Kangaroo Route

The Kangaroo Route traditionally refers to air routes flown by Qantas between the countries of Australia and the United Kingdom, via the Eastern Hemisphere. The term is trademarked by Qantas, although it is used in the media and by airline competitors.

By 2003 over 20 airlines operated the route. Qantas, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways offer a continuous flight number, albeit with a single stopover, and only from Melbourne Airport and Sydney Airport.

Read more about Kangaroo Route:  History, In Literature

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Kangaroo Route - In Literature
... The book Beyond the Blue Horizon by travel correspondent Alexander Frater documents the author's attempt to fly all the sectors on the original 1935 Imperial/Qantas London-Brisbane route in 1984. ...

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