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Qantas is the largest airline in Australia when it comes to international destinations, international flights and fleet size. It is also the flag carrier of the country. The airline has its main hub in Sydney, but also holds major hubs in Brisbane and Melbourne. The majority of Qantas’ operations take place in Oceania. They are a part of the global alliance Oneworld.



Qantas market distribution on each continent.

Qantas 30 days of scheduled flights

The graph shows thenumber of scheduled flights per day. The bars are divided between domestic and international flights.

Qantas airports

Number of routes on some of the biggest Qantas airports.
Most popular flight routesPOPULAR

Qantas operates over 230 flight routes. Here are the most popular.

From     To  
SYD Sydney Melbourne MEL  »
SYD Sydney Brisbane BNE  »
SYD Sydney Canberra CBR  »
MEL Melbourne Brisbane BNE  »
ADL Adelaide Melbourne MEL  »
MEL Melbourne Canberra CBR  »
SYD Sydney Adelaide ADL  »
PER Perth Melbourne MEL  »
BNE Brisbane Rockhampton ROK  »
SYD Sydney Perth PER  »
BNE Brisbane Adelaide ADL  »
SYD Sydney Auckland AKL  »
BNE Brisbane Mackay MKY  »
BNE Brisbane Canberra CBR  »
PER Perth Paraburdoo PBO  »
BNE Brisbane Cairns CNS  »
PER Perth Brisbane BNE  »
PER Perth Karratha KTA  »
BNE Brisbane Townsville TSV  »
PER Perth Port Hedland PHE  »
Based on the number of flight departures in November 2023.
Qantas Aircrafts

Aircraft models scheduled to fly with Qantas.

Aircraft model Flights
Boeing 737-800 (winglets) Passenger/BBJ2 9070
De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8-400 Dash 8Q 4973
Embraer 190 2339
De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8-300 Dash 8 / 8Q 1748
Boeing 717-200 1315
Airbus A330-200 897
Airbus A320 890
Fokker 100 737
Airbus A330-300 509
Boeing 787-9 499
De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8 Dash 8 415
Airbus A380-800 Passenger 242

Qantas airports

Sorted by the number of departing flights next month.

An airline hub is an airport where the airline has a heavy presence and normally some kind of headquarters. On the other hand, a focus city is a destination where the airline operates limited point-to-point routes. In these cities, the airline doesn’t necessarily need to have an office (even though this sometimes is the case). Many low-cost airlines don't use the definition 'hub' but instead define their main airports of operations as an operating base.