British Airways and Qantas Team Up for Ashes Cricket Promotion

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 9 July 2009

For one of the five Ashes tests between England and Australia, national carriers British Airways and Qantas are teaming up to offer fares to Australia based on innings scores, with the number of seats determined by the amount of runs scored by the opposing team.

For the second npower Test at Lords (July 16-20), the price of flights will be determined by Australias first innings, with availability of seats determined by Englands reply. For example, if Australia are bowled out for 230 and England make 395, there will be 395 seats available from each airline at 230 a reduction on a typical fare of 730.

Stephen Thompson, executive manager international sales at Qantas Airlines said, Theres always a traditional friendly rivalry between the Brits and Aussies during the Ashes, and this promotion will ensure the second npower test is even more of an exciting showdown.

In the previous Ashes in 2005, British Airways offered 367 seats at 373 when Australia scored 367 runs for 373 against England in the final test. Flights were sold out within 30 minutes.

The minimum return fare in the 2009 promotion will not be less than 125. Other terms and conditions apply.

The Ashes runs from July 8 to August 24, fixtures are:
1st npower Ashes test, July 8-12 (Cardiff)
2nd npower Ashes test, July 16-20 (Lords)
3rd npower Ashes test, July 30-August 3 (Edgbaston)
4th npower Ashes test, August 7-11 (Headingley Carneige)
5th npower Ashes test, August 20-24 (The Brit Oval)

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