Originally Posted by Dubz View Post

The planes are usually on finance, therefore they pay for themselves by flying and making money. If you ran a business you'd know that the most expensive part is labour, for an airline the other most expensive part is fuel (for most companies it's infrastructure - offices/computers/phones etc).

Read online, I think both fuel and labour cost Qantas over $3bn a year each, everything else comes way behind.

qantas has many offices, computers, phones etc

they also have bigger things like engineering hangars and flight simulators