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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, as it originally serves Queensland and the Northern Territory, and it is nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo". Qantas is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance.

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Qantas 'Flight to Nowhere' Sells out Within Minutes [Video]

Qantas 'Flight to Nowhere' Sells out Within Minutes

The "flight to nowhere" in Australia sold out in ten minutes. People have been deprived of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published
Have the Covid-19 numbers dropped in India? [Video]

Have the Covid-19 numbers dropped in India?

Hindustan Times' National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury brings you the top stories you need to know. Sunetra talks about the number of Covid-19 cases in India so far; government’s 5-pt plan to..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 04:36Published
Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere' [Video]

Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere'

Qantas Airways said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia offering sightseeing "flights to nowhere"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

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Last Qantas 747 jumbo jet leaves Australia ending an era in aviation history

The last Qantas 747 jumbo jet has departed the country, marking the end of a significant era in Australia's aviation history spanning almost five decades.
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Qantas cabin crew are being recruited to work on Victoria's botched hotel quarantine program

Stood down Qantas staff can apply for Victorian government jobs to help with the state's trouble-plagued hotel quarantine program.
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Scott Morrison says it's 'not unreasonable' for Australia’s borders to remain shut until mid-next year

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments come after a prediction by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce that international travel won’t resume until at least July 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.
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Morrison flags support for aviation sector

Qantas has been in talks with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg about extending support for the ailing carrier.
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Watch: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is speaking live

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is speaking live shortly. Qantas says it will cut at least 6,000 jobs across all parts of the business and continue to stand down 15,000 employees as part of its plan to recover..
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Qantas to cut 6,000 jobs, slash costs as part of coronavirus recovery plan

Qantas says it will cut 6,000 jobs and continue to stand down 15,000 employees as part of its recovery plan from the COVID pandemic.
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Jetstar launches $19 fares, Qantas pledges to triple points ahead of travel restart

Jetstar is offering cheap seats on routes around the country and Qantas is giving frequent flyer points bonuses to get Australians back in the air.
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As Qantas and international airlines prepare to ramp up flights, how safe is flying?

Major airlines around the globe have announced scores of passenger flights reopening in time for Europe's summer, but experts say there may not be enough demand to make their services viable.
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Qantas set to ramp up domestic flights without social distancing

Qantas has unveiled new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on its flights but social distancing is not one of them.
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Australian students return to school, Qantas plans return to skies

Children in Australia's most populated state will return to school full-time next week, a major step towards normalising public life since the coronavirus pandemic, as Qantas Airways detailed new..
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Qantas extends flight cancellations until end of July

Qantas has extended the cancellation of most of its domestic flights to the end of June, with international flights cancelled through the end of July.
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Qantas, Virgin Australia receive government funding for domestic flights

The Morrison government will spend $165 million to guarantee Qantas and Virgin's most critical metropolitan and regional routes during the coronavirus crisis.
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Child of Qantas crew member infected with coronavirus amid quarantine exemptions

The child is among four family members and flatmates of Qantas staff who caught the virus from flight crew exempt from mandatory quarantine rules.
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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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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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