Qantas Airways to Begin New Flights Between San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada

Los Angeles, May 3, 2006

Travelers Can Experience the Luxuries of International Air Travel Between Two North American Cities During Peak Season at Low Introductory Fares


Occasionally, discriminating travelers get an opportunity that is just too good to pass up. During the peak travel season, Qantas Airways is adding new non-stop flights between San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada. Offering internationally renowned in-flight service for travel between the U.S. and Canada, these new seasonal flights are scheduled to operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from June 14 – August 13, 2006 and December 1, 2006 – January 31, 2007.


“Now, North American travelers who haven't had a chance to experience Qantas' award-winning in-flight hospitality to the South Pacific will be able to sample our service," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president for Qantas Airways, The Americas and Pacific. “For a limited time, we are offering an unbelievably low fare to make this travel experience even more rewarding and much less expensive than driving,” he added.


For travel between Vancouver and San Francisco, the fares for this limited time offer start at just US$99 (CAN$115) one-way Economy and US$419 (CAN$499) one-way Business per person, and round-trip purchase is not required. This exclusive offer must be purchased by June 30, 2006, and is valid for travel on Qantas flights 73 and 74 only and does not include taxes and fees.


QF Flight 73 departs San Francisco at 12:15 p.m. and arrives in Vancouver at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. QF Flight 74 departs Vancouver at 6:20 p.m. arriving in San Francisco at 8:40 p.m. this summer. Adding more than 1,000 seats weekly, these international flights offer unmatched comfort, convenience and flexibility.


All Qantas international flights from North America feature complimentary meals, bar service and personal seat-back TV screens in all classes, providing endless entertainment and gaming options. Passengers can experience a new level of in-flight service and the ultimate in traveling comfort on three-class Boeing 747-400 aircraft.


Passengers earn mileage credit and can redeem awards from Qantas Airways' frequent flyer program on Qantas partners Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental and U.S. Airways, and all oneworld alliance partners.


For detailed flight schedules and availability, contact a travel professional or Qantas Airways reservations at (800) 227-4691. More information is available on the Web site at qantas.com/us or qantas.com/ca.

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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