Qantas Airways Announces Extra Flights From Los Angeles To Sydney, Australia

Los Angeles, January 3 2006

To meet the increasing demand for international travel to Australia and beyond on the busiest travel day of the week, Qantas Airways has announced that it will add extra non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, on Fridays beginning March 31, 2006.

"Since so many travelers make Fridays their most popular getaway days, Qantas is giving passengers another chance to jump start their travel," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president for Qantas Airways, The Americas and Pacific. "This increased schedule also provides U.S. travelers with an opportunity to experience more than 50 domestic cities in Australia, as well as convenient onward connections to Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia; Mumbai, India; and Johannesburg, South Africa," he added.

QF Flight 150, departing Los Angeles at 11:55 p.m., arrives in Sydney at 9:30 a.m., plus two. Effective with Daylight Savings Time, the flight arrives in Sydney at 7:30 a.m., plus two. Adding more than 1,200 seats monthly to the existing schedule, these Friday night flights offer travelers greater frequency and choice between these two extraordinary cities.

Currently, Qantas operates 17 weekly non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, the most service offered by any airline. Qantas international flights from the U.S. feature complimentary bar, meals and individual seat-back entertainment options that provide passengers with a new level of inflight service and the ultimate in traveling comfort. Qantas is the only airline to offer all non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney featuring the award-winning Skybed business class sleeper seat.

For detailed flight schedules and availability, travelers may contact a travel professional or Qantas Airways reservations at (800) 227-4691. Online flight schedules

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 140 destinations in 40 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 provides convenient connections from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco (effective March 29, 2006) and Honolulu to Indonesia, India and South Africa via the Sydney hub. Named Airline of the Year 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' Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award for its sleeper seat, which has just been introduced in the North American market.

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