Qantas

the flag carrier airline of Australia

Qantas is the flag carrier airline of Australia. Its headquarters is near Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney. It is the second oldest continuously operating airline in the world. Qantas is commonly known as the "Flying Kangaroo". This is because of its logo, which is a white kangaroo on a red triangle.

Qantas
Qantas Boeing 737-800 Registration on tail.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
QF QFA QANTAS
Founded16 November 1920
Commenced operationsMarch 1921
HubsBrisbane, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport
Frequent-flyer programQantas Frequent Flyer
AllianceOneworld
SubsidiariesQantasLink
Fleet size124
Destinations85
Employees30,179 (2019)

HistoryEdit

Airplanes operated by Qantas
A Boeing 747-400ER wearing the 2007 livery.

Qantas began in Winton, Queensland on 16 November 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territorial Aerial Service Limited. It flew air mail services for the Australian government. In 1934, QANTAS Limited and Britain's Imperial Airways formed a new company, Qantas Empire Airways Limited. Qantas Empire Airways started services between Brisbane and Singapore using de Havilland DH-86 Commonwealth airplanes. In June 1959, Qantas' first jet airliner was delivered. It was a Boeing 707-138.

DestinationsEdit

Qantas flies to 18 places in Australia and 23 place in 15 other countries.

In Australia

Worldwide

FleetEdit

The table below shows how many different types of aircraft Qantas have operating and on order as of December 2019.

Qantas fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F J W Y
Total
Airbus A330-200 18 27 224 251[1]
28 243 271[2]
Airbus A330-300 10 28 269 297[3]
Airbus A380-800 12 14 64 35 371 484[4] To be refurbished to 485-seat configuration by the end of 2020.[5]
14 70 60 341 485[6] Refurbished with new Business and Premium Economy cabins.[7]
Boeing 737-800 75 12 162 174[8]
Boeing 787-9 11 3[9][10] 42 28 166 236[9] Original order for eight with 15 options and 30 purchase rights.[9][11]
Six additional aircraft ordered in May 2018.[10]
Total 131 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Airbus 330-200 Seat Map for Configuration: 27 Business; 224 Economy – International" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. "Airbus 330-200 Seat Map for Configuration: 28 Business; 243 Economy – Domestic" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. "Airbus 330-300 Seat Map for Configuration: 28 Business; 269 Economy – International" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. "Airbus 380 Seat Map for Configuration: 14 First; 64 Business; 35 Premium Economy; 371 Economy" (PDF). 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. Flynn, David (25 August 2017). "Qantas to upgrade A380 business class seats to new Business Suites". Australian Business Traveller. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. "Airbus A380-800 seat map - 14 First, 70 Business, 60 Premium Economy and 341 Economy" (PDF). Qantas. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  7. Stewart, Sammy (1 October 2019). "Inside Qantas' newly refurbished A380". News.com.au.
  8. "Boeing 737-800 Seat Map for Configuration: 12 Business; 162 Economy -" (PDF). 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Frawley, Gerald (17 October 2017). "'Great Southern Land' – first Qantas 787 formally revealed". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Qantas Orders More Dreamliners, Sets Date to Farewell Jumbos" (Press release). Qantas. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  11. "Qantas orders Dreamliners, announces shareholder return and posts return to profitability". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.

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