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About the airline
Qantas Airlines Limited (www.qantas.com.au) is the Australian flag carrier airline and the third oldest airline in the world. It is Australia’s largest airline in terms of international flight volumes, fleet size and the number of international destinations flown to. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in the Sydney suburb of Mascot, New South Wales, the airline today operates scheduled passenger flights to 85 destinations worldwide. The airline holds a massive 65% of the total domestic flights market, and carries more than 14% of international passengers flying to and from Australia. During 2015, the company reported and operating income of A$15.8 billion, with its total asset value set at A$17.5bn.
Qantas Airways subsidiaries
The airline counts Qantas Link, Jetstar Airways, Australian Air Express, Jetconnect, Network Aviation as well as Qantas Freight, Qantas Holidays and Qantas Ground Services among its subsidiaries. Jetstar is the airline’s low cost carrier brand, which operates both scheduled domestic and international flights within and from Australia. The name QANTAS is an acronym for its original name, being Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. Fondly known as The Flying Kangaroo, Qantas is one of Australia’s premium export brands. The airline operates air hubs at Brisbane Airport, Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport, with Adelaide, Dubai and Perth serving as secondary hubs.
Key routes and flight destinations
Qantas flies to 20 domestic destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Regionally the airline flies to a number of island destinations, including New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, with international destinations including New Zealand’s Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. The airline’s key international focus destinations also includes the Los Angeles, Darwin and Cairns International Airports. The A380 aircraft are deployed along Qantas’ Asian and transcontinental flight routes, while the 747 range is used to service its Asian, African and American routes.
Codeshare agreements and partnerships
Qantas presently has partnership or codesharing agreements in place with the following Oneworld member airlines: LAN Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia and SriLankan Airlines. In addition, the airline extends its flight reach via codeshare agreements with the likes of Air China, Aircalin, Airnorth, Air Vanuatu, Alitalia, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern and China Southern, as well as Emirates, Jet Airways, WestJet and Fiji Airways. The Qantas Fleet As of September 2015, the airline operates a fleet of over 130 aircraft including 18 Airbus A330-200s, 10 Airbus A330-300s, 12 Airbus A380-800s as well as 67 Boeing 737-800s, among others.
The airline and its subsidiaries operates a combined fleet of over 290 aircraft, including the Jetstar Airways fleet of 70 aircraft and over 80 other planes utilized by the various Qantas Link branded airlines. The livery used on these aircraft feature Australian Aboriginal artwork, and in 2014 the airline also introduced the so-called Retro Roo branding featuring the airline’s iconic flying kangaroo.
The airlines offer Economy and Premium Economy classes, with Premium Economy only being available aboard the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft
In-flight service and entertainment
Qantas passengers have access to several in-flight entertainment systems across its fleet of aircraft. The Qantas entertainment system is known as On:Q, and every one of its mainline airplanes is equipped with an audiovisual system. A later addition, the iQ system, is already available aboard all Airbus A380 classes, as well as on the Airbus A330-200 class.
It is also being introduced aboard the airline’s Boeing 737-800s, and the refurbished Boeing 747s once these are operational. Loyalty Programme The Qantas Frequent Flyer programme enables its passengers to accrue airmiles based on distance flown, with variable bonuses depending on flight class.
Miles can also be accrued across the airline’s Oneworld alliance partners and through purchases through select non-airline partners. Points can be used for both flights and flight class upgrades. Qantas_Airways
The Qantas Club
The Qantas Club is the airline’s lounge range, with numerous lounges available across the airlines’ local and international airport destinations. The Qantas Singapore lounge is the airline’s flagship airport lounge.
Qantas online check-in facilities
Qantas passengers have the option to check in online via the airline’s website, via mobile device, or at the airport. For domestic flights, the airline offers customers an auto check-in facility.
Qantas baggage allowance
Qantas passengers travelling in the Economy class are allowed one piece of checked luggage not exceeding a weight of 23kg. For Qantas Club and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers, a single piece of luggage not exceeding 32kg, is allowed, while Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers are entitled to carry two pieces of luggage, each not exceeding 32kg in weight.
Platinum and Platinum One tier fliers are also entitled to carry two pieces of luggage, with a weight limit of 32kg per piece. On international flights, both regular passengers and Qantas Silver members are entitled to carry two pieces of luggage each weighing a maximum of 32kg, while Platinum and Platinum One passengers are entitled to carry three pieces of luggage, with a weight limit of 32kg per piece.
Qantas flight deals and international airfare specials
Qantas frequently offer promotional airfare deals; keep an eye on the JetLink blog for more information on 2016 deals, or visit the airline page directly to view the latest specials and offers here.
Booking your own Qantas flights online
Use the above airfare search engine to compare prices and book your own Qantas flights online, or contact the airline directly at the below contact details. Qantas Reservations & contact information You can contact Qantas Airlines Reservations via their official websites (either www.qantas.com or www.qantas.com.au – NOT www.flyqantas.com, qantas.co.ke or www.qantasairlines.com – or by dialling 13 1313. Flight bookings via telephone can by made 24/7, 365.