Published on 14th June 2024 at 5:00

Qantas is throwing its support behind the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams by unveiling a special ‘GO AUSTRALIA’ message on either side of one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The specially created graphic showcases Australian pride on an international stage and captures the essence of the iconic green and gold Aussie spirit, solidifying the Flying Kangaroo’s proud position as the official carrier of the 2024 Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams.

Qantas Group CEO Vanessa Hudson said Qantas and the Australian Olympic Team have more than 70 years of shared history.

“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.”

“We are so proud to support our Australian athletes and supporters to get to the Games once again and hope our special cheer squad 787 will help spur on our teams and supporters to put on a great show in Paris.”

Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission for Paris 2024 Anna Meares welcomed Qantas’ ongoing support for Australian athletes.

“Qantas has been supporting Australian Olympic dreams for generations,” Ms Meares said.

“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.”

Australian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin said, “Our relationship with Qantas is so important to the Australian Paralympic Team.”

“Qantas offers flexibility around the travel requirements of people with a disability and the equipment they carry, and it’s great the way Paralympics Australia and Qantas collaborate to understand the needs of our team.

“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 unveiling its ‘GO AUSTRALIA’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Flying Kangaroo is preparing to launch its new Perth to Paris route next month and this weekend will resume its direct flights from Perth to Rome for the third year running. Qantas is the only airline to offer direct flights between Australia and continental Europe.

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