Qantas justifies route cuts

first_img“Unfortunately we can’t insulate WA from the need for hard decisions.” Mr Joyce has been criticised recently by unions and economists for allowing the Qantas share price to drop to record lows, cutting back on expansion and creating a fiscal atmosphere where 5000 jobs need to be cut to help balance the airline’s books.  However, Qantas would still operate seasonal services on the Perth to Auckland route and the Perth to Singapore route. In a speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia, Mr Joyce said that the airline offered more connections than ever before through its alliance networks and Jetstar, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Qantas Airways chief executive officer, Alan Joyce, has justified no longer operating year round international services from Perth by saying that the company can no longer run them profitably. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealecenter_img The A380s will be flown on the Perth to east coast routes and will feature business class suites with lie flat beds. Mr Joyce also said that Perth would be one of the main beneficiaries of the Qantas’ decision to upgrade its A380 fleet starting in December 2014. “We are removing $2 billion of costs over the next three years. This is one of the biggest reform programs in corporate history, “I recognise that Perth has been affected by the withdrawal of some Qantas International routes – routes that were unprofitable,” Mr Joyce said.last_img

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