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Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca having been founded in November 1920; it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from "QANTAS", an acronym for its original name, "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services", and it is nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo". Qantas is a founding member of Oneworld, an airline alliance.


Qantas CEO Alan Joyce warns against climate change panic

Alan Joyce has slammed 'flight shaming' campaigns around the world - saying it wasn't the best way to address climate change.
SBS - Published

How airlines decide where they will and won't fly

As tensions heat up over Iran, airlines including Qantas are changing their flight routes. Who decides where planes can and can't fly – and where is strictly off-limits?
The Age - Published

Qantas A380 wings to be checked for cracks

The wings of two Qantas A380s have been inspectedbut have been cleared after small cracks were detected on early models of the superjumbo jets.
SBS - Published

Federal police forced Qantas to hand over the private travel records of an ABC journalist

The request reveals the sweeping nature of the probe into how the national broadcaster published top secret government material.
The Age - Published

Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone..
Reuters - Published

Perth grounds Qantas... or is that Qantas grounds Perth?

The stoush over fees that the airline has not paid to Perth Airport is heading to the courts, but it has cost much more than the millions in dispute.
The Age - Published

Michael Slater removed from Qantas flight over 'disruptive' behaviour

The former Australian cricketer locked himself in the plane's toilet after a heated argument while boarding the flight.
The Age - Published

Acclaimed poet Fiona Wright's assistance dog knocked back from Qantas flight

After providing rounds and rounds of documentation over a seven-week period, Australian poet Fiona Wright was told she could not take her assistance dog aboard a Qantas domestic flight.
SBS - Published

More women set to soar under Qantas plan

Qantas pilot Debbie Slade says more girls should be encouraged to become pilots if the Australian airline is to meet its ambitious target for female aviators.
SBS - Published

"Last" of the first nine Qantas air hostesses

"Hostesses were never tipped. It was not lady like."
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: The perks of Post

There were very few spare seats on Qantas’ corporate shuttle from Sydney to Melbourne on Monday morning as the pin-striped masses returned from a weekend in the Spray Tan Capital to normality and..
The Age - Published

Qantas spat with WA airport hinders plans

Qantas is boasting a boost to tourism after its first year of non-stop flights between London and WA but says a financial dispute is affecting more expansion.
SBS - Published

Qantas flight from Adelaide to Canberra forced to make emergency diversion

A Qantas flight from Adelaide to Canberra has been diverted to Melbourne after a pressurisation issue.
SBS - Published

Qantas flight has pressurisation issue

A Qantas flight from Adelaide to Canberra has been diverted to Melbourne after a pressurisation issue.
SBS - Published

Measles alert for Qantas flight from Bali

Two people in NSW, including one who visited the Sydney Opera House, have been diagnosed with measles after catching the highly contagious disease overseas.
SBS - Published

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