Qantas Aussie Airpass

Los Angeles, March 3, 2005

North America, check out this new way to travel to Australia, pack your bags and check-in now.

Australia. Consistently voted the number one preferred international destination. The lifestyle, diversity, natural beauty and friendly people give the journey down-under a lasting experience with many returns.

The Qantas Aussie Air Pass includes round-trip economy class air transportation on select flights from New York, Los Angeles or Honolulu plus three qualifying domestic flights in Australia from Zone 1 for a period of 7-21 days.

The Qantas Aussie Air Pass features three different travel seasons. Qantas Aussie Air Pass fares start at US$999.00 departing from Los Angeles or Honolulu and US$1299 from New York (JFK). Travel at these fares is available from April 26 through June 17, 2005, or July 19 through August 26, 2005.

The travel choices in Zone 1 include Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast Queensland, Hobart and Launceston. Travel choices in Zone 2 include Cairns, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock or Darwin starting at an additional US$200. Travel in Zone 3 to Perth and Broome starting at an additional US$400.

Qantas Aussie Air Pass travel must be booked a minimum of 30 days before departure and purchased within 72 hours of confirmation.

"The Qantas Aussie Air Pass to Australia is easily accessible wherever you reside in North America and provides an exceptional air travel value," said Howard Goldberg, vice president of marketing and leisure sales at Qantas Airways North America.

Your transpacific Qantas international flights include complimentary meals, bar service, and only on Qantas to Australia, personal seat-back TV screens in Economy class, with endless entertainment and game options. Time flies on Qantas.

For complete details and to purchase the Qantas Aussie Air Pass, contact your travel professional or Qantas on 1-800-227-4603.

Tour packages using the new Qantas Airways Air Pass are available by visiting Tourism Australia.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 77 destinations in 33 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia with more non-stop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier and has maintained a strong global presence within the worldwide travel market.

Recently named Airline of the Year in 2004 by Air Transport World magazine, Qantas Airways has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground.

Qantas also received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award for its Skybed sleeper seat now introduced in the North American market.

When it comes to excellence in flight or on the ground, experience makes the difference.

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