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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.


Michael Slater removed from Qantas flight over 'disruptive' behaviour

The former Australian cricketer locked himself in the plane's toilet after a heated argument while boarding the flight.
The Age - Published

Acclaimed poet Fiona Wright's assistance dog knocked back from Qantas flight

After providing rounds and rounds of documentation over a seven-week period, Australian poet Fiona Wright was told she could not take her assistance dog aboard a Qantas domestic flight.
SBS - Published

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Cathay Pacific Airways has agreed to buy Hong Kong Express Airways from cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $628 million, giving it a foothold in the fast-growing budget travel market...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published


More women set to soar under Qantas plan

Qantas pilot Debbie Slade says more girls should be encouraged to become pilots if the Australian airline is to meet its ambitious target for female aviators.
SBS - Published

Passengers hear 'loud bang' as plane's engine shuts down, flight diverted

Passengers on a Qantas flight from Tokyo bound for Sydney heard a loud bang when the Boeing 747-400 plane they were traveling on had engine trouble. - Published

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