Qantas passenger numbers have yet to live up to the hype surrounding the partnership with Dubai-base

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  1. Qantas International passenger numbers slip in April

    QANTAS International passenger numbers have yet to live up to the hype surrounding the partnership with Dubai-based Emirates, taking a nosedive in April as the airlines kicked off the alliance.
    Comments by Qantas executives that the carrier was picking up bookings as a result of the alliance were not reflected in the April results, which saw the number of passengers for the month fall 7.2 per cent to 463,000 and the load factor fall by 4.3 points to 77.8 per cent as the fall in traffic outstripped capacity cuts.
     
  2. Fredrik
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    Fredrik Silver Member

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    Interesting. I remember Qantas were saying bookings were up significantly to European destinations. I wonder if it only was an increase from very, very low numbers(meaning that connections in Europe are/were insignificant for Qantas).

    Their core business in Europe is AFAIK LHR and that is what matters, not if there are 12 instead of 3 passengers connecting to PRG every month.
     
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