Aussie flag carrier Qantas will fly the rainbow flag next year for its WorldPride Flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, taking off on 22 February 2023 to bring members of the American LGBTQIA+ community to Australia to celebrate Sydney WorldPride.
Qantas is the official airline partner for Sydney WorldPride, a three-week festival, which is being held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time and coincides with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
On board Qantas’ WorldPride Flight, passengers will enjoy an array of experiences hosted by Aussie comedian Joel Creasey.
Themed experiences include live inflight entertainment, limited-edition ‘Rainbow Roo’ Qantas pyjamas specially designed for the flight and a menu by Neil Perry, Qantas’ Director of Food Beverage & Service.
A general admission ticket to Live and Proud: Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert, featuring guest performer Kylie Minogue, will be a special gift from Qantas for all passengers on the flight.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the Australian national carrier was proud to continue its work as a champion for diversity and equal rights, including on LGBTQIA+ issues.
“Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community is part of the Qantas spirit and this flight will be operated by the Qantas Illuminate network, a community of Qantas LGTBQIA+ employees and allies,” he said.
“We are proud to bring visitors from the USA not only to celebrate Sydney WorldPride but also to experience all that this vibrant city and country has to offer.”
Sydney WorldPride CEO Kate Wickett said the Qantas WorldPride flight will make it easy for US visitors to travel to Sydney for the festival.
“I can’t think of a more dazzling or glamorous way to arrive in Sydney than on this incredible WorldPride flight. The USA is by far the biggest market for international visitors coming to Sydney for WorldPride and we’re excited that Qantas is helping our guests arrive in fabulous style.”
The Qantas WorldPride Flight is now on sale here.
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