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June 15, 2024
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Forgotten seems how he steered Qantas through the pandemic, how the airline returned to profitability under his leadership, and how he forged new initiatives like Project Sunrise and airline alliances. For a few weeks, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been in the center of the storm. Today, he decided in the interest of the company, to retire two months earlier than planned.

It’s not even two weeks since Qantas reported its first profit since 2019 and Alan Joyce was commended for the $2.5 billion pre-tax profit for financial year 2023. The positive news was over exactly one week later when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it would launch legal action against Qantas in the Federal Court.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.