Airbus A380 Delay

Sydney, 14 June 2006

The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Mr Geoff Dixon, said today that Qantas would hold discussions with Airbus in the next two weeks after a thorough internal review of the implications for Qantas of the delay.

"Our discussions with Airbus will centre around the new delivery timetable, competitive issues, compensation and possible short-term replacement aircraft," he said.

Mr Dixon said Qantas would not be able to assess the full impact of the delay until completing its internal review.

"We would hope to alleviate some of the difficulties by deferring the retirement of aircraft, redirecting capacity and securing replacement capacity."

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3440)