Saturday, October 29, 2011

Qantas ground all its aircraft

Australian airlines Qantas has grounded all its aircraft because of the long running dispute with trade unions. QANTAS said there will no more domestic and international departures anywhere in the world. This drastic action would lead to cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupt the travel plans of thousands of passengers.

 QANTAS says a series of strikes is costing nearly seventy million dollars. It said the move to ground the flights would cost it twenty million dollars a day. Flight crews, baggage handlers and maintenance crews and others have all been involved in a series of rolling strikes over pay and conditions. 

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