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Qantas
IATA
QF
ICAO
QFA
Callsign
QANTAS
Founded 1920
Hubs Sydney Airport
Melbourne Airport
Secondary hubs Adelaide Airport
Brisbane Airport
Perth Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Focus cities Cairns International Airport
Darwin International Airport
Frequent flyer program Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member lounge Qantas Club
Alliance Oneworld
Subsidiaries Jetstar Airways
JetConnect
Qantas Defence Services
Fleet size 138[1] (+215 orders)
Destinations 144
Company slogan The world's most experienced airline.[2]
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people Leigh Clifford (Chairman)
Geoff Dixon (CEO)
Website: www.qantas.com.au

Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: /ˈkwɔntəs/) (ASX:QAN) is the national airline of Australia. The name was originally "QANTAS", an acronym for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services". Nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo", the airline is based in Sydney, with its main hub at Sydney Airport, and is Australia's largest airline. It is the world's second oldest continuously operating airline and the oldest in the English speaking world. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport, or Sydney Airport, is located in Mascot, New South Wales, and is the major airport serving Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the Australian airport. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Adelaide Airport (IATA: ADL, ICAO: YPAD) is the principal airport in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. ... BNE redirects here. ... This article is about an airport in Australia. ... Changi Airport redirects here. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Cairns International Airport (IATA: CNS, ICAO: YBCS) is an Australian domestic and international airport in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. ... Darwin International Airport (IATA: DRW, ICAO: YPDN) is the only airport serving Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ... JetConnect is the New Zealand subsidiary of the Australian airline Qantas. ... Qantas Defence Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Airways. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Geoff Dixon (born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian corporate executive and current CEO and Managing Director of Qantas. ... The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... Afghanistan Ariana Afghan Airlines Albania Albanian Airlines Algeria Air Algérie Angola TAAG Argentina Aerolíneas Argentinas Armenia Armenian Airlines Australia Qantas Austria Austrian Airlines Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Airlines The Bahamas Bahamasair Bahrain Gulf Air (regional) Bangladesh Biman Bangladesh Belarus Belavia Belgium SN Brussels Airlines Sabena (former) Belize Maya Island Air... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport, or Sydney Airport, is located in Mascot, New South Wales, and is the major airport serving Sydney, Australia. ...


In 2007, Qantas was voted the fifth best airline in the world by research consultancy Skytrax, a drop from the second position it held in 2005 and 2006.[3] An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ...

Contents

History

Beginnings

Avro 504K replica
Avro 504K replica
DH.50J circa 1928
DH.50J circa 1928

Qantas was founded in Winton, Queensland on 16 October 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited[4] by Paul McGuiness, Hudson Fysh, Fergus McMaster and Arthur Baird. The airline's first aircraft was an Avro 504K purchased for £1425. The aircraft had a cruising speed of 105 kilometres per hour (65 mph) and carried one pilot and two passengers.[5] Eighty-four year old outback pioneer Alexander Kennedy was the first passenger, receiving ticket number one. The airline operated air mail services subsidised by the Australian government, linking railheads in western Queensland. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1623 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qantas Kingsford Smith International Airport Avro 504 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1623 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qantas Kingsford Smith International Airport Avro 504 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ... Image File history File links Qantas_1922. ... Image File history File links Qantas_1922. ... Location of Winton in Queensland (red) Winton is a town and Local Government Area in central west Queensland, Australia, located 177 kilometres northwest of Longreach. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Squadron Leader Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh KBE DFC (January 3, 1895 – April 6, 1974) was an Australian aviator and businessman, best known for the foundation of the Australian airline company, QANTAS. Fysh was born in Launceston, the second most populous city in Tasmania. ... Sir Fergus McMaster (May 3, 1879 – August 8, 1950) is an Australian businessman, commonly known as one of the founders of the airline company, QANTAS. McMaster was born in Morinish, a town close to the city of Rockhampton, in Queensland. ... This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ... The Australian pound was Australias currency from 1910 to 1966. ...


Between 1926 and 1928, Qantas built seven De Havilland DH.50s and a single DH.9 under licence in its Longreach hangar.[6] In 1928 a chartered Qantas aircraft conducted the inaugural flight of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, departing from Cloncurry.[7] The de Havilland DH.50 was a 1920s British large single-engined biplane transport built by De Havilland Aircraft Company at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware and licence built in Australia, Belgium and Czechoslovakia. ... Three DH.9A in formation. ... The river water tower in Longreach Longreach is a town located in central western Queensland, Australia and is approximately 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton. ... Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV series) The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ... Location of Cloncurry in Queensland (red) Cloncurry () is a town and Local Government Area situated in north west Queensland, Australia, 770 kilometres west of the city of Townsville via the Flinders Highway. ...


Flying boats and war - 1934 to 1945

In 1934, QANTAS Limited and Britain's Imperial Airways (the forerunner of British Airways) formed a new company, Qantas Empire Airways Limited. Each partner held 49%, with two per cent in the hands of an independent arbitrator.[8] The new airline commenced operations in December 1934 flying between Brisbane and Darwin using old fashioned DH.50 and DH.61 biplanes. The Imperial Airways Empire Terminal, Victoria, London. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...

Short S.23 Qantas Empire Flying Boat
Short S.23 Qantas Empire Flying Boat

QEA flew internationally from May 1935, when the service from Darwin was extended to Singapore using newer de Havilland DH.86 Commonwealth Airliners. Imperial Airways operated the rest of the service through to London. In July 1938, this operation was replaced by a thrice weekly flying boat service using Shorts S.23 Empire Flying Boats. The Sydney to Southampton service took nine days, with passengers staying in hotels overnight.[9] For the single year of peace that the service operated, it was profitable and 94% of services were on time. This service lasted through until Singapore fell in February 1942. Enemy action and accidents destroyed half of the fleet of ten, when most of the fleet was taken over by the Australian government for war service.[10] Image File history File linksMetadata Short_S-23. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Short_S-23. ... The Short Empire or S.23 was a passenger and mail carrying flying boat, of the 1930s and 1940s, which flew between Britain and British colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia. ... Central Darwin, circa 1986 Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, and is a city of 109,419 people (2001 census) on Australias far north-western coastline. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Short Empire or S.23 was a passenger and mail carrying flying boat, of the 1930s and 1940s, which flew between Britain and British colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ...

De Havilland biplane, ca. 1930
De Havilland biplane, ca. 1930

Flying boat services were resumed with American built PBY Catalinas in July 1943, with flights between Perth and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). This linked up with the BOAC service to London, maintaining the vital communications link with England. The 5,652km non-stop sector was the longest flown up to that time by any airline, with an average flying time of 28 hours. Passengers received a certificate of membership to the "Order of the Double Sunrise" as the sun rose twice during the flight. These flights continued until July 1945.[11] PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


The post-war years - 1945 to 1959

After World War II, QEA was nationalised, with the Australian Labor government led by Prime Minister Ben Chifley buying the shares of both Qantas Limited and BOAC. Nationalised airlines were normal at the time, and the Qantas board encouraged this move. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Joseph Benedict Chifley (22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951), Australian politician and 16th Prime Minister of Australia, was one of Australias most influential Prime Ministers. ...

Qantas Empire Airways L.749 Constellation VH-EAB
Qantas Empire Airways L.749 Constellation VH-EAB

Shortly after nationalisation, QEA began their first services outside the British Empire — to Tokyo via Darwin and Manila with Avro Lancastrian aircraft.[12] These aircraft were also deployed between Sydney and London in cooperation with BOAC, but were soon replaced by Douglas DC-4s. Services to Hong Kong began around the same time. Image File history File links 049-connie-gov. ... Image File history File links 049-connie-gov. ... For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Avro 504K. Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, well known for planes such as the Avro Lancaster which served in World War II. One of the worlds first aircraft builders, A.V.Roe and Company was established at Brownsfield Mills, Manchester, England by Alliot Verdon Roe and his brother... The Avro 691 Lancastrian was a passenger and mail transport aircraft of the 1940s. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ...


In 1947, the airline took delivery of Lockheed L.049 Constellations. In 1952, Qantas expanded across the Indian Ocean to Johannesburg via Perth, Cocos Islands and Mauritius, calling this the Wallaby Route. Around this time, the British Government placed great pressure on Qantas to purchase the De Havilland Comet jet airliner, but Hudson Fysh was dubious about the economics of the aircraft and successfully resisted this. The network was expanded across the Pacific to Vancouver via Auckland, Nadi, Honolulu and San Francisco in early 1954 when it took over the operations of British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines (BCPA).[12] This became known as the Southern Cross Route. The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the de Havilland Comet jet airliner. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... Squadron Leader Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh KBE DFC (January 3, 1895 – April 6, 1974) was an Australian aviator and businessman, best known for the foundation of the Australian airline company, QANTAS. Fysh was born in Launceston, the second most populous city in Tasmania. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, a centre of worship for Fijis Hindu community and one of Nadis most visible landmarks. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... BCPA logo British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines or BCPA, was registered in New South Wales, Australia in June 1946 with headquarters in Sydney. ... Southern Cross Route is a term denoting passenger flights from Australasia to Europe via the Western Hemisphere. ...


In 1956, Qantas ordered the Boeing 707 jet airliner. The special shortened version for Qantas was the original version Boeing offered to airlines. Boeing lengthened the aircraft by ten feet for all other customers, which destroyed the economics for Qantas. The airline successfully negotiated with Boeing to have the aircraft they had originally contracted for.[13] The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ...


In 1958, Qantas became one of the very few round-the-world airlines, operating services from Australia to London via Asia and the Middle East (Kangaroo route) and via the Southern Cross route with Super Constellations.[14] It took delivery of new turboprop Lockheed Electra aircraft in 1959. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Kangaroo Route is a term trademarked by Qantas[1] to denote passenger airline flights between Australia and the United Kingdom, via the Eastern Hemisphere. ... A schematic diagram showing the operation of a turboprop engine. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The jet age - 1959 to 1992

Ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138B "V-jet" owned by John Travolta, repainted in 1960s livery
Ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138B "V-jet" owned by John Travolta, repainted in 1960s livery

The first jet aircraft on the Australian register (and the 29th 707 built) was registered VH-EBA and named City of Canberra. This aircraft returned to Australia as VH-XBA[15] in December 2006 for display in the Qantas Founders Outback Museum at Longreach, Queensland.[16] The Boeing 707-138 was a shorter version of the Boeing 707 that was operated only by Qantas. The first jet service operated by Qantas was on 29 July 1959 from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi and Honolulu. On 5 September 1959, Qantas became the third airline to fly jets across the Atlantic — after BOAC and Pan Am, operating between London and New York as part of the service from Sydney.[17] All of the turbojet aircraft were converted to upgraded turbofan engines in 1961 and were rebranded as V jets from the Latin vannus meaning fan.[18][19] Image File history File linksMetadata Travolta707. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Travolta707. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... The Qantas Founders Outback Museum is a transport museum at Longreach, Queensland, Australia. ... The river water tower in Longreach Longreach is a town located in central western Queensland, Australia and is approximately 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton. ... For other uses, see Queensland (disambiguation). ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... After technical problems with the Comet, BOAC resumed jet service with imported Boeing 707s. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... For the transportation company in southern China, see TurboJET. Turbojets are the oldest kind of general purpose jet engines. ... Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ...


Air travel grew substantially in the early 1960s, so Qantas ordered the larger Boeing 707-338C series of aircraft. In 1966, the airline diversified its business by opening the 450 room Wentworth Hotel in Sydney. The same year, Qantas placed early options on the new Concorde airliner but the orders were eventually cancelled. Also in 1966, another around-the-world route was opened. This was named the Fiesta route and was from Sydney to London via Tahiti, Mexico City, and Bermuda. For other uses, see Concorde (disambiguation). ... Fiesta can mean: A festival , party, or pasta. ... Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of the French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...


In 1967, the airline placed orders for the Boeing 747. This aircraft could seat up to 350 passengers, a major improvement over the Boeing 707. Orders were placed for four aircraft with deliveries commencing in 1971. The later delivery date allowed Qantas to take advantage of the -200B version, which better suited its requirements. Also in 1967, Qantas Empire Airways changed its name to Qantas Airways, the name of the airline today.[20] The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...

A Qantas 747SP lands at Wellington, New Zealand in 1981
A Qantas 747SP lands at Wellington, New Zealand in 1981

When Cyclone Tracy devastated the town of Darwin at Christmas 1974, Qantas established a world record for the most people ever embarked on a single aircraft when they evacuated 673 people on a single Boeing 747 flight. They also established a record embarking 327 people on Boeing 707 VH-EAH.[21] Later in the decade, Qantas placed options on two McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft for flights to Wellington, New Zealand. These were not taken up, and two Boeing 747SP were ordered instead. In March 1979, Qantas operated its final Boeing 707 flight from Auckland to Sydney, and became the only airline in the world to have a fleet that consisted of Boeing 747s only. That same year Qantas introduced Business class — the first airline in the world to do so.[22] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution (2019 × 1188 pixel, file size: 901 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wellington International Airport Boeing 747SP Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution (2019 × 1188 pixel, file size: 901 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wellington International Airport Boeing 747SP Metadata... Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG, ICAO: NZWN) is an international airport located on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealands capital city. ... Lowest pressure 950 hPa (mbar)[1] Damage $4 billion (1998 AUD)[2] $2. ... Central Darwin, circa 1986 Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, and is a city of 109,419 people (2001 census) on Australias far north-western coastline. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... The Boeing 747SP is a highly modified version of Boeings Boeing 747-100 offering special performance. Known during development as the short body 747SB, the shortened fuselage permitted longer range flights to be made. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Business class seat in a British Airways Boeing 747-400 Business class (also known as executive class or upper class) is a high quality second-tier travel class available on some commercial airlines and rail lines. ...


The Boeing 767-200 was introduced in 1985,[22] for New Zealand, Asia and Pacific routes. The same year, the Boeing 747-300 was introduced, featuring a stretched upper deck. The Boeing 747 fleet was upgraded from 1989 with the arrival of the new Boeing 747-400 series. The delivery flight of the first aircraft VH-OJA was a world record, flying the 18,001km from London to Sydney non-stop. The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


In 1990, Qantas established Australia Asia Airlines to operate services to Taiwan. Several Boeing 747SP and Boeing 767 aircraft were transferred from Qantas service. The airline ceased operations in 1996.[23] Australia Asia Airlines was a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas set up to operate services between Australia and Taiwan in 1990. ... The Boeing 747SP is a highly modified version of Boeings Boeing 747-100 offering special performance. Known during development as the short body 747SB, the shortened fuselage permitted longer range flights to be made. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...


Privatisation - 1992 to 2006

Ex-Australian Airlines Boeing 737-400 VH-TJE in Qantas livery. This was the first 737-400 delivered into Australia.
Ex-Australian Airlines Boeing 737-400 VH-TJE in Qantas livery. This was the first 737-400 delivered into Australia.

The Australian Government sold the domestic carrier Australian Airlines to Qantas in August 1992, giving it access to the national domestic market for the first time in its history. The purchase saw the introduction of the Boeing 737 and Airbus A300 to the fleet — though the A300s were soon retired.[23] Qantas was privatised in March 1993, with British Airways taking a 25% stake in the airline for A$665m.[24] After a number of delays, the remainder of the Qantas float proceeded in 1995. The public share offer took place in June and July of that year, with the government receiving A$1.45b in proceeds. The remaining shares were disposed of in 1995-96 and 1996-97.[25] Investors outside Australia took a strong interest in the float, securing 20% of the stock which, together with British Airways 25% holding, meant that, once floated on the stock exchange, Qantas was 55% Australian owned and 45% foreign owned.[26] By law, Qantas must be at least 51% Australian-owned, and the level of foreign ownership is constantly monitored. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x750, 198 KB)Qantas Boeing 737-400 Kookaburra taxiing into Canberra. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x750, 198 KB)Qantas Boeing 737-400 Kookaburra taxiing into Canberra. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Commonwealth of Australia is a federative constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democracy. ... TAA redirects here. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... A300 redirects here. ... Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or — especially in India — disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ... Foreign ownership refers to the complete or majority ownership/control of businesses or resources in a country, by individuals who are not citizens of that country, or by companies whose headquarters are not in that country. ...


In 1998, Qantas co-founded the Oneworld alliance with American Airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, and Cathay Pacific. The alliance commenced operation in February 1999,[27] with Iberia and Finnair joining later that year. Oneworld markets itself at the premium travel market, offering passengers a larger network than the airlines could on their own. The airlines also work together to provide operational synergies to keep costs down. For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... American Airlines, Inc. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Canadian Airlines International Ltd. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: ; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. ... Airbus A319-100 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. (Iberia, Airlines of Spain) (BMAD: IBLA), or Iberia as it is commonly known, is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid and is the Spanish flag carrier. ... Finnair is Finlands largest airline and the flag carrier. ...


Qantas ordered twelve Airbus A380-800, with options for twelve more in 2000. Eight options were exercised on 29 October 2006, bringing firm orders to twenty. The airline is the third to receive A380s, and services will commence in October 2008.[28][29] The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The main domestic competitor to Qantas, Ansett Australia, collapsed on 14 September 2001.[30] Market share for Qantas immediately neared 90%, with the relatively new budget airline Virgin Blue holding the remainder. In order to capitalise on this event, Qantas ordered Boeing 737-800 aircraft — obtaining them a mere three months later.[31] This unusually short time between order and delivery was possible due to the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September — the subsequent downturn in the US aviation market meant American Airlines no longer needed the aircraft they ordered. The delivery positions were reassigned to Qantas on condition the aircraft remained in American Airlines configuration for later possible lease purposes.[32] “Ansett” redirects here. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd is an Australian low-cost airline and Australias second-biggest airline. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... This article is becoming very long. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... American Airlines, Inc. ...

Boeing 747-438 descending near London Heathrow Airport
Boeing 747-438 descending near London Heathrow Airport

At the same time, Virgin Blue announced a major expansion in October 2001,[33] which was successful in eventually pushing the Qantas domestic market share back to 60%. To prevent any further loss of market share, Qantas responded by creating a new cut-price subsidiary airline Jetstar. This has been successful in keeping the status quo at around 65% for Qantas group and 30% for Virgin Blue with other regional airlines accounting for the rest of the market. A Qantas Boeing 747-400 (registration unknown) lands over the roofs of Myrtle Avenue at the south east corner of London (Heathrow) Airport. ... A Qantas Boeing 747-400 (registration unknown) lands over the roofs of Myrtle Avenue at the south east corner of London (Heathrow) Airport. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the most recent version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ... For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ...


Qantas had also developed a full-service all economy international carrier focused on the holiday and leisure market, which had taken on the formerly used Australian Airlines name. This airline ceased operating its own liveried aircraft in July 2006, with the staff operating Qantas services before being closed entirely in September 2007, with the staff joining the new Qantas base in Cairns.[34] Australian Airlines was a full-service airline based in Australia, servicing Australian and Asian destinations between 2001 and 2006. ... Cairns is a regional city located in far north Queensland, Australia. ...


Qantas has also expanded into the New Zealand domestic air travel market, firstly with a shareholding in Air New Zealand and then with a franchise takeover of Ansett New Zealand. In 2003, Qantas attempted and failed to obtain regulatory approval to purchase a larger (but still minority) stake in Air New Zealand. Subsequently Qantas stepped up competition on the trans-Tasman routes, recently introducing Jetstar to New Zealand. British Airways sold its 18.5% stake in Qantas in September 2004 for £425 million, though keeping its close ties with Qantas intact.[35] Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Ansett New Zealand was a fully owned subsidiary airline company of Ansett Australia and served the New Zealand domestic market between 1987 and 2000. ...


On 13 December 2004, the first flight of Jetstar Asia Airways took off from its Singapore hub to Hong Kong, marking Qantas' entry into the Asian cut-price market. Qantas owns 44.5% of the carrier.[citation needed] is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jetstar_Airways. ...

Boeing 747-400 taking off from London Heathrow Airport
Boeing 747-400 taking off from London Heathrow Airport

On 14 December 2005 Qantas announced an order for 115 Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft (45 firm orders, 20 options and 50 purchase rights).[36] The aircraft will allow Qantas to replace their 767-300 fleet, increase capacity and establish new routes. Jetstar will also operate 15 of the new aircraft on international routes.[37] This announcement came after a long battle between Boeing and Airbus to meet the airline's needs for fleet renewal and future routes. The first of the 787s are scheduled to be delivered to Jetstar in August 2008, with the 787-9s coming in 2011. However on 10 April 2008 Qantas announced that the intended August delivery of the 787s has been delayed for a further 15 months from the original delivery date. In the interim, Qantas Chief Executive Officer Geoff Dixon stated that Qantas will claim substantial liquidated damages from Boeing under the purchase agreement, and use those funds to offset the costs of leasing alternative aircraft. Qantas has also negotiated the lease of six Airbus A330 aircraft which, subject to Board approval, will go into Jetstar International operations.[38] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (2208 × 1382 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (2208 × 1382 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the most recent version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Geoff Dixon (born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian corporate executive and current CEO and Managing Director of Qantas. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ...


Although Qantas did not choose the Boeing 777-200LR, it is rumoured that Qantas is still looking into buying aircraft* capable of flying Sydney-London non-stop.[39] The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


In December 2006, Qantas was the subject of a failed bid from a consortium calling itself Airline Partners Australia. This bid ultimately failed in April 2007, with the consortium not gaining the percentage of shares it needed to complete the takeover. Airline Partners Australia (APA) is a consortium that made a AU$5. ...


Qantas today - 2007 to present

Qantas' main international hubs are Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport. However, Qantas operates a significant number of international flights into and out of Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. Its domestic hubs are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports, but the company also has a strong presence in Adelaide, Cairns and Canberra airports. It serves a range of international and domestic destinations. Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport, or Sydney Airport, is located in Mascot, New South Wales, and is the major airport serving Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the Australian airport. ... BNE redirects here. ... This article is about an airport in Australia. ... Changi Airport redirects here. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... This is a list of airports that Qantas and QantasLink fly to. ...

VH-QPH, an Airbus A330-300 in Singapore.
VH-QPH, an Airbus A330-300 in Singapore.

Qantas wholly owns Jetstar Airways, JetConnect (which operates New Zealand domestic and some TransTasman services), QantasLink (including, Airlink, Sunstate and Eastern Australia Airlines), and Express Freighters Australia.[40] Qantas did have a minor 4.2% stake in Air New Zealand, but this was sold on 26 June 2007 for $NZ119 million. Qantas owns 49% of the Fiji-based international carrier Air Pacific. It owns 50% of both Australian air Express and Star Track Express (a trucking company),[41] with the other 50% of both companies owned by Australia Post. Since its privatisation in 1993, Qantas has been one of the most profitable airlines in the world.[42] It was recently voted 5th best airline in the world in the 2007 World Airline Awards (with surveys conducted by Skytrax) having fallen from 2nd in 2005-6.[43] The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ... JetConnect is the New Zealand subsidiary of the Australian airline Qantas. ... QantasLink is a regional subsidiary of Australian airline Qantas and is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. ... Sunstate Airlines was a subsidiary of Qantas which operated regional flights throughout Queensland, Australia. ... Eastern Australia Airlines is an airline based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Express Freighters Australia is an all-cargo airline based in Sydney, Australia. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... // Air Pacific, Fijis international airline, is based in Nadi, Fiji Islands, operating international and domesic services around the Pacific and to North America and Japan. ... Australian Air Express is a cargo airline based in Melbourne, Australia. ... Star Track Express is one of Australias largest express road and logistics companies. ... Australia Post is the government-owned postal service of Australia. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ...


Qantas has stepped up the expansion of Jetstar, with the launch of international services (in addition to existing trans-Tasman and Jetstar Asia flights) to leisure destinations such as Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Osaka and Honolulu having begun in November 2006. On some routes such as Sydney-Honolulu, Jetstar will supplement existing Qantas operations but many routes are new to the network. The lower cost base of Jetstar allows the previously unprofitable or marginal routes to be operated at greater profitability. fuck you Map of the Tasman Sea Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. ... This article is about the Indonesian island. ... Saigon redirects here. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ...


The Boeing 747 series, which once constituted the entire Qantas fleet in the early 1980s, and of which Qantas currently operates 34, will be retired by the airline in the coming years. The 23 year old 747-300s, which operate high capacity domestic routes between the Western Australian city of Perth, and Australia's two largest cities Sydney and Melbourne, have begun to be phased out starting July 1, 2008. [44] The aircraft will be replaced by Airbus A330-200s. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


The 747-400 series, meanwhile, which is the current flagship aircraft of the airline, operating the most important international routes, will be phased out beginning in 2013. The 747-400's will be replaced by the Airbus A380. Qantas is also considering the Airbus A350 to replace the 747-400's in addition to the A380; the Boeing 787 may also replace some routes.[45] A350 redirects here. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Qantas will utilise its first Airbus A380 from Melbourne Airport to Los Angeles International Airport starting October 20, 2008. The second A380 will operate from Sydney Airport to Los Angeles International Airport from October 24, 2008. The third and fourth jets will operate to London Heathrow on the Kangaroo Route. [46] The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... This article is about the Australian airport. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport, or Sydney Airport, is located in Mascot, New South Wales, and is the major airport serving Sydney, Australia. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... The Kangaroo Route is a term trademarked by Qantas[1] to denote passenger airline flights between Australia and the United Kingdom, via the Eastern Hemisphere. ...


Promotional activities

Qantas used a small promotional animation on its website to officially announce it will offer in-flight internet services on its fleet of A380s.[47] Qantas also announced that it would trial in-flight use of mobile phones on one of its Boeing 767 aircraft. This will allow customers to send emails and text messages on board, but will not allow phone calls whilst in flight.[48] Qantas has also launched Online Check-in (OLCI) for its domestic Australian flights. Customers are now able to log on to Qantas.com 24 hours before their flight departs, select their seat and print a boarding pass, enabling them to bypass check-in at the terminal.[49] It recently re-introduced hot face towels for economy class on all long haul flights.[citation needed]


Qantas is famous for its marketing campaigns. For example, the advertising campaigns featuring renditions by children's choirs of Peter Allen's "I Still Call Australia Home", set to footage of breathtaking scenery. A much earlier campaign aimed at American television audiences featured an Australian koala, who detested Qantas for bringing tourists to destroy his quiet life (his key tagline: "I hate Qantas"). Qantas is the main and shirt sponsor of the "Qantas Wallabies", the Australian national Rugby Union team. They also sponsor and have shirt rights to the Socceroos, who are Australia's national soccer team. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... I Still Call Australia Home is a song written and performed by Peter Allen in 1980. ... For other uses, see Koala (disambiguation). ... First international Australia 13 - 3 British Isles (24 June 1899) Largest win Australia  142 - 0  Namibia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa  61 - 22  Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... First International New Zealand 3 - 1 Australia (Dunedin, New Zealand; June 17, 1922) Largest win Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa (Coffs Harbour, Australia; April 11, 2001) Worst defeat Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; September 17, 1955) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1974) Best result Round 1, 1974... Soccer redirects here. ...


Company logos

The Qantas Kangaroo logo has undergone four major facelifts since its introduction in 1944.[50][51]


In 1986, the logo was updated in which the Kangaroo's wings were removed, while in 2007 the logo was updated again, primarily to deal with technical issues arising from changes to the shape of airline tails and surface areas on stabilisers being designated as no paint areas on the Airbus A380s.[50][51] The fourth and fifth versions of the logo have been designed by Hans Hulsbosch and his company Hulsbosch Communications.


Destinations

Qantas destinations
Qantas destinations
Main article: Qantas destinations

Qantas flies to 81 destinations in 5 continents and have announced plans to expand to South America from 24 November 2008 with non-stop 747-400 flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires. It also has plans to launch flights to Dubai within about three years once the A380 superjumbo joins the fleet.[52] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of airports that Qantas and QantasLink fly to. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


CityFlyer

Qantas advertises all direct flights between Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as Qantas CityFlyer (slogan Works for me). CityFlyer advertises more frequent flights, online check-in, inflight entertainment and valet parking.


Fleet

The Qantas fleet (including Qantas owned subsidaries except Jetstar) consists of the following aircraft as of May 2008:

Qantas Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business/Premium Economy/Economy)*
Routes Notes
Airbus A330-200 4 [53]
(2 orders)
235 (- /36/ - /199)
299 (- /34/ - /265)
Auckland-Los Angeles, Mumbai, Domestic transcons from July 2008 Replacing most 747-300 routes by start of 2009.
Airbus A330-300 10 297 (- /30/ - /267) Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing
Airbus A380-800 (20 orders) 450 (14/72/32/332) Kangaroo Route, North America Entry into service: October 20, 2008
Boeing 717-200 11 117 (- / - / - /117) Domestic (WA,NT,QLD connections) QantasLink, operated by National Jet Systems
Boeing 737-300 5 128 (- /16/ - /112) NZ Domestic Replacement aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (Operated by Jetconnect)
Boeing 737-400 24 142 (- /16/ - /126) Domestic, NZ Domestic, Oceania Replacement aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (3 Operated by Jetconnect)
Boeing 737-800 33
(30 orders)
168 (- /12/ - /156) Domestic, Oceania Replacing: Boeing 737-400
Boeing 747-300 4 450 (- /52/ - /398) Domestic (Between Sydney/Melbourne to Perth) Retired progressively from July 1, 2008, replaced by A330-200
Boeing 747-400 24 353 (14/52/32/255)
351 (14/50/32/255)
343 (14/64/ - /265)
381 (14/52/ - /315)
379 (14/50/ - /315)
412 (- /56/ - /356)
Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia
Boeing 747-400ER 6 345 (14/66/ - /265)
343 (14/64/ - /265)
Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York-JFK Launch customer
Boeing 767-300ER 29 229 (- /25/ - /204)
244 (- /30/ - /214)
250 (- /30/ - /220)
251 (- /30/ - /221)
254 (- /30/ - /224)
Domestic, Oceania, Asia Replacement aircraft: Boeing 787-9
Boeing 787-8 (15 orders) Domestic, Oceania, Asia, Americas, Middle East Replacing: Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 787-9 (50 orders)
(20 options)
(30 rights)
Domestic, Oceania, Asia, Americas, Middle East Replacing: Boeing 767-300ER
Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 9 39 (- / - / - /39) Domestic Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines. To be retired by August 2008.
Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 5 39 (- / - / - /39) Domestic Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 16 50 (- / - / - /50) Domestic Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 9 70 (- / - / - /70) Domestic Operated by Sunstate Airlines
Fokker 50 1 50 (- / - / - /50) Domestic (Adelaide - Olympic Dam) Operated by Alliance Airlines
Fokker 100 1 100 (- / - / - /100) WA Domestic Operated by Alliance Airlines

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Qantas and its subsidiaries operate over 220 aircraft, which includes over 30 aircraft by Jetstar Airways and over 50 by the various QantasLink brands.[54] The Qantas customer code for Boeing is 38. This code appears in Boeing aircraft model numbers such as B747-438.[55] For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ... QantasLink is a regional subsidiary of Australian airline Qantas and is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. ...

Yananyi Dreaming
Yananyi Dreaming

Qantas have named their aircraft since 1926. Themes included Greek gods, stars, people in Australian aviation history, and Australian birds. Since 1959, the majority of Qantas aircraft have been named after Australian cities. The Airbus A380 series is probably going to be named after Australian Aviation Pioneers, beginning with Nancy Bird-Walton.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... Nancy Bird-Walton, AO, OBE (born October 16, 1915) is a pioneering female Australian aviatrix, and is the patron of the Australian Women Pilots Association She was born Nancy Bird. ...

Qantas has two aircraft painted in Australian Aboriginal art liveries: Wunala Dreaming (Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ), and Yananyi Dreaming (Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB). Both carry striking, colourful liveries, designed by Australian Aborigines.[56] There was previously a third livery Nalanji Dreaming (Boeing 747-338 VH-EBU), but the aircraft was sold for spare parts in 2007. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Qantas. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the most recent version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Australian Aborigines are the main indigenous people of Australia. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


Awards

Service Award

[57] Skytrax airline of the year - listed in the top five airlines in the world for five consecutive years
Skytrax best airline Australia - 2005, 2006
Skytrax best regional airline Australia - 2006


Entertainment

WAEA Avion awards best overall in flight entertainment - 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
Inflight entertainment guide - 2005, 2006
WAEA Avion awards best entertainment for Inseat systems - 2006


Wine Awards

Best first and Business class wine list - 2005 cellars in the Sky Awards.
Most original first class wine list - 2007, 2008 cellars in the Sky Awards.
Best first class - 2007 Cellars in the sky awards
Best business class sparkling award - 2007 cellars in the Sky Awards
Best consistency of wines across business and first - 2007 Cellars in the Sky Awards


Qantas Frequent Flyer

The Qantas Frequent Flyer program rewards customer loyalty. Points are accrued based on miles flown, with bonuses that vary by travel class, and can be earned on Oneworld airlines as well as other partners. Points can be redeemed for flights or upgrades on flights operated by Qantas, Oneworld airlines, and other partners. Other partners include credit cards,[58] car rental companies, hotels and many others. Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... A travel class is a quality of accommodation on public transport. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


To join the programme, passengers living in Australia or New Zealand must pay a one-off joining fee, and then become a Bronze Frequent Flyer (residents of other countries may join without a fee). All accounts remain active as long as there is points activity once every three years. Flights with Qantas and selected partner airlines earn Status Credits — and accumulation of these allows progression to Silver Status (Oneworld Ruby), Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire) and Platinum Status (Oneworld Emerald).[59] For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


Qantas has faced criticism regarding availability of seats for members redeeming points.[60] In 2004, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission directed Qantas to provide greater disclosure to members regarding the availability of frequent flyer seats.[61] In August 2007 Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon confirmed it was considering significant changes to its frequent flyer program and had discussed its potential sale with Aeroplan, the company which manages Air Canada's frequent flyer program, though he stressed that Aeroplan was not buying Qantas Frequent Flyer saying there was, "certainly no discussions about them taking over the program and buying it".[62] The ACCC Logo The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Australian commonwealth government authority established in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Australian Trade Practices Commission (TPC) and the Prices Surveillance Authority, to protect consumer rights, business rights and obligations, perform industry regulation and price monitoring and... Aeroplan is an air miles rewards systems for Air Canada. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Aeroplan is an air miles rewards systems for Air Canada. ...


In March 2008, an analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. suggested that the Qantas frequent flyer program could be worth A$2 billion (US$1.9 billion), representing more than a quarter of the total market value of Qantas.[63]-1...


On July 1, 2008, a major overhaul of the programme was announced. The two key new features of the programme are Any Seat rewards, in which members can redeem any seat on the plane, rather than just selected ones - at a price. The second new feature is Points Plus Pay, where members can use a combination of cash and points to redeem an award. Additionally, the Frequent Flyer store was also expanded to include a greater range of products and services. [64] is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Qantas Club

Qantas Club is the official business-class airline lounge for Qantas with airport locations around Australia and the world. The Qantas Club offers membership by paid subscription (one year, two years or four years)[65] or by achievement of Gold or Platinum frequent flyer status. Benefits of membership include lounge access, priority check-in, priority luggage handling, increased luggage allowances. The Chairman's Lounge is an invitation only lounge, offering better amenities and more benefits than the Qantas Club. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Facilities vary by lounge, but typically include:[66]

  • Business Lounge - workstations, internet access, facsimile, photocopying facilities;
  • Showers - self-contained washrooms with free toiletries;
  • Bar - free bar, staffed from early afternoon (domestic) or open 24 hours with self-service (international).

Lounges also include power points, free local-call telephones, television, and quiet areas. As of April 2007, wireless internet access is now provided free of charge.


As part of a complete product upgrade, certain international lounges were upgraded in 2007. New First and Business lounges opened in Bangkok and Los Angeles, along with completely new First Class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, designed by Marc Newson. Marc Newson (1963-) is an Australian-born designer. ...


Lounge access

Members are permitted to enter domestic Qantas Clubs when flying on Qantas or Jetstar flights along with one guest who need not be travelling. Internationally, the guest must be travelling with the member.[67] When flying with American Airlines, members have access to Admirals Club lounges and when flying on British Airways, members have access to the Terraces Lounge.[68] For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... The Admirals Club is an airport lounge operated by American Airlines. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ...


Platinum Frequent Flyers are able to access The Qantas Club in Australian domestic terminals at any time, regardless of whether they are flying that day.[69]


In flight entertainment

Qantas in-flight entertainment included, movies, Nine Network TV programs, news, music and a magazine called The Australian Way as well as comedy and news programs on most domestic services[citation needed]. On most flights however, the visual entertainment can only be viewed on several large screens throughout the aircraft and not on a personal screen mounted into rear of the seat in front. All Boeing 747 and Airbus A330 aircraft feature PTV with AVOD in all classes[citation needed]. Boeing 767 and 737 do not have any PTV's, only overhead screens are available[citation needed]. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... National Nine News is the news service of the Australian Nine Network. ...


In flight internet connectivity

Boeing's cancellation of the Connexion by Boeing system, which was the only broadly-deployed inflight broadband system for passengers, caused concerns that inflight internet would not be available on next-generation aircraft such as Qantas' fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing Dreamliner 787s. However, Qantas announced in July 2007 that all classes of service in its fleet of A380s will have wireless internet access as well as seat-back access to email and web browsing when they start flying in August 2008. Certain elements will be retrofitted into existing Boeing 747-400s, too. It has not yet disclosed who the service provider is.[70] Connexion by Boeing logo Connexion by Boeing is a in-flight online connectivity service from Boeing. ...


In-flight mobile phone trial

Qantas has become the first airline to trial using mobile phones during a flight. The trial will run for 3 months using one of Qantas' Boeing 767s. During the trial, passengers will be allowed to send and receive text messages and emails, but are still prohibited from making or receiving calls. If the trial is successful, Qantas may become the first airline to allow its passengers to use mobile phones in flight. The registration of the aircraft is VH-OGI. Qantas has not ruled out allowing passengers to make or receive calls.[71] The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders initiatives

Qantas, through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programme, has maintained strong links with the indigenous Australian community. As of 2007, the company has run the programme for more than ten years and 1-2% of its staff are of indigenous Australian ethnicity. Qantas employs a full time Diversity Coordinator, who is responsible for the programme.[72]


Qantas is also a supporter of Aboriginal art. In 1993, the airline bought a painting - Honey Ant and Grasshopper Dreaming - from the Central Australian desert region. As of 2007, this painting is on permanent loan to Yiribana at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 1996, Qantas donated five extra bark paintings to the gallery. Qantas has also sponsored and supported Aboriginal artists in the past.[72] NSW redirects here. ...


Airline incidents

Aircraft incidents and accidents

It is often claimed, most notably in the 1988 movie Rain Man, that Qantas has never had a fatal accident.[73] This statement only relates to the fact that the company has never lost a jet airliner. Between 1927 and 1951, Qantas had eight fatal accidents with the loss of 62 people. Half of these accidents occurred during World War II, when the Qantas aircraft were operating on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force. Short S-23 Flying Boat This list may possibly be incomplete. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...

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Extortion attempts

On 26 May 1971, Qantas received a call from a "Mr. Brown" claiming that there was a bomb planted on a Hong Kong-bound jet and that he wanted $500,000 in unmarked $20 bills. He was treated seriously when he directed police to an airport locker where a functional bomb was found. Arrangements were made to pick up the money in front of the head office of the airline in the heart of the Sydney business district. Qantas paid the money and it was collected, after which Mr. Brown called again, advising the 'bomb on the plane' story was a hoax. The initial pursuit of the perpetrator was bungled by the New South Wales Police Force who, despite having been advised of the matter from the time of the first call, failed to establish adequate surveillance of the pick up of the money. Directed not to use their radios (for fear of being "overheard"), the police were unable to communicate adequately.[77] Tipped off by a still unidentified informer, the police eventually arrested an Englishman, Peter Macari,[78] finding more than $138,000 hidden in an Annandale property. Convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail, Macari served nine years before being deported to Britain. Over $224,000 has still not been found. The 1985 telemovie "Call Me Mr. Brown" directed by Scott Hicks and produced by Terry Jennings, relates to this incident. is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The New South Wales Police Force (NSWPOL)(NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... Annandale is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located in the Inner West; Glebe lies to its east, Leichhardt to its west, Stanmore to its south and its northern end terminates at the back of Rozelle Bay, part of Sydney Harbour. ... Scott Hicks (b. ...


On 4 July 1997, a copycat extortion attempt was thwarted by police and Qantas security staff.[79] is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The term copycat (also written as copy-cat or copy cat) refers to the tendency of humans to duplicate the behavior of others, as expressed in the saying, monkey see, monkey do. ...


Sex discrimination controversy

Main article: Airline sex discrimination policy

In November 2005, it was revealed that Qantas (along with Air New Zealand) has a policy of not seating adult male passengers next to unaccompanied children. This led to accusations that the airline considers all men to be potential paedophiles. The policy came to light following an incident in 2004 when Mark Wolsay, who was seated next to a young boy on a Qantas flight in New Zealand, was asked to change seats with a female passenger. A steward informed him that "it was the airline's policy that only women were allowed to sit next to unaccompanied children".[80] Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ...


Cameron Murphy of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties president criticised the policy and stated that "there was no basis for the ban". He said it was wrong to assume that all adult males posed a danger for children [81]. The policy has also been criticised for failing to take female abusers into consideration.[82]


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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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