Qantas Marks Tenth Anniversary of oneworld Alliance
Sydney, 27 February 2009
Qantas announced today that two of its aircraft would carry special oneworld livery to mark the alliance's tenth anniversary this year.
The Chief Executive of Qantas, Mr Alan Joyce, said that as a founding member of oneworld, Qantas was strongly committed to the alliance and the benefits it delivered to customers.
"Qantas and its customers have benefited greatly from our oneworld membership over the last 10 years," Mr Joyce said.
"We are able to offer a genuinely global range of products and services that would not be possible without the alliance, including round the world fares and reciprocal lounge and loyalty program access.
"To mark this important milestone in the alliance's history, a Qantas Boeing 747-400 and an Airbus A330-200 will be flying with oneworld livery. The Boeing 747-400 will operate its first service with the new livery on Saturday 28 February as QF73 from Sydney to San Francisco. The A330-200 will be in operation by the end of March."
In addition to the new aircraft livery, Qantas will participate in a number of oneworld anniversary activities throughout the year, including airport and Frequent Flyer promotions.
The airline is also participating in oneworld's 10 per cent off for 10 weeks sale which offers a 10 per cent discount on all oneworld Explorer round-the-world bookings made until 12 April 2009. Customers can save up to $470 on the six continent oneworld Explorer round-the-world fare in Economy Class, $1,379 in Business Class and $1,779 in First Class.
Further details of oneworld tenth anniversary promotions and activities can be found at qantas.com and oneworld.com
Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3892)