Heathrow press releases

13 June, 2016

Qantas celebrates Heathrow’s 70th anniversary by offering 70 flights to Sydney

Qantas plaque 70th


In honour of Heathrow’s 70th anniversary, Qantas is offering 70 people the chance to win ‘The Ultimate Trip’: a five-night stay in Sydney, Australia, travelling from Heathrow on the award-winning Qantas A380.

Qantas is celebrating a long-standing partnership with the airport that has played host to several memorable moments, such as the world’s longest non-stop non-commercial flight for which Qantas set the record in 1989. To commemorate, travellers are invited to share their favourite Heathrow memory – from amusing anecdotes to heart-warming tales – to be in with a chance to win one of the 35 pairs of tickets available*. Entrants can upload their story at stories.heathrow.com.

Embarking on ‘The Ultimate Trip’ in May 2017, the lucky winners will have the opportunity to take in the exciting sights of the iconic Australian city during their five-night stay in a central Sydney hotel, with a full itinerary to be revealed at Heathrow in January 2017 as part of Qantas’ Australia Day celebrations.

Markus Svensson, Qantas Regional General Manager, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa said; “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Heathrow at this very exciting time for the airport. Qantas has held a fantastic partnership with Heathrow for almost 70 years and we’re proud to be able to offer 70 passengers complimentary flights to Sydney, as a celebration of the past, present and future of air travel.”

*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit stories.heathrow.com for further details.

About Qantas Airways
The award-winning Qantas A380 flies daily from London Heathrow to Sydney and Melbourne, both via Dubai. 

About Heathrow
Heathrow is the UK’s hub airport, home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 180 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 70 million passengers with a commitment to ‘making every journey better’. Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ two years in a row, ‘Best Airport Terminal’ for the Terminal 5 five years in a row and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ seven years in a row.

Caption  |  Qantas cabin crew modelled vintage uniforms from the last seven decades to celebrate Heathrow’s 70th anniversary (L-R Markus Svensson – Qantas Regional Manager, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Normand Boivin – Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow, Gareth Evans - Chief Exectutive Officer Qantas International and Freight, Lee Boyle – Qantas Regional Airport Mangager UKMEA)