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Qantas Airways 

“Market Cap $2.24 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Airline
  • Founded: 1920
  • Country: Australia
  • CEO: Alan Joyce
  • Website: www.qantas.com.au
  • Employees: 33,265
  • Sales: $14.9 B
  • Headquarters: Mascot
Forbes Lists

#1356 Global 2000

  • #634 in Sales
  • #1144 in Assets
Profile

Qantas Airways Ltd. engages in the international and domestic air transportation services, the sale of worldwide and domestic holiday tours and associated support activities including catering, information technology, ground handling and engineering and maintenance. The company operates its business through five segments: Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, Qantas Loyalty, Qantas Freight and Qantas Brands Eliminations. The Qantas Domestic segment engages in the Australian domestic passenger flying business of Qantas brands. The Qantas International segment includes international passenger flying business of Qantas brands. The Qantas Loyalty segment operates the Qantas customer loyalty program for Qantas brands. The Qantas Freight segment includes air cargo and express freight business of Qantas brands. Qantas Airways was founded on November 16, 1920 and is headquartered in Mascot, Australia.

“The Qantas Story

The Qantas story is inextricably linked with the development of civil aviation in Australia. It begins with fragile biplanes carrying one or two passengers in open cockpits and progresses to the new Airbus A380s flying some 450 people half way around the world in a day.

But, it is a story of human endeavor, not just machines. A few determined individuals overcame formidable obstacles to establish the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS). Supported by committed staff and loyal customers, the airline persevered through war and peace to serve the nation and build an enterprise. The Qantas story is about the people who have created its exciting and productive history – its staff, its customers and the excellence of its business partners and key suppliers…

Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas continues to provide outstanding service to its customers and is at the forefront of the international civil aviation industry.

The future holds many challenges for Qantas – maintaining safe operations and world class product standards while building a viable and competitive position long term for the airline.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Qantas.com.au

**Video published on YouTube by “Qantas

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