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Qantas Posts Record AUD$2.8 Bln Full-Year Loss

August 27, 2014

Qantas Airways on Thursday reported its biggest financial loss ever after taking a AUD$2.6 billion (USD$2.4 billion) write-down due to a company restructure that includes a re-valuation of its fleet.
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Australian Carriers Relax Phone Ban

August 25, 2014

Qantas and Virgin Australia passengers can use smartphones and tablets throughout flights from Tuesday after the aviation regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices on aircraft.
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Deutsche Bahn Sues Airlines Over Cargo Price Fixing

August 19, 2014

Deutsche Bahn is suing airlines in the United States for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business between 1999-2006.
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More Airlines Avoiding Iraqi Airspace

July 29, 2014

Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones.
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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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