SYDNEY (AP) Qantas Airways Ltd. posted a record full-year profit of 1.53 billion Australian dollars ($1.1 billion) on Wednesday, after undergoing a cost-saving restructuring amid steep losses just two years ago.
The airline’s result for the fiscal year through June is a 57 percent boost over last year’s profit of AU$557 million, and prompted Qantas to pay its first dividend since 2009.
The strong performance for Australia’s largest airline comes two years after it posted a record AU$2.8 billion loss. Qantas underwent a restructuring to cut costs, including axing thousands of employees.
“Transformation has made us a more agile business, created value for our shareholders and given us a platform to invest for t…
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