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Flag-carrier airline of Australia

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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 airline lays off thousands amid pandemic [Video]

Australia's Qantas airline lays off thousands amid pandemic

Country's largest airline says it does not expect the nation's borders to open - at least for tourists – until next year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published
U.S. airlines ramp up flights to the great outdoors [Video]

U.S. airlines ramp up flights to the great outdoors

Airlines from America to Australia are ramping up flights in June and July, with U.S. carriers targeting the great outdoors, boosting hopes for a pickup in tourist traffic even as global air travel..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

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Qantas becomes the latest airline to scrap international flights as demand dries up during pandemic.
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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..
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Qantas and Air NZ suspend China flights due to coronavirus curbs

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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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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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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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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 grounds Boeing 737 plane due to 'cracking'

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The New York to Sydney flight is part of research on how ultra-long haul journeys affect our bodies.
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Qantas to run test flights on world's longest route

The airline will track the health impacts of the 19-hour journeys from Sydney to New York and London.
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Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

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..
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American Airlines Group Inc and Qantas Airways Ltd have been given the U.S. government's tentative approval to operate a joint venture after a prior effort was rejected in 2016.
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