Australian airline’s hub will move from Singapore to Dubai and British Airways deal will end as part of fight to turn around losses Australia’s struggling Qantas Airways has agreed to a 10-year alliance with Dubai’s Emirates, a key step in the carrier’s efforts to shore up its loss-making international business. Qantas will replace Singapore with Dubai as its hub for European flights from March 2013 and co-ordinate pricing, sales and schedules with Emirates under the partnership. The Australian airline will end its existing relationship with British Airways at the same time as a result of the new alliance. “A key objective is to make Qantas International strong and viable, and bring it back to profitability,” said the Qantas chief executive officer, Alan Joyce. “This partnership will help us do that.” Joyce said the airline remained committed to reaching break-even in its international business in the 2015 financial year.