10 Oct '11, 2am

Qantas forced to cancel or delay more than 70 flights due to latest round of strike action; Singapore flights affected

Qantas forced to cancel or delay more than 70 flights due to latest round of strike action; Singapore flights affected

Australian national carrier Qantas was forced to cancel or delay more than 70 flights due to the latest round of strike action to hit the airline. -- PHOTO: AP SYDNEY (AFP) - Embattled carrier Qantas was forced to cancel or delay more than 70 flights on Monday as aircraft engineers were to walk off the job for four hours in the latest round of strike action to hit the airline. Some 11,000 passengers are set to be affected when the line maintenance engineers, who check aircraft on the tarmac, stop work as part of a labour dispute. The industrial action begins in Sydney from 3pm (0400 GMT, 12pm Singapore time), Brisbane from 4pm, and Melbourne from 5pm. The Qantas website showed 35 domestic flight cancellations and another 34 services delayed or brought forward. Several international flights were also affected, with delays of more than two hours on some services to London vi...

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