• Alan Joyce Speech: 50 Years of Qantas Leadership in Jet Services

    Australian travellers joined the jet-set era 50 years ago when Qantas flight EM774 departed Sydney Airport at 3.35pm on 29 July 1959, bound for Nadi, Honolulu and San Francisco. The sleek, silver and white fuselage of the Boeing 707 jet created history as Qantas became the first airline in the world to operate commercial passenger jet services across the Pacific. Qantas also was the first airline based outside the USA to operate the new passenger jet.

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  • Alan Joyce Speech: Flying In Crosswinds

    Address by Alan Joyce, Qantas Chief Executive Officer
    The Committee for Economic Development of Australia
    Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne
    27 May 2009

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  • Tribute to Nancy-Bird Walton

    About a hundred years ago something special happened in Australia. In a nation of just four million people, at the far end of the world, Australia produced a generation of global aviation pioneers.

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