Qantas axes Thai flight attendants

3 Sep 2009

Australian flag-carrier Qantas is to sack 123 Thai cabin crew based in Bangkok in a cost-cutting exercise.

The Thai flight attendants served on the busy London-Bangkok-Sydney route and will lose their jobs from October 25.

Qantas hired the crew members through employment agency Adecco Thailand and it is believed the staff were paid only one-third of the rates of their Australian counterparts.

Qantas employs a total of about 4,500 international flight attendants. Its remaing overseas bases are in Auckland and New Zealand.

Kenny Coyle

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