Qantas to cut domestic flights as fuel prices soar
Qantas will further cut its domestic flying schedule in response to rising fuel prices, as the airline announced it would give almost 20,000 employees a $5,000 payment to share the benefits of its recovery.
The announcement comes as airports brace for a period of bumper demand driven by a school holiday rush, and as the federal government confirmed Qantas had the highest rate of cancellations of any domestic airline last month.
Passenger numbers are tipped to surge to pre-pandemic levels from Friday, the last day of the school term in Victoria and Queensland. Schools close a week later in New South Wales and Western Australia.
Qantas said on Thursday it would “pull out all the stops” to ensure disruptions faced by travellers at Easter were not repeated during the holiday …
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