Qantas will launch a long-haul low-cost airline under the Jetstar brand to start services by January 2007, and according to CEO Geoff Dixon the new carrier "will have a fleet of 60 narrow and widebody aircraft within five years." But what the widebody part of that fleet will be and which aircraft Qantas will order for its mainline operations remains a mystery until at least Dec. 14, when the company holds a special board meeting to consider its long-term fleet plan. At stake is an order ...

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