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QF parks more aircraft cancels 80 flights

first_imgOngoing pay disputes with the carrier’s engineers union has forced Qantas to ground two more aircraft.Parking the planes from Monday, the carrier said the move would cancel up to 80 domestic flights over the next month and reduce capacity by 20,000 on domestic services.The move comes days after the Australian flag carrier announced it would ground five aircraft to reduce maintenance work as Australian Licenced Engineers Union (ALAEA) members implemented ‘go-slow’ and overtime bans. In total a Qantas statement read that grounding seven aircraft would see the cancellation of up to 500 flights and remove up to 88,000 seats over the next month.Chief executive Alan Joyce explained ongoing bans on overtime work was creating the backlog of maintenance and the airline is lacking the “manpower to full fill all the necessary maintenance on our fleet”.   “The industrial action has caused a shortfall of more than 60,000 man hours of maintenance and this is increasing on a daily basis, forcing us to ground aircraft,” the airline’s head said.“If this overtime ban continues, we will be grounding even more aircraft.”Mr Joyce stressed parking aircraft was not an action carried out of safety concerns.Although the ALAEA told the carrier it would hold-off any work-stoppages until 28 October, the day of the airline’s Annual General Meeting, the union said its members could continue to ‘go-slow’ until Christmas.“Work stoppages have now be[sic] cancelled until at least the Qantas AGM when it is likely there will be a longer stoppage in Sydney,” ALAEA federal secretary Steve Purvinas said in an online statement.“Overtime limitations and work to rule remain in place as per notices.”Mr Joyce said he was committed to reaching a deal with the union along with two other unions the carrier is currently in dispute with.He explained that representatives from both parties are meeting up on Thursday to discuss a solution.The airline will also discuss pay with its pilots’ union on 28 October. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter For the eighth conse

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >For the eighth consecutive year, Cantonese restaurant Ming Court has been awarded two Michelin-stars in the 2016 edition of The Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau.Serving Cantonese cuisine as the signature restaurant of five-star upscale hotel, Cordis, Hong Kong, the restaurant led by Executive Chef Mango Tsang Chiu Lit  was measured by “the quality and compatibility of ingredients, technical skill and flair, and taste.”Elaine Joe, Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage for Cordis, Hong Kong, commented, “Being recognised by Michelin once again is an honour and privilege for us, and we take great care in delivering memorable and authentic dining experiences for all our guests.  Food is at the heart of Hong Kong’s culture and we congratulate all the restaurants who have been awarded stars and mentions alongside many other restaurants of outstanding calibre in the city.  We thank Michelin for their accolade to Ming Court and all our guests for dining with us.”Ming Court offers a contemporary menu with authentic influences from China, sourcing the best quality ingredients from around the world.  Ming Cellar houses over 400 wine labels from over 100 regions.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more