Austrian Airlines was founded in 1957, being the flag carrier airline of Austria, it has its hub at Vienna International Airport, operating a fleet size of 43 aircrafts serving 117 destinations in 64 countries, having code share agreements with 34 International Airline Companies also a member of Star Alliance, it is owned by its parent company Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Austrian Airlines has two subsidiaries Lauda Air and Tyrolean Airways the later flying smaller destinations, mostly on domestic routes.

Austrian Airlines has reduced its fares dramatically in recent years, obviously at the cost of quality service and the company does not offer free food and drinks in economy shorthaul, while the frequent flyer program has been made more stringent, while there is no inflight service in most of the flights.

With all these changes however, Austrian Airlines has renewed its aircrafts, which are now new, clean and inflight entertainment is available for all classes of travel.

As one books one’s flight tickets in Austrian Airlines website, exciting information is available in it, including a network map which describes the air routes in which Austrian Airlines flights fly every day, besides the Air routes served by associate airlines such as bmi, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Multiple Carriers with which a traveler can easily plan one’s travel.

Qantas Airways is a 91 year old airline company, which is the flag carrier of Australia, proud of being the oldest continuously operated airline in the world, while it is the second oldest airline of the world, the name Qantas being an acronym of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, given four star rating by Skytrax, voted 8th best Airline in the world, to which place it had slided gradually from its second place held in two successive years 2005 and 2006.

Qantas Airways has its primary hubs at Sydney and Melbourne Airports of Australia, whereas there are also secondary airports it operates from at Brisbane, Adelade, Perth and Singapore Changi airports, with a fleet size of 143 connecting 41 destinations, 20 of them domestic and 21 of them international, bearing a proud slogan ‘Spirit of Australia’.

Qantas Airways operates also through six of its subsidiaries, including a low cost carrier, besides Qantas Freight established for its freight services and it has code share agreements with 19 international carriers.

Qantas Airways has won a number of awards sometimes repeatedly in the form of Service Awards, Wine Awards, Entertainment Awards and Design Awards from different Award giving forums.

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