13. June 12, 2012

    Qantas raises defences against takeovers

    Qantas Airways has moved to protect itself against a potential hostile takeover by engaging investment banking advisers and...

  14. June 8, 2012

    Qantas battles with economic headwinds

    Alan Joyce, the combative chief executive of Qantas Airways, has had a week he’d rather forget. After heavy trading, the...

  15. May 22, 2012

    Qantas: changing flight plans

    How not to win suitors and influence prices, Alan Joyce-style: describe a part of your company as “lossmaking and [which]...

  16. May 22, 2012

    Qantas restructures to improve returns

    Qantas Airways has unveiled a corporate restructuring and management reshuffle that will create separate international and...

  17. May 21, 2012

    Qantas to cut 500 more jobs

    Qantas Airways has announced another round of job losses and warned of a further rationalisation in Australia as the...

  18. May 4, 2012

    Qantas defers delivery of A380s

    Qantas is to boost capacity on its domestic routes and delay investment in new aircraft for its lossmaking international...

  19. March 9, 2012

    Qantas abandons Malaysia Airlines talks

    Plans by Qantas Airways to establish a premium carrier to tap into the fast-growing Asian market in an effort to revive the...

  20. February 16, 2012

    Qantas to trim routes and jobs

    No one can accuse Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas Airways, of ducking tough decisions. A little more than three months...

  21. February 16, 2012

    Qantas to cut jobs as profit halves

    Qantas has announced plans to axe 500 jobs and said more could follow as the Australian airline, which is battling high fuel...

  22. November 28, 2011

    Qantas warns on profit after strikes

    Qantas, Australia’s flagship carrier, warned on Monday profit could be down by as much as two-thirds in the first six months...

  23. November 6, 2011

    Virgin edges in after Qantas troubles

    Alan Joyce was the dark horse candidate when he was picked for Qantas’s chief executive in 2008 and defeated John Borghetti,...

  24. November 4, 2011

    Qantas union standoff signals stormy future

    Two showdowns between airlines and unions this week showed that investors as well as passengers face an uncertain year ahead...

  25. November 1, 2011

    Qantas long-haul tactics are on solid ground

    Twenty years ago, Australians used to joke that Asia was a place they flew over on the way to Europe. You don’t hear that...

  26. October 31, 2011

    Qantas: hopping mad

    It takes a lot to beat the Melbourne Cup in Australian headlines, but Alan Joyce’s battle with Qantas’s unions has done it...

  27. October 31, 2011

    Qantas faces holiday ticket backlash

    Qantas ticket sales could suffer over the key holiday season in spite of Monday’s resumption of flights, as customers are...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2011

    Qantas flies the unfriendly skies

    The dramatic decision by Qantas to ground its fleet on Saturday has ended well, so far — for passengers, at least. The...

  29. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2011

    Qantas resumes flights after ruling

    Qantas began resuming flights on Monday afternoon, after a labour relations tribunal ordered a stop to industrial action at...

  30. October 30, 2011

    Qantas chief’s ‘shock and awe’ strategy

    Qantas’s extraordinary decision to ground all its aircraft in response to a series of strikes is the biggest gamble yet by...

  31. October 30, 2011

    Qantas resumes flights after dramatic grounding

    Qantas resumed flights on Monday, ending a dramatic grounding of its aircraft after a labour relations tribunal ordered a...

  32. October 29, 2011

    Qantas in confrontation with unions

    Qantas flights remained grounded for a second day on Sunday after management of Australia’s national airline took the...

  33. October 28, 2011

    Strikes cost Qantas A$15m in lost sales a week

    Qantas on Friday unveiled the financial cost of a series of punishing union strikes and warned of a plunge in forward...

  34. August 24, 2011

    Qantas quashes talk of A$3.5bn buy-out bid

    Qantas Airways was forced to quash reports it was being circled by private equity for a A$3.5bn ($3.67bn)-plus bid on...

  35. August 16, 2011

    Qantas: Red Roo cull makes sense

    When the board of Qantas decided that the head of its low-cost subsidiary was the man to run the whole company three years...

  36. August 16, 2011

    Qantas overhauls lossmaking international operations

    Qantas Airways said it would launch a new premium carrier in Asia and a budget airline in Japan as part of a wide-ranging...

  37. March 30, 2011

    Qantas cuts flights to offset high fuel prices

    Qantas said it was facing its toughest environment since the global financial crisis as the Australian flag-carrier...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2011

    Qantas profit soars despite A380 costs

    Qantas on Thursday reported a four-fold increase in first-half post-tax profits up from A$58m to A$241m, although the...

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