Qantas boss Alan Joyce has defended the airline’s safety record after a string of mechanical problems.
Seven Qantas planes have suffered equipment failures over the past two weeks including a cracked windscreen, brake issues and wing flap defects.
Mr Joyce says he is sorry about the delays but safety is not an issue for the airline.
“The issues that occurred over Easter we apologise for – the inconvenience that would cause to customers,” he said.
“But they don’t signal a deterioration in Qantas safety and maintenance records because the statistics clearly indicate that this happens to every airline in the world.”