Comment: The return of dividends at Qantas grounds Alan Joyce's critics

Payout is proof Tallaght man plotted Australian carrier on right course, writes Fearghal O'Connor

31st August, 2016
A1 vision, Alan Joyce Pic: Getty

There was good news in recent days – and a big slice of “I told you so” – from the Irish boss of Australian airline Qantas.

The seven cent dividend, as well as a 57 per cent increase in underlying full-year profit of AUS$1.5 billion (€1 billion), is just the latest sign that Joyce’s aggressive and controversial cost cutting has worked.

Joyce has led a massive turnaround at the Australian carrier. In...

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