Qantas 747-400. Photo: By Rob Finlayson Qantas (QF) posted a net profit of A$249 million ($260 million) for its fiscal year ended June 30, more than doubling last year’s profit of A$116 million, but second-half profit slumped 83% to A$9 million. QF said the impact of natural disasters, including severe weather in Australia and the UK, earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan, and the Chilean volcanic ash cloud, cost the airline A$244 million. Fuel costs increased 12% to A$3.73 ...

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