About Qantas Airways
Qantas Airways is the national airline of Australia with the longest history in the world. It's name was originally "QANTAS" which stood for "Queensland and Northern territory Aerial Services" and nicknamed the "Flying Kangaroo". Qantas Airways is headquartered in Mascot and operates from its main hubs at Sydney and Melbourne. Qantas Airways flies to 140 destinations spread over five continents around the world. Known for its excellence in operation, safety and customer service, Qantas Airways is considered to be the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.
Qantas Airways History
Qantas Empire Airways was founded in November 1920 by Paul Mc Guiness, Hudson Fysh, Fergus Mc Master and Arthur Baird. It started off with air mail services which were subsidized by the Australian Government and by 1967 it was taken over by the Government of Australia and named "Qantas Airways.
Qantas Airways Fleet
Qantas Airways has a modern fleet having an average age of 9.3 years. The fleet comprises of Airbus A380s, A3330-200s, A3330-300s and Boeing 737-800s, 747-400s, 767-300Es, 787s. Qantas has recently launched Bombardier Q400 aircraft with a 72 seat configuration to offer its passengers with greater comfort, reduced flight time and a truly jet-like travel experience.
Qantas Airways Operations
Qantas Airways currently flies to 60 destinations around the world. The airline operates its primary flights to Australia, Europe, South America, Japan Asia and New Zealand. Qantas has also launched flights to leisure destinations like Bali, Osaka, Honolulu and Ho Chi Minh City. It also operates a significant number of flights to Singapore, Perth, Brisbane, Los Angeles and London Heathrow airports. In India, Qantas Airways flies to Mumbai.