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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 the Oneworld airline alliance.

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Australia's Qantas to cease international flights [Video]

Australia's Qantas to cease international flights

Qantas Airways said on Thursday (March 19) it will halt all international flights from late March until at least the end of May, and is putting two-thirds of its workforce on leave after Australia told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty [Video]

Airlines battle to survive as planes fly empty

As the coronavirus crisis mounts, airlines around the world find themselves flying empty planes, and facing a battle for survival. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Qantas cuts international capacity as coronavirus bites [Video]

Qantas cuts international capacity as coronavirus bites

Australian airline Qantas announced on Tuesday (March 10) it will cut its international capacity by nearly 25% over the next six months and delay an order for Airbus A350 planes, all part of sweeping..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
How airlines are disinfecting airplanes amid the novel coronavirus outbreak [Video]

How airlines are disinfecting airplanes amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, major airlines are taking preventative measures to ensure their airplanes are as clean as possible.

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Qantas strikes deal to provide three additional COVID-19 rescue flights

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced three flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa to bring Australians home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Mercy flights: Thousands of stranded Australians to fly home

Qantas and Virgin will restart scheduled flights to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London and Auckland in a bid to assist Australians stuck overseas.
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Qantas baggage handlers in South Australia test positive for coronavirus

Six Qantas baggage handlers working at Adelaide Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, with about 100 others to be investigated.
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SA Qantas baggage staff have COVID-19

Six Qantas baggage handlers working at Adelaide Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, with about 100 others to be investigated.
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Qantas will reportedly push for government assistance should Virgin receive rescue package

Australia's second largest carrier is seeking a federal government bailout after slashing its workforce and capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Qantas and Jetstar to suspend all international flights

Qantas and Jetstar are set to cancel all international flights.
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Union fears 'deadly risk' of poor cleaning on Qantas, Jetstar flights

Australian aircraft must be cleaned more thoroughly, a union says, with sleeping blankets being reused on Qantas domestic flights and many Jetstar planes not disinfected after every trip.
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Alan Joyce gives up part of his salary as Qantas slashes overseas flights

Qantas has reduced its international flight capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months due to the coronavirus.
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Qantas slashes overseas flights by almost a quarter

Qantas has reduced its international flight capacity by almost a quarter for the next six months due to the coronavirus.
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Number of Australian coronavirus cases rises to 45 as Qantas cancels flight

New coronavirus cases in people recently returned from Iran have been recorded across Australia, boosting the overall number of diagnoses past 40.
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Qantas jet ready to evacuate Australians from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Evacuees from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship will be quarantined for 14 days in Darwin upon return, amid concerns some passengers could be carrying the coronavirus.
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Qantas flight from Wuhan with evacuees lands in Darwin

A second flight aimed at evacuating the Australian citizens and permanent residents from Wuhan in China has landed in Darwin.
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Qantas suspends worker accused of spreading coronavirus misinformation

Qantas says it has suspended a union delegate for telling employees it's not safe to work on flights from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Qantas flight from Wuhan returns but hundreds of Australians remain 'trapped' in coronavirus epicentre

A Qantas flight evacuating Australians from Wuhan has returned to Australia but hundreds still remain in Wuhan awaiting a flight.
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Australians boarding for evacuation from China as virus deaths mount

Australians boarded a Qantas jet in Wuhan on Monday morning, fleeing the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China on a flight chartered by the Australian government which will take them into..
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Qantas and Air NZ suspend China flights due to coronavirus curbs

Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand said on Saturday they were suspending direct flights from their countries to mainland China in response to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus..
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Qantas to suspend services to mainland China from February 9

Qantas will suspend its services to mainland China from next Sunday due to entry restrictions imposed by other countries as a result of the coronavirus.
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Qantas to stop flying to mainland China amid coronavirus travel restrictions

Qantas will suspend its direct services to Beijing and Shanghai as a result of international travel restrictions introduced because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Virgin bans snub-nosed dogs from flights after deaths

Virgin has followed Qantas' lead and moved to indefinitely ban boxers, bulldogs and pugs from its flights following the death of two dogs in transit last month.
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Qantas apologises after dog death on plane

When it was close to 40 degrees in Sydney, Kay Newman voiced her concerns to Qantas but was assured her dog, Duke, would only be on the tarmac briefly.
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Qantas alters European flight paths amid Iran attacks and rising tensions

Qantas will alter the flight path of its non-stop Perth to London route following the attacks on US-led coalition forces in Iraq.
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'Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate!': Qantas passengers forced off flight after smoke fills the cabin

Passengers say the Qantas plane cabin began filling with smoke before they were forced to evacuate via emergency slides at Sydney airport.
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Qantas passengers evacuated as 'thick haze' fills cabin

Passengers say the Qantas plane cabin began filling with smoke before they were forced to evacuate via emergency slides at Sydney airport.
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Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at Sydney airport

Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around.
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Smoke reported and chutes deployed as Qantas plane evacuated at Sydney airport

Passengers onboard a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth have been forced to evacuate via slides after the cabin reportedly began filling with smoke.
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Qantas executive says flight delays caused by climate change

Stronger winds caused by climate change have led to increased flight delays and cancellations over the past three years, according to a Qantas executive.
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Qantas says it will help flight attendant sue will.i.am over 'racist' row

Qantas says it would be willing to help a cabin crew member sue Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am if he does not retract his claim she acted "racist" towards him.
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Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

Rapper will.i.am has been met by police at Sydney Airport after clashing with a Qantas flight attendant he says was "racist" and "beyond rude".
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Qantas A380 grounded after door almost ripped off at Sydney Airport

The damage to the aircraft has forced the cancellation of a return flight between Sydney and Dallas, and is expected to take two weeks to fix.
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How the plan to board the Pong Su was made on the map of a Qantas inflight magazine

The Master of the Pong Su had ignored police directive to take his ship to port, so the Australian Government sent in the SAS on extremely short notice.
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Qantas pulls three 737s from service after finding cracks

Qantas says three of its fleet of Boeing 737s have cracks in the wing structure and have had to be taken out of service.
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Union calls on Qantas to ground entire 737 fleet over cracks found on two planes

Engineers have called on Qantas to ground its Boeing 737 fleet after a second plane was reportedly found with cracking on its wing structure.
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Call for Qantas to ground 737s over cracks

Engineers have called on Qantas to ground its Boeing 737 fleet after a second plane was reportedly found with cracking on its wing structure.
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Qantas to step up checks for Boeing 737 cracks

Checks for structural cracks on Boeing Co 737 NGs are being stepped up by Qantas and Southwest Airlines after problems were found.
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Qantas faces shareholder backlash over deportation of asylum seekers

As the "Spirit of Australia" celebrates its 99th year serving the nation, on the floor of the Qantas annual general meeting in Adelaide, human rights questions were being asked of the national carrier.
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Qantas completes 'historic' 19-hour non-stop flight

Qantas has completed a 'historic' 19-hour non-stop test flight from New York to Sydney.
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'Historic': Qantas on cloud nine after completing 19-hour non-stop flight

Qantas has completed a 'historic' 19-hour non-stop test flight from New York to Sydney.
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CBD Melbourne: Wedding bliss to go sky high

It’s been a particularly interesting year for Qantas boss Alan Joyce that looks set to end on a personal high.
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Wedding bells to round off big year for Qantas chief Alan Joyce

It’s been a particularly interesting year for Alan Joyce — from relaunching the airline’s lucrative frequent flyer scheme and quarrelling with airport operators to speaking out on climate change..
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Australian airlines urged not to deport Tamil family from Biloela

Supporters of a Tamil family facing imminent deportation have stepped up the fight to keep them in Australia, by urging Qantas, Virgin and other airlines to refuse to fly them to Sri Lanka.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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