Qantas Update on Bali
SYDNEY, 13 October 2002
Qantas announced the following update on the airline's actions following the explosions in Bali overnight.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer Geoff Dixon said Qantas had scheduled the following three special flights in addition to its normal schedule:
* QF 8030, a Boeing 767 service that is due to arrive in Sydney at approximately 6.30 am on Monday;
* QF 8130, a Boeing 767 service that is due to arrive in Sydney at approximately 7.05 am on Monday;
* QF 8230, a Boeing 747 service that is due to arrive in Sydney at approximately 8.20 pm on Monday.
On their journey to Denpasar, the aircraft that will be used for these services will carry:
* more than a dozen Qantas staff who will help existing staff to meet the needs of people in Bali;
* five Qantas medical personnel, including two doctors and three nurses, plus a number of medical volunteers;
* dozens of media representatives.
Qantas customers with a return ticket to Australia will be able to travel on the special additional services at no extra cost and with all usual conditions waived.
In addition, Qantas is offering a deeply discounted one way fare of US$250 for people without tickets who want to travel to Australia from Bali. Qantas is advising all travel agents and its ticketing offices around the world of this special fare.
The special flights announced today are in addition to the 13 return Qantas services that operate directly to Denpasar each week from Australia (four from Sydney, four from Perth, four from Darwin and one from Melbourne).
Mr Dixon said Qantas was continuing to work closely with the relevant Australian and Indonesian Government authorities. He said Qantas would put on additional aircraft for Bali Services if they were required.
Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (2802)