Qantas Group blamed an additional A$818 million ($626.2 million) in fuel costs net of hedging benefits for a 30.4% drop in net profit to A$480 million for the fiscal year ended June 30 despite an 8.6% increase in sales to A$13.64 billion. The fuel hike sent the company's costs up 11.9% to A$12.92 billion. The result was impacted further by one-off restructuring costs of A$182 million under the carrier's Sustainable Future Program and recognition of A$104 million in damages paid by Airbus ...

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