Qantas cancels five A380 flights


first_imgQantas has cut five of its return flights between Dubai and London, which were due to fly in October and November, due to poor seasonal demand.The A380 superjumbo flights between Qantas’ new overseas hub in Dubai and London’s Heathrow Airport will be reduced from two flights to one, on 14 and 17 October as well as 12, 15 and 20 November, Sydney Morning Herald reported.The cancellations are a result of weak seasonal demand and come less than two weeks after Qantas reported that its international division suffered almost half a billion dollars in pre-tax losses for the financial year ending July 2014, compared to AUD $246 million the previous financial year.Moreover, on the domestic front, Qantas’ latest traffic results have indicated reduced domestic capacity by 2.7 percent in July, as measured by available seat kilometres, compared with the same month in 2013.Meanwhile, Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce, along with other fellow senior colleagues, has experienced a significant income decrease, earning a little over AUD $2 million, cut back from his earnings of AUD $3.3 million last year.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img

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