Qantas Airways, South, And Northern Territory Aerial Services

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Qantas Airways
Qantas was found in Winton, Queensland on 16 November 1920 as Queensland and northern territory aerial services limited by Paul McGuinness, Hudson Fysh, Fergus McMaster and Arthur Baird. The airlines first aircraft was an Avro 504K. The aircraft has a cruising speed of 105 kilometres per hour and carried one pilot and two passenger. 84 years old Alexander Kennedy was the first passenger receiving ticket number one. The airline operated air mail services subsidised by the Australian government, linking railheads in western Queensland.
Qantas Airways Ltd. is Australia 's number one domestic airline and a leader in the Asia-Pacific region. It is one of the ten largest airlines in the world and is considered to be the second oldest (after KLM of the Netherlands). Qantas connects Australia to 81 destinations in 40 other countries worldwide and operates extensive domestic services in both Australia and New Zealand. In addition to its flagship Qantas line, the company also operates several regional airlines in Australia and is a partner in a budget start-up based in Singapore. Qantas and its regional subsidiaries carry more than 30 million passengers a year. Qantas maintains a number of alliances and code share arrangements; it is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance led by American Airlines and British Airways plc, which is Qantas 's largest shareholder with an 18 percent interest.
The Qantas Group’s main business is the transportation of passengers…
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