27 February 2014

Qantas Announces Major Cuts And Atlas Agreement

The Qantas Group announced today that they will be reducing their fleet by 50 aircraft, as well as eliminating 5,000 jobs, over the next three years.

No word about how it will affect both Qantas and JetStar flights from Australia to HNL. One thing is certain, all of Qantas' 767-338ERs will be retired by the third quarter of FY2015. No word as to what will replace the 763s when the time comes, but it will probably their A330s. On occasion, A330s have been substituted on the SYD-HNL flight (QFA3/QFA4).

The last two 737-476s will be withdrawn, and probably ferried through HNL for storage.

Further details in this World Airline News article.

In other Qantas news, Qantas and Atlas Air also extended their agreement for the two trans-Pacific ACMI cargo flights, that the latter provides. Terms were not released. One of the two daily cargo flights makes a brief fuel stop at HNL, as QFA755x.

Further details in this World Airline News article.

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