AUCKLAND — In addition to thousands of job cuts, Qantas has revealed plans to defer aircraft orders, accelerate fleet retirements and eliminate some routes as part of major surgery to mitigate spiraling losses. The broad range of measures announced by Qantas will achieve its aim of cutting A$2 billion ($1.8 billion) in costs over three years. The 5,000 job cuts are the most dramatic part of the plan, although this was also widely expected. Also significant are the airline’s fleet ...


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