Past, present and future
"The story of Qantas is the story of modern Australia – past, present and future.
It’s a remarkable and unlikely tale of how a humble air mail operation in outback Queensland became a national carrier flying over 50 million passengers a year.
It’s a story of service – through peace, war, natural disaster and national celebration.
It’s a story of innovation – from a 31-stop, 12 day flight to London, to operating the world’s first non-stop flights between Australia and Europe.
But most of all, it’s a story shared by all Australians. Thanks for joining us in Qantas’ Centenary year as we celebrate that story and look towards creating new stories for future generations to tell.”
- Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Qantas Airways Limited