BBC News - Frances Mao
Qantas says it will stand down 2,500 staff as a lockdown in Sydney impacts air travel across Australia.
The furlough - affecting pilots, crew and airport workers - 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.
Since June, fresh Covid outbreaks have forced most Australian states to reimpose restrictions.