Qantas ties up with Emirates

Qantas ties up with Emirates

The Flying Kangaroo's hub for European flights will be shifting from Singapore
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The deal comes at a time when the Australian carrier's international business continues to hemorrhage money.

Qantas has agreed a 10-year partnership with Emirates, as it seeks to revitalize its ailing international business.

As part of the deal, the Australian carrier will transfer its hub for European flights from Singapore to Dubai from April next year -- subject to regulatory approval.

Qantas said its daily Airbus A380 services to London from Melbourne and Sydney will transit via Dubai's Terminal 3, the world's only purpose-built A380 terminal.

"This is a partnership of independent peers, based on shared standards and aspirations," said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce at a joint press conference with Emirates President, Tim Clark, in Sydney on Thursday.

Read the full story on CNN: Ailing airline announces Emirates alliance