Qantas Launches Qantas Business Essentials

Los Angeles - March 5, 2009

Qantas has launched Qantas Business Essentials, a new online business travel management system.

Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Airways senior executive vice president, The Americas and Pacific, said the customized booking tool had been specifically designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) manage their travel needs and monitor travel spend.

"Qantas Business Essentials provides our SME customers with access to an online booking system, discounted corporate fares for eligible businesses and free quarterly travel reports enabling them to manage their travel requirements and monitor costs," Mr. Mariani said.

"The online booking and reporting system is backed up by a dedicated Qantas SME sales team.

"Customers can join Qantas Business Essentials by visiting and completing the online registration."

Qantas Business Essentials has been developed for Qantas' key markets outside Australia including the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

More information can be found at

About Qantas Airways

Qantas offers a total of 47 flights a week from the U.S., including 38 from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), five from San Francisco, a daily direct service from JFK and four from Honolulu. In October 2008, Qantas inaugurated the first A380 service to Los Angeles featuring aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. The Qantas A380 is configured with 450 seats, including 14 in First Class, 72 in Business, 32 in the newly introduced Premium Economy Class and 332 in Economy Class.

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