17 Aug '11, 4am

Qantas chief defends controversial Asia overhaul

SYDNEY: Qantas chief Alan Joyce launched a media blitz Wednesday to defend the company's controversial Asia-focused restructuring plans, saying they were vital to prevent the carrier becoming irrelevant. The airline has faced a firestorm of criticism from unions over the revamp that will see 1,000 jobs slashed as part of its new emphasis on Asia, aimed at staunching heavy losses from its international business. "Under my leadership, Qantas will not withdraw into itself as our detractors would like us to do. Doing so would condemn Qantas to irrelevance and inevitable decline," the Irish-born Joyce wrote in The Australian. As part of the plan, Qantas will spend US$9.5 billion on new planes and team up with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Corp. to launch a new low-cost domestic airline, Jetstar Japan. It will also set up a joint-venture premium airline based in Asia and strengt...

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