Qantas closes Bangkok cabin crew basePosted in Airline News, Qantas • No comments
Qantas Airways Ltd has shut its cabin crew base in Bangkok, leading to about 123 Thai nationals losing their jobs, according to media reports.
The airline has decided to close the Thailand base because of falling demand for international travel.
With Bangkok now closed – Auckland, London and Tokyo are the three remaining off shore bases.
Qantas has been resistant to cutting cabin crews from its substantial Australian-based workforce, instead opting for leave-without-pay measures.
Earlier this month the Australian carrier said passenger volumes were improving but the economic outlook remains volatile after booking a 87.9 per cent decline in annual profit.