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Qantas and British Airways (Singapore) extend Global Offers for Visa cardholders

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 13 January 2004

Qantas and British Airways today announced that they are extending their airfare bonanza for travellers in Singapore to destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Qantas and British Airways said they recorded a huge demand for the airfares, seeing a threefold increase in bookings over the same four-day period the previous week. The airlines, which teamed up with Visa to offer Visa cardholders round-trip economy class tickets from S$250 to Bali and Sabah, $788 to Auckland, S$888 to Frankfurt and Paris, $998 to London, as well as S$588 to popular Australian destinations like Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, have extended these low prices until Sunday 18 January 2004.

The travel period has also been extended until April, so everyone wishing to fly over the next three months will be able to take advantage of these special prices. 

Stephen Limbrick, regional general manager for Qantas and British Airways South East Asia, said: "We are very pleased to be able to extend these great prices. The response to the deals has been phenomenal. Our phone lines have been running hot, travel agents report that they have been inundated with bookings, and it is also encouraging to see a large percentage of the bookings have been over the internet at www.qantas.com.sg and www.ba.com.

"Many of our regular customers only returned to Singapore from their year-end holidays at the weekend and were disappointed at missing out on these great New Year deals. By extending the promotion period, as well as extending the travel period by a month, we hope to give more people the opportunity to travel to these popular destinations at such a value-for-money price."

For passengers who enjoy greater comfort during their flights, they can also travel to Sydney and Melbourne on British Airways' premier economy class - World Traveller Plus - with affordable prices from S$888.

Dennis Ng, Visa's Country Manager for Singapore, said: "We at Visa are delighted to partner with Qantas and British Airways in providing these exclusive fares to our 2.5 million Visa cardholders in Singapore. Visa actively supports the local travel industry and is constantly working with key partners to offer best travel deals to all our cardholders. Visa was recently once again selected as the 'World's Leading Credit Card' for the sixth consecutive year - a strong recognition of Visa's unsurpassed worldwide acceptance and the superior travel and entertainment programs for cardholders."

The extended sale runs until 5pm, 18 January 2004. The airfares are valid for travel between 26 January and 30 April 2004 (previously 31 March 2004). To be eligible for these special deals, customers must pay and ticket within 48 hours of booking using their Visa card. Payment must be made exclusively on Visa cards.

Destination (from Singapore) Return Economy AirFare (from)
London S$998
Paris S$888
Frankfurt S$888
Cairns S$588
Brisbane S$588
Melbourne S$588
Sydney S$588
Perth S$488
Bali S$250
Sabah S$250
New Zealand S$788

Qantas & British Airways Global Offers extension - Details

Promotion Period: Wednesday 7 January until 5.00pm, Sunday 18 January 2004. Payment within 48 hours of booking. Payment must be made with a valid Visa card. Travel Period: 26 January to 30 April 2004. New Zealand flights cannot be booked online. All prices in Singapore dollars excluding applicable taxes and service fees. Change of date allowed after ticketing for a S$75 fee. Seats subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply.

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