Qantas Airways' Canada Aussie AirPass On Sale Now

Vancouver, January 5, 2007

Fly Down Under and Get Three Free Australian Stopover Cities Starting at CAD$1,499

For a limited time, Qantas Airways is offering Canadian travelers the popular Aussie AirPass at the lowest prices of the year for purchase through January 31, 2007. Fares starting at CAD$1,499 include international economy flights between Vancouver and Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and up to three free qualifying additional cities for travel between March 26 and June 4, 2007. For travel between February 18 and March 25, 2007, Aussie AirPass sale fares start at just CAD$1,799.

All Qantas Aussie AirPasses include round-trip economy class air transportation plus three qualifying cities within Australia for one low fare and are based on seasonality and zones. Domestic Canadian add-on fares are available from Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

"With Qantas flights now available from Vancouver, the Aussie AirPass fare sale offers tremendous value and exceptional convenience for travelers from all over Canada who wish to escape to sunny Australia," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president, The Americas and Pacific, Qantas Airways. "Qantas is committed to providing increased flexibility, low fares and the most comfortable and enjoyable in-flight experience for all passengers," he added.

Choice of Australian cities with the Aussie AirPass include all of the most popular destinations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Cairns, Townsville, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Darwin, Hamilton Island, Perth, Broome, and Hayman Island.

"For one low Aussie AirPass fare from Vancouver, travelers interested in exploring Australia’s wine country and unique culture can arrive in Sydney and visit Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Those who prefer to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities can visit the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane for what will surely be an unforgettable experience," Mariani added.

All Qantas Airways transpacific flights include complimentary meals, bar service and personal seat-back TV screens in all classes, with endless entertainment and game options.

For reservations or more information on the Aussie AirPass now on sale, travelers may contact a travel professional or Qantas Airways reservations at (800) 227-4609. Zone information is also available on the Web site at

About Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 142 destinations in 40 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia. Offering more non-stop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier, Qantas provides convenient connections from its gateways in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. Recently acknowledged with the 2006 Avion Award for Best Overall In-flight Entertainment, Qantas has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground. Qantas' Business class Skybed sleeper seat received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum 2004 Good Design Award, and its creator Marc Newson, was just named Designer of the Year by Design Miami.

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