Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.20) Qantas Airways: Australian largest airline

19-09-2021

(WorldKings.org) This is the world's third-oldest airline still in operation, having been founded in November 1920; and it began international passenger flights in May 1935.

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.

This is the world's third-oldest airline still in operation, having been founded in November 1920; and it began international passenger flights in May 1935.


Qantas was founded in Winton, Queensland on 16 November 1920 by Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited. The airline's first aircraft was an Avro 504K. It moved its headquarters to Longreach, Queensland in 1921 and Brisbane, Queensland in 1930.


The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot, adjacent to its main hub at Sydney Airport. As of March 2014, Qantas had a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carried 14.9% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.


As of November 2018, Qantas and its subsidiaries operated 297 aircraft, including 71 aircraft by Jetstar Airways; 90 by the various QantasLink-branded airlines and six by Express Freighters Australia (on behalf of Qantas Freight, which also wet leases three Atlas Air Boeing 747-400Fs).
In 2009, Qantas was one of the inaugural inductees into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.

 

 According to wikipedia 


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