Qantas says industrial action by its unions have hurt its maintenance operations so much that it is taking the extreme step of grounding five aircraft and cutting flights. The carrier says the flight and fleet reductions will remain in place for a month. The grounded aircraft will be four of its 54 Boeing 737s and one of its 25 767s. This will result in 97 flights being cut, mostly affecting the major cities of Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The reductions will only apply to ...


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