Qantas to Open New Airport Meeting Rooms in Sydney and Melbourne

Sydney, 19 February 2008

Qantas said today it would open new, dedicated meeting rooms within its domestic terminals in Sydney on 25 February and in Melbourne on 17 March.

Qantas Group General Manager Customer Product and Services, Ms Lesley Grant, said Qantas Meeting Rooms would offer a superior range of conference facilities and business services.

"These new state-of-the-art conference facilities have been purpose built to provide complimentary interactive plasma screens for data projection, teleconferencing equipment, wireless connectivity and broadband Internet, along with a break-out area," Ms Grant said.

"Qantas Meeting Rooms will be available to anyone, regardless of whether they are travelling, at very competitive hire rates, with Qantas Club and Frequent Flyer members receiving a significant discount.

"The expansive views over the tarmac at each terminal ensure Qantas Meeting Rooms provide guests with a unique multi-purpose venue."

Ms Grant said the rooms would accommodate between two and 20 people, and would offer a wide selection of gourmet catering choices, from light snacks and refreshments to full-day packages.

"With premium facilities and services available, customers will be able to host meetings without leaving the airport, helping to save costs and time travelling into the city," she said.

She said the new facilities were part of an extensive upgrade of Qantas' domestic airport facilities, including the recent introduction of Qantas Web Connect, a gate lounge and terminal-wide wireless connectivity service in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, and complimentary wireless connectivity in Qantas Clubs.

"New, dedicated Business lounges for Business Class customers and Platinum Frequent Flyers will open in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by mid-2008."

Qantas Meeting Rooms will be located at:
* Sydney (T3) - Level 1 satellite, opposite the Qantas Heritage Collection (T3); and
* Melbourne - Mezzanine Level, opposite Gate 1.

Customers wanting to book Qantas Meeting Rooms should contact:
* Sydney - (02) 9952 9608 or e-mail
* Melbourne - (03) 8336 4140 or e-mail

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3721)