Headquarters: Mascot, New South Wales,
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The thunder from Down Under
The Australian-based airline Qantas carried some 28 million passengers on its planes in fiscal 2008. Along with its low-fare subsidiary, JetStar, and its shuttle airline, QantasLink, the company operates regional routes to 56 cities within Australia and to nearly 90 cities in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Qantas' other subsidiaries provide inflight catering, air freight services (notable pieces of cargo have included Formula One cars and equipment for a Rolling Stones tour), plane maintenance and overhaul, and wholesale travel packages. The airline also maintains the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum, which features an exhibit where visitors can tour a retired 747.
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