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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.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:12Published

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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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Airline industry crisis deepens as coronavirus pain spreads

The crisis for airlines deepened on Thursday as Lufthansa warned the industry might not survive without state aid if the coronavirus pandemic lasts a long time, and Qantas Airways told most of its..
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How coronavirus is killing off global air travel

Qantas becomes the latest airline to scrap international flights as demand dries up during pandemic.
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Qantas and Jetstar to suspend all international flights

Qantas and Jetstar are set to cancel all international flights.
SBS - Published

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Tonight on SBS World News: Qantas and Jetstar to cancel almost all international flights, the EU's plan for a 30 day shutdown to stop foreigners entering the border and how free falling share markets..
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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.
The Age - Published

Qantas cuts almost a quarter of all flights and says its CEO will stop taking a salary

qantas cuts almost a quarter of all flights and says its ceo will stop taking a salary
Hong Kong (CNN Business)Qantas has announced sweeping cost-cutting measures in light of the worsening novel coronavirus crisis, including slashing almost a quarter of all flights for the next six..
WorldNews - Published

Coronavirus: Qantas cuts almost quarter of flights

Airlines preparing themselves for further pain by cutting more flights as virus spreads across globe.
BBC News - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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 raises the stakes in pilot pay dispute

qantas raises the stakes in pilot pay dispute
SINGAPORE — Australia’s Qantas Airways has urged its pilots to reach agreement on a pay deal for the world’s longest commercial flights or face being replaced for those routes. The airline..
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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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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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World-leading pilot training facility takes off in Australia

world-leading pilot training facility takes off in australia
SYDNEY, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- A new state-of-the-art flight academy has opened in Australia with the capacity to train over 250 pilots per year. Built by Aussie aviation giant Qantas in association with..
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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.
The Age - Published

Qantas passenger says airline's negligence led to dog's '100% preventable' death

A Qantas passenger is calling out the Australian airline, saying her dog Duke, a 6-year-old boxer, died from heat sickness as a result of negligence.
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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.
SBS - Published

Surprise! Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman wound up as seatmates on holiday flight home to Australia

Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman are both heading home to Australia for the holidays. The pals snapped a selfie after taking the same Qantas flight.
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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.
SBS - Published

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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Airbus beats Boeing as Qantas’ preferred supplier for world’s longest flights

airbus beats boeing as qantas’ preferred supplier for world’s longest flights
Australia’s Qantas Airways has chosen Airbus’ A350-1000 planes for its planned non-stop Sydney to London service, which would be the world’s longest commercial flight. The carrier said it would..
WorldNews - Published

Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing for longest flights

The move marks a fresh blow to rival Boeing as it deals with the fallout from its grounded 737 Max jets.
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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.
SBS - Published

Dreaming of traveling to Australia? Qantas offers $100 flights — but you have to book fast

Qantas has $100 flights to Australia from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, but seats and dates are limited.
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Qantas Backs Legal Action Against Black Eyed Peas Singer's Racism Claim

qantas backs legal action against black eyed peas singer's racism claim
Australia's Qantas on Monday rejected accusations of in-flight racism from US performer will.i.am, with the airline saying it would back legal action against the Black Eyed Peas frontman. The multiple..
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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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Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

The US musician was met by police at Sydney airport after a disagreement with a flight attendant.
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On board Qantas' ultra-long haul test flight

When I signed up to join a trial run of the world's longest commercial flight, I expected an exercise in endurance but not steak for breakfast and a physical work-out regime.
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Qantas Airlines' "Project Sunrise" takes off as world's longest nonstop flight

Qantas Airlines' "Project Sunrise" departed Friday night bound some 10,000 miles from New York to Sydney, Australia. Around 40 passengers staggered off after landing a short time ago, having flown for..
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John Travolta shares a rare glimpse of son Ben, 8, flying a plane: He's 'taking my place'

John Travolta shared a rare glimpse of his 8-year-old son Ben with wife Kelly Preston, riding shotgun in the cockpit of a Quantas airplane.
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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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