Flyingsottsman wrote:AVB wrote:tullamarine wrote:You may be right but such an outcome will mean QF International will not be profitable for years to come. It wil be unable to shed costs fast enough to cope with such a massive drop in revenue. Such an outcome will require QF to retrench many thousands of employees.
I believe there will be redundancies announced soon. Don’t know the exact numbers but quite a few international cabin crew, pilots and international ops for a much smaller long haul. It’s highly probable 6 A380’s to leave the fleet... watch this space.
Have they got enough 787s to cover the US West Coast, Dallas, New York services, Santiago, and Heathrow, not to mention Johannesburg and the seasonal Vancouver service? Asia is covered with their 330s and their South pacific services with their 737s not that Qantas has a rely big presence in the South Pacific.
Some of those services may not come back. Realistically, between now and the end of the year, all that will operate will be some services to NZ and maybe a skeleton service to Singapore from around September. As 2021 opens up, hopefully ports such as LHR (maybe daily from SYD initially with a 789 growing to an A380 then extra service from MEL) and LAX (maybe daily with an A380), JNB (5 times a week with 789) and HKG (maybe daily with A330) will come back. SFO, SCL, DFW, CGK, PVG etc will not come back quickly at all; probably around this time next year. Short of a vaccine becoming available, JQ's international services to DPS and HKT are probably unlikely to resume even then.