Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - Q for Qantas

Qantas is Australia's national airline; it provides both domestic and international services.

Qantas is an acronym for Queensland And Northern Territory Air Services. The company was founded in 1920 at Winton in outback Queensland.

The airline has been dubbed as "The Flying Kangaroo"; the company logo being a kangaroo. The logo has been redesigned over the years; one of the earlier logos actually included wings on the kangaroo.

This image is from the Qantas site

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' site or to see direct links to their own sites go here.


photowannabe said...

I just learned something. I didn't know that Quantas was an acronym. this is the perfect post for your letter Q.

Dragonstar said...

I'm another that didn't realise the derivation of Qantas. Nice to learn things this way.

Thanks for your kind comment.

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RuneE said...

Thatmust be a highly relevant Q!

Neva said...

It is great to have a national word available to use for our alphabet search! cool!

Bear Naked said...

I am QUITE late this week visiting your blog.
I was feeling QUEASY yesterday.

Bear((( )))

alicesg said...

Oh I love taking Qatas too. Like the kangaroo pin they gave us. :)

Donna said...

Cool looking logo! Happy day sweetie!hughugs