Australia's Qantas defends bragging rights

Business Materials 5 September 2008 06:57 (UTC +04:00)

Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd is standing by a claim that it's the "world's most experienced airline."

"Not only has Qantas been in full operation longer than any other airline in the world but the depth and breadth of our experience as a long-haul carrier backs this up," Qantas general manager John Borghetti said Friday. "We're defending our assertion that Qantas is the world's most experienced airline."

Borghetti said Qantas had been flying for 87 years.

Britain's advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, is looking into the claim after receiving complaints about it, reported dpa.