Qantas Airways to cut up to 2,500 jobs as it outsources ground handling

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd said on Tuesday it planned to cut up to 2,500 jobs by outsourcing its Australian ground handling operations to lower costs as it braces for a A$10 billion ($7.17 billion) hit to revenue due to the pandemic this financial year.

The expected job cuts are on top of 6,000 across its workforce announced in June, which would take the total job losses to nearly 30% of its pre-pandemic roles. Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Andrew David said outsourcing the ground handling jobs would save an estimated.

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