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Australia Imposes Cockpit "Rule Of Two"

March 30, 2015

The Australian government has imposed a requirement that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash last week.
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Australia May Reject Qantas, China Eastern Tie-Up

March 24, 2015

The Australian competition watchdog may reject a tie-up between Qantas and China Eastern, saying it would harm competition, in a potential embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's efforts to boost trade with Beijing.
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Qantas Swings To First-Half Profit

February 25, 2015

Qantas on Thursday reported its best first-half profit in four years as its cost-cutting bore fruit and lower oil prices trimmed fuel expenses.
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Asian Airlines Merge Fuel Surcharges Into Base Fares

January 27, 2015

Asian airlines are cutting fuel surcharges as oil prices hover at six-year lows, but passengers hoping for cheaper tickets will be disappointed as carriers are likely to increase fares to maintain margins.
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Qantas, Virgin Australia To Absorb Fuel Surcharges

January 26, 2015

Qantas Airways said it is restructuring its international tariffs to absorb fuel surcharges into base fares, adding that lower oil prices put airlines in a better position to invest in new aircraft, lounges and routes.
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Qantas' International, Domestic Bosses To Leave

December 12, 2014

Qantas Airways said that the heads of its international and domestic divisions "decided to leave" the Australian carrier, four days after the airline told shareholders it expects to swing back to profitability.
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Qantas Gets Lift As Turnaround Strategy Kicks In

December 8, 2014

Qantas expects to post its best first-half result since 2010 as its AUD$2 billion cost-cutting initiative bears fruit and lower oil prices trim fuel costs.
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Deutsche Bahn To Sue Airlines Over Cargo Cartel

December 1, 2014

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is set to launch another suit against airlines for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business from 1999-2006, the Wirtschafts Woche weekly reported.
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Asia-Pacific Airlines Delay Fuel Hedging

November 28, 2014

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are holding off from hedging their fuel costs as they wait for oil to dip below USD$70 a barrel.
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Qantas, JAL Inject Funds Into Jetstar Japan

November 27, 2014

Qantas and Japan Airlines will inject AUD$114 million (USD$97 million) into Jetstar Japan to support its growth as it prepares to start international flights next year.
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Qantas Swings To First Quarter Profit

October 24, 2014

Qantas returned to underlying profitability in the first three months of the financial year, as it benefited from its strategy of containing capacity.
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Asian Airlines Increase Fuel Hedging

September 25, 2014

Airlines in Asia are stepping up jet fuel hedge volumes after oil prices fell below USD$100 a barrel, with some locking in fuel purchases as far out as 2016.
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