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Qantas Europe Sales Up 6-Fold as Emirates Alliance Takes Off

Qantas Airways Ltd., the Australian airline that has vowed to restore profit at its international operations, said Europe bookings rose six-fold as an alliance with Emirates reduces flight times between the continents.

The agreement with the Dubai-based airline cuts average journey times by more than two hours from Melbourne and Sydney to the top 10 destinations in Europe, according to a statement from Qantas yesterday marking the partnership’s first flight.