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Qantas: airline of the year. (1995) (Company Profile)

ATW's top honor is our Airline of the Year Award, which goes to a large, major, international airline that has excelled in most of the disciplines deemed essential, has been a credit to its customers, its stockholders where applicable, and its nation. And perhaps most important, has done it over several years.

Qantas Airways Ltd., of Australia, is our Airline of the Year for 1995.

Few of our winners have fit into the requirements for this award quite as well as Qantas. How long has the airline been innovating and delivering outstanding service? Qantas is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Only one other, KLM --a former winner of this award--can welcome Qantas to this milestone.

As for innovation, pioneering is innovation in many ways, and Qantas has been a pioneer. It practically invented long-haul transportation and created 'round-the-world service, flying Lockheed Constellations in both directions. …

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