One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe kangaroo route
The air route between Australia (especially Sydney) and London, particularly via Asia or the Middle East.‘the kangaroo route is immensely profitable at the moment’
- ‘The airline will undoubtedly benefit from the agreement, most particularly on that first hop of the kangaroo route, between Sydney and Hong Kong.’
- ‘The deal saw the company's share price fall by as much as four per cent as investors faced the prospect of greater competition on the Kangaroo route.’
- ‘Both of the airlines compete on a large number of routes into and out of Australia, not least on the kangaroo route, but also on routes into Asia.’
- ‘The introduction of the new sleeper beds on the Kangaroo route have tightened capacity and boosted demand for business travel.’
- ‘The stranglehold that the airline enjoys on the Kangaroo route between Australia and London faces a new challenge tonight.’
- ‘I find it incredible that they could so blithely scrap the hallowed Kangaroo route to London via Singapore, but scrap it they have.’
- ‘The kangaroo route has brought many millions of Australian residents to London since the 1930s.’
- ‘Asian airlines may be quietly giving up the fight on the once-prized Kangaroo route.’
- ‘Relaxing Sydney's curfew would deliver a boost to tourists flying the Kangaroo route to London.’
- ‘A typical flight on the Sydney-London kangaroo route might attract close to $1 million in revenue.’
1940s: the route was originally flown by the airline Qantas, whose aircraft tail livery features a stylized kangaroo.
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