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Qantas Group yields slowly improving, profit guidance hazy


Qantas reported improved yields in Nov-2009, with domestic yields down by only 3.7% in Nov-2009, for the smallest contraction in ten months. International yields fell by 19.2%, for the smallest reduction since Apr-2009. The yield reductions also reflect structural changes in the group's flying operations involving the shift in capacity share from Qantas mainline operations to Jetstar’s lower cost (and lower yielding) operations over the past 12 months. [1989 words]

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  • Load factor improvements a positive
  • Importance of Jetstar shining through
  • In talks with AirAsia for aircraft procurement and ground handing JV
  • Announces greatest single capacity increase since launch
  • Taking on Tiger and Virgin Blue at Melbourne Tullamarine
  • To resume Cairns-Osaka service following strategic agreement with Cairns Airport
  • Believes four times weekly Sydney-Nadi service will be “viable”
  • To take delivery of B787 Dreamliners from 2013
  • Launches upfront seat option
  • Signs partnerships with Universal Air Travel Plan and Diners Club
  • BITRE reports 1.9% increase in load factor for domestic carriers in Oct-2009

Graphs and data:

  • Qantas Group total domestic (Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar Domestic) and total international (Qantas and Jetstar International) yield (excluding foreign exchange): Jul-2008 to Nov-2009
  • Qantas Group capacity: 2005 to 2009
  • Qantas passenger numbers growth: Nov-2008 to Nov-2009
  • Qantas passenger numbers contribution by each operation segment: Nov-2009
  • Jetstar fleet in service and on order
  • AirAsia fleet in service and on order
  • AirAsia X fleet in service and on order
  • Jetstar increased frequencies
  • Jetstar aircraft deliveries: 2010-2016
  • Australia domestic passenger numbers: Oct-2009
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