NEW YORK, NY – 7 April 2010: Qantas Airways, has partnered with Down Under Answers and Tourism New Zealand to promote a special sale providing New Zealand-bound travelers easy and affordable access to Auckland and Queenstown with reduced airfares and premium vacation packages.
Qantas Credit Card – build your points faster. These limited-time offers allow 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 extreme-adventure enthusiasts, New Zealand truly offers something for every traveler.
Round-trip economy fares from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) start at just $798* per person, applicable to tickets booked before April 14, 2010, and valid for air-only departure dates of May 1 – June 3, 2010 or August 2-31, 2010. For reservations, contact your preferred travel agent, qantas.cohttp://www.qantas.com/nzm/nz or call 800-227-4831.
Additionally, travelers can book round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) plus a two-island, eight-night hotel package to experience Auckland and Queenstown from $1199**. This exclusive offer from Down Under Answers provides four nights in Auckland and four nights in Queenstown, along with airfare, and applies to tickets booked before April 14, 2010, valid for departure dates of May 1 through June 8, 2010. For reservations, call 866-915-7915.
Qantas offers 6 weekly 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.
“Qantas has long been the preferred airline for trans-Pacific travel, and together with our partners, we are proud to offer these exceptional fares and packages from the U.S. to New Zealand – a truly spectacular and now more affordable value destination for a memorable vacation,” said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas.
“Tourism New Zealand is thrilled to be working with Qantas and Down Under Answers on this new campaign, bringing fantastic deals to American consumers. New Zealand has so much to offer the American market, from breathtaking scenery to adventure and food and wine. And now they can experience New Zealand for even less,” 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.
*Fare sale available on Qantas-operated and/or Qantas/American Airlines codeshare flights. Taxes/fees/September 11th Security Fee of approximately $98 are additional. Seats are limited; restrictions apply, subject to availability. Qantas Airways and Down Under Answers are separate and unrelated companies.
Airfare is an additional $15 for reservations made by telephone.
**Prices are “from” per person, based on double occupancy and roundtrip Economy class travel. Taxes/fees/September 11th Security Fee of approximately $106 are additional. Seats are limited; restrictions apply, subject to availability.
Visit www.qantas.com for more details.
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 30 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), four from San Francisco to Sydney, a daily direct service 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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