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Qantas to lay off pilots in bid to stem losses

Voluntary redundancy scheme said to target up to 100 pilots who fly Boeing 747, 767

Tough times: The Australian national carrier announced in February it would cut 5,000 jobs. It is retiring its ageing 747 and 767 fleets as part of a plan to save A$2 billion over the next three years. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[SYDNEY] Struggling Australian airline Qantas yesterday said it will make dozens of pilots redundant for the first time in 40 years as it looks to slash costs to contain massive losses.

The national carrier, which announced it would cut 5,000 jobs from its workforce in February, will call...

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