Qantas Airways is Australia’s largest airline in terms of aircraft, route network, and international flights. It was formed in 1920 and ranks third among the oldest currently operating airlines in the world. The homeport is Sydney Airport, but Qantas also operates flights from other major cities in Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth.
Qantas accounts for more than 65% of domestic passenger air travel and 20% of international flights from/to Australia.
The company is the owner of Jetstar Airways, a low-cost airline specializing in both domestic and international flights.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airline was awarded four stars. This is a very good indicator.
- Qantas Airways is ranked 24th in the Safest Airlines in the World 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.
As of January 23, 2020, there are 138 airliners in the Qantas Airways fleet. The average age of aircraft is 11.6 years.
The oldest – Boeing 737-300, with a tail number – VH-XMB. His age is 32.6 years. The newest is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with tail number VH-ZNG. He is 0.2 years old.