If you've ever been to Australia, you are likely to know that Qantas Airways is Australian national air carrier. It is the oldest airline in the world after KLM; it has the second place in the best airlines of 2005 year top list too. Though it is one of the expensive airlines, it is very popular among air travelers, because of qualified service and high level of safety - Qantas Airways crew is very proud of a fact, that this airline has never lost a jet.
Its history started long ago in 1920, founded by Queensland and Northern Territorial Aerial Services Limited. Later new airline recalled itself with acronym of its parent company name - Qantas. In 1990, after another privatizing a 'Limited' was added to its name, so finally it became "Qantas Airways Limited".
Most of Qantas Airways fleet is Boeing's production - 737s, 747s (747-400ER are among them) and 767s. Airbuses A330s are also used. Qantas Airways is also known as one of the airlines, which placed the order for new capacity record carrier - Airbus A380. With these liners Qantas performs flights to many places. It is natural that the national airline of Australia has a wide choice of Australian locations on its flight map - Canberra International Airport, Sydney, Newcastle, many airports in different parts of Australian continent - northern, western etc. Tasmania, New Caledonia and New Zealand are also accessible with Qantas Airways planes, so it could be a great choice to make fast air tour across Australia and its borders.
Asian branch of Qantas Airways destination is also remarkable. Perhaps, you'll be interested in traveling to Eastern region of Asia, to China or Japan with their spirit of both modern and ancient times. Flights to India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand are also great possible vacations to be experienced. If you want to go to Africa, Qantas Airways can bring you to Johannesburg Airport. European direction is represented with France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Qantas map. Here Qantas Airways cooperates with such colleagues as Air France or its partner in Oneworld Alliance Cathay Pacific. North American airports served by Qantas Airlines are Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, JFK International Airport in New York and Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii.
Speaking about airline, one would not omit its service. In Quantas there is a very good one - without difference between domestic or intercontinental routes. Modern, well maintained equipment, delicious meals and wide choice of beverages will satisfy most of your demands in journey, while movies will speed up the time of flight - especially of a long one. One of the Qantas' attributes is modernized Skybed seat that will help you rest through your trip.
Qantas Airways today shows a great potential of being one of the best airlines in the world. Perhaps you also will be interested to try it, especially if you are going to visit Australia and explore it for your own 'Australian national' experience.