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100 years of the Spirit of Australia

For 100 years, Qantas has been taking Australia and Australians to the world. Now as we look ahead and celebrate the beginning of our next century, join us as we dream bigger, fly further and create a brighter future, together.

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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

A Century of Safety

Safety has always been and will continue to be our number one priority. So, in our new inflight safety video we’ve taken a light-hearted trip down memory lane – all the way back to the roaring 20s – showcasing how times have changed and safety has evolved over the last century.

A Century of Safety began showing on all Qantas flights from March 2020. 

Making our safety video
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See our history

Our heritage

From humble beginnings to becoming our national carrier, Qantas has been part of Australia’s story for almost 100 years. Take a look at the key moments that have shaped our journey. 

See our history

Our stories

From our first handmade biplane carrying just two people in regional Australia to flying more than 50 million passengers around the world, so many people have been part of our journey. 

Our customer and staff stories

From our wonderful employees to our loyal customers, discover how their stories come together to define the Spirit of Australia.

Dreamliner in 100 Year livery

Centenary dreamliner livery

Created to commemorate our 100th year in the skies, our new 787 Dreamliner, Longreach, features a special Centenary livery designed to reflect our past, present and future.

Our Centenary livery design

The livery design of Longreach represents our proud heritage on our newest aircraft with a dynamic red curve inspired by our branding.