NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- G'DAY USA, the annual celebration of all things Australian, is launching next week around the country. Qantas Airways, Australia's premier airline, is kicking off the festivities by offering travelers huge savings with 40% off year-round Economy & Premium Economy and up to 60% off Business airfares on select flights between key U.S. and Australian cities.
These special fares, which must be booked by January 26, 2010, are valid on flights departing New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) for Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE) and Melbourne (MEL). Rates are listed as the cost per person, round-trip:
- Qantas Economy
Flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco from $798*
Flights departing New York (JFK) from $998*
Valid for travel May 1 - June 8 and July 24 - September 21, 2010
- Qantas Premium Economy
Flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco from $2,198*
Flights departing New York (JFK) from $2,338*
Valid for travel February 1 - August 31, 2010
- Qantas Business
Flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney from $4,439* (to Melbourne from $5,439* or Brisbane from $4,939*)
Flights departing New York (JFK) to Sydney from $4,943*, to Melbourne from $5,943* or Brisbane from $6,139*
Valid for 2010 year-round travel with 50-day advance purchase
"As a founding sponsor of G'DAY USA, Qantas seeks to introduce Americans to the fascinating culture and people of Australia. This year will be the year of great travel deals to Australia, and we are thrilled to offer these exclusive fares -- and such a wide range of itinerary options -- to U.S. travelers in search of the ultimate vacation experience," said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas.
Last month, Qantas took delivery of its fifth new A380 aircraft and is awaiting delivery of its sixth. Upon arrival of the sixth A380 aircraft, the airline will offer daily A380 service from Los Angeles to Sydney (currently four flights per week) and an increase from two to three flights per week from Los Angeles to Melbourne. Qantas, boasting over 55 years of experience in flying between Australia and the United States, invented Business Class in 1979, and was recently named "Airline with Best Business-Class in the World, 2009" by Business Traveler magazine.
To book the G'DAY USA travel deals, visit www.qantas.com, call 1.800.227.4691 or contact your preferred travel agent.
*Fare sale available on Qantas-operated flights. Taxes/fees/September 11 security charges of approximately $120 are additional depending on itinerary chosen. Seats are limited, restrictions apply. Visit www.qantas.com for more details.
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. Providing over 40 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers more than 30 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), five from San Francisco to Sydney, a daily direct service from JFK and three from Honolulu to Sydney. A leader in in-flight entertainment, all Qantas mainland departures feature on demand video and audio selections for movies, TV programs, radio and games in all classes.
SOURCE Qantas Airways