Qantas’ role as the National Carrier in times of conflict or crisis

Ian Hosegood


Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline and has its roots in rural and remote Australia, helping to overcome the tyranny of distance.  Qantas also has a proud tradition of supporting Australians and Australia’s national interests in times of conflict, crisis and natural disaster. This paper provides an overview of Qantas’ historical involvement in such events and its ongoing capability to assist when needed.