For most Australians, aviation enthusiast or not, Qantas Airways represents the symbolic heart of the Australian commercial aviation industry. Indeed, this accolade is rightly held, as not only does Qantas represent one of the oldest Airlines in the world (founded 1920), but it is also Australia’s flag carrier which, despite recent economic misfortune, is likely to remain as an easily recognisable fixture and antipodean ambassador at international airports across the globe. 179 more words