Qantas to cut 6,000 jobs

The Conversation has reported Quantas announced will cut approximately 6,000 of its 29,000 workers to further reduce costs by AUD 15bn over a three-year period, the news source said.

According to global travel data provider OAG (formerly the Official Airline Guide), this week airlines worldwide scheduled about 63% fewer flights to the week a year ago. In Australia, there were about 78% fewer flights.

About 100 of the Quantas´ 130 jets will be grounded for at least a year.

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca.