Qantas has unveiled a new regional livery on a QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 aircraft as part of a movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution of Australia.
The aptly-named Recognise campaign already has over 200,000 supporters ahead of a referendum to acknowledge these individuals by securing a resounding ‘yes’ vote when the matter goes to the polls.
“As an Australian icon, Qantas is proud to lend its support towards ensuring the first chapter of Australia’s story and the people who forged it are recognised,” said Qantas Group Executive Olivia Wirth.
Support is bound to spread further across the country with QantasLink progressively adding the Recognise logo to its entire fleet of 31 Q400 aircraft.
“We hope that many Australians will see this huge R on the plane as it travels around the country and be inspired to get involved in this historic opportunity to bring the nation together,” said Recognise joint campaign director Tanya Hosch.
“And once we commit, it’s crucial to back up that commitment by taking action to help spread the word, build this people’s movement and bring about this great achievement for the country.”
The Recognise-printed aircraft follow a Qantas Boeing 737-800 bearing Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime’ artwork, unveiled last year.
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