Qantas Cut Back More As Fuel Crisis Bites Hard
Tuesday 17th June 2008
Australian flag carrier Qantas have announced that they are to make more cutbacks to their flight network and capacities as a result of soaring oil prices. The changes that are to be made will be to the QantasLink regional flights that operate in New South Wales and Victoria.
Qantas will also be bringing forward the retirement of six aircraft to assist them in cutting down on flights and fuel consumption. These aircraft are to be the Dash 8 100 aircraft that can take 36 passengers at any one given time.
In addition to this Qantas will be ending the Melbourne to Wollongong flight route that has been operating at a loss, closing a maintenance base and withdrawing from flight routes running from Newcastle to Melbourne and Sydney.