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- Cruise ferry Silja Europa to become accommodation vessel in Australia
- Crystal Cruises to sail Northwest Passage in 2016
- Oceania Cruises adds 'Around the World in 180 Days' voyage for 2016
- Celebrity Cruises launches first Travel Professional Appreciation Season
- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' losses continue to mount
- Norwegian orders two more Breakaway-Plus ships
- Carnival Cruise Lines, Port of New Orleans agree to new five-year extension
- MSC Cruises plans to treble UK passengers to 200,000 by 2017, launches agent programme
- Meyer Werft's STX Finland acquisition moves ahead, may win major order from Norwegian
- Fincantieri prices IPO at floor of €0.78 per share, government investment company not selling shares
- TUI AG and listed subsidiary TUI Travel plc to merge
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- Published on Monday, 31 October 2011 06:37
- Written by Teijo Niemelä
Qantas flights will resume by mid-afternoon on Monday 31 October 2011 subject to approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Fair Work Australia this morning granted the Australian Government's application to terminate all industrial action by the Australian Licenced Engineers Union, the Transport Workers Union, the Australian and International Pilots Union and Qantas.
Under the orders issued by Fair Work Australia, there will now be up to 21 days of negotiations between the parties. No industrial action can take place during this period. If no agreement is reached during this period, binding arbitration will take place under the control of Fair Work Australia.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said the decision would provide certainty for Qantas passengers and all of our employees.
"This is a good outcome that will enable us to begin operating flights this afternoon on a limited schedule with the approval of the regulator, CASA," Mr Joyce said.
"Operations will resume progressively from this afternoon. Our focus is bringing our schedule back to normal as soon as possible. Safety will remain our first priority at all times."
"The industrial process has now passed into the hands of the independent umpire. All parties will be treated equally and we will respect the decisions that are made."
"We have new and existing agreements with 12 unions. We now anticipate the conclusion of agreements with the remaining three."
"This has been a challenging period for Qantas, its employees, its customers and its shareholders."
"We sincerely regret the impact on customers of industrial action over recent months, and the effect on employees."
"We look forward to a rapid recovery and to a period of stability enabling us to focus on our customers and our strategy for the airline."
Ports & Destinations
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- Denmark's Fredericia receives its first cruise ship call
- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines return to Liverpool; Thomson and CMV will not
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- Cruise passenger count fall of 13% seen in Adriatic region
- MSC Cruises promotes Autumn Mediterranean sailings in UK
- Oceania Cruises offers savings and flight upgrades in UK on Black Sea cruise in September
- Windstar Cruises celebrates America's birthday with savings
- P&O Cruises in two month summer promotion
- Princess Cruises offers savings on bucket list cruise destinations
- STX France begins construction on world's largest cruise ship
- Crystal creates visual magic with water for the AquaTheater on the Oasis and Allure
- Allure of the Seas features 3D digital cinema engineered by FUNA
- Allure of the Seas sails with KONE people flow solutions
- Starbucks and Royal Caribbean to offer first ever Starbucks at sea on Allure of the Seas
Products & services
- Deerberg-Systems sets the course for the future of waste management of cruise ships
- Roxtec decides on further investments and R&D
- Scanship in Total Clean Ship Solution contract for third Viking Ocean Cruises' ship
- Cruise ship newbuilding price per gross ton to drop in 2015-17, second drop since 1990 -- Odo - CBR report
- Wärtsilä adds two more Prestige Cruise Holding ships to service portfolio
Air & Sea
- Etihad to add six new destinations during the first half of 2015
- Enhanced security measures at certain airports for U.S. bound flights
- Emirates inceases capacity on two more U.S. routes from December 2014
- New Heathrow megaterminal starts operations
- Alaska Airliners to increase its Seattle departures by 11% next spring