Low oil prices are clipping the wings of the fast-expanding Gulf-based global carriers.
Airline competition has returned to the Los Angeles-Auckland route. With special feature audio.
Air New Zealand will lose its monopoly but has already responded with lower fares.
Business traveller news also includes new Changi hub for Air Mauritius and Qantas' extra flights to Hong Kong.
Qantas has confirmed that Australian domestic passengers will get inflight wi-fi from next year.
Underlying profit before tax rose 151% percent to $A921 million in the six months ended December 31.
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