The Aircraft of The Qantas Group.

The in-depth histories of the individual aircraft that are or have been a part of the Qantas Group of airlines.

 

 

Short S.23 Empire Class Flying Boat

Commenced operations with Qantas - May 1938

Douglas DC-3

Commenced operations with Qantas - 1944

Avro 691 Lancastrian

Commenced operations with Qantas - October 1947

Lockheed 749 Constellation

Commenced operations with Qantas - October 1947

Consolidated Vultee PB2B-2 Catalina

Commenced operations with Qantas - November 1947

Douglas DC-4

Commenced operations with Qantas - March 1949

Short S.25 Sandringham Flying Boat

Commenced operations with Qantas - May 1950

de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover

Commenced operations with Qantas - October 1950

British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines

BCPA agrees to merge with Qantas Empire Airways - March 1954

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

Commenced operations with Qantas - January 1955

Lockheed 1049 Constellation

Commenced operations with Qantas - March 1955

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

Commenced operations with Qantas - June 1958

Boeing 707-138 / 138B

Commenced operations with Qantas - July 1959

de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4

Commenced wet-lease operations with Qantas - November 1959

Lockheed 188C Electra

Commenced operations with Qantas - December 1959

Boeing 707-338C

Commenced operations with Qantas - March 1965

Hawker Siddeley HS-125-3B

Commenced operations with Qantas - June 1966

Boeing 747-238B

Commenced operations with Qantas - September 1971

Boeing 747SP-38

Commenced operations with Qantas - February 1981

Boeing 747-338

Commenced operations with Qantas - November 1984

Boeing 767-238ER

Commenced operations with Qantas - August 1985

Douglas DC-10-30

Commenced wet-lease operations with Qantas - December 1987

Boeing 767-338ER

Commenced operations with Qantas - September 1988

Boeing 747-400

Commenced operations with Qantas - September 1989

Australia Asia Airlines

The Qantas subsidiary airline commenced operations - October 1991

Australian Airlines - (Trans-Australia Airlines)

Purchased by Qantas from the Australian Government - 1992

Australian air Express

Commenced operations as a Qantas joint venture - August 1992

Boeing 767-336ER

Acquired from British Airways and commenced operations with Qantas - July 2000

Qantas New Zealand

Tasman Pacific Airlines of N. Z. commenced operations as a Qantas franchise carrier - September 2000

Boeing 767-300s

Aircraft leased by Qantas following the collapse of Ansett Australia - October 2001

Impulse Airlines

Purchased by Qantas to be operated as QantasLink - November 2001

Qantas Freight

This Qantas company was incorporated - 2001

Boeing 737-838

Commenced operations with Qantas - February 2002

QantasLink

A number of the acquired subsidiary airlines were rebranded by Qantas under a common name - 2002

Australian Airlines

The Qantas subsidiary airline commenced operations - September 2002

Qantas Jetconnect

The Qantas subsidiary airline commenced operations in New Zealand - October 2002

Airbus A330-202

Commenced operations with Qantas - December 2002

Airbus A330-303

Commenced operations with Qantas - December 2003

Jetstar Airways

Commenced operations as a budget Qantas carrier - May 2004

Airbus A320-232

Commenced operations with Jetstar Airways - July 2004

Bombardier DHC-8-400

Commenced operations with QantasLink - February 2006

Airbus A321

Commenced operations with Jetstar Airways - April 2008

Airbus A380-842

Commenced operations with Qantas - October 2008

Network Aviation

Purchased by Qantas - February 2011

Boeing 787-8

Commenced operations with Jetstar Airways - November 2013

Boeing 787-9

Commenced operations with Qantas - November 2017