New Year, New Zealand

Save 40% on Qantas Economy Tickets to Auckland

New York, NY - January 6, 2010

Qantas Airways, has partnered with Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Auckland, and Auckland Airport, to promote a special early bird sale providing New Zealand-bound travelers easy and affordable access to Auckland, New Zealand's most popular city, with reduced airfares and Qantas Vacations packages. Providing the best of both worlds, Auckland offers the culture of the country's largest city as well as world-class beaches and adventurous excursions. From food and wine lovers to water sports enthusiasts and thrill-seekers of every kind, New Zealand truly offers something for every traveler.

For those wanting to get an early start on 2010 travel plans, this special offer represents savings from 40% off of the lowest year-round Qantas economy fares, with round-trip economy fares from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) starting at just $798* per person, and fares from New York (JFK) starting at $998* per person. This exclusive offer applies to tickets booked January 7 - 26, 2010, valid for travel dates May 1 through June 8, 2010 and July 24 through September 21, 2010.

Qantas offers a daily non-stop service from Los Angeles to Auckland and a daily direct service connecting in Los Angeles from New York. Qantas Airways consistently ranks among the top carriers to service New Zealand, having most recently been recognized by the readers of Executive Travel Magazine and Global Traveler Magazine as the "Best Airline for Flights to Australia and New Zealand, 2009" and the "Best Airline in Australia and New Zealand, 2009" respectively. Also in 2009, Qantas was awarded "Best International Airline" by the editors at TravelAge West magazine.

"Qantas has always offered the highest standard in trans-Pacific travel, and together with our partners, we are proud to offer significant savings from the U.S. into Auckland - a truly unique, and now even more affordable, destination that all should experience," said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas.

"Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand, but it's also a city rich in pacific culture with a multitude of experiences to be had - from sailing on its twin harbours, to savouring some of the country's best boutique wines, to swimming at black sand beaches and taking in the view from the Sky Tower right in the heart of the city. This Qantas fare is a great reason to experience all of Auckland now," said Ms. Annie Dundas, Regional Manager, North America for Tourism New Zealand.

Features for Qantas trans-Pacific International Economy passengers, departing on US mainland flights, include complimentary: award-winning Qantas service; enhanced food and wine options, including a la carte menu selections; up to 400 video-on-demand program options with a personal, in-seat interactive video screen; and a carefully-considered amenity pack, featuring a selection of comforts to enhance the flight experience.

To book the Auckland trans-Pacific International Economy deal, visit, call 1.800.227.4691 or contact your preferred travel agent. To take advantage of the complete New Zealand experience, travelers can book custom air & land packages through Qantas Vacations by visiting

*Fare sale available on Qantas-operated flights. Taxes/fees/September 11 security charges of approximately $120 are additional depending on itinerary chosen. Seats are limited, restrictions apply. The $998 JFK fare applies on QF 108/107 from/to JFK only. Visit for more details.

About Qantas Airways

Qantas is the only airline offering A380 service from the U.S. on select non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney and to Melbourne. The Qantas A380 features aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. Providing over 40 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers more than 30 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), five from San Francisco, a daily direct service from JFK and three from Honolulu. A leader in in-flight entertainment, all Qantas mainland departures feature on demand video and audio selections for movies, TV programs, radio and games in all classes.

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