But the airport argues Qantas has not been paying rent on all of its 39 property leases, and wants the airline to disclose which are essential to continue operating flights.

The airport does not plan to disrupt Qantas’s fly-in, fly out flights by shutting terminals that are needed to keep flights in the air, but wants to negotiate new short term agreements governing use of its facilities and services.

The airport said Qantas had flown more than 10,000 flights in and out of the airport since February 1 but had not paid for them, and was continuing to operate about 350 flights a week. Jason South

The airport said Qantas had flown more than 10,000 flights in and out of the airport since February 1 but had not paid for them, and was continuing to operate about 350 flights a week.

“Qantas is profiting from these flights, accepting money from passengers and FIFO companies for the airport’s charges but is refusing to pass this money on,” Perth Airport said.

Qantas’s 39 leases across the airport includes 21 are current leases and 18 are in holdover, according to the airport which has given Qantas 30 days’ notice that all hold-over leases will not be renewed.

For current leases, Qantas has been sent notices that they are in breach for non-payment.

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