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Qantas moves to silence book called <em>Fighting Words</em>

Qantas moves to silence book called Fighting Words

It’s reasonable to say there wouldn’t be a ‘real’ reporter who doesn’t want to read Fighting Words a new book by Lucinda Holdforth the long-time speechwriter for the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce.

Qantas hasn't addressed the Joyce failures

Qantas hasn't addressed the Joyce failures

Opinion The essential problem holding back Qantas from capitalising on good fortune with fuel and capacity restraint, and a rediscovered focus on its full service operations, is Jetstar and the group CEO Alan Joyce.

Qantas mangement flattened, but Andrew David stands tall

Qantas mangement flattened, but Andrew David stands tall

Among the many interesting aspects of this afternon’s great flattening of the Qantas executive team, Andrew David stands out as the astute airline manager who grows larger every time the spear lands close to him.

Qantas media blackout to be broken by shareholder Xenophon?

Qantas media blackout to be broken by shareholder Xenophon?

Even if Qantas tries to ignore shareholder Xenophon tomorrow, his publishing his queries in advance means there will be no shortage of punters ready to ask them for him.

AirServices CEO queried over knowledge of Crimes Act

AirServices CEO queried over knowledge of Crimes Act

Early this week during Senate Estimates hearings the CEO of AirServices Australia, Margaret Staib, was questioned as to why she didn’t refer a manager who stole up to $20,000 from the Commonwealth to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Jetstar loses more in Japan as pressure mounts in Vietnam

Jetstar loses more in Japan as pressure mounts in Vietnam

A different type of airline disaster report. The news about Jetstar in Asia gets worse on two fronts in Japan and Vietnam

Qantas: Is it finding its way back?

Qantas: Is it finding its way back?

More Qantas, less Jetstar, goodbye London? hullo (more of) America? Major changes in strategy at Qantas are becoming apparent

Are we in for five weeks of Qantas-woe-is-us reporting?

Are we in for five weeks of Qantas-woe-is-us reporting?

Commentary  The possibility that Qantas is as inept at PR strategy as it is in running its airline activities is underlined by more news reports and proprietary financial analysis anticipating massive losses when it reveals its year to 30 June financials, both underlying and statutory, on 28 August.

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

China Eastern 中国东方航空公司 , a partner in the much delayed Jetstat HK venture, is launching its own low cost carrier in the PRC.

Jetstar long distance load factors drop into unsurvivable bracket

Jetstar long distance load factors drop into unsurvivable bracket

Commentary  Among the very poor traffic and yield figures in the latest Qantas guidance to the ASX in monthly traffic stats, Jetstar International continues to fly enough empty seats to kill itself, or if nothing gets done, the parent company.