2020-06-25 00:22:01 UTC
A total of 6,000 of 29,000 staff would be made redundant;
Qantas’ six remaining 747s will be retired immediately, six months
ahead of schedule;
Deferring deliveries of A321neo and 787-9;
Plan to generate up to $1.9 billion from equity raising;
Of those job losses, 1,450 will be non-operational and mainly
corporate; 1,500 from ground operations; 1,050 in cabin crew (with a
further 6,900 on stand down); 630 in engineering; 220 from pilots.
“This crisis has left us no choice but we’re committed to providing
those affected with as much support as we can,” said Joyce.
Good move, but feel sorry for the staff involved, but had to be done.
Last thing we need is another failed airline, along the lines of
Virgin, in Australia.