Qantas today announced a new chauffeur service for Qantas travellers as part of its global airline partnership with Emirates. Planned to start in Apr13, the new service will be offered to Qantas passengers travelling in First and Business Class on flights longer than 12 hours. Passengers will be collected in a luxury vehicle and driven to the airport to meet their flight. On arrival at their destination, they will be met by another chauffeur service and driven to their hotel, office or home.
Travellers connecting via a domestic flight from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Sydney or Melbourne to an eligible Qantas international flight will have access to Chauffeur Drive. The offer also extends to Qantas customers travelling from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington to Australia to connect to an eligible Qantas international flight.
Subject to regulatory approval, Qantas and Emirates will form a global partnership and provide customers in Australia access to more than 70 one-stop destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The two airlines’ frequent flyer programs will also be aligned, giving members more opportunities to earn and redeem points on the joint network.