Sydney, 02 July 2004

Qantas Holidays is offering holiday packages on a limited number of non-stop flights between Sydney and Phuket using an Australian Airlines 767 aircraft.

The five special services feature eight night packages with departure dates on September 20 and 27, and October 4, 11 and 18, 2004. Head of Qantas Holidays, Simon Bernardi, said the flights were the only non-stop services between Sydney and Phuket.

"The non-stop flights are a great advantage for holiday makers and extra accommodation has been made available to cater for the expected demand, especially over the September school holiday period."

Prices per person range from $1199* departing 18 October to $1499* for the four other departure dates. Prices include taxes and charges, twin share accommodation and return economy air travel with Australian Airlines.

The offer also includes eight nights' accommodation at the Baan Sukhothai Hotel, with full daily breakfast, return airport/hotel transfers and a Phuket City Tour all-inclusive.

The limited offer is exclusive to Qantas Holidays with the five set departures based on eight night packages. Flights will depart Sydney on Mondays at 10am arriving at 4.20pm the same day, and depart Phuket on Tuesdays at 6.20pm arriving into Sydney on Wednesday morning at 6.25am.

Mr Bernardi said Phuket was always a popular holiday destination due to its world class beaches, great shopping, lively nightlife and relaxed and fun atmosphere.

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices may fluctuate due to changes in taxes/charges.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3114)