Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways

October 13, 2005 17:59 ET

Qantas Adds New Non-Stop Australian Service between Los Angeles and Brisbane and Twice Daily Flights to Melbourne

LOS ANGELES--(CCNMatthews - Oct 13, 2005) -

Qantas announced today it would add a fifth non-stop service operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday between Los Angeles and Brisbane beginning January 28, 2006.

"Last year, the introduction of non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Brisbane was very successful," said Howard Goldberg, Qantas Airways vice president of sales and marketing, The Americas. "This growth reflects the confidence that Qantas has in further expansion in travel between the United States and Queensland and Qantas has been quick to respond to the needs of our customers," he added.

All Los Angeles-Brisbane services will be operated by two-class Boeing 747 aircraft, which feature the airline's award-winning Skybed in Business Class and personal seat back video in-flight entertainment in all classes.

New Qantas schedules also include doubling the number of daily flights on the Los Angeles-Melbourne route to a total of 14 flights per week, with seven operating non-stop and seven via Auckland.

Qantas services between the United States and Australia will increase to a record 42 per week when the airline commences new non-stop services from San Francisco to Sydney beginning March 29, 2006.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 140 destinations in 40 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia with more non-stop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier and provides convenient connections from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco (effective March 29, 2006) and Honolulu to Indonesia, India and South Africa via the Sydney hub. Named Airline of the Year 2004 by Air Transport World magazine, Qantas Airways has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground. Qantas' Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award for its sleeper seat, which has just been introduced in the North American market.

For more information on Qantas, visit the Web site at www.Qantas.com/us.

Contact Information

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    Agnes Huff Communications Group
    Agnes Huff, PhD, or Anna Jerden, 310-641-2525