Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (08-Aug-2013) building strong relationships with other partners, such as China Eastern Airlines, is becoming increasingly important for Qantas, and more partnerships are to be expected in the future. He explained, "You will see the 'red tail' flying from Australia to Asia and working with partners there and leveraging those networks".
Qantas Group: Building relationships with other parnters is increasingly important
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