Qantas takes no prisoners in its cost war

The closure of Qantas' heavy maintenance facility in Avalon is yet another salvo in the company's war on costs, as it attempts to claw back market share from Virgin Australia.

For the past 18 months there has been a sense of inevitability about the announcement Qantas made today that it will close its Avalon heavy maintenance facility at the cost of about 300 engineering jobs.

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