04 November 2018

Qantas Celebrates 68 Years in the Philippines

Qantas, The Spirit of Australia, is celebrating their 68th year of service in the Philippines and coinciding with this, is the commencement of their daily flight services between Sydney and Manila.  Qantas has moved their operations to NAIA Terminal 3 since October 28, 2018 to benefit customers as Terminal 3 has more improved check-in facilities, and a range of cafes, restaurants, and retail shops.  

In celebration of the milestone, Qantas held a fun Pinoy-Aussie themed party at Manila Life Cafe at the NAIA Terminal 3.  The event featured Pinoy-Aussie food and themed beverages such as Australian mini meat pies and lamingtons, as well as Pinoy fare such as sisig and popular street food, among many others.

Celebrating with Jen Casitas, Business Development Manager 
for HTT Travel Philippines Inc. (General Sales Agent - Qantas Airways)




Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely together with Qantas chief representative Honeybee Hubahib led the toast with a selection of cocktail drinks made for the occasion - Manila Sunset, Sydney Surprise and the Flying Roo - to celebrate 68 years of Qantas in the Philippines.


Cristina Mojica, Ambassador Amanda Gorely and Christine Christmas 
from the Australian Embassy 


Exchanged travel stories with Christine Christmas from the Australian Embassy.


There was also a grand raffle drawn for Qantas flights to Australia.  
How blessed are these guests to have won.  Congratulations!



Qantas has also teamed up with some of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers to feature their work on the airlines International Business Class amenity kits.  The amenity kits include ASPAR products by Aurora Spa (which contains a hand cream, lip balm and face moisturiser), a wrap-around eye mask in the same artwork as the kit, a toothpaste a toothbrush, earplugs and travel socks.  

I got the one designed by Billie Justice Thomson, called Fairy Bread.  The "Fairy Bread" artwork is a nod to the classic Australian party food,  Billie Justice Thomson's work reflects her obsession with the kitsch, nostalgic and iconic food imagery.  Billie's work can be found in restaurants, shop windows and signages across Melbourne.


Planning on visiting Australia soon?  Fly Qantas, The Spirit of Australia.



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