Qatar Airways is to purchase a 9.6 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways for HK$5.16 billion (€570 million). Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Qatar Airways, spurned by American Airlines and isolated in the Persian Gulf, snapped up 9.6 per cent of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways in a s(...)

Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce. The airline announced its first dividend since 2009 and paid bonuses to 25,000 workers. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Qantas Airways announced its first dividend since 2009 and handed bonuses to 25,000 workers as chief executive Alan Joyce’s turnaround program deliver(...)