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, along with American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and the now-defunct Canadian Airlines.
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. SBS - Published
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.. The Age - Published
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. SBS - Published
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