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Business 29 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Qantas flags big drop in H1 profit

SYDNEY: Qantas Airways flagged a fall in first half profits of at least 50% as a series of strikes, the grounding of the fleet and high fuel bills take their toll.

Business 28 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Qantas says still in talks with M'sia, S'pore partners on Asian carrier plans(update)

MELBOURNE: Qantas says reports that it will delay the establishment of an Asian airline are speculations, but the airline does say it needs to be flexible depending on market conditions.

Business 02 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Qantas says agrees to regulator request on compensation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways said on Wednesday it accepted the Australian competition regulator's request to provide further compensation for losses to passengers affected by the carrier's weekend grounding.

Business 01 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Qantas says flights back to normal after turmoil

SYDNEY, Nov 1 (Reuters) Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday flight schedules have returned to normal after its weekend grounding with the majority of international passengers able to board flights on Monday afternoon or overnight.

Business 31 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Qantas to resume flights after Govt intervenes in dispute

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian tribunal ordered Qantas Airways on Monday to put its planes back into the air, intervening in the nation's most dramatic labor dispute in a decade after the national carrier grounded its entire global fleet.

Business 28 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

German Chancellor Merkel risks rebellion on euro rescue fund

BERLIN/ATHENS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel may fall short of a majority in her own coalition for a crucial reform of the euro zone rescue fund meant to stop a sovereign debt crisis spreading, in what would be a severe blow to her authority, a test vote showed.

Business 29 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tiger Airways CEO leaving company

MELBOURNE: Tiger Airways Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tony Davis is leaving the airline and its Singapore-based parent company, it was announced today.

Business 10 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tiger Airways can fly again

MELBOURNE: Singapore-owned Tiger Airways Australia has been cleared to resume flights, about six weeks after it was grounded by the air safety regulator.

Business 16 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

JetStar to invest US$500m0il in Singapore hub and to expand fleet

SINGAPORE: Budget airline JetStar, a unit of Australia's Qantas, plans to invest US$500mil in its Singapore hub, mostly by adding seven Airbus aircraft, according to chief executive Bruce Buchanan.

Business 08 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tiger Airways’ future in doubt

SYDNEY: The future of Australian budget airline Tiger Airways was in serious doubt yesterday after regulators sought to extend its grounding and the carrier's chief executive quit.