Alan Joyce: Qantas boss exits early amid mounting scandals
By Tiffanie Turnbull
BBC News, Sydney
Qantas boss Alan Joyce will depart the airline two months earlier than scheduled amid mounting controversies.
Mr Joyce was set to leave in November, after 15 years as chief executive, but will now exit the role immediately.
He said recent attention on "events of the past" made it clear this is "the best thing" he could do.
The airline is the subject of growing public anger after reaping record profits despite a series of scandals.
In the past two years it has faced a slew of criticism for expensive airfares, mass delays and cancellations, and its treatment of workers.
And on Thursday Australia's consumer watchdog - the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - announced it was taking legal action against the airline over allegations it had sold tickets to more than 8,000 flights it had already cancelled.