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Australian, Korean Carriers Changed Routing Months Ago

July 17, 2014

Some international airlines, including Australia's Qantas and Korea's two major carriers, shifted the route taken by flights operating over Ukrainian air space months ago amid increasing tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.
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Lion Air In Talks To Buy Qantas' Jetstar Asia Stake

July 14, 2014

Indonesia's Lion Air is reported to be in talks with Qantas about buying the Australian carrier's stake in the Singapore-based affiliate of its budget airline Jetstar.
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Ash Cloud Causes Australian Flight Cancellations

May 31, 2014

Some flights between Australia and southeast Asia and all domestic flights at Darwin airport in the country's north were cancelled on Saturday after the eruption of Sangeang Api in Indonesia’s south produced a large cloud of ash.
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Qantas To Cut Debt By More Than AUD$1 Bln

May 8, 2014

Australia's Qantas Airways said on Thursday it plans to cut debt by over AUD$1 billion (USD$935 million) by fiscal 2015 to achieve positive free cash flow.
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Asian Airlines Hedging More Of Fuel Use

April 14, 2014

Some Asian airlines are hedging a larger portion of their jet fuel usage this year as they expect prices to firm, indicating sustained pressure on their profit margins.
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Mariners Grounded By Emergency Landing

April 4, 2014

A plane carrying Australian title contenders Central Coast Mariners to Perth for an A-League soccer match was forced to land in Adelaide on Friday because of smoke in the cabin of the Airbus A330.
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Emirates Says Qantas Partnership Working

March 6, 2014

Emirates said its alliance with Qantas was working and had helped the Gulf carrier to improve yields, after some analysts questioned the benefits of the partnership.
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Australia To Loosen Qantas Ownership Cap

March 3, 2014

The Australian government has agreed to loosen restrictions on foreign ownership of Qantas Airways that the loss-making national carrier says have put it at a disadvantage against its main domestic rival in a battle for market share.
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Under Fire Qantas CEO May Find Path To Safety

February 27, 2014

Whether through error or circumstance, Qantas Airways' spectacular fall from grace is giving chief executive Alan Joyce his best chance of steering the airline toward long-term salvation.
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Qantas To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Shed Aircraft After Loss

February 27, 2014

Australian carrier Qantas plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, sell older aircraft and reduce capital spending after reporting a first-half loss amid growing competition in both international and domestic operations.
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Australian Government Considers Help For Qantas

February 25, 2014

The Australian government is looking at ways to assist Qantas Airways after the carrier declined to comment on reports it is preparing to cut up to 5,000 jobs and sell some assets.
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Australian Senate To Probe Airline Card Mail-out - Report

February 7, 2014

Australia's Senate will examine how Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia secured "no-action" letters from the corporate regulator which allowed them to send millions of unsolicited payment cards to their loyalty card members, according to a report.
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