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Qantas 787 First Officer Owen Zupp, Paralympian Emily Petricola, Olympian Kyle Bruce, Qantas Customer Service Agent Sofia De Freitas.Qantas Airways, the proud carrier of the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams, has once again demonstrated its unwavering support by unveiling a special ‘GO AUSTRALIA’ message on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. This bold display of national pride is set to inspire athletes and supporters alike as they prepare for the 2024 Paris Games.

The ‘GO AUSTRALIA’ graphic, prominently displayed on both sides of the Dreamliner, captures the essence of Australia’s iconic green and gold spirit. This initiative solidifies Qantas’ position as the official airline for the Australian teams and showcases Australian pride internationally.

Qantas Customer Service Manager Shaun Clark and Qantas Customer Service Manager Amy Xia.

Qantas Customer Service Manager Shaun Clark and Qantas Customer Service Manager Amy Xia.

Qantas Group CEO Vanessa Hudson highlighted the longstanding relationship between Qantas and the Australian Olympic Team, a partnership that spans over seven decades. “Qantas has a long and proud history of supporting the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams, from first flying Olympic athletes to the London Games in 1948 to our engineers designing custom cushions and support devices for our Australian Paralympians to travel comfortably on long-haul sectors,” said Hudson.

Hudson expressed her pride in supporting the Australian athletes and hoped the special cheer squad 787 would inspire the teams and their supporters. “We are so proud to support our Australian athletes and supporters in getting to the Games once again and hope our special cheer squad 787 will help spur our teams and supporters to put on a great show in Paris.”

Anna Meares, the Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission for Paris 2024, welcomed Qantas’ continued support. “Qantas has been supporting Australian Olympic dreams for generations,” Meares stated. She recalled the special memories of flying home on a Qantas plane after the Games, a sentiment shared by many Australian Olympians. “We are thrilled Qantas will be proudly sharing their support of Australian Olympians on their 787 Dreamliner. As an Olympian, flying on that Qantas plane home from a Games, to meet friends and family in the Qantas hangar welcome home, is such a special memory. I’m looking forward to our 2024 Olympic Team making their own Qantas memories on their journey to and from the Paris Games.”

The Australian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission, Kate McLoughlin, echoed the importance of Qantas’ support. “Our relationship with Qantas is so important to the Australian Paralympic Team,” McLoughlin noted. She emphasized the flexibility Qantas offers around the travel requirements of athletes with disabilities and the collaboration between Paralympics Australia and Qantas to meet the team’s needs. “The flight home from the Games is always special. Qantas has delivered our Paralympians on charter flights home from London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020, and we’re thrilled that our team will again be flown home to Australia by Qantas after the Paris Paralympics.”

In addition to the ‘GO AUSTRALIA’ Dreamliner, Qantas is preparing to launch its new Perth to Paris route next month. This weekend, the airline will resume its direct flights from Perth to Rome for the third consecutive year. Qantas remains the only airline offering direct flights between Australia and continental Europe, further cementing its role as a vital link between Australia and the world.

As the 2024 Paris Games approach, Qantas’ initiatives and unwavering support for Australian athletes underscore its commitment to excellence and national pride. This spirit of partnership and dedication will undoubtedly inspire the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams as they strive for glory on the world stage.

For more information on Qantas’ support and services, visit the official Qantas website.




Written by: Michelle Warner