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Australia’s Qantas to furlough 2,500 workers as local lockdowns impact air travel

Qantas says it will stand down 2,500 staff — affecting pilots, crew and airport workers — as a lockdown in Sydney impacts air travel across Australia. The furlough will last for at least two months, the airline said. Qantas said it would pay staff until mid-August, after which they could apply for government support payments. […]