The struggling airline this morning reported a half-year loss of $252 million, before tax, in line with the earnings guidance it gave in December.
“This performance by our airlines is unacceptable, and the current position is unsustainable,” Mr Joyce said.
The airline also outlined $2 billion worth of savings including cutting capital expenditure by $1 billion and significant changes to fleet plans and networks.
The job cuts equate to 15 per cent of the Qantas workforce. Unions say Qantas staff are bearing the brunt of poor management.