Qantas Announces Non-Stop Services to Buenos Aires

Sydney, 12 March 2008

Qantas announced today it would commence its first ever non-stop services to South America, with flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires* commencing on 24 November, 2008.

Qantas Executive General Manager, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline would operate three return services per week on the route.

"Qantas previously offered one-stop services to Buenos Aires, via Auckland, between 1998 and 2002.

"We have maintained services to South America via our successful codeshare with LAN since then, and this relationship will continue. LAN Argentina is also planning to codeshare on Qantas' new Buenos Aires flights," Mr Borghetti said.

"Qantas' new services will also offer passengers connections to other destinations in South America, including Brazil.

"These network developments will enable us to grow business and leisure travel to and from Argentina and strengthen tourism and trade links between Australia and South America."

Qantas will operate its new services with B747-400 aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

* subject to regulatory approval.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (Q3739)