The national airline of Australia, Qantas, is the country’s largest in terms of overseas destinations covered, number of flights, and fleet size.
The airline is also one of the founding members of the Oneworld airline alliance and is the world’s third oldest airline. Qantas is an abbreviation for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, which was the airline’s original name.
Headquarters in the beginning
In 1920, two former military pilots, Paul McGinness and Hudson Fysh started the airline. The company’s first headquarters were in Winton, Queensland, where it was established.
The airline only possessed an Avro 504K aircraft, which was used for leisure flights and taxi services. The company’s headquarters were eventually relocated to Longreach,
Queensland, in 1921 and then to Brisbane in 1930. The airline has undergone significant development as well as several obstacles since then.
Its foreign growth in 1934, nationalization and ongoing worldwide expansion, the start of Jet aircraft services in 1959, the addition of the Jumbo Jet to its fleet, and its domestic expansion and privatization are only a few of its historical landmarks.
Qantas Airline’s current headquarters
The airline’s headquarters are still in the Australian city of Brisbane. Its contemporary offices were created with creative use of space to maintain cohesiveness.
The design also attempts to bring all of the company’s employees together while reminding them that they are part of a global aviation leader.
Qantas is a pioneer in attracting top talent. It has established itself as a top choice for professionals considering a career change. The current work environment instills pride in its personnel and makes them feel that they are a part of the country’s most famous airline.
The headquarters employs around 4,000 people on a single campus. The campus enhances the airline’s operational process by consolidating and streamlining it while offering a friendly environment.
the business in charge of campus interior design, Hassell, indicated that it wanted to capture the corporation’s identity and national heritage.
The campus’ principal motifs are based on flight trajectories, which assist in distinguishing the various portions of the offices. The campus also has pigeon holes fashioned from heating canisters from the airline’s onboard kitchens and separating screens made from airline food trays.
The enhancements give the experience a distinct twist usually associated with flying travel.
Looking To the future
The airline operates some of the world’s most cutting-edge aircraft. It is gradually retiring its Boeing 747 fleet in favor of Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 planes.
Range, efficiency, and passenger numbers are predicted to improve due to the adjustments. The airline has already achieved a long-distance air travel record with the Boeing 787 trip from Perth to London, which is only second to Singapore Airlines’ Singapore to New York flight record.
Qantas has big plans for nonstop flights. The ambitions are part of the airline’s Project Sunrise, which would see it operate routes from Sydney to New York and London. As a result of the initiative, the airline will break Singapore Airlines’ record.