Qantas: The High Flyer of the Airline Industry?

Tywoniak, Stephane & Galvin, Peter (2007) Qantas: The High Flyer of the Airline Industry? In Hill, Charles W. L. (Ed.) Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach, 2nd Australasian Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Milton, C23-C39.


On 19 August 2004, Qantas announced record net profits of $648.4 million for the year ended 30 June, an increase of 89 per cent over 2003, despite a decline of 0.2 per cent in consolidated revenues to $11.4 billion. Commenting on the results, the CEO of Qantas, Geoff Dixon, said the record full-year result, achieved in difficult conditions, was a tribute to Qantas staff and management: 'the group responded extremely well to the myriad challenges it has faced over the past 12 months.' Qantas' record profit for 2003-04 were in sharp contrast with the financial performance of most airlines worldwide. After losses in 2001 and 2002, airline finances were dealt further blows in 2003 by the Iraq war, and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Estimates of consolidated losses in 2003 for the industry ranged between US$5.5 billion (Air Transport World) and US$6.5 billion (International Civil Aviation Organization).

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ID Code: 9897
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Case Study, QANTAS, Airlines
ISBN: 9780470809297
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:35

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