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Take to the Sky for a Good Cause

Melbourne, 22 March 2007

Tickets have gone on sale for the Qantas annual Good Friday Charity Flights to help raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Victoria.

Qantas is offering seats on a special Good Friday trip to Australia Zoo as well as hundreds of mystery flights over Easter.

Qantas Regional General Manager for Victoria, John Butler, said the airline hoped to raise a large sum for the hospital.

"Everyone who supports the flights and purchases a ticket is helping to raise money for one of Victoria's great medical institutions," Mr Butler said.

"Ongoing community support of the Good Friday Charity Flights, which are now in their 21st year, has enabled Qantas to collect nearly $2 million for equipment and material to assist children from around the country who require treatment at the Royal Children's Hospital.

"The flights are made possible thanks to the dedication of Qantas staff, including pilots, flight attendants, reservation and airport staff, who volunteer their time for the flights, and our partners and suppliers who donate fuel, catering and waive landing and air navigation charges."

Mr Butler said Qantas was offering two charity flight opportunities:

- a day trip to Australia Zoo in Queensland on Good Friday, 6 April: $299 per person (all inclusive). Price includes flight from Tullamarine to Brisbane, coach transfer to Australia Zoo, zoo admission and a reserved seat in the 'Crocoseum' for the 2pm performance.

- Mystery Flights: $149 per person (all inclusive). Price includes a day return flight to an Australian mainland capital city with a minimum of six hours at the destination. A choice of departure dates is available: Good Friday - 6 April, Easter Saturday - 7 April or Easter Sunday - 8 April.

For bookings and inquiries for both flights contact 1 300 659 115 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (Q3553)
Email: qantasmedia@qantas.com.au