Qantas International Boss Departs as Airline Faces Economic Crunch

The Qantas Group continues to retrench in the face of the economic downturn and restrictions on international travel caused by the CCP virus pandemic, with the airline announcing a reduction to its Group Management Committee on Aug. 24.

Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO, said: “The COVID crisis is forcing us to rethink our business at every level. Its increasingly clear that our international flights will be grounded until at least mid-2021 and it will take years for activity to return to what it was before.”

“Under these circumstances, weve made the decision to consolidate the domestic and international business units under a single divisional CEO,” said Joyce.

With international flights grounded until mid-2021 and normal activity levels expected to take years to return to normal, the airline is restructuring responsibilities and Tino La Spina, CEO of Qantas International, will leave the group, the airline announced via media release.

La Spinas duties will transfer to Andrew David, CEO of Qantas Domestic, who will continue to report to Joyce.

Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australias national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport, Australia, on Aug. 22, 2018. (Reuters/David Gray)

John Gissing will continue to look after regional carrier, QantasLink.

Joyce said: “Tino has done a superb job throughout his 14 years at Qantas. Hes a talented executive who brings his trRead More – Source