6-Jan-2010 10:54 AM

Qantas cancels membership with Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

Qantas cancelled its 40 year membership with the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), stating it now plans to develop relationships with other carriers directly, rather than through the AAPA, adding its interests now extend beyond those of the association (The Age, 06-Jan-2010).

Qantas: ''It is now more appropriate for the group to manage more stakeholder relationships in the region directly or in tandem with regional airline partners,” Spokesperson. Source: The Age, 06-Jan-2010.