Qantas | Australian Olympic Committee

Qantas are a valued Australian Olympic Team Partner

Qantas has been closely involved with the Australian Olympic Team for more than 60 years and is proud to be the Official Airline of the Australian Olympic Team for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Qantas has flown our Aussie team to every post war games, first flying them in 1948 to the London Olympics. The flight by Constellation took four days and required nine stops for fuel. Athletes were served some of earliest frozen food meals in Australia which were introduced post-war by Qantas after establishing its own frozen food processing facility in Rose Bay, Sydney.

Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline, having proudly celebrated 100 years of operation in 2020. It was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920 and is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. Qantas is recognised as one of the world’s leading distance airlines, having pioneered services from Australia to North America and Europe.

The Qantas Group employs more than 20,000 people and operates a fleet of almost 300 aircraft. With safety and service the Group’s core priorities, it carries over 50 million passengers each year. In Australia, the Qantas Group operates nearly 6,600 domestic flights and 930 international flights each week. Together with codeshare and oneworld partners, the Group offers customers travel to a total of more than 1000 destinations with the support our codeshare and oneworld partners.

Qantas continues champion the spirit of Australia and has a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, reconciliation and supporting regional Australia.