Qantas Airways' credit rating has been downgraded, but the Australian company says it remains in a strong funding position.
Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday downgraded Qantas' rating from Baa2 to Baa3 _ the lowest investment grade rating.
Qantas issued a statement saying its financial position is secure. It says its operating cash flow has strengthened in the current financial year and that it has a cash balance of more than $3 billion. The company also said it can adjust capital investment as appropriate.
Qantas shares fell less than 1 percent to AU$1.57 ($1.66) in early trading on Wednesday on a slightly weaker Australian stock market.