Qantas

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Qantas is the flag carrier airline of Australia with its headquarters close to Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney. It is the second oldest continuously operating airline in the world. Qantas is commonly known as the "Flying Kangaroo" because of its logo, which is identified as a white kangaroo on a red right-angle triangle.

History[change | change source]

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 aeroplanes. In June 1959, Qantas' first jet airliner was delivered, which was a Boeing 707-138.

Destinations[change | change source]

Qantas has 18 domestic destinations (destinations within Australia) and 23 international destinations in 15 countries.

Domestic Destinations

International Destinations

Fleet[change | change source]

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 747-400ER 5 58 36 270 364[9] To be retired in 2020 and replaced by Boeing 787-9s.[10]
Boeing 787-9 11 3[11][12] 42 28 166 236[11] Original order for eight with 15 options and 30 purchase rights.[11][13]
Six additional aircraft ordered in May 2018.[12]
Total 131 3

Other websites[change | change source]

  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. "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. "Boeing 747-400 Seat Map for Configuration: 58 Business; 36 Premium Economy; 270 Economy" (PDF). 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  10. https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/10/qantas-boeing-747-400-vh-oju-retired/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Frawley, Gerald (17 October 2017). "'Great Southern Land' – first Qantas 787 formally revealed". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Qantas (2 May 2018). "Qantas Orders More Dreamliners, Sets Date to Farewell Jumbos". Press release. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-orders-more-dreamliners-sets-date-to-farewell-jumbos/. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  13. "Qantas orders Dreamliners, announces shareholder return and posts return to profitability". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.