Qantas Extends Popular Deals to New Zealand

Airfare sales, inclusive air-hotel packages

New York, NY - September 10, 2010

Qantas Airways, has extended its well-received partnership with Tourism New Zealand and Down Under Answers to promote special sales providing New Zealand-bound travelers easy and affordable access to Auckland and Queenstown with reduced airfares and premium vacation packages.

The extension of these limited-time offers allows exceptional value for travelers looking to explore the beauty of New Zealand, along with world-class lakes, beaches and natural wonders. From food and wine lovers to culture-seekers to outdoor-adventure enthusiasts, New Zealand truly offers something for every traveler.

Round trip Economy fares from Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) start at just $898* per person, applicable to tickets booked before September 30, 2010, and valid for air-only departure dates between October 21 and November 25, 2010. For reservations, contact a preferred travel agent, or call 800-227-4691.^

Additionally, travelers can book round trip airfare plus a two-island, eight-night hotel package from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) and Queenstown (ZQN) from $1,799+. This exclusive offer from Down Under Answers provides four nights in Auckland and four nights in Queenstown at first-class hotels, along with airfare, and applies to tickets booked before September 30, 2010, valid for departure dates of October 21 through November 25, 2010. For reservations, call 866-915-7915.

Qantas offers daily A330 non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Auckland with a direct service connection in Los Angeles from New York (JFK); service from San Francisco is also via Los Angeles with Qantas codeshare flights operated by American Airlines. 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, as well as "Best Airline for Surfers" by Surfer Magazine in April 2010.

"New Zealand is a great destination and provides many memorable highlights for tourists. Qantas has joined with our travel partners to provide these exceptional airfares and holiday packages from the USA to New Zealand. Americans now have the opportunity to experience New Zealand at its best with these outstanding value packages." said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas."

"Tourism New Zealand is delighted to be working with Qantas and Down Under Answers again, bringing fantastic deals to American consumers. New Zealand has so much to offer the American market, from breathtaking scenery to outdoor activities and world class food and wine." said Ms. Annie Dundas, Regional Manager, North America for Tourism New Zealand.

Features for Qantas trans-Pacific International Economy passengers, departing on U.S. mainland flights, include complimentary: award-winning Qantas service; enhanced food and bar service including a choice of menu selections, blankets and pillows, 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.

Terms and Conditions:
* Fare sale available on Qantas-operated and/or codeshare flights. Taxes/fees/September 11 security charges of approximately $107 are additional depending on itinerary chosen. Seats are limited; restrictions apply, subject to availability.
^ Airfare is an additional $30 for reservations made by telephone.
+ Prices are "from" per person, based on double occupancy and round trip Economy class travel. Qantas Airways and Down Under Answers are separate and unrelated companies.
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About Qantas Airways

Qantas is the only airline offering daily A380 service from the U.S. on select non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney. The daily non-stop from Los Angeles to Melbourne features the A380 three times weekly. 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 34 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), four from San Francisco to Sydney, five direct services from JFK and three from Honolulu to Sydney. A leader in travel comfort, all passengers enjoy complimentary meals, bar service, blankets and pillows, and 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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