New Qantas Domestic Inflight Service

Sydney, 24 August 2004

Qantas will launch a new domestic inflight service this week, featuring the return of hot dinners in Economy Class and a choice of two dinners in Business Class.

Qantas Executive General Manager John Borghetti said the enhanced product and service offered customers increased dining options and a selection of gourmet snacks.

"We have designed a more flexible and innovative service for our customers and have food experts to source products that represent the best Australia has to offer for our domestic customers," Mr Borghetti said.

He said the new product and service, which will be branded fresh spirit, included:

Business Class

A combination of hot and cold meal choices for lunch and dinner Larger meals and healthier dining options Pastries and bread rolls from Laurent Boulangerie PatisseriePlatters offering gourmet cheeses from King Island Cheese and Calander CheeseHandmade cakes by Manna from HeavenPate from Maggie BeerNew serving dishes and large ceramic coffee mugsHot towels

Economy Class

Hot dinners on all flights with the choice from two hot meals on medium and long flights Warm bakery options for breakfast Assorted sandwiches for lunch Selection of fresh fruit Luken and May's gourmet biscuits Savoury products from Mother Meg's Fine FoodsHome made cookies from Byron Bay Cookie CompanyPremium juices Bottles of water

Mr Borghetti said that inflight service on trans-continental Perth flights had been upgraded to international standards last year.

Economy class customers on Perth services are offered complimentary beer and wine from lunchtime and a second service of tea and coffee on morning services or ice cream on afternoon services.

Business Class customers on Perth flights are offered an entree and a choice of three main course options followed by cheese or dessert. A second service was re-introduced for breakfast and brunch with a choice of drinks offered before take-off and all meals.

Mr Borghetti said Qantas Domestic would continue to offer its customers high frequency Cityflyer services between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth that include:

Two-class aircraft on all routesPriority departure gates nearest to airport security screening and Qantas Club loungesFree bar service after 4pm weekdaysComplimentary inflight meals and entertainmentThe extensive network of Qantas Club lounges Complimentary newspaper for early morning flightsDedicated baggage carousels

The new domestic inflight service will commence Wednesday 25 August 2004.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3141)