13 May '11, 9pm

Home Business A Singapore-based carrier in the works for Qantas?

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways, Australia's biggest airline, said on Friday it would be considering "all options" for its long-haul operations following a newspaper report that it may start a new carrier in Singapore. A team led by Qantas executive Lesley Grant is studying the company's international operations and will report back to the board by the end of the year, said Qantas spokeswoman Sophia Connelly. No decision has been made and talk of any specific plans would be "speculation" at this stage, she said. Qantas may start a premium Singapore-based carrier with about 20 jets to expand in Asia and take advantage of lower costs, the Australian Financial Review reported on Friday, citing unidentified people close to the company. "We are looking at our international business as it's not performing to expectations. The project team is looking at possible new routes and ways to re...

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