23 August 2012 © David Eyre
Qantas Group today announced a $244 million loss after tax for the financial year ended 30 June 2012.
The Group has cancelled orders for 35 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, but under the flexible terms of its original contract with Boeing, Qantas can still take 50 Boeing 787-9s on option from 2016 at the same price and delivery dates.
Qantas Group will still take delivery of 15 787-8s, but all of these will go to Jetstar. Jetstar will return its A330-200s to Qantas Domestic as the 787s are delivered, allowing Qantas to eventually retire its fleet of 767-300ER aircraft.
The Qantas International fleet will be left with:
- 12 Airbus A380s (plus two more for delivery in 2016/17, and six more from 2018/19),
- 9 Boeing 747-400 (three older 747-400 aircraft with Rolls-Royce engines and six newer 747-400ER with GE engines)
- 10 Airbus A330-300s