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, along with American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and the now-defunct Canadian Airlines.
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.. CBS News - Published
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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.. Reuters - Published