Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways

November 14, 2005 10:45 ET

Qantas Airways Announces New Service from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia and from Vancouver to San Francisco

LOS ANGELES--(CCNMatthews - Nov 14, 2005) -

Qantas today announced it would offer three weekly round trip seasonal flights from Vancouver to Sydney via San Francisco on each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from June 14 -- August 16, 2006.

To accommodate passenger demand during the traditional peak travel seasons in both hemispheres, this new schedule allows travelers the opportunity to enjoy Qantas round trip services between Vancouver and Sydney or to sample the award-winning Qantas hospitality on flights between Vancouver and San Francisco.

For travelers to Australia, Qantas flight 74 will depart from Vancouver to Sydney at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With a brief stop in San Francisco, the flight arrives in Sydney at 6:15 a.m. plus two. Qantas return flight 73 will depart Sydney at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m. the same day.

For travel between Canada and the U.S., Qantas flight 74 departs Vancouver on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 8:50 p.m. Returning Qantas flight 73 departs San Francisco on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:05 p.m. and arrives in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m.

Onboard Qantas, travelers can expect incomparable comfort and relaxation with the award-winning Skybed Business Class sleeper seat and in-flight entertainment options, including personal seat back video screens in all classes of service.

"As a first step to reestablishing year-round services to Canada, the introduction of these flights will enable travelers to take advantage of the Australian ski and North American summer cruise seasons," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president for Qantas Airways, The Americas and Pacific. "These new flights follow our recently announced three weekly non-stop services on the San Francisco-Sydney route, which will begin March 29, 2006," he added.

With the addition of San Francisco and Vancouver services, Qantas will provide passengers with convenient connections and unparalleled access to 50 domestic Australian cities and onward to Jakarta, Bali, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 145 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 Los Angeles 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/ca or www.Qantas.com/us.

Contact Information

  • Qantas Airways
    Michael Abraham, 310-726-1454
    or
    Agnes Huff Communications Group
    Agnes Huff, PhD, or Anna Jerden, 310-641-2525