As expected, Australia's Qantas Group moved to rationalize its various airline brands, with leisure operator Australian Airlines being absorbed into the mainline from July and Jetstar International, the overseas arm of Qantas domestic LCC Jetstar, launching operations in November. CEO Geoff Dixon told media that "Australian Airlines has done an outstanding job over the past few years, but we are determined to take full advantage of Jetstar's success with its highly competitive cost structure ...

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