Qantas Announces 50 Percent International Business Class Sale from The US To New Zealand

New York, NY - April 21, 2011

Qantas Airways, the world's longest continuously operating airline, today announced a fare sale to Auckland, New Zealand, offering a 50 percent discount to travelers who book two or more tickets in Qantas International Business class from the US. This special fare is available for booking between April 20 and April 27, with promotional rates starting from US $4,698* per person for roundtrip airfare and surcharges for travel from Los Angeles to Auckland between May 1 and August 31.

"New Zealand is a dream destination for so many Americans," said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas. "This fare sale offers an outstanding opportunity - not only to go to New Zealand - but to travel there in comfort and with unbeatable service in Qantas international business class. This fare to Auckland represents incredible value, whether travelers are seeking a vacation with friends and family or to conduct important business."

For those seeking an exotic summer vacation, Auckland is known as the gateway to New Zealand. The city offers a multitude of experiences including sailing, beautiful views from the Sky Tower, incredible wines and stunning beaches.

New Zealand-bound fliers who take advantage of this incredible sale will enjoy the amazing service and special perks of Qantas international business class including:

  • The award-winning Skybed^ Business Sleeper Seat
  • Complimentary pyjamas for optimal rest and relaxation
  • Personal on-demand entertainment screen with more than 400 program choices
  • Flexible dining with Neil Perry-designed menus and fine Australian wines

For more information on the fare special, visit For reservations, contact a preferred travel agent, visit or call 800-227- 4691.+

* Prices shown are valid for round trip in International Business air travel from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand and includes airfare for 2 passengers. Taxes, including U.S. September 11th Security Fee of up to $10, are approximately $102 additional per person, depending on itinerary. Total sample International Business airfare for 2 is equal to lowest individual Qantas fare (IOXRT) available during promotional period for outbound travel between 1 May and 31 August 2011. Child discounts do not apply to this offer. Offer is valid only for travel on aircraft operated by Qantas. Both passengers must travel in the same class and on the same itinerary. Offer is not valid for single passenger bookings. Offer valid for selected outbound travel dates between 1 May and 31 August 2011 in International Business. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. For International Business, the minimum stay is 5 days and the maximum stay is 2 months. Reservations for all sectors must be confirmed at least 3 days before departure. Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation of reservation and no later than 27 April 2011 and at least 3 days before departure for International Business. Payment is required at time of online reservation. Qantas flights are booked in I class for International Business. Tickets are non-refundable. Fares valid from 20 April to 27 April 2011. Tickets must be issued on/after 20 April 2011 and on/before 27 April 2011. Re-issue/revalidation permitted at a charge of $250 per person per transaction for International Business. A local service fee may apply. Other restrictions apply; check for details. Information is correct as at 20 April 2011 and subject to change without notice. Visit for more details.

^Available on Qantas A380 and B747-400 service from the mainland US to Australia, and A330-200 service between the mainland US and New Zealand. Subject to last-minute change of aircraft.

+ Reservations made by phone incur an additional $30 charge.

About Qantas

Qantas features for trans-Pacific International Economy passengers departing on US mainland flights include award-winning service; enhanced food and bar service including a choice of menu selections, blankets and pillows, more than 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.

Features for Qantas Business passengers departing from the US mainland include: award-winning Qantas Business service; access to the deluxe Qantas Business lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and partner lounges stateside; an enhanced Skybed sleeper seat designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, with ergonomically-enhanced cushioning; more than 400 on-demand entertainment options presented on the 10.4-inch touch screen system; cuisine options from multi-course dinners to a la carte menus to Room Service breakfasts designed by leading Australian Chef Neil Perry, and a luxury amenity pack, featuring premium comforts to enhance the flight experience.

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