NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qantas yesterday, together with the Australian Consulate-General New York, Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman held an event to celebrate Australia Day in New York.
Qantas Senior Executive Vice President of The Americas Vanessa Hudson said Australia Day represented the ideal opportunity to promote Australia to Americans.
"As Australia's national carrier, we are committed to promoting Australia and marketing its unique tourism attractions to Americans each year," said Ms. Hudson.
"Qantas has been flying to the U.S. for 60 years, and we continue to look at new and innovative ways to entice Americans to our shores. This means expanding our network of destinations around the United States and delivering world-class service for our customers because a Qantas flight is always part of the Australian experience.
"To capitalize on tonight's event and subsequent awareness of Australia Day, we have initiated another targeted sales campaign across the U.S. today to increase bookings to Australia."
The Qantas Australia Day sale offers great fares to Australia starting at $1,328 round trip from Los Angeles* or $1,552 from New York (JFK)*. Visit qantas.com/australiasale.
In 2012 Qantas hosted Oprah to Australia and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013, and next month will fly the cast of Modern Family to Australia to film their holiday episode.
Qantas operates double daily A380 services from Los Angeles to Sydney and Melbourne, a daily B747 service from Los Angeles to Brisbane, a daily B747 New York Sydney service and daily B747 Dallas to Sydney service.
Qantas is also the only carrier to operate A380 services with four cabins between the U.S. and Australia, and the award winning lie flat Business Skybed onboard its reconfigured B747 services.
* Fares are for round trip Economy travel in U.S. dollars and include all taxes and fees. Restrictions apply. Information is correct as at time of posting and subject to change without notice. Total price may vary as the result of exchange rate fluctuations affecting the amount of applicable taxes. For more information, visit qantas.com
About Qantas Airways
Qantas is the only airline offering A380 service from the U.S. on select non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney and to Melbourne. The Qantas A380 features aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. Qantas has also introduced refurbished interiors on selected Boeing 747-400 aircraft (B747) offering more customers a premium flying experience, including state-of-the-art Airbus A380-style seats and in-flight entertainment units. Providing 37 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers 34 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), daily flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Brisbane/Sydney, daily services from JFK via Los Angeles and three services per week from Honolulu to Sydney.
SOURCE Qantas Airways